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Old April 29th, 2019, 10:28 PM   #1
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Vertical video is now a real thing

Samsung has just released a new TV that can orientate vertically to allow millennial mobile phone users to watch their videos the (cough) right way up.

See https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/29/1...te-millennials

Price is about $1600USD and units will go on sale in Korea.

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Old April 30th, 2019, 04:37 AM   #2
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If itís anything like the Samsung 3D TV I bought it will be self limiting. The motherboard failed at 3 months (taking all the recordings it had made on an external HD with it due to the encryption) and the screen a week after the warranty expired. Canít think of a more appropriate manufacturer to support the cause of vertical video.

I note the Sky News iOS app now uses a square format, probably because of so much UGC inappropriately acquired in vertical orientation.
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Old April 30th, 2019, 08:01 AM   #3
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Interesting. Probably is needed at some point, the youth seem to spend so much time on their phones. I wonder if some even watch a TV all that much.
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Old April 30th, 2019, 10:07 AM   #4
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My daughter and son in law are in their mid 30's and spend plenty of time watching TV, also using a laptop in landscape mode. But their phones (and iPads to a lesser extent) are their primary form of connectivity, and they shoot virtually all video in portrait mode.

I really don't have a problem with this at all. Their composition is generally quite good and the vertical format works well in many cases. Aside from that, it's just easier to hold the phone in portrait orientation.

Remember the old days here at DVinfo? People would get into very heated debates about 4:3 vs 16:9. ;-)
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Old April 30th, 2019, 11:33 AM   #5
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If humans were meant to view things vertically, our eyes would be situated one above the other...just saying.
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Old May 1st, 2019, 01:00 AM   #6
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If humans were meant to view things vertically, our eyes would be situated one above the other...just saying.
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Old May 1st, 2019, 04:32 AM   #7
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It's obvious that 'vertical video' is just too narrow to be of use.

16:9 on the other hand is what we've always been doing with our central content but with some extra stuff at the sides. The world is finally trimming off these superfluous extra bits and coming back to 4:3 video on social media. It's the reality test for being effective.

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Old May 1st, 2019, 06:54 AM   #8
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Just to add that the vertical screen is used for advertising displays at various locations and on the screens at live events. However, for other forms it's pretty limiting.as a video aspect ratio, 4 x 3 makes more sense.
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Old May 1st, 2019, 10:31 AM   #9
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as a video aspect ratio, 4 x 3 makes more sense.
Until you want to watch a 2.35:1 film, which looks like a band-aid across the middle of the screen. This looks really bad on an iPad, for example.
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Old May 2nd, 2019, 12:50 AM   #10
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You need a big screen for scope films, either that or hold the iPad 6 inches in front of your face.
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Old May 2nd, 2019, 09:55 PM   #11
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It's obvious that 'vertical video' is just too narrow to be of use.
The vertical video "syndrome" is just a fad that's derived from laziness/convenience since people can shoot phone videos with only one hand. Simple as that.

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Old May 4th, 2019, 02:32 AM   #12
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I do wonder if the necessary use of vertical video in TV news stories (eg the only footage of a crash or explosion) somehow legitimises it as a type of video. On the other hand it's one of those things that can scream 'amateur' when compared to professional work.

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Old May 8th, 2019, 12:22 AM   #13
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Seems someone is marketing a vertical TV.

https://www.redsharknews.com/post/it...-a-vertical-tv
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Old May 8th, 2019, 05:36 AM   #14
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Isn't that the same product that this thread was originally about? ;-)

Remember, back in the day, when "vertical video" was a "real thing" for computers? We thought it was so cool to see a letter sized page in portrait mode. And it was also cutting-edge that it had a white background like a sheet of paper. Maybe Xerox started this, and Apple jumped on board with several companies making vertical screens. Then there were screens that could rotate between portrait and landscape view. That was long before anyone had a smart phone.

I don't shoot vertical video and probably never will, but it doesn't bother me that it exists. It's funny how this seems to really offend some of you guys. If you think of video as art, then why shouldn't the artist have the freedom to choose the canvas size they want? Or do you think that Rembrandt shouldn't have painted portraits?
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Old May 9th, 2019, 01:48 AM   #15
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So it seems.

Vertical screens are seen in 2001 for the iPad type screens used on the Discovery.

https://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/...ck-invent-ipad

I'm not sure that Kubrick invented the tablet screens, he had good designers working on that film.
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