Paying for PlayStation Plus is not necessary to access PlayStation 4's recording and sharing functionality. Following earlier news that Xbox One's DVR feature requires users to subscribe to Xbox live gold, fans took to Twitter to ask PlayStation if this would be the case on PlayStation 4, to which president of SCE's worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida said, definitively, "no" repeatedly.
The features will be available for everyone on day one. Does this make it more appealing to you? This info was found at ign.com