There are probably two reasons why you haven’t been making use of PlayStation’s video editing software.
You already have a more professional set-up.
You don’t bother with any of that nonsense when there are games to be played!
If it’s the latter then that’s fair enough, but you really should re-consider. Because the PS4 is always recording any exceptional instances you feel deserves recognition, you simply press the Share button, the video is saved and can be distributed onto Facebook or Twitter at any time. Alternatively you can apply a little more refinement to you’re activities and upload it to YouTube or DailyMotion via the software localised on your PS4. “ShareFactory” has made slight refinements to its video editing application over the past year, with its most notable advancement being the rather misguidedly titled “Time bender” feature which enables users to apply time lapse and slow motion into their videos. But the ability to trim and split clips has been greatly diminished by the removal of the “move” utility. This functionality allowed users to shuffle specifically spliced segments of their video, for instance a montage of your favourite kills and manoeuvre selected clips into an order you deemed was most cogent to the point you’re trying to make. This meant that you could accumulate all of your favourite clips in any order into one 15 minute long video and edit at your convenience, without having to extract singular recordings in advance.
Say for instance you’ve just assembled the various clips, of variable lengths that contain all the pertinent content you’ll require for you’re “Kills of the week” compilation. You edit out any surplus footage, filter out loading screens or embarrassing deaths and are left with streamlined segments that can be adjusted into one dynamic feature. You then cycle through the footage discriminating where each clip should go. “Hmm, I think that clip should go there. And if I move that knife kill at the end and bring it with these similar deaths over here then I’ll have continuity with the melee themes at the start.” But you can’t do that, and the only way to placate the issue is to manually find the video that the clip is derived from, add the video into the corresponding slot, cycle through to the part in the video you want and trim it……again. Exhausting, I know. You’re also relying on the hope that by the time you’ve composed your finished video that you don’t want to move a clip somewhere else! It’s a logistical cluster fu….uh……problem.
Evidently there were latency issues with clips that had been “moved” that affected the formatting quality of the videos that prompted its removal, at least according to Sony. But to not have its absence resolved with a suitable replacement seems careless. I’m not proficient in using every amenity available on ShareFactory but I possess a reasonable amount of understanding to construct a video, and know that it’s glaring omission hamstrings any conscientious editing you wish to implement on a video. In fact it makes things downright impossible! I could go on but its probably easier if I just show you….
Do you use Share Factory? If so what do you think of the “move” functions removal. Let me know in the comments below. Cheers.