How To Record Spatial Videos On Your iPhone 15 Pro?

How To Record Spatial Videos On Your iPhone 15 Pro?


Apple’s mixed reality headset, Apple Vision Pro is all set to launch in 2024 and the Copernicus giant is ensuring its smooth integration with its most sought-after models, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. The beta version of iOS 17 rolled out by Apple enables users of the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone Pro 15 Max to capture spatial videos. The innovative feature added in iOS 17.2 beta 2 marks a major stride in the thrilling journey towards the much-awaited Apple Vision Pro augmented reality headset slated to make its debut in 2024.

Once the iOS 17.2 version is publicly accessible, users of the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max will be able to Spatial Video for Apple Vision Pro and unleash the power of 3D video recording. Users of the newest pro iPhones will be able to create a personal library and later view them in 3D format in the mixed reality headset which will hit the market in 2024. It is essential to bear in mind that until you buy the Vision Pro headset, the 2D videos you capture will be of a lower resolution (in contrast to 4K) which will be best suited for regular screens.

How To Record Spatial Video On iPhone 15 Pro?

Spatial video recording is possible only on the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models since only these have the main and ultrawide cameras that are necessary for the feature to work. This spatial recording feature is not present in any other iPhone model as of now.

How To Enable It?

  • The process is simple – Go To Settings and open the Camera app
  • Go to Formats and toggle the ‘Spatial Video for Vision Pro’ option
  • Get ready to capture immersive spatial videos

Activate Spatial Video

  • Open the camera app and select video mode
  • In the lower left corner, you will see a Vision Pro icon
  • Click on the icon (it turns yellow)
  • Rotate your iPhone horizontally

Vertical recording of spatial video is not permissible at the moment.

Record Video In Landscape Orientation

First things first, record the video in the same manner as you normally do. Be mindful of the fact that a 1080P one-minute 3D video consumes 130 megabytes of storage space. Just to put that in perspective, a normal video of the same video consumes around 60 MB of storage (which is much lesser). Take this aspect into consideration when recording spatial videos.

The spatial effect, however, will not be visible when watching the video in iPhone. It will only reflect a “spatial” badge. To enjoy the full experience, you will have to get your hands on the Apple Vision Pro Headset next year.

The options are a bit limited when you think of tweaking the spatial video on your phone. But wait, there’s more! Apple is gearing up to take this game a notch higher. In the 2024 update, Final Cut Pro, their video editing app, is set to have the magic touch for editing spatial videos. In order to get the complete experience, purchasing a VR headset might be your best bet. Unparalleled viewing experience coupled with seamless editing is possible by diving into the world of augmented reality.

The augmented reality headset, priced at $3,500 is set to hit the shelves early in 2024. Users awaiting the release of the game-changing headset can start building their own library of spatial videos. Each video is like a ticket to an unmatched immersive experience.

Even though everyone’s buzzing with excitement about the spatial video recording feature, it’s important to note that there are a few limitations. Spatial videos when viewed on the Vision Pro headset will not fill the entire screen. Apple recommends being mindful when expanding the video because too much movement can distort the video. It’s always good to enjoy the cool features while keeping in mind a smooth and comfortable experience!