Help stop “Vertical Video Syndrome” (funny video)

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Vertical Video Syndrome.


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  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Like most things with my iPhone, it’s trial and error.

  • Silver_Witch

    I do flip my phone to landscape to read email and play games, so I guess I should have assumed the same for photos/video, but I followed the logic of the camera eye being at the top and so one should hold it “up”…so the logic didn’t follow. Guess that is why I could not pass the LSAT – no logic in the conventional sense and I am a computer weenie…how embarrassing.

  • Silver_Witch

    Well ….errrr no….there are instructions on the web though and I have never seen this addressed before today…maybe I just wasn’t paying attention.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    You have an owners manual?

  • perljammer

    I think there’s plenty of room for both orientations, if used properly. After all, there’s a reason that vertically and horizontally oriented photograph are referred to as “portrait” and “landscape”. People tend to shoot phone photos and videos vertically because that’s the way they’re used to looking at their phone screens. I’ll bet that if TV screens had started out being vertically oriented, most people would find horizontal videos strange looking.

  • Jonathan Mann recently did a song about this very subject.

  • For some bizarre reason, they never seem to mention it. On the other hand, every example shown for photos and videos has them clearly having been taken in landscape (horizontal) mode.

    All I can figure is they though people would figure it out for themselves, given how absolutelyc crappy vertical photos and videos look…and people didn’t.

  • Thanks I needed that! :-)

  • Silver_Witch

    Oh Goddess – I had no IDEA that you were supposed to shoot videos sideways with an iPhone…where is that in the owners manual?

  • YES!

  • TonyT

    That’s very funny!

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