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iPhone 15 Pro Users can now set up their video capture for spatial video recording for Apple Vision Pro thanks to a new iOS 17.2 beta update released today. The feature will eventually be available to all iPhone 15 Pro users once iOS 17.2 comes out of beta.

Spatial video wowed viewers during Apple’s WWDC 2023 conference in June when Apple demonstrated how a video’s perspective changes as the viewer moves, creating a visual stereo effect of sorts. Think about recording spatial video of a family vacation on iPhone 15 Pro and being able to relive the experience months or years later through Apple Vision Pro, as if you were back in the moment when it was captured.

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To record spatial video on iPhone 15 Pro, users can access Settings The app on their phone, select camera, And switch on Spatial video for Apple Vision Pro To enable it. The next time you open the Camera app, a “My location” option will appear when you set the camera to video.

According to the Settings app in the latest iOS 17.2 beta update, spatial video on iPhone 15 Pro is recorded at 30fps and 1080p resolution, and one minute of spatial video consumes about 130MB of storage space.

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Spatial video has six degrees of freedom (6DoF), a technology that creates an immersive experience similar to the way we move in the real world as video is captured and then experienced in all directions. This includes snapping the vertical, lateral, and longitudinal axes (3D axes), as well as rotating around each axis.

Video with 6DoF makes VR look natural and realistic as users navigate a virtual space.

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While all of this sounds enticing, iPhone 15 Pro users won’t be able to fully enjoy any spatial video captured for some time, as the Apple Vision Pro headset is scheduled to launch in early 2024.

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