Examples of What the Xbox One X 4K Game DVR Can Do

The Xbox One X has a built-in 4K Game DVR, and if you use an external USB drive, you can record up to one hour long clips at 4K HDR/SDR, as well as at the 1080p and 720p resolutions. If you need help recording in 4K or recording longer clips, you can check out our guide. Also, if you need help using the clips on a Mac, we have a guide for that too.

Anyway, the main purpose of this post is to show off what the Xbox One X’s 4K Game DVR can do. I recorded multiple gameplay videos for the games that have been labeled Xbox One X Enhanced during the console’s early review period. These games include Gears of War 4, Super Lucky’s Tale, Zoo Tycoon Ultimate Animal Collection, Disneyland Adventures, and Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure. All of the games were recorded in 4K directly on the console, and those that support 60fps, those were captured in 4K at 60fps. Now YouTube didn’t love the encoding, so the 4K 60fps clips will show as 1080p 60fps on that player, but the raw file without any processing is at 4K 60fps.

You can click through the playlist below to see what each game looks like, but more importantly to see the quality of the Game DVR captures. Again, the raw files have gone through a Handbrake encoding, and then were encoded again with Final Cut, so the true quality is slightly off on YouTube, but I can confirm the raw file looks as crisp as you’d expect from a 4K game DVR.

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