Oculus Rift® is a virtual reality headset system developed
by Oculus VR, a division of Facebook Inc.
Oculus Rift is the most famous
and popular virtual reality gameplay headset currently on the market.
Oculus Rift' gameplay system is superior and comfortable, and Oculus
Rift technology inside is second-to-none, thanks to Oculus Rift
in-house research and development. Oculus Rift’s advanced display
technology combined with its precise, low-latency constellation
tracking system enables the sensation of presence – the feeling
as though you're actually there. Oculus Rift's VR gameplay experience
is unlike anything you've ever experienced
While enjoying Oculus Rift's surreal VR experience,
Oculus Rift users have strong desire and request to record their
VR gameplay to HD movies so that they share their exceptional Oculus
Rift VR gameplay experience with their family and friends.
But there were really not any good methods to record
Oculus Rift gamplay. The only way used to record Oculus Rift gameplay
was to record Oculus Rift games's mirror window on desktop. But
this method has many problems:
- Oculus Rift game mirror window may have much
lower frame rate then Oculus Rift headset display frame rate.
To record HD movie, mirror window needs as least 60 fps, this
may not be possible because Oculus Rift game need to use most
of system rendering power on Oculus Rift headset display, they
need to maintain 90 fps per eye display, this requires a lot of
rendering power from system. So to maintaining high frame rate
on mirror window may not be possible for the game and the system.
- Oculus Rift game mirror window may not have the
same Field of View (FOV) as displayed in the player's headset
eye displays. So the content displayed on the mirror window may
not as same as what player is seeing from the headset eye display.
- The movie recorded from mir row window does not
reassembles the surreal stunning stereoscopic effect that player
is seeing through the headset eye displays.
Because of these problems, Oculus Rift in game recording
becomes mostly impossible or useless until now.
Now D3DGear has come to finally and beautifully
solve this problem. D3DGear has developed a Oculus Rift gameplay
recording engine that is capable to talk into Oculus Rift's system
and capture Oculus Rift headset eyes display content before Oculus
Rift engine does eye distortion correction, and D3DGear saves captured
Oculus Rift gameplay eyes display content to stunning HD SBS stereoscopic
Here is some key features in D3DGear recording engine
for Oculus Rift VR headset:
- D3DGear is able to capture both Oculus Rift headset
eye display content w/o eye distortion correction.
- D3DGear is able to save captured Oculus Rift
gameplay eyes display content to stunning HD SBS stereoscopic
- D3DGear recording engine has minimum performance
impact on Oculus Rift gameplay. Oculus Rift game is still able
to maintain 90 fps rendering frame rate while D3DGear is recording.
- D3DGear also provide Oculus Rift game audio and
Oculus Rift microphone recording. Both audio content can be captured
and saved to the same movie.
And here are some Oculus Rift VR gameplay SBS video
produced by D3DGear users: