1. ModeratorOMD's Avatar
    If you've ever uploaded a video to YouTube from your iPhone that you took in portrait mode- you've noticed.

    The video uploads as a tall video. It's widescreen by no-means, basically it uploads in a portrait orientation.

    What causes that? Has anyone found that weird and peculiar?
    01-11-2012 07:36 PM
  2. ghostface147's Avatar
    Yes and it is very annoying. People need to learn to not do that.
    Rocktapus likes this.
    01-11-2012 08:24 PM
  3. Rocktapus's Avatar
    it loads that way because you recorded it that way.

    if you want nicer videos on youtube, you gotta learn how to shoot better. [ie better lighting, holding the camera steady, recording in landscape mode, etc]

    there ARE ways to make portrait videos look nice through editing though. like putting 2 portrait videos side by side, or putting a title over it that extends into the black parts.
    01-11-2012 09:39 PM
  4. Massie's Avatar
    If you've ever uploaded a video to YouTube from your iPhone that you took in portrait mode- you've noticed.

    The video uploads as a tall video. It's widescreen by no-means, basically it uploads in a portrait orientation.

    What causes that? Has anyone found that weird and peculiar?
    It uploads as a "tall video" because that's what it is--look at the iPhone screen while recording in portrait mode and ask yourself if you've ever seen a movie screen that shape. The only way to get the full video to show in a "normal" video window is to shrink it down to fit in the middle of the window.

    Edit: you could also consider editing your video after shooting in portrait. Some apps (iMovie for example) automatically crop portrait video into a square to avoid the issue we're talking about.
    Last edited by Massie; 01-11-2012 at 10:28 PM.
    01-11-2012 10:24 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD