It happens when your cellphone videos show up like this on a computer or TV screen:
This is a problem for a few reasons:
- Our eyes are meant to look at things horizontally, and until now, almost all screens show pictures horizontally
- When you take videos with your phone, it may look okay on your screen, but once uploaded, it doesn’t look right
- It’s awkward, not visually pleasing, and you can miss a lot of content on either side when filming and viewing this way
- You can turn a photo, you can’t turn a video
Learn more about the dangers of Vertical Video Syndrome in this cute PSA:
I recently created this video for Dale Carnegie Training after my time in Chicago to show the technology that I use for my videos.