Hiya and happy update day, PSTALENT! Wow, there’s so much awesome stuff in today’s update! One thing that wasn’t mentioned in the US PlayStation Blog but is particularly relevant to what we do here at PST is Juggernaut’s new “Observer” active item. Its functionality is somewhere between the Loot Active Camera, Loot Telescope and Heavy Water Surveillance Helicopter; it can fly around, capture video and photos and has several filters (kinda like Instagram) and a built-in spotlight.
Here are some comparisons, pros, cons and notes:

 

Juggernaut Observer:
  • $1.99
  • 5 furniture slots
  • Guests are able to use it
  • Flies; full range of motion
  • Flight movement/look camera sensitivity can be adjusted
  • Can be used to record or photograph your own avatar. You will not be able to move your avatar while in-game. The Observer in use will not be visible in photos or videos
  • Captures 1280×720 photos to HDD
  • Captures 640×368 320×240 videos
  • “PlayStation Home” watermark does not appear when capturing a photo
  • “PlayStation Home” watermark appears only when the “record video” option is on
  • Chat log will not show up in photos
  • Control menu will not show up in photos
  • Control menu will show up in videos, unless it is minimized beforehand
  • Has several filters
  • Has built-in spotlight
  • When using this combined with an HD-PVR, it is possible to record HD video. Also, leaving the record option off will still give you full functionality without the watermark. Clear chat log and control menu beforehand for best results


Loot Active Camera:
  • $2.99
  • 9 furniture slots
  • Guests are not able to use it
  • Stationary; can be raised, lowered, zoomed, turned and tilted
  • Can be used to record your own avatar. You will still be able to move your avatar while in-game, but you won’t be able to use R1 emotes
  • Does not capture photos
  • Captures 640×360 videos to HDD or uploads directly to YouTube
  • “PlayStation Home” watermark is always present, even while you’re not recording
  • Chat log will not show up in videos
  • Control menu will show up in videos, unless it is minimized beforehand
  • Does not have built-in spotlight
  • When using this combined with an HD-PVR, it is possible to record HD video. Clear chat log and control menu beforehand for best results

Loot Telescope:
  • $0.99
  • 22 furniture slots
  • Guests are able to use it
  • Stationary; can be raised, lowered, zoomed, turned and tilted
  • Can be used to photograph your own avatar, but you must be standing very close to activate it. You will not be able to move your avatar while in-game
  • Captures 1280×720 photos to HDD
  • Does not capture videos
  • “PlayStation Home” watermark appears only when capturing a photo
  • Chat log will show up in photos, unless it is minimized beforehand
  • Control menu will show up in photos, unless it is minimized beforehand
  • Does not have built-in spotlight
  • When using this combined with an HD-PVR, it is possible to record HD video without the watermark. Clear chat log and control menu beforehand for best results

Heavy Water Surveillance Helicopter:
  • $2.49
  • 9 furniture slots
  • Flies; full range of motion
  • Flight movement/look camera are slightly choppy
  • Can be used from a first or third-person view from the helicopter
  • Your avatar is automatically hidden while in-game
  • Captures 1280×720 photos to HDD
  • Does not capture videos
  • “PlayStation Home” watermark appears only when capturing a photo
  • Chat log will show up in photos, unless it is minimized beforehand
  • Control menu is automatically hidden
  • Has built-in spotlight
  • Helicopter sounds can be turned on or off
  • When using this combined with an HD-PVR, it is possible to record HD video. Clear chat log beforehand for best results
3 Comments
  1. Razz 5 years ago

    Been using observer for a while. Great to glitch outta map and take super pics, small,easy…stealth at a party. Oh ya. Nice tool.tc…xo

  2. Adam_Bell 5 years ago

    I’m gettin’ the hang of this awesome new toy! it takes some practice to do a smooth flyby video but the controls are modeled similar to the way we move around on Home already. Unlike the stationary cameras in the movie set or the telescope where its simulating a real video camera, this one just lets you free form film! The on-board light is a nice feature aswell. Filter- Meh i still highly recommend it. If we could play the videos somehow, somewhere, even on voice chat that would be perfect. BUY IT!

  3. awesome job Steph. I want to add that you can use your friends camera to film in their spaces. it’s useable by anyone in the space. Also, you can NOT speak while recording, but you can type. this item is a wonderful new toy ^.^

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