Google participates in the launch of a Japanese music video shot with the Pixel 6
Ahead of the big Pixel Fall Launch event tomorrow, Google and Japanese artist Kaze Fujii are teasing a music video shot on the Pixel 6.
Update: The full music video for “MO-EH-YO”, shot on Google Pixel 6, is now available.
So far, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have leaked almost in their entirety, between specs, SKUs, price leaks, and even Google itself showcasing the phone’s design. One thing we haven’t seen much of is how well the Pixel 6 is capable of taking photos and video, apart from a single set of examples taken in less than ideal conditions.
As spotted by This is today’s technology, we have our first official look at a video taken on a Pixel 6-series device, thanks to a soon-to-be-released video clip from Kaze Fujii. Although the full video won’t be released until October 24, long after Google unveiled the phone, Fujii shared a teaser for “MO-EH-YO” (or “Ignite”) that appears to feature 15 seconds of footage from the phone. Pixel 6.
Unfortunately, there is no too much there’s a lot we can tell about the quality of the Pixel 6’s camera from the teaser video, especially since it’s all black and white. The teaser is also not available in 4K, which makes it harder to see all the potential details that might be present.
That said, from what we have, the fine details of Fujii’s hair and jacket look crisp and well-defined, even in motion. While far from a definitive look at the Pixel 6 camera, the first teaser for this music video shows promise for Google’s video capabilities this year.
Interestingly, as explained on Google promotional site, the music video’s debut on YouTube will be preceded by a series of five 30-second short films broadcast in sequence on five different TV channels in major cities across Japan, forming a “prologue” to the video. It’s likely that this prologue will also be shot with the Pixel 6, just like the main video, although this isn’t confirmed on the page.
Update 10/24: On schedule, Google and Kaze Fujii released the full four-and-a-half-minute music video for “MO-EH-YO,” giving us the longest example of a Pixel 6 series video yet before its launch. released on October 28.
While the video footage was indeed shot on the Pixel 6, it’s important to remember that, being a top-notch music video, high-end equipment like gimbals and cranes were likely used, along with editing footage professional.
That said, there are certainly plenty of aspects of the “MO-EH-YO” music video that speak to the Pixel 6’s video prowess, including the level of detail visible in city scenes and the impressive bokeh in the close-ups. Unfortunately, we can only judge that on video, as it’s only available in 1080p, while the Pixel 6 is capable of shooting up to 4K.
It is unclear which model the music video and teaser were shot on. The promotional website refers almost exclusively to the “Google Pixel 6”, but the images on the site show the top-end Pixel 6 Pro.
This isn’t the first time Google has run a special Pixel 6 promotion in Japan. Last month, the company celebrated the upcoming launch of Google-made Tensor chips by releasing bags of “Google Original [Potato] Fleas.”
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