We have tested a couple of smartphones or to be precise the video mode and camera within the last year and the most outstanding one has probably been the Google Pixel 2. Huawei has recently released its new flagship phone, the P20 Pro.
I took the phone out on the streets of Frankfurt on a sunny day and filmed some footage in Ultra HD (3840×2160). As usual for these phone tests I used a mobile gimbal to get smooth shots. The gimbal is the Zhiyun Smooth Q which we reviewed a year ago. Most of the captured shots look fine but some show weird motion and a heavy rolling shutter. You can watch a short edit of the 4K footage below:
We will be testing Zhiyun’s new smartphone gimbal soon so if you’re interested in mobile filmmaking make sure to keep an eye on our YouTube channel.
Written by filmmaker Moritz Janisch on May 14, 2018