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This Music Video Was Filmed Entirely On Google Pixel 2

A new music video by John Legend is filmed entirely on the Google Pixel 2. The internet giant and the Academy Award-winning singer have previously partnered up a number of times, with their most recent encounter involving Legend starring in a Google Assistant ad earlier this year alongside his wife.

Looking at the video itself, it’s pretty hard to tell that it wasn’t filmed on pro-level equipment, especially considering the vast majority of it appears to be have been acted out in low-light scenes, with only the final portion taking place in good lighting conditions. Nonetheless, it’s worth noting that the camera crew in charge of the video used a number of techniques in order to get the most out of the Pixel 2’s hardware. 

Also, a number of regular Google Pixel 2 units were utilized during the filming process alongside certain Pixel 2 XL units too, while the stock camera app was swapped out for a more advanced third-party one which Filmic Pro. In any case, some of the filming trickery used alongside this involved different lighting settings that improved the camera sensor’s performance and a number of different camera positions.

This is not the first time a smartphone company has partnered up to showcase its device's camera capabilities, however. After all, in recent times, it has become a trend in the industry to work with the likes of professional photographers and other companies in order to show off their latest devices. Apple, for example, saw its iPhone 6 used in the filming of a whole Modern Family episode back in 2015, while Huawei recently partnered up with photographer Helena Christensen in order to showcase its new Huawei P20 Pro.

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