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Shooting 360° Video in 48K Using 12 Sony Xperia Z5 Smartphones

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Sony has created what it believes is the world’s first 48K 360-degree video. The company created a special 3D-printed camera rig that uses 12 Xperia Z5 smartphones arranged in a circle. By shooting 4K with each phone and then stitching together the resulting footage, Sony was able to create 48K video that you can explore interactively.

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The first video shot with the rig was filmed at the Rise Ski & Snowboard Festival in Les Deux Alpes, France. Here’s the video (unfortunately, YouTube’s playback resolution maxes out at 4K):

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

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(via Sony Mobile via DPReview)

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