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Old August 30th, 2013, 01:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got a Galaxy S3 about a month or so ago and today I downloaded some video I took down to my PC. All of the videos are upside down which makes them useless on my PC.

Is there a way that when I'm taking video with my phone I can make sure I have it turned the right way?

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Old August 30th, 2013, 01:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you holding the phone vertically like on a blackberry or horizontal like a camera?
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The video I took last weekend I was holding the phone horizontally. Of course when I view it on the phone right after I take the video it looks fine. I'm assuming since the screen can flip but pull it down to my PC and it'll give you a headache.
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Hmm have you tried holding the phone both horizontal ways man? im just in the habit of turning the phone anti clockwise to use the cam.
Surely you can edit it on the pc or phone to rotate it 180 mate?
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I'm sure it can be flipped on the computer using video editing software. But the way to avoid inverted video in the future is to hold the phone the correct way up. Probably easiest way to do that is ensure you have the home button on the right hand side when shooting video.
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You would think android would use the accelerometer to know which side is down lol. The side with gravity pulling on
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You would think android would use the accelerometer to know which side is down lol. The side with gravity pulling on
I've always rotated 90 to the left. I can see why rotating to the right could (but shouldn't) make a difference.
Would auto rotate being on fix this?
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OK I've done a couple of tests using a Samsung phone and the default camera app, and it does use the accelerometer, and in theory should should always record video the right way up. However it only sets the orientation tag, and doesn't actually record the video for the way gravity is pulling. Which basically means if the video player ignores the orientation tag, you'll get upside down video. In VLC I got inverted video when holding the phone the other way, and in Mplayer it was OK. So evidently VLC doesn't use the orientation tag by default.

So to ensure your videos always play the right way up in any player or editor, you do have to hold your phone the right way up. Because not all players or editors use the orientation tag.
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Would auto rotate being on fix this?
Yeah ive always rotated that way too so the bottom of the phone is on the right. It stems from my days using sony cybershot phones where the physical button is on the lower right (when verticle).
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OK I've done a couple of tests using a Samsung phone and the default camera app, and it does use the accelerometer, and in theory should should always record video the right way up. However it only sets the orientation tag, and doesn't actually record the video for the way gravity is pulling. Which basically means if the video player ignores the orientation tag, you'll get upside down video. In VLC I got inverted video when holding the phone the other way, and in Mplayer it was OK. So evidently VLC doesn't use the orientation tag by default.

So to ensure your videos always play the right way up in any player or editor, you do have to hold your phone the right way up. Because not all players or editors use the orientation tag.
Ahh a dude was talkin about the tag on g+ the other day n i forgot. Aparently Youtube doesnt read it(?)
What i really hate is watching youtube vids taken on an iphone in vertical position
That distroys me!
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Ahh a dude was talkin about the tag on g+ the other day n i forgot. Aparently Youtube doesnt read it(?)
What i really hate is watching youtube vids taken on an iphone in vertical position
That distroys me!
Destroys me as well....
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