This music video is filmed entirely on the Google Pixel 2

This music video is filmed entirely on the Google Pixel 2
John Legend’s latest music video 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.

Now, though, in an attempt to show off the Google Pixel 2’s camera capabilities, the internet giant has partnered up with the singer once again in order to film his latest music video, A Good Night, on the device. 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. 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.

source: Google

Related phones

Pixel 2 XL
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3520 mAh
Pixel 2
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2700 mAh



1. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

It's good yea. You can see that it's filmed on a smartphone tho. Someone on youtube made an excellent video about the way smartphones record video's that is just different. Smartphones are too sharp and the highlighting isn't as good as a pro cam. In the end this is another video that shows how far smartphones have gone with sensors, it just lacks the right lenses and tools to make a pro vid.

2. Venom

Posts: 3722; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

This just goes to show you why the Pixel is the King of Phones when it comes to the camera. That is a fact.

3. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Holy damn, they didn't make it easy for the Pixel 2 when they decided to film the whole video in a quite dark environment and drastic colours on top of that. This is actually really impressive by the the Pixel 2. Not many phones would be able to do well in low light, because even the most known flagships usually fall a bit short in this department, apart from the new Galaxy S9s and Pixel 2s.

4. Dblrnbw

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 07, 2018

Does anyone know what camera app they used?

5. kakudiego

Posts: 123; Member since: May 21, 2014

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