Always shoot in landscape with Horizon app

  • SumoMe

Pretty much every screen we watch video on these days is meant for widescreen/landscape content. There is nothing more annoying than watching a video shot in portrait mode on a mobile device and then playing it on a wide screen. Even worse, if you are the culprit filming in portrait mode, everyone watching your video will be having a tough time trying to take it seriously with the wrong orientation.

The filming-impaired can fret no more, thanks to a new and nifty little app. Horizon lets you record horizontal videos no matter how you hold your device. Hold it upright, sideways or even keep rotating it while capturing, the video will always stay horizontal! You can add filters, shoot with the back or front camera and share your creations. With Horizon you can help bring an end to the Vertical Videos Syndrome. Yes, you can now record horizontal videos, while holding your device in portrait mode.

Here is something to keep in mind, however. According to, “it does seem like videos shot with Horizon come out a bit shakier than those I shoot with the built-in iOS camera, though, presumably because of the constant, real-time frame adjustment.”

Here are some of the product features that come along when you download the Horizon app:

▶ Three leveling modes: Just rotate, Rotate & scale, Disabled
▶ AirPlay mirroring while recording
▶ Multiple Resolutions* (Including VGA, HD, Full HD)
▶ Different aspect ratios (Square 1:1, Wide 16:9, Standard 4:3)
▶ Eight fun filters to choose from
▶ Video Library
▶ Share your creations to social networks (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter etc)
▶ Open your videos in other apps
▶ Select Video Quality to save space (High, Medium, Low)
▶ Geotagging
▶ AF/AE Lock
▶ Record videos with front or back camera

* Depends on the device. For all of the supported devices Horizon offers 5 options: 1920×1080, 1280×720, 640×640, 640×480 and 480×480. iPhone 4S, iPad Mini 1st generation & iPad 2 support up to HD recording (1280×720)

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Bridget is President of The Get Smart Web Consulting Group, a web presence and digital strategy firm with offices in San Diego County California and Collier County Florida. But more importantly she is a web, tech, and Twitter addict!