Xbox One Game DVR Stores 720p Clips in the Cloud

Posted Tue Aug 6, 2013 at 08:30 AM PDT by
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Clips can be managed, edited and shared at 30 fps.

One of the Xbox One features that has yet to be detailed, reversed, and then detailed again is the game DVR. Now though, the Chief Xbox One Platform Architect, Marc Witten, has explained that the game DVR will capture "beautiful clips at 720p 30fps" regardless of the source resolution and framerate. Microsoft has previously disclosed that the system would always be ready to save the last five minutes of a game, which the user could store using the guide. A shorter number given for frenetic online play scenarios, is thirty seconds, which could be saved by stating "Xbox, record that." These game DVR moments, which for example, could be used to capture achievement unlocks which would be visible on the player's gamercards exist in addition to the live streaming that will be available to Gold members through Twitch.tv.

Marc Whitten shared the resolution and framerate details in direct response to a question by IGN, "Game DVR captures beautiful clips at 720p 30fps. The first thing you’ll see with our game DVR is the integration of our Upload service on the console. This service allows you to manage, edit, and share your content. Your clips are stored in the cloud. Also, you’ll see games making “magic moment” videos of your gameplay based on the game DVR functionality – all seamlessly integrated. You’ll be able to see these clips in the Xbox One Guide, in your own game DVR collection, and when you are looking at gamercards on the system. You’ll also see games take advantage of this platform capability and do interesting things to integrate captured game footage into the game experience itself."

Microsoft has made much of its Xbox Live server expansion, and with potentially millions of players regularly uploading game footage, that new capacity could quickly become important if these new sharing features are to be successful.

From Microsoft, "With Game DVR and Upload Studio, you can create and add epic video clips to share with your Xbox Live friends. With Xbox Live on Xbox One, you now have new ways to record, edit, share and broadcast the best moments from your games. Game DVR lets you record your favorite highlights. You can then use Upload Studio to customize and show off your big victories, including adding your own voiceovers by using Kinect. You’ll have a number of custom skins to choose from to make your clip stand out even more and you’ll have slow motion and other editing tools. It’s your own editing bay for the documentary of your gaming life."

Source: IGN

Author: Brian Hoss

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