HoloGirlsVR Update! First Look at New Camera Rig Featured in “Inside VR Porn Set”!

Inside VR Porn Set Featuring Victoria Chase from HoloGirlsVR!

Review by DirtyD


Quick Cuts

Studio:  HoloGirlsVR
Release date:  11/21/2016
Running time: 32:57
Starring:  Victoria Chase, Shreddz
Review Setup:  Oculus Rift DK2 with Free Whirligig
Trailer:  Following review or Inside VR Porn Set Trailer
Notables:   No seams mom! Increased 220 FoV
Negatives:  Bad color, grainy due to low light and color correction, possible torso distortion on male, scale jumps at end.
Review Score: None, tech review
5 words or less:  Seams be gone! 
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"Inside VR Porn Set"

Checking out the new HoloGirlsVR release today, Inside VR Porn Set starring Victoria Chase, which features the debut of the new VR camera setup HoloGirls has had under development.  HoloGirlsVR have been hinting around for the last couple of months on Reddit about having a new rig in the works and with this release we are now getting our first glimpse of what they have been up to. This Victoria Chase video has a light, on set, behind the scenes kind of vibe, that kind of comes off more like test footage than porn in many sections, so this review will just be more on the technical aspects of the new rig rather than recapping the scene itself.

What's new

So the new rig specs as presented by HoloGirlsVR on Reddit, are 220 degree lateral FoV, 200 degrees vertical and this without the visible stitching lines that have been detracting severely from HoloGirlsVR productions up to this point.

What was old?

The rig/s that HoloGirlsVR have developed up until now, have produced footage featuring some of the best image clarity in VR porn currently. This coupled with an available h.265 file format for download option, have put HoloGirls toward the front of the pack on image clarity in many of their well lit productions.

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One of the more clear HoloGirlsVR shoots in the past

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New close up image from this movie

Clarity ain't free in early VR

However, this resolution came at a huge price in the form of visible seams in the frame at around the 45-50 degree points horizontally, and the reliance on stitching software to bring the images together.  This stitching would often fail close up, choosing to use background instead of foreground image in the process and resulting in missing limbs, asscheeks and sides of faces as seen below.

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Old rig HoloGirlsVR seam clipping

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Narrow cone

HoloGirlsVR would then consequently have to have their performers stay within a very rigid cone in front of the camera to prevent clipping of the image by seams, and this in turn led to tons of edits when performers, who are getting their fuck on, happened to cross the seam boundary.  Or the footage was left in and an amputated limb was clearly visible.

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Previsouly shooting in a cone, dont come any closer or move to the side girls

HoloGirlsVR could not shoot up close or to the side

As a result of this limitation on their rig design, as VR Porn has morphed considerably in 2016 into favoring the up close content that consumers have clamored for over the past 2 years, HoloGirlsVR has been unable to respond with similar content, as their rig simply would not accommodate it without the image falling apart.

New Changes

So this new rig is meant to address those types of shortcomings on the gear HoloGirlsVR had been using until now, and if it looks good, this should help HoloGirls find their way out of the very restrictive rut they have found themselves in over the last year in being tethered to the previous rig/s that relied heavily on software stitching to create a usable image.

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How does it look?

Clarity: Holo says color correction due to lighting was needed here and that the image should not be as grainy going forward.  And indeed, the image is grainy here by HoloGirlsVR standards and clarity is diminished, yielding a mid grade VR image by current comparisons.

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A contrasting mix of additional light tones are used, with this blue light being particularly gnarly/glarey

Seams: The visible seams in the image are now gone, which is a welcome sight indeed.  This will enable HoloGirlsVR to shoot much closer should they choose to now, as well as getting rid of the "cone" the talent would have to be confined to from before.

Scale: Scale seems fine with Victoria appearing to be the size I would expect for her tall, lanky frame in the opening section.  However, toward the end of the scene, during the last 6 minutes, something shits the bed and scale gets increased quite a bit in an instant for the remainder of the movie.

Color:  Color is not great here due to lights of both soft white and glaring bluish hue being used, as well as overall light levels being low. Depending upon where Victoria is in the shot, her flesh morphs from darkened warm skin tones, to glaring spotlight/flashlighty skin reflection tones.  There are also often times you cannot see her pussy for instance, due to deep shadow, and times a light will be moved to further illuminate things.

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Enter Shreddz

Shreddz shows up and we get to see how the rig might do for a PoV shot next, and initially, when laying across the bed, things look decent.  However, once they swap to a 1st person PoV, Shreddz chest kind of does this weird warped thing to my eyes.

