These video's are from behind at the scenes at Red Bull Media House productions KALEIDOSCOPE shoot. Kriss Kyle the BMX pro puts his skills to the test in Glascow, whilst putting the Xperia Z5 camera to the test. Killing two birds with one stone as it were...no birds were killed during the filming of these videos.
The CURVED WALL featuring The Sony Xperia Z5's superior 0.03 Autofocus capabilities.
Check it out as Kriss literally wall rides a half pipe flipped on its side. The does 360 flip off it. What do you reckon would you give it a go? If you asked me...you got to be flipping crazy!
THE ROLLER COASTER RAIL - Featuring the Xperia Z5 5X Zoom
Ok so the great thing about roller coasters are that you're buckled in with lots of padding and safety measures in place. This stunt has none of that and Kriss flies off the rail and does a back flip. Now you would't want to happen a theme park.
THE SPIRAL - Shot in 4K on the Xperia Z5 Smartphone.
Now when I think Spiral. i think death spiral, spiralling to your death, that kind of thing. However the fearless Kriss Kyle tackles this spiral head on and rolls with it. Check it out all shot in 4K on the Z5. Pretty amazing
THE FALLING L - feature the Z5 Steadyshot
So if you could see me prior to attempting a stunt or even just filming one like this. My hands would certainly not be steady. Anyway this stunt is soul shakingly amazing. Check out how the Z5 handles it.
So if your into xtreme sports. You might be extremely interested in an extreme sport shot on an Xperia Z5 in 4K. By the expert film makers from Red Bull Media House.
BMX Legend Kriss Kyle takes center stage at Glascow's Kaleidoscope arena. With the combination of the Xperia Z5, Red Bull and Kriss Kyle. We can fully expect to see an amazingly unique 4K video series. Which is due to be released 10th November 2015. Take a look at the official trailer below.
So... some say that Sony's camera technology is the best in the business, and that Chris Kyle pulls of more death defying tricks than David Blaine on a daily basis... and that Red Bull gave this video and Chris Kyle wings.
In this exclusive videos series Kriss gears up to perform 5 of the world's first ever tricks. All shot on a device that can capture and store 4k photos and videos, and fits right there in your pocket.
This video series will be called Kaleidoscope because it's colourful and moving. Sony would like you to be moved, but that's not what I meant. In this video Kriss performs death defying tricks in the Glasgow Kaleidoscope arena with actual moving parts.
Anyway moving on. If you ask me.The Kaleidoscope in Glascow looks like it might be one of the finest extreme sports venues known to man.
Kriss Kyle commented: “Kaleidoscope has really required me to take my riding up a level and ended up being the biggest challenge I have ever faced, so I wanted to capture every single moment on camera. Throughout the experience, I was able to look back at my riding and see exactly how it looked. The Xperia Z5 Premium has a truly amazing 4K screen, which meant I could watch each second in the highest quality and see the finer details of every line ridden.”
Director Ben Scott: “I have been on film sets all of my career, and have seen most things, but nothing really prepares you for an athlete coming to you in the middle of a shooting day and saying, ‘you know that 38 foot drop combo, well, I thought I might do it backwards.’ Now that’s scary.”
I don't know about you but I am super excited to see just how good the Z5 camera is, and just how good Kriss Kyle is at dropping 38feet backwards without breaking his neck.
Stay tuned to WhatGear for a full Xperia Z5 review and if you would like some comedy. Check out the WhatGear Word on the Street video below. We put it together prior to the Z5 launch. Also check out the WhatGear Xperia Z5 launch event cover from the Getty Image gallery London.
The WhatGear team were in attendance at the exclusive press event 30th September/ 2015. We got some awesome unique content from the evenings events. Check it out!
It was a fantastic event and a fantastic phone/phones. The Z5 is the world's first ever 4K screen on a mobile, and as it happens we just hit 4K subs on youtube! Big thank you to all our current and new and future subscribers. Also to AV for bringing the equipment.
We arrived armed with a 360 camera to bring you WhatGear fans a new angle. Take a look around and how it was all going down. Click the image above to check out the #360video from inside the Getty Gallery.
After leaving the event we ran into some street performers break dancing. Which we filmed in 360 video for you guys to check out.
Yet more leaks on the iminant Xperia Z5. So you buy a super expensive high quality smartphone. The first thing you should do if you're like most people is...buy a cheap bit of plastic to attach to it! Check these out.
Barely two weeks before Sony’s IFA press conference, alleged photos showing a dummy Xperia Z5 unit have hit the web. The latest pictures confirm that the Xperia Z5 will arrive with a design very similar to the Xperia Z3+, with only a few minor changes.
The pictures show the Xperia Z5 dummy unit inside a protective case, so not all design details can be seen clearly. From whatever that is clearly visible, it appears that Sony has made some minor design changes that could help differentiate the Z5 from the company’s current flagship smartphone the Xperia Z3+. The most significant difference is the new power button. Gone is the distinctive circular power button that we have now grown familiar to. Instead, we see a more old school shaped power button, with an embedded fingerprint scanner.
Complete specs of the Xperia Z5 haven’t been revealed yet but the smartphone is expected to arrive with a 1080p resolution display, Snapdragon 810 SoC, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, and an upgraded rear camera.