360° video recording using six Xperia™ neo phones

Sony Ericsson’s experimental hub Xperia Studio recently collaborated with photographer and inventor Joergen Geerds to shoot an impressive 360° panoramic video of the Slickrock trails in Moab, Utah. Check out the cool results in the video above!

Xperia Studio also met up with Joergen and software engineer Daniel Finkler to find out how they solved the hardware and software challenges involved. More videos and information about this are available after the jump.

To create the video, the team sync’d together six Xperia™ neo phones and mounted them to the handlebars of a bike. As no cradle existed for that many neo phones, Joergen had to build one from scratch, using an Ultimaker 3D printer. You can play with the interactive 360° video on XperiaStudio.com.

Of course, shooting a 360° video using six Xperia™ phones isn’t a simple job, and that’s where software engineer Daniel Finkler came in. Daniel wrote the Android app that allowed the phones to talk to each other and to trigger the video recording.  Watch the interview with Daniel below to find out more about how he pulled it off.

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