The Xbox One's Game DVR, the feature through which the console records game footage, is limited to 720p resolution at 30 frames per second, said Microsoft's Marc Whitten.
That's nice. I wonder what PS4 can do ?
probably the same because at 1080p/60fps the file size would be waaaayyy too big. Beside, most sharing video services are capped at 30 frames anyway. The funny thing is that no web based video player will be able to show the real beauty of next-gen games. Yes, we got to that point!
"The funny thing is that no web based video player will be able to show the real beauty of next-gen games. Yes, we got to that point!" I know, right? We've come a long way from two vertical bars bouncing a square back and forth across the TV screen in monochrome.
Yea I record gameplay on my computer at 1080p 60fps and highest bitrate, your talking about 1 gig per minute lol crazy.Unless they add some type of on board compressor, our hard drives are going to get filled quick
Well, what kind of tv should i get to see the beauty of next gen consoles then?!
1080p for only 15 minutes.... thats like maybe a gig or two with compression. Problem is Xbox One leeches off already weaker hardware to to compress 720p and cannot simply handle 1080p. PS4 has secondary processor to handle all this. Funny secondary processor was suppose to be X1's special sauce but PS4 has it. So yes. PS4 has on board second processor for video handling. 1080 can be easily done.
Interesting, does anyone know if Twitch services are capped at 30 frames? Being that Microsoft is in partnership with Twitch for live streaming, I wonder if you could upload 60fps/1080p clips of your games?I'm not familiar with Twitch TV, besides that it was the service that broadcasted EVO a few weeks back. Anyhow, I look forward to trying these game DVR features on both my PS4 & XB1 consoles. I'm sure everyone will capture some great moments playing multiplayer, and when I don't want to watch a tv series or movie, I'll partake in watching others play games live. Gamers are in for a treat with our next gen consoles :-) Only about 4 months to go!
I'll just quote my comment from a different article: Looks like I was wrong, the PS4 does in fact record in 720p as well. I checked by downloading and looking at the Killzone Shadowfall gameplay video from Facebook when they uploaded it during the Feb. 20th PS4 reveal. I looked at the media info and it says 1280x720.
OF course the PS4 does 720p also...IF they actually tried to do 1080p 60fps the file would be HUGE...Aside from the fact nowhere lets you upload 1080p videos anyway
i'm pretty sure youtube supports 1080p.
Do many people actually do this though? Record gameplay video... I have never seen the need to do so, unless you are having a problem in a game and want to analyze it, which would then take away the fun of it I believe...
Don't know, but you can't externally capture footage. Big hit to people who are used to doing that on the ps3. And yah it's a rumor, but just like the 4.5gb of ram rumor Sony has yet to deny both... so....
nope now that sony knows this they are going to change it to 722p and 32fps the whole wait on MS and then adjust accordingly got to love it
So ms hasn't screwed itself in the past and reversed course to be in line with Sony? They've really stuck to their guns...
1080p 60 fps would be glorious but im pretty sure a 500 gb hardrive will fill up rather quickly than usual lol
haha so cute 30 frames per second (and only at 720p) *crosses fingers that the PS4 won't be 720p recordings* Edit after the disagree - What I mean is, the PS4 is superior :P. Actually, I mean that 30 fps is all well and good (fine), but if it won't or can't let you save 1080p gameplay, that's a damn shame. The PS4 IS superior, so I wonder if it'll be superior in this case. No "fanboy-ism" here. I only know that the Xbox One technically isn't as good as the PS4 (and I dare you to "Prove" me wrong.)
Recording with the hardware you're using to also play the game on is super-taxing. You'd see a terrible FPS drop if you wanted to record 1080p w/ 60fps.
I thought I read something about both systems having dedicated hardware to handle the recording. 60fps is unnecessary for such recordings but I don't see why they wouldn't be at 1080p/30fps. Even at that quality it only takes about 120Mb per minute with low compression and even less with higher compression.
PS4 has a dedicated HW encoder. That's how they stream it to the Vita, for example. Recording game play on the PS4 doesn't tax the system.
Even though I am getting both consoles I have to say that I really don't want to waist my time and energy on somebody like you. Your speaking from complete ignorance, and it shows. Are you hear to talk about the topic? or to Troll and start an argument? If better specs is such a great importance to you then why don't you just ditch the console and go PC? PC of course will always have better specs and hardware then consoles so what is stopping you??? Wait, let me guess you like console better than PC? Well so do I. Both Consoles are going to be Amazing, and both consoles are going to be able to do things that the other can't. That's the fact! that is the truth! As much has people don't want to believe what the truth is, nor do research to discover what the truth is drives me insane.
