‘Filmy’ PS3 app lets you view and organize video captured by Sony cams

Posted on February 2, 2011

We should clarify — the new PS3 app lets you view and organize video from your Sony-branded digital camera, not the footage captured by the Sony cams hidden throughout your home. As you know, those are designed to detect the arrival of new, exciting games and then send notice of a new firmware update just as you’re putting in the disc.

There’s no need for a disc when accessing “Filmy,” the sounds-like-a-cute-mascot video app that becomes available on the PlayStation Store today. Once downloaded and installed, it allows viewing of AVCHD-encoded video from any USB-connected Sony camera that supports the format. Videos can be searched quickly and organized into digests based on camera metadata (such as “Face Detection”) or geographical tagging, if the camera has a GPS. If you’ve been anywhere remote and/or remotely interesting, you’ll be able to find those clips marked on a fancy representation of our space-faring orb.

There’s a free version of Filmy that allows full feature operation for fifteen minutes, but the less curtailed version will run you $5. You could probably earn that back by turning your camera on the bedroom, recording a spooky message written on a fogged-up mirror and then selling the whole thing to a Hollywood studio as “Abnormal Happenings.”

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