How to Record from your HoloLens TWO different ways

In this brief tutorial, I’m going to show you how you can record from your HoloLens. In fact, I’m going to show you two different ways you can do it.

Above is a video explaining everything in detail. Enjoy!


Option 1

1. Live stream from your HoloLens to a Windows 10 PC and then have a screen capture program like XSplit, OBS, or Camtasia to record the live stream.

To record from your computer, you need to have some kind of screen capturing software like XSplit, Open Broadcast Software (OBS), or Camtasia. You will also need the “Microsoft HoloLens” app from the Windows Store. This app lets you manage the HoloLens and is a must have app. Besides letting you manage the HoloLens, it will let you stream what the HoloLens is seeing to the app. You can then run the app in fullscreen and have your screen capturing software like XSplit actually record the stream.

Option 2

2. Ask Cortana to take a video for you. She will record what the HoloLens sees (real and augmented reality … also known as mixed reality).

To record directly from the HoloLens, all you need to do is ask Cortana to “Take a Video”. She will start recording and to exit, you just have to do the “Bloom” gesture. That bringing up your whole hand in front of you and opening your fingers, mimicking a flower blooming. This will stop the recording. Once the video is completed, you need to use the “Microsoft HoloLens” Windows Store app to connect to the HoloLens and select Photos and Videos. Then select the Video you recorded and click the “Download” button at the bottom.

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