Whether we like it or not – it looks like vertical videos are taking over the social media. In fact, the majority of videos on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and other platforms are vertical rather than horizontal. So, if you want to start creating vertical videos for your social channels, these eight tips from Landon Bytheway will help you to nail it.
Motorola has had just about enough of vertical video. So, for the new Motorola One Action, they’ve rotated the wide-angle camera to make it shoot horizontal video when holding your phone vertically.
It’s a neat approach and one that many users have been asking after for years. After all, it just feels more natural to hold our phones vertically – which is what caused the problem of vertical video in the first place. Now, Motorola is taking a gamble on this feature to help bring them back into the big leagues.
Canon has just announced the new PowerShot G7 X Mark III, the successor to the very popular Canon G7X Mark II. The rumors from earlier this month suggested that the upgraded model will let you shoot 4K, and they were correct! However, there are other interesting additions vloggers and Instagram users will love – the new G7 X Mark III lets you shoot vertical videos and enables live YouTube streaming.
Vertical videos seem to be the future, whether we like it or not. It all started with Instagram and Snapchat, and even Arri and Samsung have joined the trend. However, the arguments against it are still strong and the debate between vertical and horizontal video seems never-ending at this point. But, a brilliant comic from xkcd seems to have the ultimate solution!
So, Samsung has gone and done it. They’ve singlehandedly destroyed the “You don’t watch TV vertically do you? So, why do you shoot video vertically?” argument. Yes, they’ve announced a vertical TV. And it costs $1,600 (not $16,000 as some sources are reporting).
Vertical video is the bane of the 21st century. We all (well most) wish it would just go away. But with Instagram Stories, IGTV, Snapchat and a bunch of other apps that thrive on vertical video, it’s going nowhere. And now it seems that Arri is getting in on the action with an adapter plate that allows you to mount your Alexa Mini vertically on the tripod.
The online world seems to have been buzzing about Instagram’s new IGTV since it was officially announced yesterday. The Internet is divided – or at least, my social media timelines are. A huge proportion are in the “WOO! YAY!” camp, although there are plenty of people moaning about vertical video syndrome.
If you’re of the latter opinion, sorry, can’t help. But if you’re one of those who wants to jump on the new vertical video service that lets you upload videos up to an hour in length, read on. In this video, filmmaker Jason Boone goes through the whole process in Premiere Pro of creating and uploading your vertical video content.
You may remember a recent report saying that Instagram will allow users to post hour-long vertical videos. Well, Instagram has just announced IGTV, a standalone app created solely for this purpose. It’s aimed particularly at users who watch videos on their phones, so all videos are in the vertical format and the company believes that “this is the future of video.”
Instagram may be starting to change as we know it. Going from the platform of quick posts and instant gratification and branching out into long-form video content. At least, according to the Wall Street Journal. Yes, hour-long vertical videos. It’s a strange prospect, but as Engadget suggests, it’s not outside the bounds of reason.
Facebook has been putting a big focus on video content recently, and as they own Instagram, it’s a natural potential progression. And it’s a lot more advertising revenue for Facebook (which they need, given the number of people ditching Facebook-owned platforms lately).