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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Gosh, Michael.. I have no idea... maybe because I tend not to shoot videos at all!

Jun 24, 2016 02:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Because people don't know better!  I correct people on a regular basis.

Jun 24, 2016 02:27 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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wiggling hand without a tripod.  Want me to watch side ways or upside down  ???

Jun 24, 2016 01:45 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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They shouldn't. And I think you get those wide bars on the sides of the video when shooting vertically. Not sure the smartphone is the best product for shooting a video you want to impress consumers with. Maybe fine for those fune family videos or to upload immediately to YouTube

Jun 24, 2016 12:40 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thanks for the question.

Jun 25, 2016 12:04 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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I agree with Kenneth J. Jones - there are just some things people with out the knowledge should - pro's do it so much better

Jun 24, 2016 09:50 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Michael Setunsky - this is indeed a great tip for members who use smartphome for videos...

Jun 24, 2016 04:33 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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Becasue they don't know better. It is so simple to turn the phone.

Jun 24, 2016 01:41 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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I generally turn the camera the right way, but that day I was using a new bracket and forgot to turn the camera horizontally.

Jun 24, 2016 01:35 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
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   Because they are trying to save money by taking the video with a smartphone.  Bad idea from the start.

Jun 24, 2016 12:09 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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If you are doing a video, my question is why not spend a few dollars and do it right.  Cell phone video's yell cheap!!!

Jun 24, 2016 11:56 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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Great question. I'll have to see if my selfie stick does horizontal. I haven't used the thing since I won it in a drawing a few months ago. 

Jun 24, 2016 11:13 AM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Drives me crazy seeing pictures or videos recorded the long way instead of the wide way.... just saying

Jun 24, 2016 09:01 AM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Question.

Jun 24, 2016 08:06 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Michael,

I have not seen that!  Like Kenneth J. Jones said, they are not focusing on the result and the time spent in the editing room.  A

Jun 24, 2016 07:26 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good question. And, I don't know the answer to that one.

Jun 24, 2016 05:16 AM
Rainmaker
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Michael, my chant is always SAY NO TO VERTICAL VIDEO. I haven't a clue as to why people try to capture their view in this manner. Our eyes and brain don't like it much either. 

Jun 24, 2016 04:34 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I've seen people tend to shoot vertically and the best shots are horizontally.

Jun 24, 2016 04:34 AM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I have seen people do it both ways.

Jun 24, 2016 03:57 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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That is a great point for better exposure.

Jun 24, 2016 12:19 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I can imagine capturing the ceiling and floor (vertical image) conveys more information than images of the wall (horizontal) and what may be hanging on it. Because it is video, it is very easy to pan non-moving scenes horizontally. Panning vertically, often required with shooting horizontally,  is distressing to the viewer.

Have you noticed that the image ratios of a UHD (4K) images? Take a trip to Best Buy and question why the ratios have changed so dramatically, away from the horizontal format on their high end flat screen products.

Be aware, some hosting services will format the video or image to comply with their capability and may not be the creators choice.

An example exists here on AR. An image I want to use is presented horizontally when the proper orientation is vertical.

NOTE: I do use wide angle lens but do not use wide screen format for the very reason mentioned. I would never use a smartphone as the source for a product the public will see.

Jun 24, 2016 12:16 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I don't take videos of my listings.  If I did I wouldn't us a smart phone.

Jun 23, 2016 11:33 PM