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Old 05-19-2013, 11:08 AM
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Default Stupid Cell Phone Camera (Users)

I'm sick and tired of the proliferation of photos and videos taken in the vertical (portrait) instead of horizontal (landscape) orientation. Wake up, people. It looks stupid, especially when your video is newsworthy enough to appear on TV.
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:09 PM
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I am increasingly becoming annoyed with cell phones at concerts. Taking a picture is one thing, but 100 cell phones glowing in front of me recording a video of the whole show is ridiculous. I paid to see the concert, not the back of your iPhone.

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Old 05-20-2013, 2:50 PM
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"Vertical video syndrome" is a disease. You'd think that with as advanced as electronic image gathering technology is getting, they'd include some method to correct it (so the picture always ends up being recorded in the proper horizontal orientation regardless of how the device is held.) They're already doing it with the output sections of certain types of cell phones, so why not input? Doesn't seem like too difficult of a concept, does it?

With DSP tech, all it'd likely take is to add in a couple dozen lines of code and badabing.
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Old 05-20-2013, 3:21 PM
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Maybe that's why m,any commercial theater acts clearly state "No cameras, No recordings, Turn off your cell phones. I, for one, go to see a show that my children were in or am paying good money to see a professional act. Flashes, digital camera laser tracking and the like reduce the enjoyment factor from those who feel compelled to document the experience.
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Old 05-22-2013, 6:10 AM
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I am increasingly becoming annoyed with cell phones at concerts. Taking a picture is one thing, but 100 cell phones glowing in front of me recording a video of the whole show is ridiculous. I paid to see the concert, not the back of your iPhone.

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After all, there is nothing more enjoyable than making others sit through your jerky, wobbly, poorly focussed, shot in poor/variable lighting, out of aspect crap attempt at filming a concert that sounds like it was recorded in a coffee can.

My biggest issue is with those who take their phones into a concert/cinema etc...and sit there throughout the performance texting/twittering/faceblogging.
Why bother to leave the house???

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What gets me is the people in the 40th row using the flash to get a picture of the stage. A drop in the ocean has more effect. If you really want pictures of your kids performing, stand in the back of the theater (so you don't annoy anyone else), use a camera that has enough sensitivity that you don't need supplemental lighting, and use a lens long enough to get the picture you want. I'd like to watch my kids too - not your backside as you stand there in the third row blocking half the stage (or more) for people in the few rows behind you.

(In a commercial venue, it's almost always a copyright violation ... oh, that's right - copying someone else's intellectual property is okay these days, because everyone does it.)
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:29 PM
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And to encourage these photomorons even more... I am tired of the 2 minute long iPhone commercial they keep showing on tv , with the forest gump music, showing people doing nothing but taking pictures with their phone.

Bottom line: if you want to take a nice picture, use a camera, not your phone.

On a slightly separate rant, I hate when people post their cell photos online with the cheesy post editing effects like blur trying to simulate depth of field.

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