Take a Stand Against Vertical Video Syndrome!

vertical_video_syndromNo doubt you’ve seen people shooting videos with their phones held vertically. Well, someone has finally created a video to try to put an end to this growing problem.

Have a look… and a laugh. (and pardon the bleeps)

While the video is not exactly serious, it does raise a somewhat serious question…

Are vertical videos “bad?” Not in an evil sort of way, but by shooting videos in a non-standard format, does it hinder their usefulness and provide a poor user experience?

Or could this be the start of a new trend similar to the way Instagram single-handedly made square photos not only acceptable but a new standard?

Paul Steinbrueck is co-founder and CEO of OurChurch.Com, elder of CypressMeadows.org, husband, father of 3, blogger. You can follow him on Twitter at @PaulSteinbrueck and add him to your circles at Google+ as +Paul Steinbrueck.

5 Responses to “Take a Stand Against Vertical Video Syndrome!”

  1. Aaron Reefman Aug 17, 2013 at 12:21 am

    I've often thought that. I guess the usefulness depends on the preferred display. Does it live forever on the phone or does it want to see a TV?

    • PaulSteinbrueck Aug 17, 2013 at 8:21 am

      Good point Aaron. If you're just going to keep the video on your phone and not share it, it doesn't really matter.

  2. I usually keep my video phones on the phones lol its best :)

  3. Vertical Videos are annoying, i don't use video on my Phone.

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