Movie Capture

Movie Capture is an extension for Omniverse Kit based Omniverse Apps and allows you to easily render your output in high resolution images or movies in the format of your choice.

Enabling Movie Capture

Movie Capture is an extension and can be enabled by navigating to Window > Extensions Manager and enabling utils.movie_capture. Once enabled you should see a new Panel labeled “Movie Capture” was added to the User Interface. If you close the panel or wish to toggle it off/on, you can navigate to Window > Movie Capture and enable/disable as desired.

Movie Capture Panel

The movie capture tool provides a number of settings to help you output movie sequences or single frame captures. Below is a list of the various settings and their usage.

Movie Capture As Seen in View


Movie Capture as Seen in Create




App Notes

Movie Type
Selection of what type of movie to capture.
View Only
- Sun Study
Drives the sun study tool and records the output.
View Only
Selects the camera to be assumed for rendering the movie file.

Presets for Common Resolutions
Not Available in View
Width and Height adjustments to accommodate the Aspect Ratio.

- Width
The width in pixels of the rendered movie file.

- Height
The height in pixels of the rendered movie file.

- Ratio (Drop Down)
Selects the aspect ratio of the rendered movie file.

Frame Rate
Playback Rate in frames per second. Higher is smoother.

Time of Day
Selects the range of time to use in the sun study.

- Start Time
Sets the Sun Study time of day for the rendering to begin.

- End TIme
Sets the Sun Study time of day for the rendering to end.

Time Duration
How many minutes/seconds it takes to cycle through the Time of Day range.

Also depicts total length of the rendered movie file.

Render Preset
Sets the render quality of the rendered movie file.

- Draft
Optimizes speed of render over quality.

- Good
Balances speed of rendering with quality.

- Best
Optimizes quality of rendering over speed.

- Custom
Uses custom render settings.

- Gear
Opens the render settings allowing a custom setting to be made.

Samples Per Pixel Per Iteration
Total number of samples used for each rendered pixel in one frame update.
Not Available in View
Path Trace Samples
Total Number of path traced samples.
Not Available in View
Subframes per Frame
Number of sub-frames to use in motion blur calculation.
Not Available in View
Frame Shutter Open
Time offset to begin the motion blur.
Not Available in View
Frame Shutter Close
Time offset to end the motion blur.

Render Style
Allows selection of render style.
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- Normal
Renders in the normal render style (full color)
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- White Mode
Renders in White Mode
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Motion Blur
Sets the quality of the Motion Blur of the rendered movie file.
View Only
- Good
Optimizes speed over quality.
View Only
- Better
Balances speed and quality.
View Only
- Best
Optimizes quality over speed.
View Only
Where the rendered movie file will be created.

- Folder
Sets the path of the rendered movie file.

- Arrow
Opens the location set in the Path.

The name of the output file.

- Extension
Sets the extension of the rendered movie file.

- Save Alpha
Preserves alpha transparency in the rendered movie file.

Encoding Target
Sets the compression level of the rendered movie file.
View Only
Optimized compression for Hard Disk Drive playback. Better Quality.
View Only
- Web
Optimized compression for Web based playback. Faster Download.

Make Movie
Begins the recording process.

Once started, shows the progress of the render.

- Elapsed Time
How long the movie has been rendering.

- Estimated Time Remaining
Approximates render duration.

- Current Frame TIme
How long the current frame is taking to render.

- Average Time per Frame
The average time it takes to complete a frame render.

- Encoding

Stops the current render but allows the render to be resumed.

Stops the current render, any render progress will be lost.


Options will vary based on selected renderer.