As technology is improving, they need to solve different types of problems arising. Before, VR content creation was never a problem since 360 videos were never mainstream and not popular.
That’s not the only problem though, people don’t always view VR content through headsets. So how do people record themselves and see what they’re seeing?
Let’s explore how people are getting over VR content creation.
VR Content Creation Tools
Outdoors, to make a video into VR, you will need a 360 camera. Each camera has different features and different price points. They depend on what you will be doing and how you will be using them. Recording tours or sledding down mountains to be experienced in VR after are all great 360 videos that we recommend you trying.
Our recommendation for the best 360 camera we have seen goes to Insta360 ONE X for about $600. Editing their high resolution quickly and their reliability makes this the best camera we have seen around.
Ben Claremont made a great recent video on which 360 cameras are best right now.
Posting Your VR Videos
Youtube is a great place to upload your videos and to see other VR videos with their own Virtual Reality section. Over 3.2 million people are subscribed and enjoy the content ranging from thrill to animal POV.
Facebook also has its own way to upload your 360 videos to be shared to everyone. Even if you don’t have a headset, you can still watch. You’re able to “Turn your device or drag your finger to move around within the video and explore every angle”.
VR Content Creation Software
How do you make your VR gameplay into a regular video? There are many tools that can accomplish this but if you are using the HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift and want to just record the gameplay, there are easy ways without using a capture card.
Note: On Phone VR headsets, screen recording might be the only way possible at the moment without third party applications.
If you are playing through Steam VR, you are able to easily access your gameplay through Steam.
On the small SteamVR popup that tells you the status of your headset, use the drop-down menu to find “Display Mirror“.
From here, select “Main” and choose “Left Eye Only” and record your screen using different software.
If you are playing through SteamVR and instead through Oculus, the process is very similar.
From the Oculus Folder, go to Oculus > Support > Oculus-Diagnostics and choose OculusMirrror
This is essentially the same thing, you will need to record your display and change the adjusted settings to how you would like it to be.
A great tutorial is posted by F4CEpa1m x_0 to show exactly how this is done:
VR is the future and VR content creation is something more people will need to learn how to do. Although it is a different process than creating regular gameplay and videos, they will be much more immersive and enjoyable in VR.
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