During its recent “Wonderlust” iPhone 15 event, Apple revealed that the iPhone 15 Pro would feature support for “Spatial Video” shooting, allowing users to create 3D-like videos for playback on Apple’s upcoming Vision Pro headset. However, Apple mentioned this feature only briefly without going into details.
Here we explain how the Spatial Video feature works and how it uses the iPhone 15 Pro’s camera system.
For starters, the iPhone 15 Pro uses both the main camera lens and the ultra-wide-angle lens for combined video capture, creating a stereoscopic effect. However, little is known about the practical applications of this feature beyond providing a 3D perspective to relive memories with the Vision Pro headset.
It’s important to note that this feature will not be available on the iPhone 15 Pro at launch and is expected to be released “later this year.” Apple says, “Users will be able to capture precious moments in 3D and relive those memories in incredible depth with Apple Vision Pro when it becomes available early next year in the US.”
Therefore, due to the limited availability of Vision Pro headsets, Spatial Video comes with a caveat: it may not be useful for users outside the US and a few launch regions unless it has other use cases beyond Vision Pro playback. headphones. The Apple Vision Pro will be available next year, in 2024, and will retail at $3,499 (roughly Rs. 2,88,000) in the US.
It remains to be seen whether users will be able to play Spatial Videos on their iPhone and whether these videos will be editable in popular editing programs such as Apple’s Final Cut Pro, iMovie or Adobe’s Premiere Pro.
We expect Apple to provide more details about this feature when it’s fully released later this year, including if a similar function exists for clicking photos as well.