Introducing the Rockstar Editor

Posted on April 13 2015, 10:08am | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Games

Presenting the Rockstar Editor – a special feature in Grand Theft Auto V for PC that allows players to record, edit, and share videos created from footage in both Story Mode and GTA Online.

Watch today’s video “An Introduction to the Rockstar Editor” for an overview of just some of the features of this powerful video creation tool including special camera modes, filters, depth of field and audio customization options - as well as the unique Director Mode feature that allows you to stage creative moviemaking sequences from a cast of characters ranging from familiar faces from Story Mode, to pedestrians and even animals. You’ll be able to upload your finished masterpiece to YouTube and to the Rockstar Games Social Club to share with friends.

The Rockstar Editor will be available for use in GTAV PC when the game is released tomorrow April 14th. For much more information and to start brushing up on all of the Rockstar Editor’s features, controls and settings, you can also check out the full Rockstar Editor Online Guide at the Social Club website.

  • R* Yon April 28 2015, 1:11pmFlag
    Check out our roundup of some of the early gems made with the Rockstar Editor:

    And a friendly reminder to please keep your comments strictly on topic to the article content.
    If you’d like to do recruitment for your Crew, you can do it in any Crew Noticeboard or Crew Cut comment section where it will be on topic (just please only post once and do not spam):
    And if you’re experiencing any sort of technical difficulty whatsoever, the place to find help is the official Rockstar Support website where you can browse the knowledge base of known issues to help address your problem: and the GTAV knowledge base of common problems is at

    To @Henkkaart and others asking about usage of music available in the Rockstar Editor tool, please see this article:
  • What should i do with the copyright issues?
    One of my video contains a song from Backstreet boys(I want it that way)!
    I choose this song from the radio track list!
    I uploaded the video to youtube, and no one can watch it because of the SME owns the rights.....
    I thought we can legally use musics from the Radio track list without having any problems with copyrights...
    • Doublex1779on September 2 2016, 4:50pmReplyFlag
      How can I put my own Audio in my clips?
      • kanvazzon June 13 2016, 8:05amReplyFlag
        my game crashes when i want to start up a video so i can't eddit any of my clips. can someone help me?
        • Siulderon March 27 2016, 1:48pmReplyFlag
          Necesito saber como puedo subir mis videos de editor de rockstar a la pagina...

          muchas gracias
          • kipanijoion March 24 2016, 10:57pmReplyFlag
            I'm becoming very frustrated with rock star editor. What is Shark Week? And why do I need a clip of that to be able to export my video. I never had to do this ever! There isn't even sharks online, only on story mode. Please correct this issue
          • griingopolskiion February 16 2016, 10:14pmReplyFlag
            so you give me the editor on ps4...great....the camera in hi speed action moves lags..not great...compression...doo doo. great now i can make a shortfilm myself???? because rockstar didnt think to allow users to share the raw recordings. thats my biggest issue right now. i dont care for others rendered clips. you show me movies that have 5 different editors in 5 different places editing the same movie blind...and ill gladly shut up. COME UP WITH A WAY TO SHARE RAW RECORDED FILES PLEASE
            • alexmck592on February 7 2016, 5:51amReplyFlag
              can you use rockstar editor on ps4 ?
              • caliytoon January 20 2016, 8:51amReplyFlag
                ****dear.. Rockstar
                How to see /use "clips created by other users"
                Under clip management? ???? ....plz help on that thanks

                Ur tutorial dosnt mention anything about it
                • ItalianGangster6on December 30 2015, 1:59pmReplyFlag
                  Whenever I go to link my accounts it won't take me to the Internet. Also when I log into my account on YouTube it will refresh the page and make me re type everything
                  Xbox one
                  • RelaTeoneon November 19 2015, 3:59amReplyFlag
                    Why does everybody have to complain about not being able to export to usb to touch it up on a computer.. I use it just fine and have made 2 great videos without whining along the way.. I just figured out how to make my scenes work for me.. If Rockstar wanted a bunch of nerd voices on the videos they would've added that feature for you. hahaha.. Now go watch my videos and see how it works when you know what your doing..
                    • The_Bus_Eagleon January 27 2016, 5:26amReplyFlag
                      @RelaTeone The thing is... The quality of the compression is really awful. That is why people want to copy it to a USB. You could use an Elgato aswell. But none the less. It's an awful quality that Rockstar gives us after rendering.
                  • EWFBLOOD62on October 31 2015, 4:41amReplyFlag
                    • Slaremmon October 29 2015, 2:49pmReplyFlag
                      PLEASE HELP

                      How do you add people in your video. (NPC people for extra effect) I don't know how to do it, but I see it in youtube videos. I'm on Xbox One btw
                      • _Low_Santos_on November 19 2015, 3:00amReplyFlag
                        @Slaremm The only way to do this is to make an Capture mission first and add actors.

