PlayStation 4 update to add rich video editor, 720p Twitch streaming, HDCP off option, and more

PlayStation 4 update to add rich video editor, 720p Twitch streaming, HDCP off option, and more

The Xbox One has already received a few firmware updates and it would seem the PlayStation 4 is about to follow suit.

Sony today detailed an upcoming patch for its new console that will allow players to turn HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) off at any time. At the moment, this protection means that players can’t record footage using an external capture device. They can stream a session with Twitch or distribute a short clip with the Share button, but vloggers and video producers couldn’t record and edit longer gameplay sessions.

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Once the update lands this will no longer be an issue. In addition, Sony will be adding a video editor so players can tweak, cut and rearrange their footage without any third-party software, as well as the option to export videos and screenshots to an external USB drive.

While the PlayStation 4 supported Twitch streaming at launch, it’s since been trumped by the recent integration with the Xbox One. Owners of Microsoft’s latest console can archive sessions for on-demand playback and also stream at a higher resolution of 720p; today, Sony said it would be adding those same features to the PlayStation 4 in a future update.

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