interested in creating videos in a vertical format to display full page on a mobile device in a vertical mode, how to?

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Hello folks, I'm interested in creating  videos in a vertical format to display full page on a mobile device in a vertical mode, very interested in how to create such videos.

the reason is that I notice that most people hold their phones in a vertical way when talking and texting, so we should be able to watch our videos the same way.

I'm also interested because I'm starting my mobile training practice and I need to create several videos for a mobile add campaign focused on the mobile side of things....

I have camtasia studio version 8.5.1(build 1962)

Thanks

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Rick Stone

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Yikes! NOT Vertical Video Syndrome!!!!

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Rick Stone

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Personally, I wish that phones had a feature that prevented a video from even being recorded unless the user properly oriented it. But that's just me. ;)
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well, tell that to your hand when it holds the phone to your ear.... phones are naturally held in vertical mode.... so why not the same for video..., but like you, that's just me! and I need it for business reasons....

this is not about religion, if you can't help then keep your nose out of my business.
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Hello there,

my initial reaction is that you would have to produce and render your video with the video laying on it's side in the canvas area. The image below is my first attempt at seeing what that would work like. The first problem I encountered was that the text in camtasia will not allow you to rotate it to 90° orientation. As soon as I got it close, it up-righted itself in the canvas. The second challenge you're going to run into is that everything is going to need to scale and fit in that narrow viewing area. I think it's a great concept that you're going for but I believe you're in for quite a challenge.

 I suppose the main thing you would need to know is the common resolution for most smart phones. You would probably also have to do a test render to make sure that you are laying the video sideways correctly. So it doesn't display upside down on others smart phones. I don't actually use a smart phone so I'm not very qualified to give you advice. But I wish you the best of luck. I'm getting back to the hockey game.

Regards, Joe


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All you should have to do is change your editing dimensions.  The only thing that makes a video "vertical" is that it is taller than it is wide.  Try setting your editing dimensions to 720x1080, or whatever the size of the phone your are targeting, and see if it works out.  

One thing to keep in mind is that YouTube and some other video services force videos to have a 16x9 aspect ratio, so if you are planning on watching the video on your phone via YouTube, this will not work.  But if you are viewing the video directly on your phone, it should.

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