YouTube recognises that there is a problem with some videos that are recorded from our smartphones.
More than a few of the internet channel’s 120,000,000 videos suffer from what is called “vertical video syndrome.”
Vertical video syndrome happens when someone records a video from their iPhone or other smartphone and fail to hold the camera horizontally, resulting in huge black bars on either side of the video.
Here’s a perfect example of vertical video syndrome:
So when YouTube released its new app this week, Capture, the video giant made it a requirement to rotate the screen before you record a video. Capture lets you upload videos you shoot on your iPhone directly to YouTube. You can also share videos on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, making it a great alternative to the built-in video camera app on the iPhone.
Anyway, here’s a look at the tiny, but brilliant design detail in Capture: