Why Vertical Video is Here to Stay
Pop quiz… When you pull out your smartphone to shoot a video clip, do you hold your smartphone vertically or horizontally? If you look around at any given moment, most of us are holding our devices oriented up and down.
And that will create vertical video… which is fine if the video file is later viewed on a smartphone. But if it’s exported and displayed on a horizontal TV screen, the vertical orientation jams awkwardly into the horizontal space.
That’s why for years I’ve been telling vertical video creators to turn their smartphones horizontally before recording their next home movie.
But something big just happened that has finally changed my unwavering commitment to horizontal video.