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Topic # 123401 6-Jul-2013 11:05
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Not a new video but really explains the whole Vertical Video Syndrome affecting millions of people:







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  Reply # 850056 6-Jul-2013 11:43
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GOLD !

Now we need a campaign against WARS = Wrong Aspect Ratio Syndrome

lol

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  Reply # 850104 6-Jul-2013 13:48
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Have jsut made the wife watch this, next to educate is my mother!!!

I have to say i am curious why this seems to be more of an apple user issue than other devices....

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  Reply # 850787 8-Jul-2013 12:42
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Guilty, only because I'm usually a stills shooter and the photo would've been a vertical one.

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  Reply # 850794 8-Jul-2013 12:49
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I completely agree with that
video; vertical videos are a
nightmare and I'm amazed
that so many people manage
to mess them up like that.
Maybe the phone makers
need to modify the software
so that it yells if you have the
phone vertically. Those videos
are no less annoying than this
very post ;)

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  Reply # 850796 8-Jul-2013 12:53
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Yup, I've posted that many times on Facebook in reply to friends and family posting vertical videos. :)




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  Reply # 850803 8-Jul-2013 13:00
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Wade:
I have to say i am curious why this seems to be more of an apple user issue than other devices....


Is your troll bridge currently being renovated?

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  Reply # 850809 8-Jul-2013 13:04
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Yeah - interesting that Instagram's new video capability takes care of this by shooting to a square format.




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  Reply # 850832 8-Jul-2013 13:35
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clicknz: Yeah - interesting that Instagram's new video capability takes care of this by shooting to a square format.


Wow, so they are going back in time with regard to video?


OP, this video is more than a year old.



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  Reply # 850836 8-Jul-2013 13:40
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Yes, it's more than an year old, but still pretty much valid.

By the way, a couple of days after posting this here it appeared in the Fail Blog, so it's still pretty relevant even though one year old.




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  Reply # 850845 8-Jul-2013 13:51
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clicknz: Yeah - interesting that Instagram's new video capability takes care of this by shooting to a square format.


Wow, so they are going back in time with regard to video?


Yep - Vine on Twitter also shoots square - I guess they just couldn't cope with the habitual vertical shooters, plus as was alluded to earlier - the variety of format shapes that cameras shoot to.... sticking to square was the easiest solution I guess.




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  Reply # 850883 8-Jul-2013 14:42
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freitasm: Yes, it's more than an year old, but still pretty much valid.

By the way, a couple of days after posting this here it appeared in the Fail Blog, so it's still pretty relevant even though one year old.

With more and more people consuming video on smartphones/tablets etc, is the video still relevant? I don't think so. People who hold on to the "horizontal is the right way" are simply stuck in the old way of thinking. Are people really watching all these youtube videos full screen on their TV/monitor?

Also, what about as an aesthetic, for example, Wayne Coynes "A Year in the Life of Wayne's Phone"? Does that get a pass?

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  Reply # 850973 8-Jul-2013 16:02
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That made my day!

What do you call vertical letterboxing?  or is it still letterbox.

<trolll>It possibly affects iPhone users more because the iPhone was designed for your thumb to go "from here to here" (insert your own visual memory of the advert).  If you turn the phone around your thumb can no longer reach the other side of the screen.  That's not the way it was designed and not using your iPhone the way it was designed is not cool.</troll>




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  Reply # 850979 8-Jul-2013 16:08
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StarBlazer: That made my day!

What do you call vertical letterboxing?  or is it still letterbox.


Its called pillarboxing, after the tall thin red British mail boxes known as pillar boxes

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  Reply # 850981 8-Jul-2013 16:08
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StarBlazer: What do you call vertical letterboxing?  or is it still letterbox.

It's called pillarboxing.

Edit: Bah!

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  Reply # 850982 8-Jul-2013 16:10
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wellygary:
StarBlazer: That made my day!

What do you call vertical letterboxing?  or is it still letterbox.


Its called pillarboxing, after the tall thin red British mail boxes known as pillar boxes

Duh - should really have guessed that being English!!!




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