December 20th 2013 8:18 am PT

Using Upload on Xbox One

One of my favorite features of Xbox One is being able to capture gameplay clips by just saying “Xbox, Record That.” Without taking my hands off the controller, I can grab the last 30-seconds of gameplay and share it out on Xbox Live. I can even go back and edit a series of clips together, add a voice-over or narrate it while on screen using Kinect.
In this video, I walk through how this feature works on Xbox One.

 Cross posted on Xbox Wire



Xbox One By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Anonymous

    what if i got the spy camera unplugged?

    • miDnIghtEr20C

      Do the same thing you do with your brain.

      • Hugoku


      • Brian Ghattas

        Amazing how the Majorettes band together with upvotes for answering back at someone speaking his mind. Peer pressure in video gaming? Really?

    • Shankovich

      It’s called a post-it note

    • Does Not Equal

      The spy will install another one in your table lamp.

  • Danny Hogan

    Cool Features, but lets fix the blu ray app first :)

    • xXgannicusXx

      hadn’t heard this one, but don’t use it either, what’s wrong with it?

      • Danny Hogan

        Just go to the xbox forums and you will soon see a massive thread about this problem !

  • Yakko Warner

    It’s cool, but there’s lots of room for improvement:
    1) Background uploading. Having to watch progress bars (even in a circular form) is *so* 2007.
    2) Longer clips. You’re tip of stringing together 25 clips sounds cool, but the whole thing still has to be under 5 minutes.
    3) If you select multi-clip, you have to have 5 clips, no more no less. What if I just want three? It won’t let me. I have to go through the extra unnecessary effort of selecting the same clip twice and carefully matching the edit markers so one begins on the immediate frame after the previous one ends.
    The 360 evolved from something good to something great. I’m looking forward to see the One do the same.

  • ElektroDragon

    30 seconds is just TOO short. By the time I get the command to register, the first half of what I wanted to record is gone. I know there’s game DVR, but can you extend it from 30 to 60 seconds please??

    • Mitchell Hall

      I agree it’s too short. You can always just launch upload if it’s not a multiplayer game and go back through 5 minutes but I’m sure you’re aware of that. Hopefully they switch it to 60 seconds soon though.

    • Death Dealer

      I agree. 1 minute would be better.

  • ElektroDragon

    Also I wish games like Peggle 2 and Ryse wouldn’t decide on their own what moments they think are worth recording and do it for me. The popups are annoying because you still did not bother to differentiate the popup graphic and sound from actual Achievements even though we’ve been complaining about that for years. I know I can turn it off in Settings, but then I can’t use the other record features.

    Actually, wait, you DO have a different notification popup, like for when a game is ready to play. Could you please use THAT ONE for recordings instead of the Achievement one?!?

    • xXgannicusXx

      haha, no kidding, right. Madden is the absolute worst, it records every damn score against you lol

  • GMUPatriots

    Cool. I hope you’ll be uploading videos of Team Dysfunction in action. ;)

  • Senses Failed

    I’d just like to call bs on needing kinect to use upload studio, don’t punish players who don’t wish to use kinect, there’s no reason kinect is needed to edit clips. Please change this asap

  • Major Nelson
    • Jeremy Sutherland

      Those links are both the same Major. :)

      • Death Dealer

        Jeremy’s right Mr.Hryb

        • Nick Peck

          At least he’s flying, 90% of the people that get in them should not (like me) lol. They aren’t easy to fly at all.

          • Din Taylor

            Flying a helicopter with your teammates in BF4 is so nerve racking cause you know your going to crash. I was in the testing grounds trying to circle a building with a helicopter and I still have trouble.

        • TheScienceEnthusiast1130


    • Shankovich

      Can you please add recording for voices over the headsets soon? Half the fun is in the dialogue with my friends. Recording voice after the clip doesn’t count! I’m sure many people want live voice recording :). I understand there’s a privacy issue if other people get recorded, but it should be fine to record the voices of people in your xbox live party

    • Guest

      I smoked a joint with Larry a long time ago.

      • Senses Failed

        Far out man

      • roozbeh, again

        Really? You don’t say?

  • Michael Kelehan

    “Xbox, record that.”
    “Xbox, record that.”
    …and I missed it.

    • Nick Peck

      Is it a pitch thing with your voice? Mine hears me fine for Xbox record that every time luckily.

    • Nexures

      hahaha ^^

  • DustoMan

    Can we also all agree to mute your headset when you want to use Kinect voice commands so you’re not broadcasting to everyone in your party?

    • miDnIghtEr20C

      I heard that Dusto! I do that about 95% of the time.. unless it’s a must “Xbox record that” moment. Sometimes I can’t help myself.

  • Gazza!!!

    I had to turn this feature off due to the automatic recordings in games like peggle 2 and FIFA 14. It was recording the same things over and over.

