How to Record 4K Videos on Windows 11?

Isabella Garcia Isabella Garcia Updated on Oct 9 , 2021 Tag:

This guide will show you how to record 4K videos on Windows 11.

With the development of technology, people tend to pay more attention to visual experience. 4K is a type of screen resolution that has about 4,000 pixels. It is two times more than the regular 1080p resolution considered as Ultra High-Definition. Do you know how to record 4K videos on Windows 11? No matter whether you have a 4K monitor, you can always find the value out of this tutorial to help you enjoy engaging videos.

How to record screen in 4K resolution on Windows 11?

If you want to record the wonderful moments of the 2020 Olympic Games in UHD for you to watch in the future, you can choose RecMaster to help you. Let’s see how to record 4K videos with vivid colors and detailed pictures on Windows 11 by using RecMaster.

Step 1: Check your PC display resolution

“4K” refers to a horizontal resolution of approximately 4,000 pixels. As things stand, most 4K displays have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels (4K UHDTV) or higher. Firstly, you can check whether the resolution of your computer is 4K. If it is, then the recorded video will be the best.

You can click the right button of the mouse, hit the Display settings button and the window will pop up.

Check computer 4k display

If you need to record 4K footage on a PC monitor that can only be set to HD and you don’t want to buy a 4K monitor. Don’t worry. You can click here and jump to How to record 4K videos without a 4K monitor to solve this problem.

Step 2: Choose a recording mode

After you download and install RecMaster, open the screen recorder and you will see seven different recording modes on the main interface: Full-screen mode, Custom-area mode, Game mode, Program-window mode, Follow-cursor mode, Webcam mode, and Audio-only mode. Here we select Full-screen mode as an example to show you how to record 4K videos. If you want to know more about other useful modes, please click here.

record 4k video step2 -How to Record 4K Videos on Windows 11

Step 3: Set up the recording resolution

Before you record, set the video quality and output resolution. Click the Menu>> Settings, A new window will appear.

If your display resolution is 4K, and you want to record a very clear video, please select the original resolution, the recorded video file is large. If you don’t want the recorded video to take up a lot of your computer’s memory, you can choose the HD mode we recommend. And set the output resolution to be the same as the computer screen.

If you have no special requirements, other video settings can be kept in the initial state.

record 4k video step3 - How to Record 4K Videos on Windows 11

Step 4: Start the 4K video recording

You can choose whether to turn on the system sound and microphone sound as you like. When you are ready to start recording your screen in 4K, click the big red button. Notice that after the three-second countdown, the recording toolbar will be minimized to the tray so that it would not affect your screen recording area.

start record 4k video step4 - How to Record 4K Videos on Windows 11

Step 5: Pause or stop the recording

During the recording, you can hit the Pause icon (or press the Alt key + 1) to pause. When you think everything is ok, you can click the Stop icon (or press the Alt key + 2) to end the 4K recording. The recorded 4K video will be saved in the recording list automatically.

stop record 4k video step5 - How to Record 4K Videos on Windows 11

How to record 4K videos without a 4K monitor?

Using RecMaster, you can set the resolution of the output video. This means that even if you don’t have a 4K monitor, you can still use this software to save videos with extremely high quality. Now we’ll introduce how to screen record in 4K resolution without a 4K monitor.

Step 1: Download and install RecMaster

First, after installing the 4K screen recorder, open it and choose a proper recording mode. Here we choose the Full-screen mode to show you the process of recording.

record video step1 choose mode -How to Record 4K Videos on Windows 11

Step 2: Set up the video resolution

When your computer display resolution is not 4K, but you want to record 4K footage on a PC monitor. You are capable of pressing the small triangle icon to select the output resolution of 4096*2160. (Menu>> Settings>> Video)

Note: When the aspect ratio of the output video is different from the aspect ratio of your computer screen, changing the resolution may cause the video to be stretched.

record 4k video step2 settings - How to Record 4K Videos on Windows 11

Step 3: Get started to record screen in 4K

It’s time to hit the REC button to start capturing. You can also use the hotkey (press the Alt key + 1) to start screen recording.

start record 4k video step4

Step 4: Stop the recording and save the video

You can click the corresponding button to pause or stop recording. After you finish the recording, you don’t need to click any other button, the video will be saved automatically. You can easily find the recorded 4K video in the recording list.

stop record 4k video step5

Step 5: Edit and share

In the recording list, you can play, edit, rename or delete the recorded 4K videos. Then, you can click the Upload icon to share it to YouTube or Google Drive. record 4k video edit and share

Tip: If you want to check whether the recorded video is 4K resolution, you can see the frame width and height in the details of the video. (Show in folder>> Choose the video>> Click the right button of the mouse>> Properties>> Details)

record 4k video details

Conclusion

In this tutorial, we have talked about how to record 4K videos on Windows 11. No matter whether you have a 4K monitor, you can use RecMaster to record the screen in 4K resolution. Most importantly, this software gives you flexibility in screen recording. For example, you will be able to record gameplay, webcam video, edit recorded videos, etc. If you want to know about other features of RecMaster, please click here to read more.

More articles about video and audio recording

How to Record Gameplay on Windows 11?

How to Record Audio on Windows 11?

How to Record Webcam Video on Windows 11?

RecMaster – Record Every Moment on Your Computer Screen

RecMaster – Record Every Moment on Your Computer Screen

Multiple recording modes make it easy to capture anything on screen.

Record 1080p or even 4K clips at 60fps to maintain the high quality still.

Flexible settings for mouse cursor effects, watermark and annotations.

Preloaded with recording scheduler, video editor. Allow one-click sharing.

Home / How-to / Best Indie Games of 2022 (Ultimate List & Learn to Record Gameplays)

Isabella Garcia

Isabella Garcia

Isabella Garcia is an experienced editor for RecMaster, She currently concentrates on writing articles about gameplay recordings and also, How-to guide to regular recordings. Her article aims to provide users with more instructive information.

Subscribe to keep up with the latest software discounts , news, and updates.

Subscribe