PS3 Recording Function Explained
Earlier, we reported on several rumored features that may appear in the upcoming firmware update 2.40 for the PlayStation 3. But more specifically, what about this new video recording function that is suddenly gaining a lot of attention? What's that about?
Well, according to the developer of Mainichi Issho, who recently posted up some info on the official blog, it's a pretty interesting option for anybody who wishes to do more with their PS3. Here's the rough translation of his comments:
"This isn't a function we developed ourselves. We merely implemented what came with PS3 as a standard feature. Although it requires one SPE, it provides the ability to record on HDD without modifying the existing code too much. Wonderful! Not only that, although it depends on the recording format, the maximum resolution you can record (with one SPE) is 640*360. For this monthly update, unfortunately, because the feature to upload movies to YouTube was more important, we had limitation on resolution and bit rate."
With everything the PS3 is capable of, it's not surprising to see such great new features arriving on a frequent basis. Of course, Sony continues to emphasize that they don't intend to ignore the gamer with the system, which is a good thing. On the other hand, they're also adding a few features that might satisfy every tech geek on the planet.
5/19/2008 Ben Dutka