The Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone was used to shoot an episode of NBC TV's popular late night talk show “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in the United States. This marked the first time that an entire episode of a TV show was shot with a smartphone.
Samsung Electronics said on March 27 that NBC TV used the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus to tape an episode titled "The Jimmy Fallon and New York Night" of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on March 25 (local time). This episode tells stories about Fallon's favorite places in New York.
Samsung Electronics announced in the newsroom of Samsung’s U.S. subsidiary that NBC TV was able to capture all the casts in one frame through a 123-degree wide-angle camera on the Galaxy S10 Plus. "We produced the video stably while preventing the video from being shaky as much as possible by means of the Galaxy S10 Plus’s super steady mode,” the production staff said. "The super-steady mode is a very important function for those who want to shoot with a smartphone."
The cameraman of the show shot the video with gimbals on multiple Galaxy S10 Plus smartphones and placed them on shelves when shooting in fixed spaces like a restaurant. The production staff also made a behind-the-scenes video with tips about creating videos that could not be created in the past with the Galaxy S10 Plus.
In the meantime, this was not the first time a smartphone replaced professional photography equipment. The sports film “High Flying Bird” released through Netflix in February of this year was entirely shot with the iPhone 8. Director Sean Baker's "Tangerine," released in 2015, was also shot with three iPhone 5S smartphones.