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Topic # 179118 27-Aug-2015 09:09
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What's with this awful need to show news items in the middle third of our screens, with the side bits blurred out? !!

Do the TV stations think I'm not capable of focusing on what I am watching?

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  Reply # 1375019 27-Aug-2015 09:13
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you mean videos from idiots who record with their phone in portrait mode?

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  Reply # 1375020 27-Aug-2015 09:15
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You mean the ones where they are showing video from a smartphone that was recorded in portrait mode?

It's not that they have blurred any image out, they just for some reason think that filling the sides with blur is better than black pillar boxing. They are mistaken.




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  Reply # 1375021 27-Aug-2015 09:15
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reven: you mean videos from idiots who record with their phone in portrait mode?


Probably gonna start a war by suggesting this but from what i see it seems to be more predominant with iphone users :P

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  Reply # 1375022 27-Aug-2015 09:18
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Wade:
reven: you mean videos from idiots who record with their phone in portrait mode?


Probably gonna start a war by suggesting this but from what i see it seems to be more predominant with iphone users :P


my brother does it all the time and hes an iPhone user :)  drives me nuts.

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  Reply # 1375023 27-Aug-2015 09:19
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Wade:
reven: you mean videos from idiots who record with their phone in portrait mode?


Probably gonna start a war by suggesting this but from what i see it seems to be more predominant with iphone users :P


I'm not taking the bait, but am curious as to how you can tell if the video was taken on an iPhone or not?

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Paul1977:
Wade:
reven: you mean videos from idiots who record with their phone in portrait mode?


Probably gonna start a war by suggesting this but from what i see it seems to be more predominant with iphone users :P


I'm not taking the bait, but am curious as to how you can tell if the video was taken on an iPhone or not?


if its in portrait mode, its from an iphone :P

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  Reply # 1375028 27-Aug-2015 09:29
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reven:
Paul1977:
Wade:
reven: you mean videos from idiots who record with their phone in portrait mode?


Probably gonna start a war by suggesting this but from what i see it seems to be more predominant with iphone users :P


I'm not taking the bait, but am curious as to how you can tell if the video was taken on an iPhone or not?


if its in portrait mode, its from an iphone :P


I have no stats to argue either way, but I have an iPhone and will generally video in landscape. I say 'generally' because there are instances when portrait works better (if it frames what you are filming and you have no plans to view it on a TV or computer).

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  Reply # 1375030 27-Aug-2015 09:30
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reven: 
my brother does it all the time and hes an iPhone user :)  drives me nuts.


I think it's a non-technical user trait. My wife does it all the time. It's how they normally hold their phones when taking photos, and using it in general. But they give no consideration to how the content will look when it is viewed on a widescreen monitor or TV.

Exhibit A: I asked my wife to take footage of my once in a lifetime blat around Hampton Downs in a 911 Turbo




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  Reply # 1375032 27-Aug-2015 09:33
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     >Exhibit A: I asked my wife to take footage of my once in a lifetime blat around Hampton Downs in a 911 Turbo<

Ha ha ha ha, I feel much better now wink

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  Reply # 1375033 27-Aug-2015 09:34
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dclegg:
reven: 
my brother does it all the time and hes an iPhone user :)  drives me nuts.


I think it's a non-technical user trait. My wife does it all the time. It's how they normally hold their phones when taking photos, and using it in general. But they give no consideration to how the content will look when it is viewed on a widescreen monitor or TV.

Exhibit A: I asked my wife to take footage of my once in a lifetime blat around Hampton Downs in a 911 Turbo



Maybe if you blurred the sides out it would look better laughing

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  Reply # 1375035 27-Aug-2015 09:37
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I am an iPhone user and I tend to agree with the iPhone assumption here. I think it may have something to do with the location of the rear camera lens in landscape mode. It is very easy to have a finger in shot as I have done myself on occasion, very annoying.




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  Reply # 1375039 27-Aug-2015 09:40
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MikeB4: I am an iPhone user and I tend to agree with the iPhone assumption here. I think it may have something to do with the location of the rear camera lens in landscape mode. It is very easy to have a finger in shot as I have done myself on occasion, very annoying.


You're correct about the camera location, but have you ever gone "I'm going to intentionally video this in portrait so my finger doesn't accidentally cover the lens"?

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  Reply # 1375040 27-Aug-2015 09:44
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Paul1977:
Wade:
reven: you mean videos from idiots who record with their phone in portrait mode?


Probably gonna start a war by suggesting this but from what i see it seems to be more predominant with iphone users :P


I'm not taking the bait, but am curious as to how you can tell if the video was taken on an iPhone or not?


People whom I know what phone they have seem to show a general trend, likewise go to any event and it is clearly obvious :P Possibly not a wide enough cross section to make sweeping statements but just something i notice

Google Camera app has an animation suggesting you turn phone 90 degrees if you start filming in portrait mode :P

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  Reply # 1375042 27-Aug-2015 09:47
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Wade:
Google Camera app has an animation suggesting you turn phone 90 degrees if you start filming in portrait mode :P


Obviously this is because iPhone users, such as myself, are a breed of superior intelligence, and don't need the hint. :-D




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  Reply # 1375043 27-Aug-2015 09:47
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The problem is in indulging people by showing their videos of stuff as if it was actually news, which 99% of the time it isn't really.





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