Vivo recently announced the X60 Pro (alongside a regular X60, of course), and one of the headlining features of the phone is the sophisticated gimbal-like stabilisation that’s supposed to offer steadier shots and videos. This works on the 48MP main shooter, with the rest of the triple-camera setup comprising a 13MP portrait camera and a 13MP ultra-wide lens; you also get a 32MP shooter upfront for selfies.
But technical specs on paper don’t always paint the best picture of a device’s capabilities—which is presumably why Vivo recently premiered a short film that was shot entirely on the Vivo X60 Pro. The Incident is directed by the award-winning Kedahan filmmaker, Chong Keat Aun, while starring Miss Universe 2015 finalist Pauline Tan, Adibah Noor, Phua Chandler, and Yuan Teng.
The entire featurette was filmed over a period of just two days, with singer-songwriter Yise Loo and artist Firdhaus Farmizi completing the soundtrack, Light of Hope, in under 24 hours. The entire short film is available to watch on YouTube for free:
Vivo says that the short film is actually a way to inspire Malaysians during these challenging times, with the story following a mother who single-handedly cares for her young son after her husband passes during the pandemic. According to Chong Keat Aun, the director:
“It is heartening to see Malaysians helping one another amidst a new normal which has yet to precede us. As we learn to adapt and do so with the strength lent by the ones around us, we look forward to a new day with a renewed light of hope. This has been our source of inspiration for the filmand we wanted to depict a story which is true to Malaysians in these times. Through the vivo X60 Pro, we were able to bring this idea to life and it truly marks a new era for budding filmmakers who are looking to unleash their creativity and share it with the world.”
That aside, the short film also showcases the V60 Pro’s videography capabilities, including the Gimbal Stabilisation 2.0, as well as Extreme Night Vision 2.0 for low-light scenes. It makes for an impressive reminder of how far smartphone cameras have come, following an earlier Vivo X50-shot short film, as well as similar ideas from Apple.
So, what do you think? If you’re keen to find out more about the Vivo X60 Pro, scroll down to the related reading section for our full coverage on the device.