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Sony Creates 48K 360 Degree Video with 12 Xperia Z5 Smartphones

Sony currently holds first place (with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus) smartphone for the best camera in a leading smartphone with their Sony Xperia Z5 (see here).

Utililsing this position, Sony created a 360 degree video shot entirely on 12 Xperia Z5 smartphones, eaching filming simultaneously in 4K (essentially, that’s a total of 48Ks).

Sony explain (as part of their recent photography trip to Rise Ski & Snowboard Festival in Les Deux Alpes, France), The short film is the result of an ambitious, creative R&D experiment, where each Xperia Z5 Compact device was mounted on a custom 3D printed rig. We set about capturing scenes from the slopes, including freestylers performing jaw dropping tricks in the park, high-speed racers on a giant slalom course and the stunning panorama looking out across some of the Alp’s best known peaks. The footage from each phone was painstakingly edited together to create our first 360 degree video, showcasing the unique capabilities of Xperia Z5’s camera technology.

It’s fully interactive, so feel free to explore the environment using the on-screen navigation keys. For a truly immersive experience, try watching on your Xperia Z5 series device or using Google Cardboard and the YouTube Android app”.

Take a look at the film below…

Joanne Carter is the Founder and Editorial Director of A Professional Photographer and Associate of the British Industry of Professional Photographers, BIPP, as well as a Professional Journalist, specializing in Technology. A contributor to National and International publications, including, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Professional Photographer, NikonPro, Graphix, Digital Arts, Readers Digest, Popular Photography & Imaging and Which? consumer magazine and