Create next-level content with Xperia and Videography Pro

Whether you’re a filmmaker, YouTuber or vlogger, Xperia takes the quality of your content to another level with Videography Pro.

Xperia PRO-I displaying image of roller blader and Videography Pro UI
Working with Videography Pro

Videography Pro puts all the creative settings you need in the palm of your hand. Drawing on Sony’s expertise across a range of video and movie cameras, the Videography Pro interface lets you tailor manual controls to suit your needs, or rely on auto mode for total convenience.

A filmmaker's take on shooting with Xperia

Acclaimed British filmmaker Philip Bloom offers his thoughts on working with the Xperia PRO-I.



Portrait of filmmaker Philip Bloom
Meet Philip Bloom

Philip Bloom is a director and filmmaker who specialises in creating incredible cinematic images, no matter what the camera. Known for his DSLR filmmaking, blog and educational work, he has also worked as a cinematographer and cameraman in the broadcast and motion picture industries.

Large 1.0-type image sensor for exceptional image quality

Philip:
Straightaway, the thing that excited me is the size of sensor – it’s a 1.0-type sensor, which is almost four times the surface area of a standard mobile phone sensor. And having that larger sensor, it is capable of a shallower depth of field. You have bigger pixels, which means it soaks up more light, which means it’s better in low light. And also, by having those bigger pixels on a larger area, it means that image is just less noisy full stop.

Close-up on hands holding the Xperia PRO-I, shooting video of London in low light.
Leaves on a tree in sharp focus. with a blurred background featuring pedestrians and cyclists.

Shot on Xperia

Dual aperture for maximum creativity

On the main camera, you do have two separate apertures. So you have the F2.0, so you’re getting shutter with depth of field, soak in more light, but you also could stop down to F4.0, so it’s a smaller aperture, which means you have a greater depth of field.

Eye AF brings the best out of your subjects

The amazing eye autofocus in video tracks animals’ eyes, which is amazing, and probably the most exciting feature actually, when I first heard about it. It also does people, if you want to film people.

Xperia PRO-I being used to shoot video of a cat.
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A YouTuber's views on working with Xperia

Join YouTuber Sara Dietschy as she puts the Xperia PRO-I through its paces.



Portrait of YouTuber Sara Dietschy.
Meet Sara Dietschy

Sara Dietschy is a YouTuber and content creator based in Dallas, Texas. She has over 800,000 subscribers on her self-titled channel where she creates and uploads docu-series, tech reviews and vlogs. Through her work, Sara explores the intersection of technology and creativity, sharing her own creative process, along with other filmmakers, photographers and artists.

An outstanding shooting experience

Sara:
Xperia has a brand new on the go solution called Videography Pro that combines all the features that a run and gun filmmaker like me needs. I can access different lenses, cine looks, and switch apertures between F2.0 and F4.0. I can go auto or manual and all the controls are intuitive and responsive.

Sara Dietschy in an outdoor setting, filming herself with the Xperia PRO-I, fitted with a shooting grip, external mic, and vlog monitor.
Close-up on Xperia PRO-I smartphone fitted with a vlog monitor, displaying video footage of Sara Dietschy.
Get even better results with the Vlog Monitor

I can trick it out with a ton of accessories: an external mic on top, a multifunctional grip where I can zoom in and out, and also a portable vlog monitor. This is really great because you can still use the rear cameras and I can still see myself. It’s honestly crazy that I’m recording this on a phone because it looks like a movie. It’s so good!

Monaural mic and wind filter for superior sound

One might think that being a YouTuber means that image is everything, which it is, yes, but audio is just as important…it’s very distracting if it’s not good.

Xperia has added a third unidirectional microphone and it almost has the effect like you’re just there with the person. It also has a sound source separator that uses an intelligent wind filter. What that means is they’ve figured out how to deal with the biggest sound killer in the field, wind!

Close-up of the Xperia PRO-I showing the camera lenses and the monaural mic.
Sara Dietschy filming herself in a city using the Xperia PRO-I fitted with a shooting grip.
Optical image stabilisation for shake-free footage

And just like shooting with my Sony Alpha cameras, it has optical image stabilisation. That way I have assurance that my image is going to be steady, it’s not going to be shaky. Shaky video footage is always very, very distracting.

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A vlogger's verdict on Xperia videography

Hear what vlogger AUXOUT has to say about creating content with the Xperia PRO-I.



Portrait of vlogger AUXOUT
Meet AUXOUT

Based in Tokyo, AUXOUT is a weekend filmmaker/photographer with a passion for creating ‘Cinematic Vlogs’ – everyday experiences shot with a cinematic approach.

Videography Pro makes shooting simple

AUXOUT:
Conventional smartphone camera apps are very simple and easy to use for anyone, but can be frustrating for professionals and those familiar with cameras. Videography Pro makes the best out of smartphone video shooting. This was easy to use and let me quickly change settings like ISO and frame rate to suit the situation. You can switch to AUTO mode with a single touch, and this was also convenient when you want to shoot casually.

Close-up on someone adjusting the video settings on the Xperia PRO-I smartphone
A woman on a beach, splashing her feet in the water.

Shot on Xperia

Capture the emotion with 120fps shooting

Honestly, 4K 120fps shooting was also surprising. Scenes happening in an instant which is hard to see will turn into an emotional scene with the 5x slow motion.

The perfect stand-in for a compact camera

It’s amazing that a smartphone can replace a compact digital camera I used to carry around as a substitute camera.

Many “creative” people are very particular about the quality of their output, even for their private content. So I think Xperia PRO-I will be a great main camera for those people.

Sunset image of a woman in silhouette, gazing out to sea.

Shot on Xperia

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Enjoy a selection of content shot on Xperia 

Want to see what happens when you put Xperia and Videography Pro in the hands of professional creators? Take a look at these short films and prepare to be inspired.



A short film by Philip Bloom

Explore the sights and sounds of London in this charming film by Philip Bloom, shot entirely on the Xperia PRO-I.


A cinematic vlog by AUXOUT

Take a trip to Japan’s Rabbit Island in this beautiful cinematic vlog by AUXOUT, created using the Xperia PRO-I.