In early May, Neuros Technology
MPEG4 Recorder 2
away from Sony’s recently-released 2.7 firmware update for its PlayStation Portable (PSP). The firmware update rendered the PSP incompatible with certain video files produced by the recorder. Now Neuros has released
a firmware update
of its own to address the issue.
The MPEG4 Recorder 2 is a small digital VCR, of sorts, but it writes analog video streams directly to flash memory cards instead of video tape — formats supported include the Memory Stick Pro Duo that the PSP uses. The MPEG4 Recorder 2 can also be used to transfer video to the iPod. Neuros discovered that Sony’s 2.7 PSP firmware update rendered its recorded video files incompatible.
In addition to fixing the PSP issue, the firmware update also boosts the audio volume on PSP video 30 percent louder. Recording options have been added for smartphones, mobile phones and PDAs, and new recording options have been added for iPod that now allow users to choose 320 x 240 Fine (at 1024Kbps) or Superfine (1536Kbps) rates.
Neuros said that more updates are on the way that will provide additional recording options and other feature enhancements, including doubling the bitrate for iPod recordings.