Naughty Dog is finally offering details on Uncharted 2: Among Thieves' "Cinema Mode," a suite of machinima tools that lets PlayStation 3 owners replay, edit and tweak saved gameplay footage and share with friends. There's nothing half-tucked about it.
Justin Richmond, multiplayer designer on Uncharted 2, walks Machinima.com through the finer details of the game's Cinema Mode in the above clip. Notable are the addition of a green screen mode that will let video editors layer Nathan Drake and crew over whatever background you choose and the option to use a Bluetooth headset to record speech that will automatically lip synch on-screen characters.
There's a lot more to it than that, obviously, including cool camera control, lighting and environmental effects, video sharing, and even a gameplay mode specific to Uncharted 2's machinima features. There's a lot to see in the above five minute clip, something that budding machinima creators and Uncharted fans must watch.