YouTuber explains how to watch spatial video from iPhone 15 Pro on VR headsets

By Julie Clover

In the iOS 17.2 beta, Apple added a feature that allows the iPhone 15 Pro and ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ Max for recording spatial video intended for the upcoming Apple Vision Pro headset. Since Vision Pro is not yet available, viewing spatial video in 3D form on an Apple device is not possible.

Content however spatial video can be watched on Meta Quest 3 and other 3D devices thanks to a workaround shared by YouTuber Hugh Howe. Earlier this week, Howe described how to manipulate spatial video so that it runs on a Meta virtual reality headset.

An &zwnj ;iPhone 15 Pro‌ Of course, recording spatial video first requires running the iOS 17.2 beta. The beta is available to both developers and public beta testers, and downloading it is as simple as going to Software Update in the iPhone Settings app and turning on beta updates.

Required enable spatial video recording. in the camera settings after the iOS 17.2 update, and from there Howe instructs users to download the Spatialify app into TestFlight.

The app has instructions for decoding and exporting spatial video in a format that supports Meta Quest 3 or other 3D headsets and TVs can view it, and there's an additional step involved in encoding the 3D metadata.

It's not the easiest process, but it might be of interest to the ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ users who have a VR headset or 3D TV and want to try spatial video before the Vision Pro headset is released.

Spatial video is designed to allow owners of the Vision Pro headset to experience video with a more immersive experience. 3D format. Along with the ‌iPhone 15 Pro‌ The headset can also be used to record content in spatial video mode.


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