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PS4 will allow video capture via HDMI

Thursday, 19th September 2013 07:59 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Sony seems to have confirmed that users will be able to capture gameplay footage directly from the PlayStation 4′s HDMI output, something that was not easily achieved on PS3, thanks to the use of encrypted HDCP.

The function was apparently announced during the Sony TGS keynote; I was listening pretty attentively and didn’t quite catch this bit, but SCE third-party relations head Brad Douglas mentioned the news on Twitter.

“I think we just announced that we’re going to allow video capture of games over HDMI. Details will follow soon,” he said. Douglas later confirmed the news with Polygon.

Sony has promised to update on this matter after rumours suggested HDCP would make its return. This would make it impossible to capture footage using consumer devices, as unlike the PS3, the PS4 does not have AV component output.

The PlayStation 4 launches in November in Europe and North America, and in Japan in February. It’s big on sharing and user-generated content, with a Share button built right into the Dual Shock 4 to enable easy image and video sharing, and deep social network integration.

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11 Comments

  1. Gekidami

    You probably didnt catch it because apparently the translator messed that part up.

    #1 12 months ago
  2. Templar_Dante

    Great news!
    Damn.. sony is certainly working hard to please everyone, 98% of people wont care for this, but still they made it a reality.

    #2 12 months ago
  3. DuckNation

    Yeah understand why people were tripping about this though i didn’t really care as much the share button is just fine for me don’t really care to add in music and other filters in my videos.

    #3 12 months ago
  4. noamlol2

    i smell bullshit

    you cannot confirm stuff on twiter

    i can’t wait til all the PS4 buyers find out there is still HDCP

    unless sony actually has found a way to deal with that BULLSHIT HDCP
    it’s like DRM for consoles

    #4 12 months ago
  5. Templar_Dante

    @ NOAMLOL2 Not sure if serious…

    #5 12 months ago
  6. TrickyAudio

    @5, No, just a retard.

    #6 12 months ago
  7. salarta

    Wait a minute, the PS4 doesn’t have AV output?

    This doesn’t hurt me because I have an HDTV, but if it’s not possible to hook up with AV output, this doesn’t sound good either for the consumers or for Sony’s sales.

    #7 12 months ago
  8. DuckNation

    @7 yeah that’s when you buy a HDMI TO AV device which are pretty cheap so i assume sony will come out with an official one.

    #8 12 months ago
  9. rasmithuk

    @7 From the information released so far both consoles only have HDMI.

    The pictures of the back of the PS4 show HDMI, optical, Ethernet and AUX port, however the PS4 Camera states that it uses a ‘PS4 dedicated connector (AUX connector)’, so it’s just for that.

    In short, if you haven’t got HDMI (or DVI with optical in) you’re not going to be using either of the consoles.

    #9 12 months ago
  10. Lv01

    @4 u do realise that EVERYTHING is confirmed via twitter nowadays…

    #10 12 months ago
  11. AngryConsumer

    this is good for guys like WingsofRedemption, that have youtube as their living. now their income is safe and we can have more awesome videos to watch of gameplay.

    #11 12 months ago

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