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Meta Quest 1 and 2: new video capture settings are available

It would have taken a long time… Meta is now up to date and finally offers in its tool for developers video capture settings. He is thus catching up with what is offered by Side Quest for a long time already. The feature has just landed in the latest version of theOculus Developer Hub (macOS and Windows), an all-in-one tool to manage your Meta Quest. More advanced than Side Quest, ODH of its small name adds the welcome functionality in the “Record Video” section.

On the menu, the possibility of:

  • Choose between monoscopic or stereoscopic video capture. Mean by this, the capture of a single eye (the left) or both eyes at the same time for a beautiful twin effect;
  • Choose the resolution of the video as well as the frame rate per second:
    • 1024p at 36 fps (1:1);
    • 1080p at 36 or 60 fps (16:9);
    • 1440p at 36 or 60 fps (16:9);
    • 2160p at 36 or 60 fps (16:9).

  • The video capture rate: 5, 8, 25 and 40 Mbps to play on the quality of the rendering.

The result is strange to say the least. Meta had the good or bad idea – it depends – to put black bands around the edge of the image in order to transcribe on the screen the same rendering as in the final video. The capture below shows the view in 16:9. It’s a little confusing it’s true, but it’s then the best way to realize than a video capture in a format other than 1:1 scale will end up cutting out a lot of detail output.

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Remember that if you do not want to perform these manipulations on the computer, our app Quest Games Optimizer also offers on-board video profiles without removing the headset. In addition to the previous resolutions, you have the choice of a 720p setting and unbridled capture up to 4K at 120 fps if the situation allows.

If you haven’t taken the plunge yet, you can treat yourself to a Oculus Quest 2 at the house of Bakerthe Fnac, Darty or Amazon for €349.99.

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