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How to import music to SHAREfactory

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How to import music to SHAREfactory: You saw that your favorite youtuber managed to make a good video montage directly from his PlayStation 4 and, curious to find out how he did it, you did some research on Google. You thus discovered the existence of SHAREfactory: a video editor designed for the Sony console that allows you to edit and edit videos without going through your PC or smartphone.

After making this discovery, you started using SHAREfactory yourself but got stuck trying to import music into the application because you didn’t find the right option to do so. That’s exactly how things are, right? Then know that, if you want, I am here to help you dispel this doubt.

In today’s guide, in fact, I will explain you in detail how to import music to SHAREfactory and how to take advantage of other features of this application to make your gameplay videos more beautiful to watch. I can assure you that, once you finish the guide, you will be able to reach your goal and make videos of excellent quality. Having said that, there is nothing left for me to do but wish you good reading and, above all, have fun!

Preliminary information

Before going into the details of the procedure on how to import music to SHAREfactoryI think you might be interested in learning more about this application.

Well, SHAREfactory is Sony’s official video editing tool. It was implemented for quite some time directly into the memory of the PlayStation 4, but was later made available for free download via the PlayStation Store: this is the only software that allows you to edit your gameplay videos directly from the Sony console, using the official DualShock 4 controller.

The tools to customize multimedia content are many: from themes to stickers, through the webcam and music. There is also the possibility to share the videos made on social networks.

In short, anyone who intends to record video from PS4 via the console’s native functionality can benefit a lot from using SHAREfactory, and today I’m going to prove it to you.

How to import music to SHAREfactory

SHAREfactory PlayStation Network

After explaining what SHAREfactory is, I’d say you’re ready to take action and learn how to use your music for gameplay videos.

The first thing you need to do is, of course, install the application on your PlayStation 4. Probably, if you’ve had your console for a long time, you can already find the icon of SHAREfactory on the PS4 home screen. In this case, just press on it to start the application.

If the icon isn’t there, all you need to do to get it is open the PlayStation Store (the shopping bag icon on the main screen), press on the item Search for and type “sharefactory” in the appropriate search bar. After that, all you have to do is select the icon SHAREfactory from the list that appears on the right and press the key X of the controller above the button Download.

Download SHAREfactory PS4

This will start the download of the application and the PlayStation 4 will install it independently. I remind you that to download the application you need to have a console connected to the Internet and an account PlayStation Network: for all the relevant information, I invite you to take a look at my tutorial on how to access PlayStation Network. If, on the other hand, you need more details on how to download games and applications on PS4, I invite you to read my guide dedicated to the subject.

Now you have to take care of transferring the music you want to use for your editing with SHAREfactory to an external drive. To properly configure the external storage device to get music from, insert one into the computer’s USB port key or a external drive and first create a folder called SHAREfactorythen a sub-folder called MUSIC and put all the music pieces of your interest. Supported formats are FLAC, MP3 And AAC (M4A). To work properly with the PlayStation 4, the USB storage device must be formatted in FAT32 or exFAT.

To give a practical example, I will look at the procedure to follow above Windows. Once you get yours external device and connected to the USB port computer, open Explore Resources (the icon of the yellow folder on the taskbar), select the icon This PC from the left sidebar and open yours external hard disk or yours keyby double clicking on its icon.

At this point, right click in an empty space of the folder and select the item first New one and later that School bag from the context menu. Assign, therefore, the name SHAREfactory to the folder you just created and confirm by pressing Enter. If you have any problems or doubts, I invite you to take a look at my tutorial on how to create a folder.

Now, open the folder SHAREfactorypress the right mouse button and select the items New> Folder from the menu that opens. Give the name MUSIC to the folder and press Enterto confirm.

New MUSIC SHAREfactory folder

Once this is done, take the music pieces you want to import into SHAREfactory and copy them into the folder MUSIC of your external device: for more details on this procedure, take a look at my guide on how to transfer files from PC to USB stick. If you do not know where to find songs to include in your gameplay videos, I suggest you consult my guides on how to download music to MP3 for free and how to download music from the Internet. I remind you that, in case you want to upload your video to social media, you will have to use music not protected by copyright.

Format SHAREfactory key

At this point, insert the external device into one of the ports USB of the PlayStation 4 and start SHAREfactoryby pressing the key X of the controller on its icon present on the main console screen.

After that, select the item first IMPORT CONTENT and later that IMPORT MUSIC; presses on the writing IMPORT FROM USBpush the button X of the pad on songs you want to import and press the key square of the controller. At the end of the import, the system will show you a special warning.

Import SHAREfactory music

I’ll give you a practical example on the use of songs. To proceed, return to the home screen of SHAREfactory and select the item first VIDEO and later that NEW PROJECT.

Now, choose a theme among those available (or download one from the PlayStation Store, via voice NEW THEMES) and press the button X of the pad above thevideo icon you want to mount. Then press the button square of the controller and give a first name to your project, in order to access the editor.

Choose SHAREfactory video

Once this is done, press the button X of the pad and select the voice ADD MUSIC. Then choose the song you want to use and press the button X of the controller on it, so as to position it at the chosen minute.

You can use the touchpad of the controller to scroll through the video. To change the audio volume, on the other hand, just press the button square of the pad and select the voice EDIT MUSIC.

Once the project is finished, all you have to do is press the button Options controller and choose one of the items that appear on the screen. My advice is to press on EXPORT TO GALLERYin order to have the final result available directly on the console.

Import from USB SHAREfactory

While you are inside the project, you can also upload your video to social networks by pressing the button triangle pad and following the instructions that appear on the screen.

Instead, to save the final video to a USB storage device, just go to Settings> Storage Memory> System Storage Memorypress the button X of the controller on the voice Catch gallery and select the school bag where the video is contained.

Finally, all you have to do is press the button Options of the pad above the video and select the items in succession Copy to USB storage device, Copy And OK. Great, now the video is saved on your USB stick, ready to be copied to your PC and shared on YouTube, Twitch, Facebook or other social networks.

Other features

SHAREFactory PS4

How do you say? Are you passionate about SHAREfactory and would like to learn more about all its features? No problem, I’m here to help you and I’ll tell you how to do it right away.

Starting from the main menu of the application, you will have noticed that there are five tabs: VIDEO, PHOTO, ANIMATED GIF, SOCIAL And IMPORT CONTENT. The first allows, in addition to the creation of videos, to view thelatest project you have created, to manage all projects and take a look at the tunnel. The same is true for cards PHOTO And ANIMATED GIF which, however, as you can guess from the name, allow you to create other types of multimedia content.

As for the card SOCIALinstead, from here you can start a live streaming. For all the details of the case, I recommend that you consult my guide on how to do live on PS4. Finally, the tab IMPORT CONTENT allows to use music, video And images from a USB storage device. There is also the possibility of downloading themes from the PlayStation Store.

SHAREfactory menu

As for the editor that appears once a project is started, there are tons of options available. SHAREfactory allows, in fact, to do everything the user needs to create good content, from cutting the clips at the editing the overlaypassing through i filters and for it zoom.

There is also the possibility of using the PlayStation Camera as a webcam. These features are very simple to use and can assure you that by following the on-screen instructions you will be able to master them in a few minutes. On the other hand, SHAREfactory is designed to be immediate and intuitive!


PlayStation Camera – PlayStation 4

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While inside the editor, just press the key Options of the pad to view a complete user manual in Italian that explains how to use all the features of the case.

In short, you shouldn’t have any kind of problem with this application: you just need a little good will and the results are guaranteed!