I’m Evan and I’m a Senior Engineering Manager at Zwift. Starting this week, we’re starting to gradually roll out Video Screenshots to a percentage of Windows users (more specifics on this in the FAQs below).
With Video Screenshots enabled, whenever you have a notable moment in Zwift, we’ll automatically capture short, 15-second video recordings – that means you’ll never miss setting a new PR, finishing an event or challenge, completing a workout, or taking a jersey.
You can also manually capture any previous 15 seconds of action. There are two ways to do this:
In Zwift: Use the Video Screenshot button in the Action Bar, which is the blue clapperboard icon shown below. The video will be stored on your local hard drive in your
Videos/Zwift folder. It’s up to you to delete old videos you no longer want to keep.
Using the Zwift Companion app on your mobile device: Press the Video Screenshot button and your videos will sync to your mobile device and be stored there so you can share them on social media or elsewhere. It’s up to you to delete videos from your smartphone’s storage.
At the end of your session, if you’ve integrated your Zwift account with Strava, you can select one video to upload to Strava at the end of your activity.
Q: Which Windows devices are included in the rollout?
To start, we’re rolling out Video Screenshots based on the processor (CPU) in your Windows device. Based on performance testing, we’ve selected an initial set of CPUs that we believe are capable of smoothly capturing video in the background while you’re Zwifing, but please note this list may be subject to change as we continue to collect performance data and feedback.
(Last Updated: July 31, 2023)
- Intel Core i3 (10th Generation and newer)
- Intel Core i5 (9th Generation and newer)
- Intel Core i7 (9th Generation and newer)
- Intel Core i9 (9th Generation and newer)
- AMD Ryzen 5
- AMD Ryzen 7
- AMD Ryzen 9
Please also note that this is a gradual rollout, so even if you have a CPU listed above, you may not have the feature just yet. The total duration of the rollout will depend on a variety of factors, including performance metrics and feedback, but in general we’re targeting having this feature available for all of the above devices over a period of one-to-two weeks.
Q: What about other Windows devices that aren’t included in the initial rollout?
We’re continuing to evaluate additional devices and CPUs that are capable of smoothly capturing video, and will work to expand the list of supported devices over time. Some older or lower-end processors may not be capable of running this feature and therefore may not be eligible for it in the future. Video Screenshots was designed to be multi-threaded, so CPUs with more cores generally perform best.
Q: How do I turn off Video Screenshots?
You can enable or disable Video Screenshots in Zwift Settings. When disabled, Video Screenshots is completely disabled: you will no longer see the clapperboard icon in the Action Bar, Video Screenshots will no longer be automatically captured after Notable Moments, and no video recordings will be saved to your device.
Q: Where can I learn more about Video Screenshots?
For more detailed information about Video Screenshots, including a full list of feature FAQs, please see our previous forum updates or the Screenshots and Video Capture article on the Zwift Support Site.
Q: I’m using Windows N or KN edition, and I have one of the eligible CPUs listed above, but I don’t see the Video Screenshots button or setting.
If you’re using Windows N or KN editions, you will need to install Microsoft’s media components that are not included in these editions by default. If you do not install these components, you will not see the Video Screenshots feature even if you have an eligible device. See Microsoft’s support site for details.