Before explaining in detail how to use SHAREfactory, I think you might be interested in learning more about this application.
Well, it is a solution that allows you to edit gameplay videos recorded using the console's native functionality, directly from the PlayStation 4. If you don't know how the latter works, I suggest you consult my guide on how to record on PS4.
In fact, the console allows you to crop videos also directly from an internal screen of the system, but if you want to do something a little more complex, for example use filters or put some music, you can make use of SHAREfactory, since the latter is an application designed for this.
In short, knowing how to use SHAREfactory can allow you to improve your gameplay videos directly from the Sony console, so don't wait any longer and deepen the topic immediately!
How to use SHAREfactory
After quickly explaining what it is, I'd say it's time to take action and learn how to use SHAREfactory.
How to download SHAREfactory on PS4
Before explaining all the features offered by the application, it is good to explain to you how to download and install SHAREfactory on the PS4: an operation that, I assure you immediately, is totally free.
Of course, to download SHAREfactory you need to have a PS4 connected to the internet and with a PSN account correctly configured on it. Therefore, if you haven't done so yet, read my guide on how to access PlayStation Network (which also explains how to connect the console to the Internet).
After making sure that the above prerequisites are met, open the PlayStation Store, through theshopping bag icon present on the main console screen, and uses the function Search to find "Sharefactory".
Then press the button X of the controller on the box dedicated to SHAREfactory, to access the application description sheet. Finally, you just have to press the button Download and wait for the system to automatically finish downloading and installing the software.
How to edit gameplay with SHAREfactory
Once the SHAREfactory download and installation is complete, all you have to do is learn how to modify your gameplay with it.
Starting from main menu of the application, you have surely noticed that there are five tabs: VIDEO, PHOTO, ANIMATED GIF, SOCIAL e IMPORT CONTENT. The names are self-explanatory, but I'll give you a "summary" so that you can fully understand the potential of SHAREfactory.
Well, the card VIDEO allows, in addition of course toediting of videos, viewing of latest projects created and access to gallery. SHAREfactory can also be used to create animated photos and GIFs related to their gameplay, but users usually use it for editing. The board MATTERS allows you to import musical contents, video e images, as well as download themes other than the default from PlayStation Store.
As for social platforms, SHAREfactory allows you to start direct on various services of this type: if you are interested in this type of functionality, you can refer to my tutorial on how to do live on PS4, in which I have explained a little everything there is to know about the live performed by the Sony consoles on platforms such as Twitch and YouTube.
Arriving at the "highlight", you can create a project by going to the tab VIDEO on the SHAREfactory main screen and pressing on the box NEW PROJECT. Next, choose a theme among those available to you and select the video you want to use for editing.
Then press the button square of the controller and give a name to the project. TheSHAREfactory editor which, being an application designed for rapid content editing, has simple and intuitive controls.
In particular, you can use the touchpad of the controller per scroll the video, while you just press the button square of the pad to access the additional options. By doing so, you will access all editing options offered by SHAREfactory.
More precisely, a menu with icons relating to the functions will appear on the screen CHANGE TIME, BREAK THE CLIP, CUT THE CLIP, MOVE THE CLIP, DELETE THE CLIP, PAN AND ZOOM, EDIT OVERLAY, EDIT FILTERS, CHANGE LAYOUT, CHANGE TRANSACTION, TRACK EDIT 2, EDIT MUSIC e CLIP VOLUME.
As you may have already guessed, some features are self-explanatory, such as those that allow you to split clips or clone them. Others refer to features that are worth exploring, such as adding overlay e filters.
To do this, you just need to position yourself, via the touchpad, the minute you want them to start and press the button X of the controller. In this way, all the possibilities of adding will appear on the screen, which are clearly different from the modification ones I mentioned previously.
The options available in this case are: ADD CLIP, ADD SCREENSHOT, ADD TRACK 2, ADD MUSIC, ADD OVERLAY, ADD FILTER, ADD LAYOUT e ADD TRANSITION.
In short, even in this case the names are self-explanatory and everything is very simple, given that, once you have learned where the various options are thanks to the information I have just provided you, just follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
In any case, to give you some concrete examples, I will consider adding overlay and filters. In the first case, once pressed on the option ADD OVERLAY, just select one of the sticker, camera effects e text available for the theme you selected when creating your project. This way, you will see these elements appear above your original video.
In short, this is nothing difficult, just as the procedure for using the filters. In fact, even in this case just position yourself on the minute right of the video, use the option ADD FILTER and choose the one you want to apply to the clip. For example, there are retro ones, as well as psychedelics.
Once you're done with your edits, just press the button Options of the controller and decide if save the project o export the final result. From here you can also access the User Manual, in order to get more information about the program.
Perfect, now you know how to use all the basic features of SHAREfactory. You just have to indulge yourself with this handy free tool and improve your gameplay videos.
In any case, if you want to learn how to use the editor in a more advanced way, I suggest you continue reading, as you may find some very interesting details.
How to use music on SHAREfactory
How do you say? Would you like to add music to your gameplay videos? No problem, I'll explain immediately how you can do it.
Well, you need to know that SHAREfactory allows the user to import your own music and to use it as a "background" for their videogame performances. To do this, enough create a folder call SHAREfactory inside a USB stick or external hard drive. The latter must be formatted in FAT32 or exFAT.
Then it is necessary to create, inside the aforementioned folder, a sub-folder call MUSIC. All the audio files related to the music to be "implemented" in the video. Obviously, if you want to release videos in public, you shouldn't use copyrighted songs (in this regard, my tutorial on resources for getting free music might be useful). As for the supported formats, you can use FLAC, MP3 e AAC (M4A).
So, once you've got the audio files inside your storage device, connect it to one USB port of the PlayStation 4 and start SHAREfactory. Move, therefore, to the card IMPORT CONTENT on the left and press on the box IMPORT FROM USB. At this point, select i fillet you want to import and press the button square of the pad.
After that, to use these songs in your video, just go back to the home screen, move to the tab VIDEO and press on the box NEW PROJECT. At this point, select one of the themes available, click on video you want to change and use the button square of the controller, then giving a name to the project.
At this point, all you have to do is press the button X of the pad on the voice ADD MUSIC and select one of the songs imported. Perfect, this way you placed the song in the minute selected.
I remind you that you can scroll through the video using the touchpad of the controller, while if you want to change the song you simply have to press the key square of the pad and select the option EDIT MUSIC.
Perfect, now you know how to use a little bit of all SHAREfactory features. In case you want to deepen this last part, I suggest you consult my tutorial on how to import music on SHAREfactory, in which I have further explored the topic.
For the rest, you might be interested in taking a look at the official SHAREfactory manual, which refers to all the possibilities offered by the application, including the slightly more “hidden” ones that I only mentioned in this guide.How to use SHAREfactory