Talk:2119: Video Orientation
Obligatory prior art in this commentary space: Glove and Boots: Vertical Video Syndrome (apparently they decamped from Youtube to Vimeo last month, the original c. 2013 video was Bt9zSfinwFA). JohnHawkinson (talk) 14:21, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
The title text seems to be a reference to AL, the A.I in 2001 : A Space Odyssey which cause a few problems to the crew and mainly communicate through a round lens. 126.96.36.199 14:27, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
- Or 2002 movie The Ring 188.8.131.52 14:32, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
- I presumed it was a reference to summoning circles. 184.108.40.206 15:28, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
- It was HAL, not AL in Space Odyssey. Move the letters forward one, and it's IBM. Deliberate Easter egg.
A circular screen is great for that retro-look, like a 1950's Zenith Porthole TV. I seem to remember seeing circular screens on some really old sci-fi shows as well. As well as one use of a triangular screen. Shamino (talk) 14:37, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
Fails in the obvious- Horizontal is better because you can send the video in to the TV news for your 15 seconds of fame without looking like a douche who doesn't know how to rotate their phone. And why isn't there a setting for "always landscape" anyway?Seebert (talk) 14:48, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
- I have to agree... the fact that most non-mobile screens are oriented horizontally being left out was kind of a big miss. A vertical video looks like crap on a TV or Computer Monitor (Ironically unless it's an old 3:4 one, where the difference is a lot more minor.) -Graptor 220.127.116.11 15:34, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
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- Dealing with the same thing.