Vertical for pictures...horizontal for videos?
So, I'm shooting this video today with my ex & her sister. I'm holding the phone vertically. When I play the video back on the phone, it looks fine. When I upload it to youtube, the video is turned on the side. Pictures come out correct holding the phone vertically. So, is the rule of thumb pictures vertical, video horizontal? thanks!
Here's the video:
The noise in the background is my a/c in the truck.
- 06-23-2010, 05:28 PM #2
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Photos can contain info that tells whatever program viewing them what is the proper orientation according to the orientation of the camera. That is, the photo has information that says which side is the top.
The video isn't actually showing "correctly" (that is, auto-rotating) on your phone, you are rotating the phone so it looks normal. The equivalent would be if you turned your monitor on it's side, it would look "normal."
- 06-23-2010, 05:29 PM #3
Video is a horizontal medium. Movies, TVs, Camcorders, you name it, everything is horizontal.
I've been a serious photographer for decades now, and when I got my first video camera I had to really fight the urge to turn the camera vertical for vertical subjects. As you discovered, they come out sideways on the TV when you do that.
- 06-23-2010, 05:36 PM #4