Tips and Tricks : Record Spatial Video on iPhone for Vision Pro
Apple’s new product Apple Vision Pro, a mixed reality headset, is soon going to make its debut in early 2024. And the tech giant is preparing for a stable launch by improving its software, called VisionOS, and adding relevant features to iPhones. .
With iOS 17.2, Apple added the ability to record native video on iPhone 15 Pro models. Native videos can be played on Vision Pro for a 3D native experience. The Vision Pro will launch in the US first.
In mid-2023, Apple shared an introductory video on Vision Pro, which also showed how native video would work on the upcoming VR device. If you didn’t get a chance to watch the video, we have embedded the official video for you.
Spatial Video Supported iPhones
- iPhone 15 Pro
- iPhone 15 Pro Max
Upcoming iPhones will also support taking spatial video.
Spatial Videos take huge space
On the iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max, recording a minute-long video with 1080p at 30p configuration takes about 130 MB. It takes up a lot of space, so you need to make sure that there is enough space before taking native video.
Now let’s see how to enable native audio on iPhones.
How to Enable and Disable Spatial Video on iPhone
The feature is turned off by default on iPhone. So to use Spatial video feature, you first need to enable it. Make sure your iPhone is eligible for Spatial Video recording.
- Open Settings on your iPhone.
- Now head to Camera > Formats.
- Here look for Spatial video for Apple Vision Pro and turn on its toggle.
If you want to turn off the feature, switch the toggle to off.
How to Record Spatial Video on iPhone
Once the feature is enabled, you can record spatial video. The controls are different than normal video recording so here’s the full process.
- Launch Camera app on your iPhone.
- It will be in Photo mode by default, switch to the Video mode.
- Now rotate your phone into landscape.
- A VR headset like icon will appear, tap on the icon. The color will turn yellow.
- Then tap the record button to start recording video.
- After recording the video, you can stop the recording.
- To record normal video, make sure to tap the VR again (if its color is Yellow) and its color will change to Grey.
Note: To take good spatial video, make sure to hold the device steady and the object should be between 3 ft and 8 ft. Use balanced light condition.
How to access Recorded Spatial Video
After recording, local video will be synced to devices with the same Apple ID. iCloud Photos must be enabled.
You can access local video recorded on your Vision Pro from the Photos app. The videos will be available for viewing in 2D and 3D. Users can share native video to other Apple devices just like normal video.
If you have any questions about recording native video on iPhone, you can ask in the comment section.