A new image said to be from behind the scenes of an undisclosed Apple TV+ show purportedly shows a VR camera rig used to film the show for the Apple Vision Pro headset.
The camera shown in a Tweet by David Altizer on Twitter isn’t immediately identifiable. Allegedly, it has been in use to shoot “180 [degree] VR” for Apple TV+. If true, this would make it widely compatible with how Apple Vision Pro presents VR experiences.
However, VR thrown into the mix adds to the cost, complexity, and production time of media. And, this discounts the willingness of a producer and director to shoot in 3D or VR.
It seems less likely that content Apple purchased for Apple TV+ would have been shot with the technology shown. And, Apple hasn’t yet been clear about best practices for media intended for the headset, or how it should be captured by the film industry.
The Apple Vision Pro headset debuted at the 2023 WWDC, taking up nearly half of the keynote presentation. As of yet, there’s no firm ship date for the unit, beyond “early 2024.”