GTA 5: How To Stop In-Game Recording?

A comprehensive guide on how you can stop recording on GTA 5.

How to Stop Recording GTA 5
How to Stop Recording GTA 5

One of the major GTA V features is the ability to record gameplay footage, which can be useful for content creation or simply for reliving memorable moments. If you’re an avid GTA V player, you might have run into a common issue: how to stop in-game recording in GTA 5.

Many players use Rockstar Editor but do not know how to stop recording in GTA 5. If you are also one of those people, we are here to help. While recording your gameplay can be fun to share your adventures with friends and followers, it can also drain your system’s resources and cause lag and stuttering during gameplay. In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps to turn off in-game recording in GTA V, whether playing on your PC or your Xbox/PS console.

Key Takeaways

  • The in-game recording feature in GTA 5 allows the players to record gameplay footage useful for content creation or simply for reliving memorable moments.
  • Some players might struggle to stop the in-game recording while playing GTA 5 on a PC or their PS/Xbox gaming console. So we are here to guide you through it.
  • While on PC, hold down the Alt key to bring up the game’s character selection menu. With the menu opened, press the F1 key to start the recording, and once you have recorded again, hold the Alt key and then press the F2 key on the keyboard to stop the in-game recording on the PC
  • If you use an Xbox or PlayStation console, hold the D-pad on your controller to pull up the character selection menu and select the start recording option by pressing the “A” button. Once you have recorded the gameplay, press the Down button and select the “Save Recording” option from the menu to save it. 
  • Disabling in-game recording can help free up resources for a smoother gaming experience.
  • Once the in-game recording is disabled, players can still use other third-party tools like OBS Studio to record their gameplay footage.

How To Stop Recording In GTA 5?

If you play GTA 5 on the PC and are confused about what steps to follow to stop the recording, we got you covered. Here is the step-by-step procedure:

  • First, start or open GTA 5 on your device and click the settings button.
  • After that, press the Alt key on your keyboard, and you will see a default character switch on the screen.
  • Now use the F1 key, and the recording will begin.
  • Once you’ve recorded the desired part of the game, press the F2 key, and the recording will stop. Yes, that’s how easy it is.
  • Another option that you can use is changing keys. Go to the GTA 5 settings and utilize the critical binding option to change the keys and elements of your game.

Stopping recording your GTA 5 on the PC isn’t a difficult task. You only need to remember when to press which key, and you are all set to go!

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Image showing a pathway on how to stop recording in GTA 5

Tip: Rockstar Editor is one of the most prominent tools to stop and start recording GTA 5 on your PC. It’s pre-downloaded in GTA 5 and gives you an exceptional recording experience. Furthermore, the videos recorded aren’t saved in your device gallery but in the game’s store/gallery.

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Do you spend most of your time playing GTA 5 on PS4 but don’t know how to turn off recording GTA 5 and capture the favorite part of your gameplay saved? Worry no more! Here’s the step-by-step procedure that will guide you about it:

  • First, you must bring up the console’s character switch menu.
  • For this purpose, you must press the “Down” button on the D-pad.
  • After that, you will see a start/stop button that allows you to start recording the GTA 5 clips and stop by clicking on the same button when the desired part has been recorded. In PS4, it probably appears as a square key on your PS4 screen.
  • Once the video is recorded, go to the Rockstar editor and edit the clip accordingly. 
  • To access the editor, go to the pause menu.
  • Press the pause button, and you will see the editor button at the top right of the screen. If it’s not in front, scroll over a little.
  • You can use the click management button to manage and edit the videos. 

The procedure of how to turn off clip recording in GTA 5 is quite tricky compared to that of a PC. However, it becomes easy once you know what you are doing and how to do it.

On average, you can record the GTA 5 game’s exciting shots and thrilling stunts for almost an hour. However, the recording doesn’t stop unless you stop it yourself. 

So, after one hour, the first clip will get saved, and the second recording will start automatically. You heard it right; the Rockstar Editor will keep recording one video after another until you finish your game.

Now that you know how to capture your gameplay, you can easily record your stunts and show off all the rides performing wheelies. For those unaware of the wheelie cars, here are the top 10 best wheelie cars in GTA 5 for both speed and show off. 

Other than this in-game recorder, if you are using your PS4’s game recorder and you are having difficulty stopping the game recording, then you can check out this amazing video guide by Xamicon from Youtube: 

For a detailed video guide on how to stop in-game recording in GTA 5 while playing on Xbox 360, you can check out this video by Pyre realm gaming from Youtube:

Talking about recording, GTA 5 allows you to unleash your inner musician by giving you access to a recording studio named “Record A Studios.” Dr. Dre runs and owns it in the game. So, this place is a must-visit if you are a musical soul and want to record your songs. To know more about it, why don’t you check out our guide GTA Online Record A Studio.

Once you clearly understand how to stop records in GTA 5 and have recorded exclusive videos, you may wonder where all the clips go. Well, to make it easier for you, here’s what we have found:

  • Visit C:\ Users\ [USER]\ My Documents\ Rockstar Games\ GTA V\ videos. 

    An image showing directory f saved videos in computer
    An image showing directory of saved videos on a computer

You will find plenty of successfully saved videos or clips following the above instructions. 

Delete Recorded GTA 5 Videos

Once you have stopped recording GTA 5 clips, you can pause your game and proceed with the deletion process. Scroll over to the right of the screen to the last tab and click on the Rockstar Editor button. 

Then, you will see the click management button; press it. After that, if you are using a PC, use the key on the keyboard to delete the videos, and for PS4 or XBOX one, select the triangle button and confirm the deletion.

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Image showing how you can delete the editor videos

GTA 5 is the talk of the town for potential gamers. It features an excellent recording tool, Rockstar Editor, that helps you record the favorite parts of your game, edit them, and later share them on your YouTube or other social channels. Whether you are a PC user or have a PS4, we hope this article provides a comprehensive guide on stopping recording GTA 5. Have a happy gaming experience! 

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