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Article: PlayMemories Studio: Sony innovation or space filler?
Article: PlayMemories Studio: Sony innovation or space filler? –
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Seems really really pointless if you ask me...
The PS3 has more than enough power to provide photo editing features to the average consumer.
Throw in some red-eye reduction, resizing, cropping, rotate editing in there. Drop a few border effects, and custom text captions to spice things up and it is a very solid application.
I mean, what if you take your camera around the party house, snap some pictures, pop the camera card out and slide it into the memory card bay of the PS3 (or external adapter for you slim owners, or other models without the card bay), view the pictures on your nice big TV for all the friends/family to enjoy together, and while your there, slap a few simple effects like some glitter or props, or other decoration and remove the red-eye. Boom, instant family appeal that even grandma can appreciate with her glasses unmounted from her weary eyes.
If your on the latest official firmware, it will probably have some basic online features too, like making it easy to import to facebook.
I don't really look at pictures very often, but when people have pictures on a memory card and want to view them, it really is nice to pop it in the PS3 and have it on my big TV, and some extra editing features would be a welcome addition, honestly.
That question was more aimed at video editing then photo editing. My 3 year old phone can do photo editing decently. But video takes a bit more power if it is going to do anything that even remotely competes with other software.
The PS3 already have some quite basic video editing capability by the way. You can cut parts of a video out (maybe paste too?), add text and music, and you can also change the play speed. But i'm looking forward to learn more about this newly added stuff.
You don't say? Well, if my 10 year old 2.1GHz single core can edit video with Sony Vegas Pro, then I'm going to assume the PS3 is capable of some decent video editing capabilities here, and most of the features I described for photo editing can be applied to video as well.
Some simple features that could be useful for video include: Rotating the video for those times when people have to record with the camera held sideways. My HP camera software lets me set props that track with the motion of my head (such as different hat decorations) which can be applied to a video. We have already seen this in Sports Champions with the PS Move (sword appears on your hand so you can pose and take a snapshot when you win a trophy at the end etc)...
Add in some other basic options like brightness, color, contrast tweaking, black&white, negatives and fun simple to use effects.
Most people who will enjoy the simple, convenient and fun experience by an application like this are the same people who don't want to spend a lot of time learning tutorials on photoshop for hours or running a complicated program with hundreds of buttons and several toolbars just to fix a small issue or just to have fun with something.
This app will be quick and easy for anyone, in comparison to the kind of apps you guys are trying to compare to on the PC that require a much higher learning curve and experience. In that respect, I suspect that Sony's app here should be a welcome addition to any PS3's home.
Sure, you can say XYZ program is much better on the PC and talk about all the extra possibilities it has, but unless it's easy enough for everyone in the house to WANT to use it, then it's useless for your average consumer, which should be the target audience here.
Yeah, the PS3 hardware is indeed capable to do video editing. As you mentioned, really old PCs can do it, so the PS3 can also do it easily.
I agree, even if this program is of the more basic stuff, it is still a free addition, and that is nice