How will the YouTube Upload feature of the Next Gen...

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#1 Edited by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

...consoles affect the current video game walkthrough community, in your opinion? Think about it; everyone and their mama will be making walkthrough videos now that they all can without buying a third-party DVR/ video-capture device. How do you think YouTube channels, like theRadBrad - who has over one million subscribers, will fair? I'm pretty sure a good chunk of his base will start making their own videos.

#2 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8524 posts) -

Not sure other than studying boss fights when I played wow And looking at new releases I never really got into watchin youtube game videos.

#3 Edited by seanmcloughlin (38216 posts) -

For standrad let's plays it won't make a whole pile of difference.The software from what I've heard isn't robust enough to make long high quality videos (we haven't actually heard the bit rate it records at yet or resolutions). Plus can the software record external mics at the same time? If so what quality? It will be better for smaller "look at this" type clips where you did something cool in game or ina multiplayer round.

The PS4 also limits you to certain sections of the game where the devs make possible to record but if they don't want you to they can lock you out of entire areas of a game. We also still don't know where Sony and MS stand on monetisation of these videos if they will claim full ownership like Nintendo do now.

If all that does happen it will make the youtube scene FAR harder to break into to the levels of someone like RadBrad. There's already a mountain of competition so adding more to it will make things harder

#4 Posted by Muffin2020 (527 posts) -

Can;t imagine it will have any effect. The popular ones on YouTube will have sound proof rooms and dedicated capture equipment and an established fanbase.

The new ones will be lost among 50 thousand Boom head shot , look at me poor sound quality videos.

#5 Edited by hiphops_savior (7945 posts) -

It would be a crapload of wannabe commentators and poor imitators of Chris Smoove or XboxAhoy.

#6 Edited by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

@seanmcloughlin said:

For standrad let's plays it won't make a whole pile of difference.The software from what I've heard isn't robust enough to make long high quality videos (we haven't actually heard the bit rate it records at yet or resolutions). Plus can the software record external mics at the same time? If so what quality? It will be better for smaller "look at this" type clips where you did something cool in game or ina multiplayer round.

The PS4 also limits you to certain sections of the game where the devs make possible to record but if they don't want you to they can lock you out of entire areas of a game. We also still don't know where Sony and MS stand on monetisation of these videos if they will claim full ownership like Nintendo do now.

If all that does happen it will make the youtube scene FAR harder to break into to the levels of someone like RadBrad. There's already a mountain of competition so adding more to it will make things harder

theRadBrad's video are usually only 15 minutes.

#7 Posted by HAZE-Unit (10478 posts) -

1- You can't stream on youtube, only on Ustream and Twitch TV.

2- longest time you could share is 5 minutes on Xbone and 15 minutes on PS4.

3- editing tools are not as robust as regular youtube uploaders.

In conclusion, bigger impact on the streaming community.

On youtube it depends if the tools are upgraded in the future via apps that could be downloaded from the PS4/Xbone digital stores.

#8 Edited by psymon100 (6138 posts) -

just making a video is one thing, the quality videos will stand out.

then again, maybe the new consoles will hasten the production of good quality videos?

i don't think it will have a major effect tbh.

#9 Edited by ButDuuude (476 posts) -

@HAZE-Unit: Live streaming has no time limit on the PS4.

#10 Edited by kingoflife9 (1987 posts) -

:I

#11 Edited by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfTapje9DZA&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PL8A125E7892777D17

@psymon100 said:

just making a video is one thing, the quality videos will stand out.

then again, maybe the new consoles will hasten the production of good quality videos?

i don't think it will have a major effect tbh.

How is the quality of this video, which is mine?

#12 Posted by HAZE-Unit (10478 posts) -

@ButDuuude: Yea but Live streaming is only available on Ustream and Twitch TV, with Youtube you can't.

#13 Posted by psymon100 (6138 posts) -

@BluRayHiDef said:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfTapje9DZA&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PL8A125E7892777D17

@psymon100 said:

just making a video is one thing, the quality videos will stand out.

then again, maybe the new consoles will hasten the production of good quality videos?

i don't think it will have a major effect tbh.

How is the quality of this video, which is mine?

This is a pure gameplay video so really, the quality comes from your gameplay (you waste no time running around, which is excellent) and from the quality of the video / sound (seems fine but I'm at work and I can't properly test on this machine as it's fairly weak). I reserve judgement on visuals until later tonight, I'll check it out at home at 1080p.

I just want to clarify something, when I said 'quality', i mean the overall quality of the entire uploaded media. Quality and quantity of commentary, flow of words, words used things said. Then other things such as only including necessary footage, transitions and all that stuff. Like, a well produced video has certain qualities.

For pure gameplay, I think the most important thing is that the player doesn't get lost. Second most important is probably a consistent framerate. Third I'd say 1080P.

24/march 2011? Recorded with your old GPUs?

#15 Posted by BluRayHiDef (10839 posts) -

@psymon100: Recorded with dual HD 5870s. The specs are below the video.