Sony shows off upcoming PS4 gameplay video editor 'SHAREfactory' in new video

In March, Sony announced that it would be adding a gameplay video editor as part of an upcoming update for its PlayStation 4 console. This week, the company announced a name for the editor, SHAREfactory, and released a video clip showing off some of the program's features.

The video clip, uploaded to YouTube as part of a PlayStation blog post, shows that SHAREfactory will allow PS4 owners to edit videos made from recorded gameplay . This will also allow them to put in special filters, themes and transitions along with text and stickers. Players can even film themselves with the optional PlayStation camera to provide video commentary to their gameplay clips.

Once their videos are ready, they can be automatically uploaded to a Facebook account, or to an external USB drive to be uploaded to other services. Microsoft has its own gameplay editor for the Xbox One Upload Studio, that allows users to have their clips uploaded to their OneDrive account or more recently their YouTube channel.

Sony will include SHAREfactory as part of their next 1.70 update for the PS4. It will also add a way to disable the console's HDCP feature, which will finally allow users to record and store gameplay clips directly from the console's HDMI port via a video capture device.

The 1.70 update will also let users who have pre-ordered digital games in the online PlayStation Store to pre-load them on their PS4 hard drive so that they will be ready to play on their release date. There's no word yet on a specific date for when the PS4 software update will go live.

Source: Sony

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awesome. personally who cares if this feature is available at launch or not, majority of consumers won't be uploading clips right now anyway, it hasn't really picked up yet. + ps4 has always had a bigger buffer anyway allowing me to save clips that I want minus the cool transitions and fancy effects.

trojan_market said,
Competition is perfect for consumers, as long as both Sony And Microsoft catch up with features and services, I am happy.

Yeah, but....with this feature, strengthens the PS4's appeal even more, thus leaving no one feeling the need to buy an Xbox One.

VictorWho said,

Yeah, but....with this feature, strengthens the PS4's appeal even more, thus leaving no one feeling the need to buy an Xbox One.

Then Microsoft needs to step with marketing, advertising, and features (or hint, from a consumer perspective, drop the price) They still have the cable running through the TV, like Google TV / Chromecast, etc. as a feature that Sony doesn't appear to be doing.

Jason Stillion said,

Then Microsoft needs to step with marketing, advertising, and features (or hint, from a consumer perspective, drop the price) They still have the cable running through the TV, like Google TV / Chromecast, etc. as a feature that Sony doesn't appear to be doing.

Sony won the battle. I know it's pretty early to call, but Microsoft really suffered from their ideas being leaked with the wrong execution applied to it. We all just heard fragments rather than the whole. Ultimately I think the race will be close, but ps4 will edge it out. The Xbox is losing its gaming feel in favour of an ultimate media experience. For people like us, it's great. Have apartments houses etc lots of room, but I guess we can't forget that the majority of gamers are children with a room to themselves and a 23" monitor, or a living room filled with adults who wanna do their own thing. Playstation got the image of "just play" from the start and companies are still keeping that image alive. Plus I've got soo much indie content on my ps4 and half of it is free because of ps+ membership.

suprNOVA said,

Sony won the battle. I know it's pretty early to call, but Microsoft really suffered from their ideas being leaked with the wrong execution applied to it. We all just heard fragments rather than the whole. Ultimately I think the race will be close, but ps4 will edge it out. The Xbox is losing its gaming feel in favour of an ultimate media experience. For people like us, it's great. Have apartments houses etc lots of room, but I guess we can't forget that the majority of gamers are children with a room to themselves and a 23" monitor, or a living room filled with adults who wanna do their own thing. Playstation got the image of "just play" from the start and companies are still keeping that image alive. Plus I've got soo much indie content on my ps4 and half of it is free because of ps+ membership.

I think it's too early to tell, however Sony has a good lead. I think the biggest issue is the $100 price difference, if MS makes a kinnect less version or eats the cost, they can start to catch up.

PS3 vs 360, Sony blundered there launch but ended up being neck and neck (both being behind the wii) in terms of sales.

Myself, my room is a rectangle and where couch and tv were position, I could never use the 360 kinnect, even mounting it above the tv, and using the nyko add on.

Wut, why is the pronunciation of playstation so different to previous gens?
Where is the japanese chick saying it instead of this new robotic voice

lol at the fact it needed four people to confirm the xbox had a video editing app.

Side note; Update looks to add a few things, still waiting on YouTube app...
But its looks like Music, Video Editor, Pre-Loading pre-orders, disabling HDCP and few other stuff will be coming in 1.7.. And hopefully a YouTube app...

GotBored said,
lol at the fact it needed four people to confirm the xbox had a video editing app.
The guy who's asking probably needed to have it drummed into his head.