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Orientation of videos shot with an iPhone
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phkc070408
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Oct 14, 2012, 01:36 AM
 
When making a standard landscape video with an iPhone 4 and an iPhone 5 (my wife and I), will the phone know it's sideways, or will I end up with a sideways portrait video? Also, which way is up and which way is down?
     
rjenkinson
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Oct 14, 2012, 04:41 AM
 
The video will have the same orientation that the camera had when you shot it.
     
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Oct 14, 2012, 08:56 AM
 
Yep, whichever way you hold it.

Note that it won't switch rotation mid-video if you rotate the phone while shooting.
     
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Oct 15, 2012, 08:09 AM
 
Also, if you shoot a video in the portrait orientation, you better have a really good reason for doing so.
     
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Oct 15, 2012, 02:52 PM
 
Absolutely. Please watch this PSA to make sure this never happens:

http://gizmodo.com/5915888/an-important-psa-on-why-you-should-never-shoot-videos-vertically

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Oct 15, 2012, 10:42 PM
 
Anybody who's ever worked with a portrait monitor can tell you that that gizmodo article is complete bullshit (surprise, surprise).

I mean, seriously: Landscape is the preferred option because our eyes are side-by-side? Really? **** you.

The only valid point he makes at all applies to playback on regular TVs or monitors. Kind of. Actually only to editors and hosting platforms who impose a landscape format.
     
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Oct 16, 2012, 04:55 AM
 
Where would World Star Hip Hop get their videos?
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