@people above who corrected me Time to correct myself: Then the recorder would need to be fairly beefy and that would be an added cost to the system. 720p 30fps is more than enough considering it's coming free with the system. Thanks for the info though. I didn't know the PS4 (and probably the X1) had a dedicated recorder.
Nice try at damage control by adding "ps4 is superior guys, hahaha, agree with me!"
Recirding in 1080p would take up a lot of space on the HDD and would use quite a bit of RAM,
Yea that's true. But honesty, couldn't there be an option? Will it really be that confusing to consumers to choose either or? Serous question though. Could there be an option or are they leaving it out and CHOOSING for us?
But I thought that the ps4 fan bys had super dupper ddrgddrgddr56789 ram that was capable of everything lol just joking lol.
As long as the games play at 1080p 60/30 Fps idgaf what resolution the game dvr records at. Honestly i dont think ima use that feature that much except for the rare times i do something cool in-game.
Same here. But I can imagine the MILLIONS of videos that will be uploaded to YouTube of people doing the lamest, most redundant things that nobody really cares to see. It's a Call Of Duty teens wet dream come true.
*YAWN* If I wanted to record shit I would use my PC. Adding all this CRAP to gaming consoles far out. How about just stay true to what they are best at - playing games. All this DVR, Web browser nonsense
I agree, personally I think all this DVR crap is a waste of time/space/power...I'm hoping I can turn that crap off
I disagree... If the xbo performed like the wii compared to the ps4 then i would agree, but your still getting great visuals along with cool features to record it with out the need of a pc.... Wtf is the problem with having both? Its called moving forward..
@buynit The two above are just haters. Talking about using your pc to upload a console video? No wonder your yawning because your taking too long to upload bro. That's the point of it being built in... Touch of a button built in. As for hoping to turn it off?.. Just don't use it... Sometimes people amaze me.
Welcome to the future
I noticed that PS4 won't support external DVRs, but the XB1 will...maybe this is part of the reason XB1 decided to record for less time....but because of this, I would think that the signal to an external DVR would match that of any output signal...so if that DVR can do it...
Is it confirmed that ps4 won't allow external dvr capture? if so can you provide a link?
It's beyond a rumor....These are the same morons who keep trying to say the PS3 couldn't do it either, even though it will It just only does it through component
Thats a RUMOR. Stop reaching, man.
Yup, and just like the Ps4 having 4.5 gb or ram rumor Sony has yet to deny it. Sorry man but realistically we can both draw some conclusions here...
@Spoons, Sony has denied it. They just haven't said how many GB the PS4 uses for games.
if anyone is upset by this news... well... they shouldn't be.
Id say not being able to cap 1080p is a let down, then again I'm guessing they don't want to run Capture card companies out of business. Also since the most popular video sharing website, YouTube, does not even support 60fps, it's not a total lost. Also people should know for the DVR to cap at 1080p and 60fps will take WAYYYY more then 8 gigs of ram.
... WHAT. Are you talking about... Lol, whatever...
If you don't understand what I'm talking about then you are just fucking stupid. Learn how to read.
How about most of what you said didn't even make sense. Why would Sony care about capture card businesses?
Why are you continuously stupid? Where in my statement do you see the word Sony? If you can find that ill give you a cookie. Until then, a dick and shut the fuck up. Retards like you piss me off.
Chill out bro, I meant Microsoft, who all anyone could assume you were referring to. It doesn't really matter which, though. Neither one of them would be concerned with running capture card companies out of business. Also, the problem with recording 1080p at 60fps has more to do with the hard drive speed than the ram.
Useless feature!! I want to play games! Not play with a DVR thank you very much!!!
"I want to play games!" And this feature doesn't prevent you from doing so. You can still play games. But now you get to record them. Not entirely useless as I can see a lot of people using this to record their game play.
and that's also the native resolution 80% of ps4 and xbox 1 games will be in sorry kids, native 1920x1080 at 60 is only going to happen in the simplest of games, both "next gen" consoles are underpowered!
yeah wii u and ouya
The Wii U is doing 1080p 60fps for Mario Kart 8. And don't you dare try to tell me that Mario Kart 8 is the "simplest of games." Just don't...
Ok. That's good news.
Interesting.. So the XB1 can record at a higher res and frame rate than most of it's games will run /jk
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