The Single Most Important Tip for Recording Video on iPhone
Have you ever noticed that iPhone video gets recorded according to the orientation of the device? If you haven’t noticed that yet, pay attention to it now, because you’ll create significantly better videos if you just rotate the iPhone into horizontal orientation before hitting that record video button.
Rotating the iPhone to a Horizontal Position Will Record Video As Intended in Wide-Screen Format
Keep this in mind when you’re capturing video with the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, since the vertical videos are squeezed and don’t have nearly the same coverage area. Just rotate sideways, you will capture video in widescreen format just as intended to be viewed on any screen, TV, theater, computer display, or whatever else.
Yes the image shown is a humorous look as to why this matters, and unless you’re living in a zero-gravity space station somewhere, do everyone and yourself a favor and just orient the iPhone properly before shooting video. This applies to iPad and iPod touch as well, take advantage of the orientation lock if you must and start recording the right way.
To further beat the point, here’s a ridiculous video.
But seriously, just record video in the proper orientation, you’ll be glad you did and so will the viewers!
Heads up to CultOfMac for the silly find.