iOS 17.2 Beta 2 brings spatial video recording to iPhone 15 Pro

Posted by Julie Clover

The second beta of iOS 17.2 adds a new feature that allows the iPhone 15 Pro or ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max for recording spatial video that can be viewed in the Photos app on the upcoming Apple Vision Pro headset.

Spatial video recording can be enabled by going to the Settings app, tapping Camera, selecting Formats, and turning on Spatial Video for ‌Apple Vision Pro‌.

Apple says that for best results when recording spatial video, iPhone should be held steadily in landscape orientation while recording video. Video is recorded at 30 frames per second in 1080p resolution, and one minute of video takes up 130 MB of storage space.

Spatial videos captured on ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ can be viewed on ‌iPhone‌ too, but the video looks normal, not spatial. Spatial videos are labeled “Spatial” to indicate that they can be viewed in 3D on Vision Pro.

In the Vision Pro headset, spatial videos are not displayed in full screen by default. If you expand the video, Apple will warn you that it “contains unnecessary movement” and “may cause discomfort when expanded.”


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