Rant Warning: Using Your Phone as a Video Camera

Published on January 16th, 2017

As the use of social media grows during regattas, we continue to see – in our opinion – one of the unforgiveable mistakes when using a phone as a video camera. So we repeat a repeated rant: TURN YOUR PHONE SIDEWAYS.

At issue isn’t what the video looks like on your phone. At issue is what your video looks like when you share it on social media, YouTube, etc. Players are shaped like your television – wider than they are tall. The goal is to align the camera so the video replay fills the screen. Do it wrong and its wasted space.

Tim Claxton produced a video offering a list of tips and tricks for using a smartphone as a video camera. Our rant is his first tip.

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