Sony has released a cool update to its free Share Factory Studio photo and video editing app on PS5 that allows you to easily overlay doodles, visual filters and more on your saved gameplay footage called Bits. This update aims to make it easy for beginners to share a video that has a little more personality and context. But it seems to go pretty deep and offers a range of customizable effects, including filters, text, sound effects, music, voiceover, doodles, and other visual effects like stickers and camera effects.
Once you’ve saved your creation to your console’s storage, you can upload it to Twitter or YouTube directly from the PS5. Or, if you have the PlayStation app on your phone or tablet, these Bits can be displayed in the Game Captures section. From there you can download them to share or upload to the service of your choice.
Here’s my first creation (warning: Cloud has a bit of a potty mouth):
This level of customization, while common in phone and desktop apps, is definitely a rarity on consoles. And it goes way beyond what Microsoft’s Xbox Game DVR currently allows. Normally I don’t even bother with Share Factory Studio on PS5. Instead, I just edit the start and end times of my clips in the Media Browser app and then add context with text in a tweet. But Bits on PS5 seems ripe for experimentation, and I’m looking forward to spending even more time with the feature.