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Something about the torso seems off to me here, it looks more pronounced in the HMD

Male torso looks odd in this shot to my eye

Now, Shreddz is a decent sized guy, and his chest just looks odd here, there is something not right with it laying in the center of the image, feeling both abnormally squashed in on the sides and bowed up in the middle.  Shreddz is quite a bit bigger than me— he does like wrestling and shit,—and he seems to feel smaller than me here.  This is more evident when viewing in the HMD.

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Perhaps if one had their arms stretched out above their head, the chest might come up like this?   In any case, it feels odd, and I have seen a few hundred images of male torsos laying on beds at this point in VR, as well as having been in Shreddz' PoV before.   Even the nips seem at the wrong angle, appearing to be mounted on the side of his chest?

Improved PoV over flat plank, but still left me with an observer vibe

Perspective on the shot, while much better than the flat down the chest Holo shot of the last year, is still more of an observer sense than a genuine PoV here for me, as you get a feeling for where the males head actually is VS. what you are looking at from your virtual perspective.

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There is now this point at the top of the image

New point at upper border

You get some pretty standard fuck sequences next, and things seem to hold together pretty well at various depths and positions, from extreme close ups to mid range.  Lighting is really quite bad, and there is a new "point" in the upper range that things appear to slightly radiate from and it makes for a focal point that is a bit hard to overlook.  I don't think there is much danger of clipping this point, as it is out of reach of even super tall Victoria here but it certainly competes for your eyes attention if looking up, as the point seems to "descend" vertically.

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Scale increases here and Victoria is about to melt under the lights

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At 26:56, it is like a switch is thrown, and all of a sudden the lighting is stronger, and the scale grows by like 1.5x instantly, and for the remaining 6 minutes of the movie, the image is noticeably over-scaled from the previous footage.

Wrapping it up

So, not quite sure what to make of the new gear at the moment after watching this particular movie. The lighting is pretty awful making judgment a bit hard on image color and clarity. To my eyes, this change will probably result in a lesser image quality but to get rid of visible seams, I will make that trade all day long.

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Bottom border opening shot

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Top border opening shot

Different borders

It was hard to determine what was what here, as the opening section features a bottom border that comes to a point with clear masking above and a V shaped apex at the top, where the fucking features a humped round border on bottom and a narrower V up top, so not sure what the variables are there beyond post production, as both views look different in the HMD and the second one appeared to squash the male torso for better lack of a term in my eyes.  On the other hand, it was hard to see anything wrong with Victoria's hands when they entered the same central space.

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Bottom border later in the scene

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Top border 2nd section

Also, it appeared to me that there was something causing a slight doubling in the image here, that looks very similar to other sync problems I have seen in the past and have seen one other person on Reddit reporting the same observation, so hard to say if this is a Post production problem or something else. The issue displayed even worse for me if I attempted to view the movie in AutoplayVR, which has been a great go to player for Holo traditionally.

The increase in FoV in both directions is quite nice, and I will have to see how much that pinpoint apex at top border competes for my attention in scenes. Getting rid of the seams was my biggest issue and that seems to have been accomplished, allowing them to put Victoria right on the camera here without clipping and this should open up the box on HoloGirlsVR shot selection moving forward if the rig performs on other merits.

On the fucking here, Victoria did a nice job, and is sweating her ass off under the blaring lights.  Other than the experimental vibe of new gear, and the last 6 minutes being over-scaled, if you are a Victoria Chase fan, it's not a bad video in that regard, if you don't mind a behind the scenes, audible direction, raw kind of shoot.  I am not going to give this a rating or anything, as the movie kind of suits the "here is our new gear, what do you think kind of vibe".  Be curious to watch a few more shoots on it before casting any judgment. 

Initially, I would say it looks to be better FoV and lack of seams at the expense of image clarity, and that's an upgrade from my perspective as a HoloGirlsVR viewer.  We will have to see what a well lit scene looks like to get the full potential on clarity here though, I think this one is a poor movie to use to judge that metric by.  The slight doubling I am seeing feels like Post to me, but I have no idea.  As far as the appearance of the male torso in this scene, it will be curious to watch another one for comparison .   In any case, I am really happy to see HoloGirlsVR take a step at moving to a different style VR rig and am looking forward to seeing a few more on this setup as well as seeing what they try with a more liberated production in terms of shot blocking.   You can find our full HoloGirlsVR review here.

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