@DIRTY__SHAWNCHEZ I sometimes stream so a friend or two can watch my games, but I was wondering if it’s adding to my issues in game by straining my connection, so I experimented with recording games and uploading the video to YouTube, partly to get around the potential connection issues and also so that he can watch a game in his own time, rather than trying to be around when I’m on to stream. As said above, ShareFactory is a free app for PS4 that can help you edit and upload videos on a basic level.
In terms of capturing the video from your gameplay, there are a few options and I tried a couple of methods before finding the fastest one for me. First, you can capture the entire game and upload it to YouTube. As you’ve said, you can record up to sixty minutes of gameplay, which is plenty of time to record a full game. The problem with this, for me, was that I was left with a huge block of video that included loading screens, pauses and so on. It was too much trouble to go along and edit it all and the video was pretty long and large in size. So I didn’t do that.
My next attempt, I decided to go and change the max length of each clip to 10 minutes and capture the game in half inning segments. To do this, you simply hold the share button at the end of each half inning and select save gameplay recording. I then used capture gallery to trim the clips as needed and ShareFactory to blend them together into a longer video that showed the full game in the correct sequence. I’m extremely amateur in my work, so if I can do this, anyone can. Should you care to, you can see the resulting video for an idea of what I’m talking about here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNG_9-vzHxc
So I was reasonably happy with the end result and running the clips together in ShareFactory was a pretty quick process to say I had no real experience doing any of this previously. I then decided to play a RS game using only silver cards and record the game in the same manner, using ShareFactory and so on. This is where I ran into another issue. The game wouldn’t end. It went on for 15 innings, in fact. Predictably, this left me with a lot of clips. Trouble is, in a 15 inning game that remains tied and refuses to end, a lot of those clips show absolutely nothing of value, just lineouts and so on. Run together, they were almost 90 minutes long and showed little action worth watching. Using the trim feature in capture gallery to prepare the clips again (You can do this in ShareFactory, but I’m more used to doing it this way, so I trimmed first) I tried to grab some highlights from the long, drawn out game of little action and made a new set of clips. It was a longer process than simply running together the clips of each half inning in sequence, but it still probably only took around half an hour to forty five minutes and I managed to get the video down to just over ten minutes from eighty seven originally. Again, should you care to, you can view the result here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYdc1BxSp-w
I’m not the best with these things, but even a clumsy amateur like myself was able to work out what to do to make a basic video or two like this, ShareFactory is pretty intuitive and easy to use as well. It was something to do and a change from my usual routine, it passed the time, but didn’t take up so much time it got annoying and my buddy said he enjoyed watching the game, so I guess it went as intended. Try it out and see how you get on, you’ll probably find a better easier way of doing things in time, but that was my method.