The Playstation 4 Share functionality has been a tremendous success for the league, but there have been some things we have been waiting on from Sony that look to be on the way. According to Sony’s blog post “This upcoming update will add a rich video editor with a simple tool to personalise your video clips, and you’ll also be able to export to and save the videos and screenshots you create by pressing the SHARE button to a USB drive. In addition, this update will add an HDCP off option for capturing gameplay via HDMI, a feature we’ve previously said would come after launch.”
That is great news for some of our coaches who have an HD Personal Video Recorder (PVR) like the Hauppauge HD PVR Gaming Edition 2. You’ll now be able to record your game session just as before in one take rather then in several parts. While that’s great an all for those with a PVR the best news for those without one comes in the form of Twitch and Ustream archiving.
“As part of a separate system software update in the future, we have been working with our partners at Twitch and Ustream, and will also be adding the ability for Twitch broadcasts to be archived – another highly requested feature among PS4 fans who are taking advantage of the SHARE button features. These broadcasts will be also provided with a higher resolution of 720p, so PS4 fans can enjoy live broadcasts with clearer images.”
What does archiving mean? It basically means it will be just like having your own PVR and if you are on Twitch (not sure if this is the same on Ustream) you’ll be able to upload from Twitch to YouTube.
For the league all of this is great news, no matter how you go about uploading your game videos we’ll be able to deliver more coverage of every user game in the league.