If you've watched a lot of youtube videos of accidents, you'll have noticed some cars tend to make a noise (ping, bong, something like that) as they crash. What is the point of this? To wake you up? Bit late isn't it?
And why do you need to be told something way more obvious than a bong that you've crashed/there's no fuel/there's an air bag in your face? That would be like me beating you to death then telling you I just did so. Pointless information!
Its to let you know that the recorder has registered it so the little black
box can be removed by your insurance company and see what happened, Some air
bag actuators do this, though to be honest if one goes off you bloody well
know about it!
I guess they are not allowed to go Bing, as that would upset Microsoft..
Luckily I no longer need to try to watch such clips.
Also how many are still filmed by bystanders in portrait mode not
What on earth are you talking about? Why do you have difficulty holding a rectangular object sideways?
And why don't you think of the result? Why would you want a stupidly shaped video that doesn't fit on a TV or computer monitor properly, and isn't the shape of your field of vision?
I replied to your claim that taking a picture in landscape is the same
as reading the screen in landscape. As though the fact that the picture
being the same way round is the only thing of importance.
It remains that it is difficult to take a picture in landscape compared
Like hell it is. The problem is that with the phone in
portrait mode, the back of your hand is between the
phone and what you are videoing, below the camera.
In landscape mode, the back of your hand is between
the screen and you, so you can't see the screen properly.
Hah! I just realised I should have said "99% of my photos and videos are
**landscape**" No wonder the misunderstanding! (Talk about reading a post.)
It doesn't change my opinion that most (other) people don't take
landscape because it is a poor design.
You must hold the phone in a very strange way if the back of your hand is
between the screen and you. In landscape I hold the phone in the tips of my
fingers (both hands), steadied by the palms, so my hands are left and right
of the screen. This makes it easier to move the camera left/right and
up/down to compose the shot.
It's still not half as easy as holding a proper compact, SLR or camcorder -
but then I wouldn't regard a phone as a "proper" camera for more than taking
record shots where exposure and composition and holding straight/steady are
important. The biggest problem is trying to hold a phone steady while then
being able to reach the button to take a photo; I rely on voice-activated
most of the time, since the button is not designed to be in a place where it
is naturally close to your finger when you are holding a compact/SLR in the
I agree. For taking photos, the button to take a photo or starting/stopping
video needs to be on the edge of the camera, not on the screen where you
have take one hand off the camera to stab at the button.