  • xXgannicusXx

    1) there needs to be an option to have the record function be manual only b/c when you turn it off, so it doesn’t record every time something happens, it won’t actually record when you instruct it too even tho it says did.

    2) the multi-clipping is glitched or poorly designed b/c i tried stitching two clips together and it wouldn’t do it b/c either the clips were in the cloud or it has to have 5 clips…i don’t know which, it was confusing and I don’t recall the exact wording. either way, needs to be fixed.

    Other than that, its a fun feature for sharing cool stuff or even just showing friends what they are missing not owning the game or stuff they haven’t seen yet, etc.

  • xXgannicusXx

    I think that’s another “reason to use smartglass” garbage but smartglass is as much a mess to use as the Xbox One dashboard and you are spot on with the link embedding request.

  • Entity

    Can we allow for recording using controller buttons instead of Kinect Voice? I play late into the night, and as my parents are so kind to let me stay at their house, I would rather not wake them up by saying, “XBOX RECORD.”

    Also, is there no feature to fully capture the entire game play? As it would eliminate my need to buy capture cards, I would gladly pay Microsoft for the service.

  • STICKY_360

    Upload Studio should work without the Kinect plugged in requirement for basic editing.

  • Lucas Sanches Cestari

    hey guys, going a bit off topic, i will buy assassins creed 4:black flag in 2 days and does someone know if the multiplayer changed alot? or not?

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude


    • Dylan

      Nothing really has changed. It’s just a bit more customizable.

      • roozbeh, again

        How about the maps? any good?

        • Dylan

          Nothing really special sticking out in my head. I played it once and haven’t had time to go back to it.

      • Lucas Sanches Cestari

        k thanks!!

    • Nexures

      same horrible multiplayer since revelations. oh yeah and more microtransactions. the storyline doesnt include the assassins till the last 20 mins of the storyline

  • joevsyou

    now we need option to increase the low resolution… and take screen shot

  • evilfangs .

    Sometimes when I try to upload a clip I get “Please choose a different clip – Sorry, there is a problem with that one and we need to remove it. (0x80040210)”

    Does anyone else get this or know what the problem is? It’s just a normal game play clips I’m trying to upload.

  • Jacob Cane

    Love this feature! For some reason, this voice command is the most reliable! It works for me 9/10 times. Of course it would be better if it was flawless! My biggest concern right now is the speed of uploads, and upload studio when loading my clips. It’s SLOW! Also, the previews of the clips would be better if they played at a faster speed! Sometimes you’re not sure what the clip is and the part you want is near the end.. you gotta sit through the full clip to see if it’s the one you wanted. It would be less of a problem if selecting and loading clips wasn’t so slow, but would be nice regardless!

    • evilfangs .

      You can fast forward the clips to the part you want.

      I agree upload speeds can be faster. Upload seeds I normally get at between 1-4 mbps but my connection does allow up to 20mbps upload.

      • Jacob Cane

        I know you can fast forward once you select the clip, I, taking about the thumbnail preview where you see all your clips. Those only play at normal speed.

  • m1nh0ca

    Off-topic: I guess today’s deal is so bad that Major doesn’t even dare to post.

    Seems to be Pay Day 2 only, for £14,99.

  • Nexures

    bring on the next sale !!! :D i cant wait to see what it is

  • roozbeh, again

    Off topic,

    No blog post for the Pay Day 2 deal?

    Edit: Damn, beaten to it by @ m1nh0ca.

    • m1nh0ca

      Gotcha! ;-)

      As a matter of curiosity, “pay day” sounds like “peidei” in Portuguese, which means “I farted”.

      • roozbeh, again


        Awkwardly *”f@rt”* translates to “speed” in Swedish.

        *I got moderated for spelling correctly, hence the “@”.

  • evilfangs .

    I know this is off topic but I got no where else to ask really.

    I just want to know if this 1 year storage increase of 20GB on Skydrive for my windows phone is legit? I’ve been getting a lot of scam emails lately and I don’t want to click on the link just in case it’s another scam.

    • roozbeh, again

      Yes it is. I just got it myself. 925 user here.

      • evilfangs .


        I still had like 6.8GB left out of my 7 anyway, but the 20GB is free so why not take it.

        I wonder what would happen next year this time if I have used all 26GB up and the 20GB expires, would I lose my photos and videos?

        • roozbeh, again

          Good question, I have no idea…

    • m1nh0ca

      Got it as well. I have a Lumia 800 as 2nd phone, so I almost don’t use it.

  • kvfive

    I like that feature to Larry, I’m just amazed it actually works !! Not a lot else does :(

  • Sanpei

    Background uploading is possible ?

  • Marv751972

    Major Nelson can a dev kit be sent to Farsight Studios? Also when will Xbox 1 owners be able to use a keyboard? Thanks.

  • TheScienceEnthusiast1130