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

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...


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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9 Comments

1. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

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

8. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

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

2. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 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.

3. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

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

4. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Typo, naturally horizontal

5. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

7. bachir8k

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

hahaha amateur phone users

9. Damo579

Posts: 263; Member since: May 18, 2013

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

6. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

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