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Square or Portrait?


#206

Same tho :joy:


#207

what about horizontal? (:


#208

@niamreagan hmm I might need to flag this :thinking: haha just kidding :smiley:


#209

how is this even a question?? square!!!


#210

Portrait makes you more like snapchat than anything. Plus people like square because its easy to scroll through and browse different videos while being able to see the entire thing and i dont think there is a smooth way to scroll through portrait videos without sacrficing some visibility


#211

Square is go :fire::fire:


#212

@Jrdj.tv Square?!!! :man_facepalming:t2: I’m going to have to unfollow you on musical.ly now! jk


#213

Hahah sorry I should consultant with you cause I know you a pro when it comes to recording


#214

Haha! It’s whatever you prefer. For me, I just think I could do more with Portrait.


#215

Honestly, it’s a matter of where you want to play. Do you want to be consumed or distributed? Square is how I lean for distributing my v2’s and not bad for consumption. Portrait? Now that’s another story. :wink:


#216

Square definitely has that iconic feel


#217

Square! Just like the original!


#218

That’s pretty cool


#219

Do you have an idea of what month the app will be available to the public?


#220

“Beginning of the Summer months” would mean June by the latest


#221

Why does everyone want square??? It’s a terrible aspect ratio XP It’s not good for filming. Which is the entire base of this app…


#222

It’s all good vibe :muscle:t3:


#223

First option: SQUARE
Second option: Instagram system, either square or landscape, we creators & editors love landscape or square, I’ve always personally found portrait format weird, in my mind it makes no sense…lazy cameraman in my mind, TV, MOVIES YOUTUBE, etc, etc. Landscape or squared, plus if you want to put the content you create on platforms like YT, it just looks strange in portrait & you have to put the weird blurred video down the side, which looks rubbish. Please Square or Square with option of Landscape like IG


#224

Instagram does portrait videos in posts along with square and landscape.

I don’t think it’s being lazy if you shoot vertical video. We hold our phones in portrait mode. We view the apps on our phones in portrait mode. The video that appears within these apps should appear in portrait mode. It just makes sense.

It’s an evolution. Movies in the theatre started as squares then they went widescreen. TVs were square then they too went widescreen. Now we watch a lot of video on phones that we naturally hold in portrait mode.

Square would work, I just think you can have more of an impact on the viewer if you use as much of the screen as possible.

Has anybody watched Jesse Driftwood’s Instagram stories? He shoots them all in portrait and they’re amazing!


#225

you have been stopped