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Microsoft: Xbox One captures footage at 720p 30fps

Tuesday, 6th August 2013 09:32 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox One’s DVR game capture will record footage at 720p and 30fps, Microsoft’s system architect Marc Whitten has confirmed. He has also revealed 1080p gamerpics.

Responding to a fan as part of an ‘Ask Microsoft Anything’s session on IGN, Whitten said of Xbox One’s recording prowess, “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.”

On the new Xbox One gamerpics, Whitten added, “Your avatar will be on the system at launch and in fact, you’ll have some new options, including the ability to do full-body HD gamerpics. By the way, we should actually talk more about gamerpics too.

“We’ve moved from the 64×64 gamerpics on Xbox 360 to a full 1080p. They are beautiful, and you are going to see some really cool hero moments, like when you login to see personalized views of your games and other content.”

Last month we reported that Xbox One’s DVR function captures the last five minutes of your play, as opposed to PS4′s 15 minutes.

At the weekend, Microsoft also confirmed that the Xbox One’s GPU speed and drivers had been upgraded. Get the details here.

What do you make of the above?

Thanks Eurogamer.

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7 Comments

  1. Bam007

    Well, wasn’t expecting anything that’d put capture devices on the shelf.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. DrDamn

    Like the idea of Magic Moment stuff – i.e. auto creating highlights for you. Also like the idea that games can integrate the captures back into the game.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. xxJPRACERxx

    “full-body HD gamerpics”?

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Clupula

    @3 – That would make my games of Strip Street Fighter IV very awkward…

    #4 1 year ago
  5. bradk825

    @4 I feel awkward already, lol.

    The recording sounds neat. I look forward to trying it out. I don’t have a capture device so right now I can only record clips on games that have that feature built in, and there’s a limit to how many you can store on all those.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. SlayerGT

    Does it only work with cloud access? Or can it be done locally also?

    #6 1 year ago
  7. seanpr92

    meanwhile for a simular spec pc you can load up fraps at 1080p and get around 30-60 fps

    #7 1 year ago

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