I wanted to explain a power of using new Unity Video Recorder feature with VR Panorama. Video recorder still isn’t included into a unity, but it can be downloaded from Github:
Once downloaded, it will give you a new menu item under Tools/Recorder/Video. When you open this menu, you will get a new window where you can set various setting. For this tutorial, let’s say that we want to record 360 stereo SBS video in 4K.
-set Selected recorder to UTJ/MP4 (this says that you want to use mp4 output format)
-Set source to GameDisplay (this means that you want to render a screen output and not any specific camera – VR Panorama will automatically be loaded as only camera)
-Set resolution to X2160p_4k (this instructs Recorder to use vertical resolution of 2160pixels
-Set Aspect Ratio to X16_9 (this value will be calculated automatically by Unity – and it will default to standard 4K value from VR Panorama)
All other fields are relative to your project.
Now let’s set VR Panorama to render correctly:
Add a VR Capture component to your camera (as you would normaly).
-Set VR Panorama Capture Mode to VR Panorama RT (this means that VR Panorama will render only to screen without using it’s own video management).
-Set Capture type to Equidistant stereo (or any other mode that you want; Note that Video mode doesn’t work in RT Mode)
-From VR Panorama presets, choose 4K preset (you have to match this preset with Unity Video recorder resolution).
-Set other options that you would set normaly in VR capture. like speed vs. quality and so on.
Now you can render directly to a video file. this new approach will give you some speed improvements as there is no need to save intermediary files and recompress them. And this unity solution is native.
I will be working on integrating it in a tight manner, so you can expect that in future this workflow can be made easy, and that all parameters gets synced automatically.
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Hi, your instructions are very vague, there is no tools menu after i have installed the folder and Im getting a shed load of errors, Can you please give me full instructions on the install process and were is this new tools menu. thanks Steve
Hi Steve, what unity version are you using? I think this unity capturer works only with 2017.2b.
Should “record RT to video” be checked?
No 😉 record rt to video is a new experimental feature.