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Removal of VVS

asked 2013-12-30 17:49:54 +0300

DDH87 gravatar image

updated 2013-12-30 18:48:11 +0300

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Currently the camera app supports VVS (vertical video syndrome). I would like to vote to have it removed or post a warning when this happens. This should be very easy to do.

For the people who don't know what VVS is, please watch this youtube video

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How would be the video app based solution that the users wouldn't record video in the wrong phone orientation?

pnuu ( 2013-12-30 18:13:56 +0300 )edit

Just let the app only record in horizontal position. The N9 can only record horizontal. If you do try to record horizontally the video will be on it's side. This is what you can do in sailfish to. Or put a warning on the screen about the orientation of the phone. So the video app doesn't have to check the phone position. It's just always in landscape.

DDH87 ( 2013-12-30 18:18:36 +0300 )edit

While I think that anybody recording vertically should get an electro shock, I don't think it's the responsibility of the application to enforce it.

gabriel ( 2013-12-30 18:28:22 +0300 )edit

@gabriel. The group how does it on purpose should indeed. But you can help the people how don't do it on purpose. Like a mom how quickly makes a video of her children with out thinking.

DDH87 ( 2013-12-30 18:31:38 +0300 )edit

DDH87: you may have a point, I thought about that too... maybe this is a feature request that deserves some UX brainstorming.

gabriel ( 2013-12-30 18:34:39 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-09 18:01:30 +0300

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updated 2014-01-09 18:02:34 +0300

The reason why VVS is a thing is twofold: a) the most popular video delivery channels (TV, Youtube, cinemas) orient their picture horizontally, and b) the most popular video recorders (phones, pads) are built in a vertical orientation, so that when held in their normal position, they produce a vertically oriented image.

The solution to a) is for delivery channels to support vertical video, like some already do, such as Vimeo. As more and more video is produced for purposes other than full-screen television or cinema, a vertical orientation may be a conscious choice in some cases. The solution to other cases, item b), is that the orientation of the video could be made independent of the orientation of the device, as suggested by @v2px, and changed by a simple twist gesture. I believe there would still be a sufficient number of pixels available for a decent image.

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Switching video to a vertical view will properly never happen. We have to w8 ages for evolution to change the orientation of our view from horizontal to vertical. The human view on the top an bottom is bad. Even so that if something happens above our heads we will get scared and get out of the way.

DDH87 ( 2014-01-16 02:08:58 +0300 )edit
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