Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
2865 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1375044 27-Aug-2015 09:49
Send private message

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!

2092 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1375045 27-Aug-2015 09:50
Send private message

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.

 
 
 
 


5170 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1375047 27-Aug-2015 09:51
Send private message

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. :-/




iPad Pro 11" + iPhone XS + 2degrees 4tw!

 

These comments are my own and do not represent the opinions of 2degrees.


2865 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1375048 27-Aug-2015 09:56
One person supports this post
Send private message

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

5170 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1375054 27-Aug-2015 09:59
2 people support this post
Send private message

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




iPad Pro 11" + iPhone XS + 2degrees 4tw!

 

These comments are my own and do not represent the opinions of 2degrees.


2714 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1375057 27-Aug-2015 10:00
6 people support this post
Send private message

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




2072 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1375060 27-Aug-2015 10:04
Send private message

David .... brilliant, thanks for that, made my day.

 
 
 
 


14596 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1375073 27-Aug-2015 10:12
Send private message

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




Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

There is no planet B

 

 


5170 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1375075 27-Aug-2015 10:14
2 people support this post
Send private message

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.




iPad Pro 11" + iPhone XS + 2degrees 4tw!

 

These comments are my own and do not represent the opinions of 2degrees.


14596 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1375076 27-Aug-2015 10:14
Send private message

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




Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

There is no planet B

 

 


2078 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 1375094 27-Aug-2015 10:41
Send private message

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

13751 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1375096 27-Aug-2015 10:49
One person supports this post
Send private message

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.





13751 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1375100 27-Aug-2015 10:50
One person supports this post
Send private message

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..!





13751 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1375102 27-Aug-2015 10:53
Send private message

Would it not be a simple matter to force the cameras into landscape when video is selected?!





3061 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1375103 27-Aug-2015 10:54
Send private message

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.



1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Ring launches indoor-only security camera
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:26


New report findings will help schools implement the digital technologies curriculum content
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:25


N4L to upgrade & support wireless internet inside schools
Posted 23-Jan-2020 17:22


Netflix releases 21 Studio Ghibli works
Posted 22-Jan-2020 11:42


Vodafone integrates eSIM into device and wearable roadmap
Posted 17-Jan-2020 09:45


Do you need this camera app? Group investigates privacy implications
Posted 16-Jan-2020 03:30


JBL launches headphones range designed for gaming
Posted 13-Jan-2020 09:59


Withings introduces ScanWatch wearable combining ECG and sleep apnea detection
Posted 9-Jan-2020 18:34


NZ Police releases public app
Posted 8-Jan-2020 11:43


Suunto 7 combine sports and smart features on new smartwatch generation
Posted 7-Jan-2020 16:06


Intel brings innovation with technology spanning the cloud, network, edge and PC
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:54


AMD announces high performance desktop and ultrathin laptop processors
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:42


AMD unveils four new desktop and mobile GPUs including AMD Radeon RX 5600
Posted 7-Jan-2020 15:32


Consolidation in video streaming market with Spark selling Lightbox to Sky
Posted 19-Dec-2019 09:09


Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.