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PS4 Pro will take UHD screenshots and broadcast 1080p video

With greater power, comes higher-res screencaps and video streams.
Timothy J. Seppala, @timseppala
September 8, 2016
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In addition to running games at higher resolution, the PlayStation 4 Pro will also take bigger and more detailed screenshots as well. Hitting the Share button on the controller will grab a 4K-sized image of whatever is on-screen at that moment according to Polygon.

Earlier today, the console's FAQ page listed 1080p Remote Play and 1080p Share Play (and 5GHz WiFi!). That's a definite improvement over 720p and 30 FPS on previous hardware, but there are a few caveats here. Polygon reports that Dailymotion and YouTube videos will cap out at 60 FPS. Twitch broadcasts, on the other hand, have a hard stop at 1080p and 30 FPS.

So, just because the Pro can output higher resolution video and frame rates doesn't mean that your favorite video service of choice is ready for them just yet. At least not without additional hardware like a video capture card. If you're expecting that to change with Microsoft's high-end Project Scorpio when it launches late next year, you might want to dial those hopes back a touch too.

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