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Oculus Rolls Out Rift 1.19 Software Update Ahead of OC4

Oculus Rolls Out Rift 1.19 Software Update Ahead of OC4

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Staff Writer

Oculus has started rolling out its latest 1.19 software update for the Rift, which brings miscellaneous stability and performance improvements to the platform ahead of this week’s OC4 event.

In the new Rift 1.19 software update, Oculus also further improves upon its Mixed Reality Capture functionality by enhancing the Camera Calibration Tool to more efficiently be able to handle advanced geometric calculations. According to Oculus, this improvement will be greatly beneficial to developers and content creators that capture MR footage in high-quality 4K resolution.

The update comes just a few days before the much-anticipated fourth annual Oculus Connect developer conference set for October 11th-12th, at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. Former Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe, now head of Oculus’ PC VR division, teased via Twitter that while the latest software update for the Rift is just a small one this month, the Oculus team is focused on delivering some big updates at OC4.

Although the release notes for the Rift 1.19 update aren’t the most exciting new features we’ve seen, it’s certainly always welcomed to receive an update that consistently improves the performance and stability of the platform. We’re definitely looking forward to seeing what new major updates are coming next during OC4 this week.

Here are the official release notes of what’s new in the Rift 1.19 software update:

Features

Mixed Reality Capture:

  • The Camera Calibration Tool now handles advanced geometric calculations more efficiently, which is especially useful for 4K mixed reality capture.

Bug Fixes

  • Miscellaneous performance improvements, stability enhancements, and bug fixes.

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