Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) ha presentato al grande pubblico di PS3 la telecamera siglata PLAYSTATION Eye (cfr. immagine seguente), il cui arrivo sul mercato è stato pianificato nella prossima estate dal gigante nipponico dell'elettronica di consumo.
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La nuova PLAYSTATION Eye, collegabile alla console mediante una interfaccia USB 2.0, è ritenuta dal produttore un accessorio indispensabile per supportare pienamente le funzionalità di trasferimento di video e audio, messaging e on line gaming offerte dalla PlayStation Network.
La camera di PLAYSTATION Eye garantisce un frame rate di 120fps alla risoluzione di 320x240 pixel e di 60fps a 640x480; PLAYSTATION Eye include inoltre 4 microfoni e soluzioni dedicate per la riduzione dell'echo e del rumore di sottofondo.
Con EyeCreate, il software di editing a corredo dell'hardware, gli utenti possono salvare immagini (foto) e frammenti di audio e video sul disco rigido della PS3.
FOSTER CITY, Calif., April 26, 2007 – Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA)
today announced the arrival of the next-generation PLAYSTATION®Eye camera. Scheduled
for a Summer release, PLAYSTATION Eye is an essential accessory for voice, video chat
and online gaming that will enable gamers to enjoy their PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™)
Computer Entertainment System experiences like never before.
Designed specifically for PS3 and featuring huge advances in USB camera and
microphone technology, PLAYSTATION Eye is set to revolutionize the experience of both
interactive gaming and online communication on the PLAYSTATION®Network. Expanding
on the market-leading heritage of EyeToy® USB camera for PlayStation®2 computer
entertainment system, the sophistication of PLAYSTATION Eye naturally complements the advanced features and capabilities of PS3 – all in one intelligently designed, unobtrusive unit.
Designed specifically to work with the next generation of social gaming titles and new services being developed for PS3, key features of the PLAYSTATION Eye include:
- A sophisticated microphone with the ability to reduce background noise and focus on
spoken word for smoother, more accurate speech recognition
- Engineered to perform in low-light conditions
- Faster frame rate for improved tracking, responsiveness and smoothness
- Two position zoom lens for close-up and full body options
- Free EyeCreate™ editing software, which allows users to save, edit and add cool
visual effects to photos, video and audio clips
- EyeCreate also enables user to capture videos and audio clips directly to your PS3’s hard disk drive and access a range of different capturing modes, including slow
motion and time-lapse.
“With the release of PLAYSTATION Eye we will be able to dramatically enhance the
consumer’s PS3 experience,” said Richard Marks, research and development at Sony
Computer Entertainment America. “Beyond audio/video chat and the ability to save videos to
your PS3 hard drive, PLAYSTATION Eye opens up a whole new world of entertainment
options and adds a new dimensions to games across multiple genres.”
The free EyeCreate editing software, allows you to save photos, video and audio clips
to your PS3 hard disk drive and apply eye-catching visual effects to your images. Different
capture modes like time-lapse and slow motion open up a world of possibilities to be explored
further in EyeCreate’s editing suite, where you can turn your media into professional-looking
New microphone functions
An all-new four microphone array, incorporating multidirectional voice location
tracking, enhanced echo cancelling and background noise suppression allows for clear audio
chat in even the most noisy of environments, without the need to hold or wear a headset.
Next-generation camera features
A frame rate of up to 120 frames per second allows for super-smooth video and
sophisticated low-light operation means that the room doesn’t have to be brightly lit for the
camera to deliver crisp, perfectly exposed video. The adjustable zoom lens features a 56º
field of view to capture head and shoulders action for close-in audio-visual chat, and a 75º
field of view to capture the whole body for a fully physical gaming experience.
- 4 channel audio input:16 bits/channel, 48kHz, SNR 90db
- 56º or 75º Field of View zoom lens
- 2.1 F-stop, <1% distortion, fixed focus (25cm to 8 at 75º FOV)
- 640 x 480 at 60 frames/second
- 320 x 240 at 120 frames/second
- USB2 high-speed data transfer
- Uncompressed video or optional JPEG compression
Source: Sony Computer Entertainment America Press Release