Thursday, June 29, 2017

New Tweak Shows Warning When You Are Recording In Portrait Mode On iPhone

New jailbreak tweak known as VerticalVideoSyndrome 2 shows warning when you are recording in Portrait mode on iPhone. Why do you actually need this. Sometime when I'm watching videos on YouTube or social media I wonder just how many iPhone users record their videos while their iPhone or iPad is in portrait orientation.

As I know, these services are designed for computer screens, which naturally have displays longer than they are tall, so recording videos in this way usually degrades the viewing experience for the viewer. That’s why iOS developer Andreas Henriksson released his VerticalVideoSyndrome 2 jailbreak tweak.


This tweak is available in Cydia via the BigBoss Repo absolutely for free of charge and supports all jailbroken iOS 10 devices. For phones that are running an earlier version of iOS, the original VerticalVideoSyndrome is also available. The tweak doesn't come with any options to configure. It means that after installation, you’ll begin seeing a warning sign if the device is in a vertical orientation while in recording mode in the Camera app.

This warning sign is there to let you know that you’re recording in the undesirable orientation. This doesn't mean that VerticalVideoSyndrome 2 won’t prevent you from recording video in this mode, and the warning sign won’t be visible in your footage, but it serves as a friendly reminder that landscape orientation is the better choice.

Personally, I think VerticalVideoSyndrome 2 tweak is a great tool for breaking the the habit of recording videos in portrait orientation and encouraging point-and-shoot iPhone videographers to use the best orientation available for viewing quality.

That said, I would recommend the tweak for just about anyone who records videos in portrait orientation when they don’t have to. Showing warning when you are recording in Portrait mode on your iPhone helps you quickly switch to landscape orientation when you want to.

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