Where should I put the PlayStation Camera?
PlayStation VR delivers an awesome way to experience VR by using little more than your PlayStation 4. It's able to track your head movements while you are inside VR by using the PlayStation Camera to track your movements using the lights on the PlayStation VR helmet. Getting the absolute best position for your PlayStation Camera can be a little bit pesky, but we've got a few tips to make sure it's set up so that you can enjoy yourself.
Find the best place for your PlayStation Camera
When you are first setting up your PlayStation VR, it's worth taking a few minutes to set everything up properly. This means making sure that you're setting uo in a clear area that will give you plenty of room to move around. You should also pay attention to what lights your PlayStation Camera will be picking up when you're trying to play.
To make sure that your PlayStation Camersa doesn't get confused, try to play in a darker room.
PlayStation VR is able to track your movements within a game by tracking the lights on the headset, and on the DualShock 4 or PlayStation Move controllers. Now this also means that the PlayStation Camera will pick up other points of bright light in the room you're playing in, which can disrupt the tracking.
To help make sure that your PlayStation Camera doesn't get confused, try to play in a darker room. Ensuring that there aren't any LCD screens, or bright lights within it's view should make sure that it's only the tracking the light that it's supposed to. This is the first step to getting the ideal camera placement for playing PlayStation VR.
Height is your friend
In order for PlayStation VR, the PlayStation Camera has to be able to see you. Depending on where you set it up, this may cause problems down the line. That's why height is your friend when it comes to camera placement. If you're able to set your camera up on top of your television, you've got a better chance of awesome tracking.
By having your camera up higher, it means you shouldn't have to adjust it when you switch between a standing and sitting game.
By having your camera up higher, it means you shouldn't have to adjust it when you switch between a standing game and a sitting game. It will need a little bit of tweaking so that it's pointed at the play area you've set up, but for the most part this will get you the best possible motion tracking.
There is one exception to this though. Even with your PlayStation Camera mounted up on top of the television you may have occasional issues with tracking. This happens specifically if you are moving your hands, or controllers in front of your face. It happens because the lights on the helmet become obscured which confuses the camera and throws of tracking. While it may happen on occasion, there isn't much you can do about it right now, and it shouldn't happen on a regular basis.