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Here's how to film on a smartphone (hint: turn it horizontally!)

Posted: , by Victor H.

Here's how to film on a smartphone (hint: turn it horizontally!)
You might be wondering - is it really so hard to film on a smartphone that you’d need a separate guide? Hit the camera button and start recording, that’s it, you think. Hold the phone straight, you think. Well... wrong! There is one critical detail that you might have missed - to turn your phone in landscape mode.

We usually use our phones in portrait mode, but filming videos with your phone in vertical orientation results in ugly stripes of black on the sides of the captured videos. It’s just not good and it’s got to stop. Heck, we could even write a song about it and sing it to you, to get that anger out of our chest. But we won’t. First, because we are not musicians and second - because it’s already done! We’ll just hum along...


So (no)
don't you hit record and (no)
then upload online and (no)
we can't see all of the picture (no)
it's a vertical video crime (no)

And there’s a bonus video below the first one explaining the subject in greater depth, don’t miss it!

source: Chescaleigh



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posted on 28 Jun 2013, 02:44 9

1. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Y-y-you mean w-we don't f-film v-vertically? ... MIND = BLOWN
Also: Funny videos! :)

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 07:54

8. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


lol. I thought this was corrected in the iphone 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv6vlP2qSyo @02:00

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 03:26

2. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


I agree with point your trying to make in the article, but the article itself is badly worded (almost as if your shouting it at us). There's no need for it.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 03:59 2

3. Bfrenz (Posts: 106; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


Seriously? Most people shoot videos naturally Ashok the time. Thus article for kids

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 04:01

4. Bfrenz (Posts: 106; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


Typo, naturally horizontal

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 04:46 4

5. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I don't know why, but I have noticed that it is mostly iPhone users problem.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 07:34 2

7. bachir8k (Posts: 101; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


hahaha amateur phone users

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 07:34

9. Damo579 (Posts: 218; Member since: 18 May 2013)


So true It's like they have never used a smartphone before.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 06:40 1

6. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


http://static.igossip.com/photos_2012/53/You_Dont_Say

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