Apple Updates Video Creation App ‘Clips’ With New AR Spaces Feature

Apple has just updated its video creation app Clips with a new AR Spaces feature.

In a press release, Apple has announced that Clips, the company’s quirky and fun video creation and editing app, has been updated to support new AR Spaces. The company says that the feature is powered with LiDAR, so users will need an iPhone 12 Pro or iPad Pro model with the sensor.

Available for the iPhone 12 Pro line and newer iPad Pro models with a LiDAR Scanner, the feature allows users to add immersive video effects. The Cupertino company explains:

Clips, Apple’s easy-to-use video creation app for iPhone and iPad, gives users even more fun options to record captivating videos. With all-new AR Spaces powered by LiDAR on iPhone 12 Pro and iPad Pro models, creators can transform a space by adding immersive visual effects that map to the contours of a room, and can be easily shared with anyone. AR Spaces in the Clips app leverage Apple’s unique combination of hardware and software, offering another inventive way for users to engage with and delight friends and family, or share playful, eye-catching videos on social media. Clips is also expanding creative options with monthly content releases containing new filters, stickers, and more.

There are seven AR Spaces effects to select from:

  • Prism: Ribbons of rainbow light scan the walls, floors, and objects in a room.
  • Confetti: Celebratory bursts of confetti fall and accumulate on flat surfaces.
  • Disco: Shining lights reflect off the disco ball that hangs from the ceiling of the space.
  • Dance Floor: Colorful tiles of light dance in patterns across the floor.
  • Sparkles: Golden sparkle emoji and white glitter fill the space.
  • Stardust: Magical trails of starlight encircle and follow a person in the video.
  • Hearts: Floating heart balloons bubble up within the space.

Apple says that you can still add text, emojis, and all of the other content to clips created with the new AR Spaces. Better yet, the feature works in all three aspect ratios including 9:16 vertical, 16:9 horizontal, and square.

Clips 3.1 is available to download now in the App Store.