Watch High Definition Sony Camera Footage with Filmy

February 8, 2011 Written by Sebastian Moss

When the PlayStation 3 was first announced, it was heralded as far more than a simple gaming machine, billed as the ultimate multimedia hub. Since launch, the console’s functionality has grown exponentially, with applications such as Netflix in the US and Canada and VidZone in Europe. The latest addition to the host of services has now be announced, with a HD Sony camera viewer coming to the PS3.

Filmy is a new movie viewer that enables Advanced Video Codec High Definition (AVCHD) videos that are recorded with Sony cameras to be played and viewed on the PS3. Additionally, the “Filmy” application also includes special features such as “Earth View,” which uses the GPS data in certain Sony video cameras for location-based video tagging – with the view of Earth similar to that found in Life with PlayStation.

Unfortunately, Filmy won’t be free, and will cost $5 in the States, but allows users to access a 15 minute free trial. The service launches today.

Susan Panico, Senior Director of PlayStation Network, SCEA said:

With the introduction of Sony’s ‘Filmy’ application, users will be provided with more fun and intuitive options to view personal content via their PS3.

The Filmy application is another addition to the PlayStation Network portfolio as we continue to expand our offering of entertainment options, including games, movies and TV episodes, sports programming, and content that can’t be found anywhere else.

Another key feature of the service is “Digest Play”, which “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 “Favourite Stamp.””

Are you interested in purchasing the Filmy application? Let us know in the comments below.