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Tape video correctly with your smart phone

August 29th, 2016

If you tape video with your Phone, don’t suffer from VVS (Vertical Video Syndrome)! Not sure what VVS is? It’s when people hold the phone vertically instead of horizontally while taping video. And eventually, when those videos are transferred off of the phone to view on a TV screen or internet, they look bad.

View a clip here to understand: Vertically Taped Clips

Hold phone like this while taping video!

The right way to hold a phone while taping video.


What’s the lesson?

If you’re catching precious moments of video on your mobile phone, turn the phone horizontally, exactly as you see in the picture above. This will result in the video showing up on the entire space of your TV.

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2 Comments to “Tape video correctly with your smart phone”

  1. Kathy says:

    This is good advice, but my old videos that are horizontal can be hard to rotate. They stay sideways in the viewer. I’m sure I don’t have the right software (on my PC) to fix it. Short of porting them all over to my Mac laptop, and using iMovie over there, what do you suggest as a fix?

    • jenny says:

      Hi Kathy for rotating your videos, MPEG Streamclip is a free download that you can use to rotate your videos the correct way, while maintaining the quality of your clip. The software is both PC/Mac compatible so you shouldn’t have a problem using it.

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