EyeCreate review

Home video editing on your PS3

Pros

  • It's free
  • Imagining you're a movie director
  • Messing around with cool effects

Cons

  • Too simple if you want more options
  • Can't share movies with everyone
  • Can't watch your work outside EyeCreate

Nov 9, 2007

Like Sony's virtual aquarium Aqua Vita, this isn't so much a game as a "utility." EyeCreate comes bundled with the PlayStation Eye and lets you record sound and video directly to your PS3's hard drive. While this may sound excellent, it's not actually that exciting because your videos are recorded in a proprietary format, meaning you can't copy them to a memory stick and watch them on a computer. You can't even view them in the cross-media bar. You can only watch them through EyeCreate. The software itself is quite accomplished, reminiscent of simple video editors like iMovie. You can record clips, arrange them to create a sequence and apply effects, like slow motion and sepia tones. But until Sony release a version of EyeCreate that lets you create movies that can be shared with anyone on any system, it feels slightly redundant. It's a tech demo rather than a finished product. Still it's worth a tinker for Spielberg wannabes with limited tech skills, but it's nothing very revolutionary. Though at least it's free.

More Info

GenreOther Games/Compilations
DescriptionBundled with the Playstation Eye or available as a free download, this capture software lets you record, edit and manipulate video and sound.
PlatformPS3
Release date23 October 2007 (US), (UK)
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