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Portrait or Landscape Video?

    Smart phones are great at delivering video on the fly. Yet, it’s too easy for an end-user to shoot video in portrait mode (vertical), and Google is mad as hell about it.
    Video editors despise (really) portrait mode clips, too. Vertical video is impossible to correct (rotating doesn’t help), and changing the background color in Final Cut X or iMovie does little. The dreaded vertical video syndrome creates black bars on each side of the video, making it annoying to watch. Most everyone is guilty of it, including yours truly. I shot a great interview once and then realized my stupid mistake. Yet, before I hid my head in the sand, I figured I’d look for some easy answers in the app store.   

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