Sony is going to roll out the PlayStation 4’s first major software update to it’s millions of consoles with the v1.70 firmware release. The new release will introduce a new rich video editor called SHARE factory.

The new tool lets users combine their recorded video clips and personalize them with filters, transitions and themes. SHARE factory can also add stickers and user created text messages. Alternatively, users can record their own video commentary using the PlayStation Camera and then splice it in as a picture-in-picture movie.

The new PS4 video tool also comes with some included audio tracks for an added backing music track. What’s more ? Users can import their own original music to create a custom soundtrack for their videos.

After users are done tweaking their gaming clips they can upload their SHARE factory videos to Facebook or the users can export their gaming clips to an external USB storage device. In this update Sony gives users the option to turn off the HDCP protection. Without this restriction the Personal Video Recorders and other recording devices connected to the PS4 via HDMI can finally capture game play footage.

Lastly the software update adds the ability to download pre-ordered games up to several days before it actually releases. It’s a handy pre-loading feature that PC gamers should be familiar with, which should help gamers get to playing Watch Dogs a bit faster when it finally releases next month.
Sony did not detail when this major system software update will release, but stay tuned to TechPortal as we’ll keep you up to date.

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