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  Reply # 1375044 27-Aug-2015 09:49
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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


Well that's a good idea. Although it does suggest that iPhone users aren't necessarily more likely to be idiots, it just means Android phones tell their users "hey, stop being an idiot".

We just never had the guidance damn it!

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  Reply # 1375045 27-Aug-2015 09:50
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Geektastic: 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.


The alternative is showing youtube videos in 240p on the National News for major sporting events where there is HD coverage available and shown on other news programmes.

I really enjoy watching swimming where the pool is a collection of 6-8 pixelly blobs.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1375047 27-Aug-2015 09:51
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Geektastic: 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.


Well, it could be worse. There's a Reddit thread this morning showing a disgruntled ex-employee shooting dead a news reporter and her cameraman live on air. Both from the broadcast itself, and also the footage the shooter uploaded to twitter of himself doing it. :-/




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  Reply # 1375048 27-Aug-2015 09:56
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But back on topic. When portrait is the default position to hold your phone, there will always be people who video stuff this way.

The question is - 

Would you prefer it displayed on the news with:

A) The edges blurred out to fill the screen
B) Simple black pillar boxing

I vote B

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  Reply # 1375054 27-Aug-2015 09:59
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Paul1977: But back on topic. When portrait is the default position to hold your phone, there will always be people who video stuff this way.

The question is - 

Would you prefer it displayed on the news with:

A) The edges blurred out to fill the screen
B) Simple black pillar boxing

I vote B


Or C) turn your TV sideways




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  Reply # 1375057 27-Aug-2015 10:00
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Paul1977: But back on topic. When portrait is the default position to hold your phone, there will always be people who video stuff this way.

The question is - 

Would you prefer it displayed on the news with:

A) The edges blurred out to fill the screen
B) Simple black pillar boxing

I vote B


Out of those options, I prefer option B.

What we REALLY need is to raise awareness. Education is the key




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  Reply # 1375060 27-Aug-2015 10:04
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David .... brilliant, thanks for that, made my day.

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  Reply # 1375073 27-Aug-2015 10:12
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Paul1977:
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"?


No not normally, but if the shot/clip will look better that way which maybe 1/1,000,000 then yes




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  Reply # 1375075 27-Aug-2015 10:14
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MikeB4:
Paul1977:
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"?


No not normally, but if the shot/clip will look better that way which maybe 1/1,000,000 then yes


To be fair, quite a lot of the videos on YouTube would look better that way, i.e. with a finger covering the lens.




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  Reply # 1375076 27-Aug-2015 10:14
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SaltyNZ:
Or C) turn your TV sideways


damm never thought of that , I will suggest it to my wife although her response would be unrepeatable smiletongue-out




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  Reply # 1375094 27-Aug-2015 10:41
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MikeB4:
SaltyNZ:
Or C) turn your TV sideways


damm never thought of that , I will suggest it to my wife although her response would be unrepeatable smiletongue-out


You could video it on your phone for us but I ask you please don't do it in portrait. laughing

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  Reply # 1375096 27-Aug-2015 10:49
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wasabi2k:
Geektastic: 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.


The alternative is showing youtube videos in 240p on the National News for major sporting events where there is HD coverage available and shown on other news programmes.

I really enjoy watching swimming where the pool is a collection of 6-8 pixelly blobs.


A sporting event is not news.





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  Reply # 1375100 27-Aug-2015 10:50
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MikeB4:
SaltyNZ:
Or C) turn your TV sideways


damm never thought of that , I will suggest it to my wife although her response would be unrepeatable smiletongue-out


You used to be able to get Mac screens that were designed like A4 pages and could be rotated on their stands.

Maybe you could adapt one..!





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  Reply # 1375102 27-Aug-2015 10:53
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Would it not be a simple matter to force the cameras into landscape when video is selected?!





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  Reply # 1375103 27-Aug-2015 10:54
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FWIW, I noticed the same kind of blurring at the top & bottom of some footage shot in landscape. :(

Someone has clearly told TVNZ that black space is inappropriate. I'm surprised they haven't used this space to show ads.



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