I’m willing to wager that as a player, you can think of at least one particular instance in which you felt very accomplished. But how can you really boast about your fantastic accomplishment if no one was there to see your flash of brilliance? OK, here’s a solution: SHAREfactory.
Method 1: Gameplay Recording
You can skip this step if you already have all the game files you need. Anyone who hasn’t tried recording on their PS4 yet will be happy to know that it’s a breeze. The PlayStation 4 is set up to automatically record and save the most recent 15 minutes of gameplay.
Just use the PS4’s Share button whenever you pull off a particularly impressive feat. Selecting Video Clip will have your PS4 record the most recent 15 minutes of gameplay. Simply clicking the Screenshot button will allow you to create a basic screenshot.
To further simplify matters, you can generate gameplay footage using the predefined shortcuts. When you hold down the Share button for a few seconds, a screenshot will be taken. Double-tapping the Share button on the PS4 will start a recording of your gameplay; you can stop the recording by doing so again.
Method 2: Picking A Topic And Starting A New Project
When the raw film is ready, the real work begins. To begin a new video project in SHAREfactory, go to the File menu and select New Project. Additionally, you can use images (Photos) to kickstart a project, albeit this method leaves you with few possibilities for personalization.
After that, you’ll be taken to a catalogue of SHAREFactory templates to choose from. Additional themes can be purchased and downloaded from the PlayStation Store and added to the preloaded selection by selecting New Themes.
In SHAREFactory, each theme has its own set of special features, including distinct transition screens, screenshots, and music tracks. It’s important to choose a suitable topic if you intend to create a video for a specific game.
When you initiate a new project and give it a title, the PS4’s media library will load all the clips you’ve previously stored. If you select a video and then press the X button, it will be added to your project. Oh, and don’t fret if you happen to miss a few recordings. It is possible to add on afterwards.
Method 3: Video Games Being Edited Down To Size
The majority of the uncut footage from your gaming recordings probably doesn’t belong in the final cut. Fortunately, it’s not hard to cut down on the unnecessary material. In order to access the Edit Menu, you’ll need to first choose the relevant video clip using the square button.
Then, choose Trim Clip and use the left and right sticks to cut away the unwanted portions. When you’ve finished trimming and are satisfied with the results, click the X.
Method 4: Including Linking Phrases
The transition from one clip to the next in a video made from several will seem jarring if you use the default method. The good news is that transitions between your clips can greatly improve the overall presentation.
The majority of cuts between clips don’t take more than three seconds and seamlessly move onto the following one. Selecting a transition animation requires positioning the cursor in the space between the two clips.
When you’re ready, click the X in the top right corner, then choose Add Transition from the menu that appears. Then, you’ll see a breakdown of transitions orders over three broad classes.
Remember that if you have already downloaded a large number of custom themes, this list will grow significantly. Whatever the case may be, just hit the X when you’re done with a certain motif.
If you decide not to link the transition, select it using the mouse, then click the square button and choose Edit Transition from the menu that appears.
Method 5: Modifying Clips By Dividing Them And Including Overlays
The use of special effects can transform an average gaming clip into an online sensation. You can insert a clip’s effects by selecting it, tapping the X button, and then selecting Add Overlay. As of right now, you have access to a variety of overlay options.
Images from your computer can be used as special effects (FX) elements, and you can also add in your own text. If you use an overlay effect, it will play through to the finish of the clip automatically.
Splitting clips is a useful tool if you need to remove an element from a video clip before it finishes playing. It’s as simple as pressing the square button to get rid of the overlay menu. The Split Screen option should now be available in the menu that has appeared.
Indicating the desired cutoff point with the pointer is possible. With a single press of the X button, the video will be cut in half, with the second segment being completely unencumbered by any superimposed material.