How to Make Your Own Mixed Reality Video for VR Racing

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Mixed reality videos, demonstrating the power of virtual reality without a headset, are all the rage it seems. Marcel Pfister, the racing enthusiast behind a recent, astoundingly effective example, shares how he pulled it off in his latest video.

Marc Pfister, whose recent mixed reality racing video, which portrayed both the power of VR’s immersion and the physical-to-virtual accuracy modern games (in this case Assetto Corsa) are striving for, has released a new video. His latest takes you behind the scenes, giving you an insight into how he creates them.

Using a green screen setup (ostensibly a gazebo with green curtains), an Oculus Rift DK2, a hidden racing rig showing only the detachable steering wheel and some chroma key video editing wizardry in Sony Vegas with footage captured from a headset mounted camera, Pfister has achieved some impressive results, the latest of which can be seen below.

In this new video, Pfister walks would-be mixed reality auteurs through his creation process, how to create audio cues for easy footage syncing, where to go in Sony Vegas for Chroma Keying and, perhaps most importantly, the software you need to use to ‘unwarp’ captured VR footage (eVRydayVR’s excellent unwarpvr).

We’ll see if Pfister’s helpful hints inspires a raft of similar videos, clearly the set-up requires some dedication and won’t be for everyone. We’re now looking forward to an enterprising soul unlocking and sharing the secrets behind these mixed reality examples.

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  • That is pretty nifty!

    But… the game he picked isn’t too interesting. What about rigging this up to GTA? Now *THAT* would be interesting! Let’s see what a 5-star police race looks like!