Video Screenshots - Windows Release [July 2023]

I suspect you will need more CPU horesepower if the feature’s demands remain the same

And I was in Oregon last month looking at a Dell i5-13500 Inspiron for 600 bucks with no tax… Dammit…

It will work fine on your current setup. There’s a chance Zwift will trickle down the capability further to cover your processor but there’s no guarantees on that.

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that cpu will probably struggle, this feature is cpu heavy on windows pcs in its current state although it’s possible it will become much more optimised in the future, so who knows. i’m sure staff are working at it. but right now i have an i3-12100F and i have it turned off because it costs me 3-4fps to have it turned on

but you’ll be able to handle OBS very easily with your specs very minimal impact on performance if you want. I’m not sure if you can set it up to run like the zwift video screenshot feature but i’m sure it’s possible, if not then i imagine there is some kind of software out there that allows it, possibly even nvidia’s own software. the PS4 had this type of feature working very well, and that thing is a potato by modern standards


No, it wouldn’t ‘struggle’
You may get a little bit of stuttering when the video screenshot is taken but it’s minimal.

And a 3-4fps drop is hardly anything and when you’re talking about a system that can hold 60+ fps you won’t notice such a small drop.

If you can whilst in the middle of an activity then you’ve missed your calling.

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is this the old 30fps vs 60fps debate again or what. well sure brother, you probably won’t notice a slight fps hit if you are running a 144hz monitor w/ gsync or something but you will notice it on a regular 60hz tv. the point is that it’s a fun feature and i hope it really does get optimised so that almost everyone can enjoy it, but it’s still a work in progress for PC users and i don’t think the developers currently working on it will disagree with me there. it’s not a criticism, things just take time to get right.

it’s less convenient to use a dedicated streaming/recording platform to record your footage and you miss out on features like showing everyone on strava your sick watt bombs etc but for those who are missing out because the feature is not yet enabled for them and just want to record footage of their zwift riding for any reason, OBS is very light on cpu load which is why i’m recommending it


No it’s the 57fps v 60fps debate.

I use a regular TV and don’t notice anything different but then I’ll admit I’m no connoisseur of these things.

For sure the feature is creating unforeseen issues but that’s tending to be crashing upon saving etc…
And naturally it’s a work in progress but then everything on Zwift is, it’s constantly evolving with new features.

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Video capture for Windows 10, I7-6700 any time soon? This thing has been rock solid for a while and I’m surprised video hasn’t been rolled out to that level of processor.

It might get rolled down to 6th Gen if testing goes well. No guarantees though

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For what it is worth here is mine from this morning around watopia, first half video screenshots off, second half with them on.

definitely noticeably worse.
I always ride with them turned off as it is a feature that I don’t need anyway.

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I have not been able to get video screenshots working.

I have:

  • Windows Media installed,
  • Windows 11,
  • Core i5-12600KF - 16197GB,
  • GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
  • Enabled in settings

I can see the greyed-out icon in the in-game menu. Hover over it and the message is that “not available”.

Heh. How about Xeon CPU’s?

Are you running Zwift not-on-your-main-screen? I had that issue and switching my Zwift screen to “primary” solved it.

Just sharing; as I know this particular issue expands to some other issues folks here have run into.

There’s a fantastic [free] program for Windows on sourceforge called Monitor Profile Switcher; where you can set up monitors however you want and save them as a profile; and return to them at any point in time.

Absolutely fantastic if you’re like me and using several display setups.
(In my case I have a profile that splits up my triples on my desk, a projector for my wall, and for Zwift; that uses just my TV on the opposite side of my room, and a second for Zwift that adds a USB monitor as well)

Don’t have to fiddle with Window’s Display settings every time…
10/10 recommended.


cheers. i just added a second monitor the other day. i’ve been living like an idiot my whole life

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That is undoubtedly the issue.

I have four screens, and Zwift runs in a 25" 21:9 UltraWide, so I’ll need to figure out how to make that the “primary” screen.

Is it as simple as clicking on the “Make this my main display” in Display settings?

Yep, that’s all it takes.

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Hi @evan-zwift

However, are you considering adding video recording functionality for computers based on Intel i7-8665U processors? I have a professional laptop with a dedicated AMD Radeon Pro WX3200 graphics card, which is still graphically efficient, and I am a bit irritated by the lack of functionality that the computer can probably handle.

Can you be more specific about the groups of approved processors, rather than using a general division into main series?

Ideally, this video recording functionality should be made available to all users as an optional feature. The user should decide for himself whether he is satisfied with the application’s performance and whether he wants to use this option.

As can be seen from the comments of previous speakers, there is a feeling that we have been deprived of one of the functionalities we pay for. Thank you for considering this voice.


Wanted to circle back to this. Thanks for the suggestion. Running an i5 6th gen Im out of luck with Zwift, so Im now running OBS and capturing an 1hr+ long ride in one big .mkv in 4k (yes my rig runs Zwift in 4k at 60FPS with no issues, even in large group rides), then using Devinci Resolve to create my 30sec 1080p snippets. (Both bits of software are free).

So if like me your rig is a little old, this might be the way to go for you also. Its a faf, but it works well.

Yes I have the same question, any change that Xeon processors will be supported? They’re more than capable!