How to get video that you take from Torch to go full screen?
Just curious, but this is driving me nuts. I was on YouTube today and found some sample video that others took with their Torch 2 in HD. I noticed that the video on YouTube fills the whole window where as mine when uploaded only shows maybe a third of video and then there is black on either side. My phone is also set to HD but even in my viewer while I'm taking video these black bars are on both sides of the video. So I get the so called "skinny video" like what you get when you take it with an iPod. It looks like crap, LOL. Can anyone tell me how to get rid of this or if there are extra steps I need to take to get this going to its fullest? I searched the forums but nothing came up with this topic so apologies if there is another thread. Thanks in advance.
- CrackBerry User
07-01-2012, 01:41 PM #2
- 43 Posts
Are you holding the Torch2 in portrait or landscape mode when you film... if you hold it in portrait mode (straight up & down), you'll just get the narrow video window with black on either side. To get full-screen, widescreen video, hold your Torch in landscape mode (sideways).
Unfortunately, a video shot in the previous mode (portrait) is stuck that way.
Well I tried this yesterday. Took a video of some severe lightning on the highway...unfortunately when I took it landscape...I got video that was in the style of portrait but flipped sideways...and I still have the black on either side...any suggestions?
- CrackBerry Abuser
07-14-2012, 07:06 PM #5
- 134 Posts
Turn off the HD mode. When you have HD mode enabled, you are shooting in the 16:9 aspect ratio. (Otherwise known as "Letterbox") If you turn HD off, it will give you the full screen of the phone. (however, videos won't be as crisp, obviously.)
The default player on YouTube is in the 16:9 aspect ratio, so if someone uploads HD video from their 9810, it's going to fit the player on YouTube perfectly. For example, my daughter meeting Donald Duck...