Microsoft told about the new software update is available for Windows Mr. some headsets, including Reverb G2, which will increase visual fidelity by improving the corrections of artifacts, such as chromatic aberration and light leaks.
The blog post was written by Alex Vlahos, a former member of the VR team at Valve, who earlier this year joined Microsoft as a “partner architect in the mixed-reality”. Vlahos said that many of these new fixes and improvements were made during the development of HP G2 Reverb.
The team “spent a lot of time on improving the approach to reducing chromatic aberration”, whereby we developed a new algorithm that improves the correction of the image and providing a clearer image when viewed through the lenses of the headset.
“White pixel on the panels to refract through the lens and split into red, green and blue pixels visible to the observer. Chromatic aberration correction is intended to adjust this by pre-distortion of the rendered image so that the image viewed by the user after refractive lens, looked like a single white pixel, as expected”, — explained in the blog post.
Vlahos says that it helps to eliminate a lot of chromatic aberration, as shown in the image below.
Uncorrected chromatic aberration (left), corrected image (right)
Microsoft has also made improvements to fix the light leakage. New hotfix will reduce color fringing and shades of color resulting from light leakage, as shown below.
Simulated light leaks (left), corrected image (right)
Although these improvement have emerged during the development of the G2 Reverb, they will also be applied to the Samsung Odyssey + Reverb and original HP. For the first Microsoft has improved the chromatic aberration on the periphery of the lenses. For the second team was able to “improve artifacts, chromatic aberrations, reduce radial distortion apply a correction to the leakage of light and improve the rendering performance by approximately 8% in most applications.” All of these improvements will be applied to the G2 Reverb.
The update is available now in the latest version of the Windows runtime Mixed Reality VR, which can be downloaded using Windows update.