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Gameplay footage. It’s the life blood of YouTube, and as soon as we can figure out how to rake in millions of those internet dollars, we’ll be ditching all your asses and buying tropical islands. Ahem, I mean we love you guys. You can capture gameplay right now for hours of YouTube shenanigans on the PS3 and Xbox 360. The Playstation 4 though? That might not be possible.

Because the Playstation 3 had HDCP copy protection in order to prevent folks from pirating the hell out of Blu-Ray, you had to use component cables along with the HDMI cable on your capture device to get that gameplay footage.

The Playstation 4 however, is all HDMI baby, as the folks on NeoGAF pointed out. No AV port means you can’t grab footage then, a big issue for the let’s play community that Sony’s president Shuhei Yoshida responded to on Twitter:

Not much of an answer really. Now, while it’s still rumoured that the PS4 HDMI output will be encrypted, Sony could always find a solution to that, allowing gamers to share more than just a few minutes of gameplay onto YouTube than what is currently possible. The problem though, is that anyone who does this seriously, wants to sit back and edit their work properly first.

I’m hoping that Sony finds a solution. Microsoft already did for the Xbox One, saying that gameplay footage would not be encrypted. Your move Sony.

Last Updated: September 13, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

28 Comments

  1. It supports native capture and upload to twitch.

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    • Gerhard Davids

      September 13, 2013 at 11:57

      Yeah but you cant use something like obs to tweak your stream which sucks a bit.

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      • Uberutang

        September 13, 2013 at 12:05

        A real pro does not edit his gameplay. It is always flawless! ;P

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  2. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    September 13, 2013 at 11:03

    I think they are just trying to make it more streamlined… It won’t surprise me of they make the native recording go straight to the YouTube app and then you upload it like that. Will need some editing software though…

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  3. Jakster

    September 13, 2013 at 11:11

    Oh now, now, who wants to capture video of 15 indie games 😉

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    • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

      September 13, 2013 at 11:12

      Still better than majority of X1 line-up

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      • DarthofZA

        September 13, 2013 at 11:36

        I disagree. The one thing MS is doing well is their exclusive line up.

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        • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

          September 13, 2013 at 11:39

          🙂 I agree man, not being serious. DR 3 looks really good. and Forza as well. Both have solid line ups

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          • DarthofZA

            September 13, 2013 at 12:17

            When the Xbox 360 launched, the only decent game was Kameo. When the PS3 launched, the only decent game was Resistance. Oh how spoiled we are with the next gen.

        • ToshZA

          September 13, 2013 at 11:40

          To be honest, I’ve not yet seen an exlusive I MUST have for either console.

          I might just wait until 2014 Christmas before picking one up – good deals should be available, and i’ll have a better idea of how each performs, and what games are available.

          Features like this capture thing will also have been worked on by then, and if no official method is available then there’ll defo’s be one from a fan. I doubt I’d use the feature in any case.

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      • Pieter Kruger

        September 13, 2013 at 11:38

        “Doh!”

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  4. Pieter Kruger

    September 13, 2013 at 11:15

    Xbox One will be the preferred choice for serious streamers as they allow capturing even with your current external video capturing equipment.

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    • HvR

      September 13, 2013 at 11:27

      I smell a CoD player.

      Jokes aside I just see another gap in MS PR and marketing (they should really fire those guys); they should really market it as a great gamer feature maybe even allow simultaneous capture of Kinect video and content video.

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  5. Maxiviper117

    September 13, 2013 at 11:25

    So your saying you wont even be able to use a capture device like the Avermedia portable HDMI capture device.

    http://gamerzone.avermedia.com//products/live_gamer_series/live_gamer_portable

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    • Pieter Kruger

      September 13, 2013 at 11:31

      As I understand it no, no external video capturing will work as the signal is encoded(correct me if I’m wrong though).

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      • Brian Murphy

        September 14, 2013 at 07:59

        It’s not that it won’t work, it’s that it’s illegal to use an HDMI stripper.

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  6. Kratos8051

    September 13, 2013 at 11:25

    All hail the power of the SHARE button!

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  7. HvR

    September 13, 2013 at 11:28

    Sony should allow Share to your PSN account, then you can log in and download and edit.

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  8. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 13, 2013 at 11:33

    But didn’t they say beforehand you could record video? And then we all made silly comments comparing the time limit length of recording between the Bone & PS4? Or am I confused?

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    • Pieter Kruger

      September 13, 2013 at 11:36

      You can still capture your 15 mins as promised! This just affect the serious streamers like the Let’s Play community etc.! Those guys all use 3rd party external video capturing etc.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 13, 2013 at 11:49

        Ah okay. I had a snarky 180 comment all lined up & everything.

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  9. Anon A Mouse

    September 13, 2013 at 11:37

    I can’t even capture gameplay now. The sound and pic is out of sync and I’m apparently too much of an idiot to figure it out.

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  10. SwappingFrom360toPS4

    September 13, 2013 at 11:45

    even if the rumors are true, you can always upload the footage to facebook, download it, edit it, then guess what… upload it to YouTube!!! no big deal!!! just a little extra effort. But i’m sure Sony will figure out something, they aren’t silly, they know YouTube gameplay is free advertising for them =)

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  11. Rob Clarke

    September 13, 2013 at 11:47

    Share button won’t upload to YouTube either.

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  12. Shadz

    September 18, 2013 at 04:22

    Wait so if I want to be a youtuber who does montages (call of duty montages where u take clips, edit, add music and then upload.) then I should get a Xbox one if I want to buy a recorder for next gen consoles?

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