How to shoot video on a smartphone

For watching vertical videos

Putting your life events in digital format is the easiest way to capture your memories. You know, instead of actually watching the event with your own eyes, you watch a smaller version of the event as you “tape” it with your smartphone.

There are some people that are beyond help. Those people watch a widescreen video in portrait mode on their iPad. It doesn’t even register when it’s played back on a widescreen tv that there are huge black bars on the side of the screen and the video in the middle. These are the same people that complained about the widescreen DVDs.

Social Media Platforms have caved to the masses by allowing most formats to be filmed vertically. It’s almost impossible to upload a widescreen video to Instagram, TikTok, or Facebook. Youtube is the last resort for widescreen videos, but they now have “shorts” that allow this vertical format. I hope soon that the entertainment industry will start filming vertically so we can match our smartphone users’ video filming and viewing preferences. Maybe smartphone technology will advance to the point where it will always record in the widescreen aspect ratio and fix the issue for good. Or maybe the TV industry will start making portrait sets to hang on your wall.