                        If you want them to actually do something you need to take the step to PC Master Race :]
                    • Mr.Funkezon October 12 2015, 5:09amReplyFlag
                      i have an issue on Rockstar Editor on ps4
                      every time i try to do some camera movent i have this issue:
                      when i try to follow manually something (like a car) i edit my keyframes and everything look good but when i render i see different things.. i explain better: my character is on motorbike chasing a truck, he fire on the truck windows so put the camera upside the truck and i follow my character, i put the first keyframe, then the second one and then a third one so the camera turn around the truck in one movemnt for 3 keyframes.. if i scroll to the 2nd keyframe my character is in the center of the screen, if i scroll to the thir my character is in the center of creen too... when i render the camera movemnt looks completly different ilke my character is faster then the movemnt and i do not have him in the center of screen no more.... so what's happen? another rockstar tool that do not work well??
                      • brenx6on September 22 2015, 4:12pmReplyFlag
                        Sooo frustrated with this editor update. I spent 4 hours yesterday editing a video on my ps4 and then learned that I couldn't put it on a usb to finish it in iMovie and I can't use the workaround of putting it on YouTube then downloading to edit because the account I use on my ps4 is a sub account. Why did they even bother putting the editor on consoles if they were going to limit what you can do with it? Please change this rockstar you are generally so great with encouraging creators to use your content in any way possible and in this instance you have stifled the creativity of those of us who can't afford or don't want to invest in an expensive game capture device like the elgato.
                        • the_fork2002on September 22 2015, 5:41amReplyFlag
                          Not being able to export to USB is absurd, and defeats the purpose. How could you keep us from doing that? It would be better advertisement to have better quality clips made from your editor out there. Using a full video editor to add to the edited clips from Rockstar Editor can really take the videos to another level.

                          By not allowing us to do it you are ensuring one of two things:

                          1. Clips will not have anything extra like voice overs and additional effects way beyond what this is capable of.

                          2. People will use the work arounds, which cause a major hit in quality.

                          So you're ensuring that all console Rockstar Editor videos have mediocre editing or poor video quality. That isn't good advertising, and it's a huge disappointment to what seemed like Christmas when I found out we were getting it. Please fix this.
                          • SmallAndreason September 17 2015, 9:00amReplyFlag
                            I can't link my youtube channel to Rockstar social club on my ps4. It says that there is a problem with the network, but I have tried to reset the router, restart my ps4, but it doesn't help. Do someone know how to fix it??
                            • ChuckRaceron September 17 2015, 9:26amReplyFlag
                              @SmallAndreas I have the same problem
                            • Jmhkidon September 17 2015, 5:52pmReplyFlag
                              @SmallAndreas I solved this by typing in the URL on my laptop (might take some time) and linking the accounts that way.
                            • ChuckRaceron September 18 2015, 3:00pmReplyFlag
                              @SmallAndreas I no longer have this problem. All I did was wait until it finally did work. It took a day until it worked but now my video is uploading so I guess I can't complain anymore.
                          • ok3n90on September 16 2015, 12:26pmReplyFlag
                            My ps4 can't handle the rockstar editor when i start uplaoding my clip It broke error
                            • kanvazzon June 13 2016, 8:12amReplyFlag
                              @ok3n90 same to me, i can't eddit my video's cuz my game crashes when i load one up.
                          • PurpleShadow753on September 15 2015, 11:16pmReplyFlag
                            I want this on ps3. Unfortunately, people say it "Can't handle it.". I say, did RN ever think that some people couldn't get a ps4 or Xbox 1? That some people were lucky enough to even afford a ps3 when it came out? Even if it cNt handle it, what about the freemode update? That would be amazing for old gen. Instead of forcing people to buy new gen consoles and releasing crappy clothes, cars, and unnecessary accessories updates, why not spruce up the gameplay a little for us old gen players? Maybe then, more people would buy and keep the game instead of getting bored and selling to someone else who knows how to add better things into the game than you do.
                            • wolfstar211on September 16 2015, 10:16amReplyFlag
                              @PurpleShadow753 you didnt miss out on much i would have preffered new clothes and cars than the editor they should have spent more time on it, you cant even copy files from your ps4 to usb stick from the editor any more and the free mode stuff was done wrong, they should have made it available to be played in a lobby aswell as freeroam so you can play some of the modes whenever you want, long story short the update was boring.
                          • Jark_Manon September 15 2015, 7:01pmReplyFlag
                            I made a silly little video on new PS4 editor, it is on YouTube account, but not on social club.....why is that? I checked and it is on "Public" so why wouldn't my video show up on SC? If it not show up...then it's pointless to make them...I don't expect everyone to go to my YouTube channel just to look at them and I see others are why mine not show???? :/
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