Screen video recording in the Intel Graphics Control Center

Even without installing any additional screen recording software on your computer, you can find on your Windows 11 or Windows 10 PC or laptop video recording features already present on your system, such as Xbox Game Bar, NVIDIA GeForce Experience or the Intel Graphics Control Center.

This simple beginner's guide details how to use the Intel Graphics Control Center to capture desktop or gaming video and the available video capture settings.

Screen capture tools in the Intel Graphics Control Center app

The Intel Graphics Control Center app in Windows 11 and Windows 10 (version 1809 and later) is automatically installed if your computer has an integrated Intel graphics card. The easiest way to launch the application is to use the taskbar search.

Once you have launched the application, you can go directly to the video recording, to do so:

  1. On the home page of the Intel Graphics Control Center application, click the "Capture Data" tab.
  2. Change the necessary video capture settings, such as resolution, file format, and save location (or select the "Streaming" option for streaming on streaming platforms).
  3. If necessary, expand the "Advanced Settings" to change the frame rate, bit rate, and enable audio recording along with video.
  4. If necessary, you can save multiple recording parameter profiles in the same window and quickly select one of them.
  5. Hit the “Start Recording” button at the top of the window.

If screen recording is required on a regular basis, it is best to proceed as follows:

  1. Set the necessary video settings.
  2. Go to the “System” tab and enable hotkeys.
  3. When you get a notification that you need to enable app restart in Windows, do so in Sign-in Settings as shown in the following screenshot.

After these steps, you can start or stop the screen recording video at any time by using the hotkeys Ctrl+Alt+F5 or Ctrl+Alt+F7 respectively.

The official info on Intel's website says that the feature requires Intel 8th Gen or newer processors (and of course Intel's DCH graphics drivers). However, in my test, the feature worked fine on 7th generation CPUs as well.

In general, the function works well. It is possible to record in resolutions 720p, 1080p (FHD), 1440p, 2160p (4K), but not more than the current resolution of the screen. For the first two extensions, recording is available at 60FPS (for higher extensions, 30FPS).