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Get to Know the New VR/XR Software Features in Varjo Base 3.6

Varjo product improvements are driven by the valuable feedback we receive from our customers.

The latest 3.6 release of Varjo Base is now available, including added support for Varjo Reality Cloud streaming platform, Mixed Reality camera controls, adjustable display brightness for Aero, and more.

What’s new in Varjo Base 3.6?

We are proud to release the new, 3.6 version of Varjo Base – the companion software for running and managing Varjo headsets on your PC. Varjo Base 3.6 includes added support for Varjo Reality Cloud streaming platform, adjustable brightness settings for the Varjo Aero, and Mixed Reality camera settings, among other interesting things.

  • Added support for Varjo Reality Cloud streaming platform and subscriptions. Users with Reality Cloud subscription can access Reality Cloud tools in Varjo Base (XR-3, VR-3, Aero)
  • New distortion correction set as default. This replaces the earlier Experimental distortion correction setting (XR-3, VR-3, Aero)
  • Added Mixed Reality camera controls to the Headset tab in Varjo Base: exposure, ISO, white balance, flicker compensation (XR-3)
  • Added ability to adjust the display brightness in the Headset tab of Varjo Base (Aero)
  • Eye Tracking API: added support for accessing the raw eye camera video feed
  • Eye tracking API: added support for initiating 1-dot calibration 

See the full release notes, or take a closer look at some of the new features below.

Prepare for a graphically intensive future with Varjo Reality Cloud added to Varjo Base

Combining the industry’s most effortless user experience with the most advanced data transport technology, Varjo Reality Cloud offers users access to visual clarity that matches the industry’s most advanced local setups, with a fraction of the complexity.

For users with Reality Cloud Subscription in Varjo Account Portal, you’ll be able to launch Varjo Reality Cloud straight from Varjo Base 3.6.

“Users can collaborate around realistic, real-scale virtual models in real-time, making immersive workflows more efficient than ever before.”

– Lukas Fäth, Senior Product Manager, Autodesk

Varjo XR-3 Mixed Reality Camera Controls

Mixed Reality Camera Settings allows for several customization options. You can now adjust exposure, ISO, White Balance, and Flicker compensation directly in Varjo Base under the headset tab.

Exposure: This setting is used to adjust the amount of light that reaches the mixed reality cameras.  If your display image is too dark, you can adjust this setting to make it brighter. Note that higher exposure values will lead to more light but will cause more blurring when moving the camera.

ISO: This setting is used to adjust the sensitivity of your camera to light. A lower ISO value means less sensitivity to light, while a higher ISO means more sensitivity. A high ISO will produce a grainier and brighter image, whereas a low ISO will produce a darker, less grainy image. If the room you are in is well-lit, a lower ISO will provide a better-quality image. Similarly, if the room is dark, a higher ISO value will provide a better-quality image.

White Balance: This setting balances the amount of white light that is applied to the mixed reality image. The color temperature of the light source in your room affects which value of this setting is applicable to you: if your room has strong, fluorescent lighting or daylight, your image quality will benefit from a higher setting. If your room has a typical yellow indoor light, use a lower setting. 

Try values between 3000–3500 K for typical, home indoor light (yellow tone) and 4200–5000 K for white or cool white lights typically used in office environments.

Flicker compensation: If lights flickering in your room are causing disturbance to your mixed reality experience, you may have an issue with flicker compensation. Depending on your geographical location, the frequency of alternating currents in household electrical outlets may be either 50 Hz (most of Europe, Africa, UK, Southern South America, Australia, and Asia) or 60 Hz (North America, Northern South America). For optimal use, set the flicker compensation accordingly. 

Adjust Display Brightness for Aero with Varjo Base 3.6

Being able to customize your immersive experiences to your personal preferences is important, and with Varjo Base 3.6 you have even more options to do so.

Varjo Base introduces Brightness settings for your Aero device, enabling you to tweak brightness to your personal preferences. You can find the updated changes under the Headset tab in Varjo Base 3.6.

Learn more about achieving the perfect image quality, and other valuable tips & tricks in the Varjo Use Center.

Improved Account Portal Downloads Page

Find and test exciting Varjo Showcase demos on our newly updated Account Portal Downloads page.

With the release of Varjo Base 3.6, you will find that the Varjo team has given a facelift to the Account Portal Downloads Page. Find your downloadables with a visual uplift in Varjo Account Portal. Test out different Varjo Showcase demos, designed to demonstrate the graphical capabilities of Varjo headsets.

For Personal Accounts

For Commercial Accounts

Improvements to existing features

With Varjo Base 3.6, we’ve also worked on existing software features and made improvements to the following:

  • Fixed an issue which prevented the Varjo OpenVR driver from initializing when using the latest version of SteamVR, version 1.22
  • Fixed an issue where the Foveated rendering drop-down value did not reset to the default value ‘Always’ when resetting to factory settings
  • Fixed an issue where the offline timer did not appear when using headsets offline (XR-3, VR-3, Aero)
  • Fixed an issue where the first-time use screen was not shown after a fresh install
  • Fixed a rare issue where an offline device would cause a crash in Varjo Base
  • Fixed an issue where Varjo Base would not recover following a firmware update when using Aero
  • Removed access to Varjo Teleport from the Services menu. *
  • Eye Tracking API: improved precision for iris and pupil diameter measurement

*) To better achieve the next giant leap in mixed reality teleportation, we’ll continue developing the Teleport service in a closed mode with select partners. If you have any questions about using Teleport, please get in touch with teleport@varjo.com. 

See the full release notes.

Let us know what you think

We introduce new software features and improvements based on feedback from our customers, and we’d like to concentrate on the features that matter the most to our users. So, after giving the new Varjo Base a try, get in touch with us and tell us what you think. We warmly welcome all feedback and improvement suggestions.

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