Say No To Vertical Video Syndrome

Check out this awesome and hilarious PSA from Glove & Boots about a major pet peeve of mine – people who rotate their phone while shooting videos and create “vertical videos”.

When trawling YouTube and other sites for content for a network, vertical videos drive me bat-shit crazy, especially when they are good, because when I go to post them the automated system we have for grabbing and re-sizing thumbnails creates crap thumbnails due to 70% of the image being black bars, and I end up having to do the thumbnails manually. Trust me, it’s really hard to get a good 620×250 thumbnail from a video where the content is only 100 or 200 pixels wide.

Anyhow, heed this PSA folks and learn to use the camera in your phone properly. It will make my life so much easier and stop us all from having to buy Star Wars again.