PS4 Firmware Update 1.70 to include ability to dim DualShock 4?s Light Bar and more

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A couple of days more to go and the PS4 firmware update 1.70 will be rolling out on April 30 for PlayStation Japan, PlayStation Europe, and North America. This update includes the ability to dim your DualShock 4’s light bar and more.

It could be remembered that last month during GDC, ?the company announced that they will be releasing a major system software update for PS4, that will add some exciting new features that many of you have been asking for.

Just a few days ago, the company introduced SHAREfactory, a new rich video editor app for PS4 that comes along the 1.70 firmware update. This SHAREfactory will enable users to customize their gameplay videos. With this, it is easier for users to combine captured video clips for editing, personalize them with special effects using filters, transitions, and themes, and share them with their friends and social networks.

SHAREfactory will also allow users to personalize their videos by adding text, stickers, audio tracks, and video commentary with picture-in-picture capability with PlayStation Camera. It also allows users to import their original music to add to the custom soundtrack for their video.

?The SHAREfactory app offers easy video-editing tools and effects to let you share your greatest moments, your way. Effortlessly combine, personalize, and share your favorite game footage with commentary, music, themes, and more. Once you’ve created your perfect cut, post it directly to your Facebook profile or save to a USB drive and upload your video to the world,? the official statement that accompanies the video from PlayStation.

Moreover, in the official blog posted by Scott McCarthy, Director, Product Planning and Software Innovation, SCEA, he said that other PS4 SHARE enhancements include the following:

? ability to change the recording time of your gameplay to shorter increments
? ability to change who you share your clips with on the SHARE screen, and
? removal of default saves for screenshots and video clips.

The 1.70 update is expected also to let users switch off HDCP, and enable users to capture video directly from HDMI output to record and share longer clips of their gameplay sessions.

?The PS4 experience will constantly evolve, and new innovative ideas can come from anywhere to ensure the platform continues to deliver the best in gaming and entertainment every time you turn it on,? McCarthy said.

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