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My Moment of Airport Zen / Vine Needs to Reinforce Good Smartphone Video-Shooting Habits

I finally got around to shooting a Vine video, titled Your Moment of Airport Zen, only to discover that it’s been designed so that you hold your smartphone the “wrong” way:

And by “wrong” way, I mean vertically, which leads to Vertical Video Syndrome:

Hey, Vine team! With such a popular app, you’ve got an opportunity to reinforce good habits: tweak your app so users have to holding their phones properly when shooting video, as shown in the photo below:

proper way to hold phone when shooting video

This article also appears in Global Nerdy.

2 replies on “My Moment of Airport Zen / Vine Needs to Reinforce Good Smartphone Video-Shooting Habits”

Why is portrait mode the “wrong” way? Vertical videos look just fine to me. Do most people play them on 16:9 television sets? (I play mine on my phone or a computer screen.)

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