The PS4's most ambitious firmware update yet is going to let you make sharp-looking videos from your gameplay. Let's take a look at how the ShareFactory editing suite is going to work.
You could already do some rudimentary trimming of gameplay video clips on the PS4 but the ShareFactory upgrade lets you splice in your own music, use transitions and add commentary via the PlayStation Camera. And the 1.70 firmware brings other important changes to video and sharing functionality too:
- Option to Disable HDCP for Games: This highly requested feature will allow you to have the option to turn off HDCP for games so you can capture longer gameplay sessions directly from your HDMI output and export them elsewhere.
- USB Export Option for Captured Gameplay: It's now even easier to show off your heroic gaming moments and the SHAREfactory videos you create with the world using this feature to export your videos and screenshots to a USB drive. Just click on the DUALSHOCK 4 SHARE button, save your gameplay on a USB drive, and then share your proudest achievements on other social networks and other video platforms.
- Live Broadcasting in HD and Archiving Support: We've increased the resolution for live broadcasts so you and your friends can watch games livestreamed in 720p HD. You can also archive your broadcasts on Twitch or Ustream and watch them again later.
- New SHARE Options: We've got a number of new SHARE settings that will give you better control of what you want to share with your friends. Here is what you can look forward to:
- Change the default gameplay recording time in the SHARE menu under Video Clip Settings.
- Save only the video clips and screenshots you want by selecting Upload Screenshots or Upload Video Clips for each capture. Also upload video clips and screenshots during your live gameplay broadcasts.
- Select specific Facebook audiences to share each video or screenshot with.
Hopefully, this means that we'll start seeing videos that are as impressive as the pictures that have come out after the debut ofInfamous: Second Son's Photo Mode.