OPPO and Imtiaz Ali’s Unique Film Aims to Inspire New-Age Video Creators

Here's how the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G performs in the hands of ace director Imtiaz Ali

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Even though it’s less than a month since its launch, the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G has made a name for itself as one of the best videography experts. And it couldn’t have arrived at a better time, given the meteoric rise of smartphone videography right now. Aspiring video creators are leaving no opportunity to narrate their life stories across different mediums, and the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G is one of the best tools that is helping them realise their dreams.

That’s because the Reno5 Pro with its industry-first AI Highlight Video and a host of other premium features such as AI Colour Portrait, Ultra Steady 3.0, ensures that capturing videos is as easy as tapping a button in just about any light condition. The device is unbelievably powerful, and surely a formidable champion of videography.

And to find out how the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G performs in the hands of a professional, OPPO collaborated with ace director Imtiaz Ali to create a one-of-its-kind, short film called ‘Eyes for You’, which has been shot entirely on the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G, making heavy use of the AI Highlight Video Feature. Watch the enthralling experience of Imtiaz Ali while shooting the video and how capturing videos will be an experience for the new age video content creators using this smartphone.

The film follows a story of a salesman Aman, who works in a garment shop in a posh mall in Dubai where he meets a customer Nidhi, and a potential life partner, and eventually finds his calling in life. It’s beautifully shot, imbibing all the nuances of characters and emotions, that Ali’s films are known for. In the film Imitiaz has beautifully used the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G to capture shots with AI Highlight Video scene detection algorithms which automatically adjusts the light wherever required. One of the coolest features that makes the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G unique is the AI Highlight Video feature. The feature automatically detects whether the video you are shooting has a strong backlight, or if it needs to be illuminated a little more to get the details right. It does so by combining OPPO’s Ultra Dark Mode and Live HDR mode, applying them whenever required.

The AI Highlight Mode also takes into account OPPO’s unique Full Dimension Fusion (FDF) Portrait Video System that automatically adjusts the exposure and contrasts to highlight facial features in the video, especially when you are trying to capture a moment with friends during a sunset, or in bright indoors.

The film is also an excellent highlight of what the Reno5 Pro 5G is capable of. Plus, the behind-the-scenes footage demonstrates just how easy it was for the director to use the smartphone according to his needs. Imtiaz Ali makes brilliant use of the Dubai skyline, the clear blue skies and orange hues of the sunsets the city is known for. And all of them come out sharp and bright from the Reno5 Pro 5G.

Commenting on the collaboration with OPPO, Imtiaz Ali, said: “As a brand, OPPO has been constantly innovating and I think they come up with very interesting and cutting-edge technologies for the consumers. Being a part of this project was very exciting for me! Shooting a film entirely on a smartphone felt challenging and thrilling at the same time. I was stunned by the video capabilities of the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G. The industry-first ‘AI Highlight Video’ feature helped me to shoot brilliant videos in all lighting conditions, without compromising on the quality of the shots. Even during low light conditions and while shooting in the dark, the smartphone helped in getting bright and crystal-clear videos. I must say this is the perfect device for new-age content creators”.

He further added, “The Reno5 Pro 5G is a great example of infinite passion with its exemplary features, stellar design, and exceptional videography capabilities. It truly helped me bring the characters I envisioned – to life. My advice to all new-age video creators is to stay fearless and never shy away from becoming the director of your own life’s story. With the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G, you can explore the limitless possibilities around you and Live The Infinite.”

The filmmaker highlights how he loved this association with OPPO, as the brand has successfully envisioned a new domain of videography that was unheard of, which is also reflective of the work that Imtiaz Ali does. To shoot a film on a smartphone was an entirely new and exciting experience for the director, and he pulled it off quite well. Ali recalls how there were times when he had to shoot under challenging light conditions, but the capabilities of the new Reno device helped him capture everything like he had envisioned. The film is a subtle example at the capabilities of the device and will surely inspire the new age video creators to use these features in various scenarios from ordinary day shooting scenes to professionally shot vlogs.

The OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G, is capable and reliable in shooting just about any scene. The short film actually includes shots from almost every hour of the day, from the early morning to late night, incorporating all the details in between. All this happens thanks to the video capabilities that the Reno5 Pro 5G brings to the table.

The AI Highlight Video feature is definitely the key holding it all together. The feature automatically detects whether the video you are shooting has a strong backlight, or if it needs to be illuminated a little more to get the details right. It does so by combining OPPO’s Ultra Dark Mode and Live HDR mode, applying them whenever required.

The AI Highlight Mode is backed by OPPO’s industry-first Full Dimension Fusion (FDF) Portrait Video System that automatically adjusts the exposure and contrasts to highlight facial features in the video, especially when you are trying to capture a moment with friends during a sunset, or in bright indoors.

Essentially, this takes away the hassle of adjusting the exposure sliders manually during the shoot to ensure the subject is well-lit. AI Highlight Video calculates and changes the settings accordingly, and all you need to do is hold the camera steady. As such, the Reno5 Pro 5G can be the perfect smartphone for anyone looking to document their life story and take full control of how the final video comes out without much external effort.

But there are more features that Imtiaz Ali used and liked in the film, and which combined, makes the Reno5 Pro 5G a reliable choice to document your life. Ali made use of 960fps slow-motion feature to capture the ocean waves, and the Ultra Steady 3.0 is used to track the characters walking about kicking a tin can on the floor. The feature that thrilled Ali most though was the Dual-view Video with which you can capture simultaneously from both the front and the rear camera. This feature will especially come in handy when you have to surprise you bae with a fresh baked cake.

Watching the film, it becomes clear that the OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G is capable in the hands of both an amateur who just needs the video to look good, as well as a professional who needs to take care of every small nuance of the video. What this unique association also does is inspire the new age video creators to shoot beyond limits and capture what they can imagine with the new OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G.

The Reno5 Pro 5G is available for purchase on Flipkart, offline stores and across mainline retailers. You can pick up the Reno5 Pro 5G with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage for Rs 35,990 in two stunning colours – Astral Blue and Starry Black. So, what are you waiting for? Get the phone and become the creator of your own life’s stories.


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