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(HyperVocal)   We may finally have a cure for Vertical Video Syndrome   (hypervocal.com) divider line 18
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5899 clicks; posted to Geek » on 16 Jan 2014 at 10:54 AM (31 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-01-16 12:10:09 PM
3 votes:

ChrisDe: Is there a phone that prevents the user from taking selfies?


www.digitaltrends.com
2014-01-16 10:36:53 AM
3 votes:

Dust: So you're saying that someone who's too dumb to figure out that they shouldn't be holding their phone upright while filming video is going to spend a dollar on an app they will then use to cure themselves of this affliction they aren't even smart enough to know they have?


Exactly, any solution needs to be baked into the OS. Smartphones have all these sensors; why can't they sense when the owner is holding the phone in portrait orientation and trying to record video and simply record a Rickroll (in landscape orientation) instead?

Mom: "Hey Mom, I took this video of your grandson's first step! Watch..."

Phone: "Never gonna give you up..."

Mom: ???????
2014-01-16 11:32:32 AM
2 votes:
Beheading? Please tell me the answer is beheading.
2014-01-16 09:47:08 AM
2 votes:
I would prefer an approach where, the moment someone presses the "record" button with their phone held vertically, it gives them a painful but non-fatal electric shock. The shock gets stronger each successive time.
2014-01-17 11:30:55 AM
1 votes:

Dust: So you're saying that someone who's too dumb to figure out that they shouldn't be holding their phone upright while filming video is going to spend a dollar on an app they will then use to cure themselves of this affliction they aren't even smart enough to know they have?


Apple users. So... Yeah?
2014-01-16 04:32:02 PM
1 votes:
Well, it's just that when you go calling a huge swath of other people "morons"...  Fair game.
2014-01-16 04:21:40 PM
1 votes:

gunther_bumpass: If Abraham Zapruder was a moron with a cell phone:

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That's "were a moron".

Just saying.
2014-01-16 04:14:27 PM
1 votes:
If Abraham Zapruder was a moron with a cell phone:

i975.photobucket.com
2014-01-16 03:00:41 PM
1 votes:
World star!
2014-01-16 02:30:27 PM
1 votes:
Hmm, I think I can count the pictures I've taken with any of my cell phone on two hands. Movies, I guess I might have taken one at some point in time, but I couldn't say when. Mostly my phone is just for calling or receiving calls. I guess I've already found the cure to cell phone video problems.
2014-01-16 02:15:42 PM
1 votes:

ReverendLoki: Ishkur: Mugato: How about putting the phone in your pocket and just watch the concert and try to remember it later. With your memory. In your brain. That's in your head.

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/Personally, I may take a pic or two and/or short bit of video, which takes all of a few seconds, and use the rest of whatever time to enjoy it myself, but hey, I'm not judging how someone else wants to document the occasion.  Unless his phone is blocking my view, in which case the little f'er can DIAF.


XKCD sure can be a preachy knob.
2014-01-16 12:29:37 PM
1 votes:

grinding_journalist: Egoy3k: There do exist some rare but legitimate reasons to record in vertical orientation.

Can you name a few? I'm curious what examples you have in mind that wouldn't be better solved by a simple vertical pan.


vincemichael.files.wordpress.com
Filming a suicide jumper from the ground, and you want to keep both them and the ground in frame.

www.talentnetworkinc.com
Video of a single person doing something at waist level with their hands, while talking to the camera.

b.vimeocdn.com
Videos where the perspective extends upwards and the action is ahead.

Basically, pretty much any time the important parts of the picture are separated vertically, not horizontally.
2014-01-16 12:20:13 PM
1 votes:

SinisterDexter: but all the rage seems unwarranted over some 60 second cat videos.


It's OK if pussies are vertical.
2014-01-16 11:52:56 AM
1 votes:
Unfortunately, the cure for Vertical Video Syndrome has the side effect of causing Taco Neck Syndrome.
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2014-01-16 11:19:25 AM
1 votes:

Egoy3k: Mitch Taylor's Bro: Dust: So you're saying that someone who's too dumb to figure out that they shouldn't be holding their phone upright while filming video is going to spend a dollar on an app they will then use to cure themselves of this affliction they aren't even smart enough to know they have?

Exactly, any solution needs to be baked into the OS. Smartphones have all these sensors; why can't they sense when the owner is holding the phone in portrait orientation and trying to record video and simply record a Rickroll (in landscape orientation) instead?

Mom: "Hey Mom, I took this video of your grandson's first step! Watch..."

Phone: "Never gonna give you up..."

Mom: ???????

I don't like that idea.  There do exist some rare but legitimate reasons to record in vertical orientation.  We don't need to make the phone tell you how not to be an jackass we need people to stop being jackasses.


I don't like that you don't like my idea. QED, I win.
2014-01-16 11:08:43 AM
1 votes:

Mugato: How about putting the phone in your pocket and just watch the concert and try to remember it later. With your memory. In your brain. That's in your head.

/pet peeve at concerts
//people recording them with their tablets is worse


There was a recent XKCD about it, and getting annoyed by people taking pictures instead of just enjoying the view. I've never had a problem with taking a picture.

What do these people hope to get out of a camera phone recording of a concert from the 7th row? The microphone won't distinguish the audio properly, the video is single perspective, shaky, and usually vertical, and it takes as much time to WATCH something as it does to shoot it. Fine, by all means, shoot a 5 second clip to "show you were there" or post a clip or segment of them singing part of your favorite song. NOBODY IS GOING TO WATCH 45 MIN OF SHAKY, SINGLE ANGLE CELL PHONE VIDEO, PUT IT THE FARK AWAY.

I recall seeing a guy recording the vast majority of a concert on his phone, and then seeing him again in a beer line. I asked if he takes video of all the concerts he goes to and he said yes. I asked if he goes to many, and he said yes. I asked if I could see a video he shot of another concert, and he said no. Why? "Because I usually delete them after the show."

I didn't bother with any follow up questions.
2014-01-16 10:50:07 AM
1 votes:
How about putting the phone in your pocket and just watch the concert and try to remember it later. With your memory. In your brain. That's in your head.

/pet peeve at concerts
//people recording them with their tablets is worse
2014-01-16 10:16:20 AM
1 votes:
So you're saying that someone who's too dumb to figure out that they shouldn't be holding their phone upright while filming video is going to spend a dollar on an app they will then use to cure themselves of this affliction they aren't even smart enough to know they have?
 
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