PlayStation 3 is one of the booming gaming consoles of Sony Computer Entertainment and has sold millions of units around the world. You can play famous games like Final Fantasy 13/13-2/Lightning Returns, Eternal Sonata, Tales of Xillia, and more. Until now, lots of game streamer has been using PS3 as their content. However, you will need an HDMI and a capture card to record gameplay on your PS3 so as to share the gameplay with friends. Luckily, there are other options that you can do to capture game videos. Keep on reading below to see how to record PS3 gameplay with or without capture card.
How to Record PS3 Gameplay without Capture Card
Suppose you don't have a budget to buy a Capture Card and still want to know how to record PS3 without capture card. Then, we strongly suggest you use the AceThinker Screen Grabber Premium. This tool can help you capture in full-screen or in region mode. Besides, it can include the audio from your system sound, microphone, or both. Another good thing about this tool is it allows you to put annotations likes shapes, lines, texts, and arrows while recording. To know how to screen record on PS3, you can follow the steps below (it's the same to record PS4 gameplay).
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Step 1 Install the Screen Grabber Premium
First of all, you need to click one of the "Download" buttons above to get its installer. After that, launch it and follow the setup wizard to install the tool on your computer. Once installed, open the app and click the "Video Recorder" to see its recording toolbar.
Step 2 Customize the recording settings
After that, click the "Gear" icon at the right side part of the toolbar to go to its settings. From there, you can change the options for Recording, Output, Sound, Mouse, Hotkeys, and Others. Then, click the "OK" button to apply the changes to its settings.
Step 3 Connect PS3 to PC
You can connect your PS3 to a PC via a wireless connection. Go to settings in the PS3 and go to the "Network Settings." From there, go to "Internet Connection Settings" and select your wireless router from the list. It will say "Enabled" once you successfully connected your PS3 to your PC.
Step 4 Start recording game videos from PS3
On Screen Grabber Premium, you may choose the screen to full-screen or region mode at the left part of the its toolbar. You may also choose the audio settings to system sound, microphone, or both. Then, click the "REC" button at the rightmost part of it to start screen recording.
Step 5 Preview the recorded PS3 video game
Once done, you may click the "Stop" button at the leftmost part of the toolbar to end the recording. It will show you a playback video window where you can watch the recording. From there, you may click the "Save" button at the right corner part of the video to keep it on your computer.
How to Record PS3 Gameplay with Capture Card
In case you have purchased an Elgato Capture Card, you don't have to connect your PS3 to your PC. You can easily record gameplays from your PS3 and TV directly. With this device, you can have a high-quality recorded game video from PS3 that you can share on Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, Twitch, and more. To know how to capture PS3 gameplay with Elgato Capture Card, see the steps below.
- Start by conecting the A/V In port of the Capture Card to your PS3 via PlayStation video cable.
- After that, connect the HDMI Out port to your flat screen TV.
- Then, link the Capture Card with your computer via USB cable.
- Next, get the Game Capture HD software on this link and run it.
- You can then press the "Red" button to start recording PS3 game.
FAQs About PS3 Gameplay Recording
Is there a built-in screen recording on PS3?
No, there is no built-in screen recording on PS3, and there is no way you can record PS3 game videos without using a Capture Card or connecting it on a PC. You will need software or a device that like we discussed above.
Can you record PS3 games with a USB?
Yes, with the help of a Capture Card. You can connect the AV connector to your PS3 port and the AV ports on your USB capture card.
Can you record PS3 games with iPhone?
Yes, you can record PS3 gameplay with the camera app of your iPhone. You can use this default camera app of iPhone, place it in front of the screen, and hit the "Record" button while playing PS3 games. However, don't expect to have an excellent quality since you are recording via a mobile phone.