Sony Computer Entertainment America today announced the availability of “Filmyä,” by Sony Corporation, a new movie viewer application that enables AVCHD video recorded with Sony cameras to be played and viewed on the PS3. Exclusive to PlayStation Network,the “Filmy” application allows users to conveniently enjoy AVCHD videos on the PS3 system. In addition, the “Filmy” application also includes specialty features such as “Earth View,” which uses the GPS exit data in Sony video cameras for location-based video tagging.PS3 users can access a free 15-minute trial of “Filmy”or unlock all content functionality for $5. For people that have Sony cameras this may be a bit of a boon, but to 90% of PS3 owners this means absolutely NOTHING. Sony needs to start delivering more capabilities that actually benefit the users instead of stuff like this that really is no added value for a large portion of their users.
Key features of the new “Filmy”application include the following:
- High Operability to Enjoy AVCHD Videos: The high processing capability of the PS3 system provides a powerful search performance and processing speed that enables users to easily locate and view AVCHD videos.
- Organizing AVCHD Videos: With the “Filmy” application, users will have a variety of display options to organize AVCHD videos. For example, thumbnails of videos will be displayed by date with Date List and by time with Time List, as well as Earth View, which displays thumbnails of videos on a globe based on the position information recorded with the camera’s GPS function.
- Enjoy Custom Highlight Reels with Digest Play: “Digest Play” enables users to easily enjoy highlights of videos without editing them by using the metadata recorded with the videos, such as “Face Detection,” “Smile Shutter” and other camera operations. The “Scene Search” feature enables users to find their favorite scene and can also register them with a “Favorite Stamp.”
The “Filmy” application is available today for download under the media category of PlayStation Store. Once downloaded, the application will be accessible under the Video icon in the XMB™ (XrossMediaBar).