The In-Game Video Capture (or simply the Video Button) is a feature that was first released in December 2010 for Windows XP only. It was later released to Windows Vista and Windows 7 on February 28, 2011. It was released for Windows 8 a year later. It is a built-in video recorder.
Although the feature continues to be used by some new or inexperienced players who want to create online Roblox-related videos, its usage has generally declined, especially among older or well-known players, with the advent of more professional video capturing software such as Bandicam, Screencast-O-Matic, Fraps, XSplit, Camtasia or even livestreaming software. The main issues of the in-game video capture include low-quality or choppy recording, sounds or music not playing at the correct times, and the 14-minute recording limit. Using external game recording software also permits players to use their own voice to speak to viewers other than the in-game chat feature if they have a microphone and it is enabled.
- Press 'Esc' to access the Game Options (or click the 3 bars shown below). The Game Options are used to control a variety of things in your Roblox game such as the Graphics and Character controls. To find the 3 bars (if you're on mobile or don't want to press ESC) it is located at the top left corner of the topbar which is at the top of a Roblox game.
- Select the Record button.
- After clicking the record button, a menu looking like this should pop up. You can select if you'd like to take a screenshot or record a video. If you record a video, you can also set in this menu the video settings.
Alternatively, players can press 'F12' to start and stop recording.
After you begin recording, the borders of your screen should be outlined in red.
- Try to hold your camera steady when doing either of these.
- Don't go near too many players if you have an old computer, it can cause major frame rate issues.
- Turn your graphics down to prevent frame rate drops.
- To change the resolution of the video go to Roblox Studio > Tools > Settings > Game Options > Video Quality.
- The recording will not be the best and will not always be good quality. Frames may also be choppy.
- There is a chance that the audio will glitch. It will make a very loud static audio. If it does happen you can remove the audio.
- Oftentimes, when uploading a video to YouTube, before or after a player starts recording, he/she would turn the camera towards the character's face or hold down the down arrow key so it would look like the character is facing the viewer, and usually, say something to the viewer like "Hello Youtube". This to get attention from the other players in the server.
- Although some players commonly use this recorder, others use different video recorders, such as Screencast-O-Matic, Bandicam, Fraps or OBS to record in higher quality and so the player can narrate the video.
- Some Roblox users use Dailymotion (a website similar to YouTube), however, this is not an option on the game menu. Users uploading videos to Dailymotion may encounter certain problems with recording.