If you are a frequent videographer with your iOS device then chances are that at some point you have shot a video using portrait mode, well now the Horizon app can help!
The Horizon app is an iOS based app that always makes sure that videos that you shoot using your iOS device are shot in landscape mode versus portrait mode. That’s right, it doesn’t matter how you hold your smartphone, Horizon will ensure that your video is shot using landscape mode. So…what if you rotate your phone while you are shooting a video? The video doesn’t switch to portrait mode as you can see in the image above.
Why should you care? Well, some of us are sick of watching videos with big fat black bars around them and Horizon will fix that.But isn’t it just as easy to hold the phone the correct way in the first place to capture a landscape oriented video? Yes, but judging from the sheer number of portrait mode videos flooding YouTube these days it really isn’t easy…
How does the Horizon app work? It simply adjusts the framing of your video by expanding the image to crop the black bars from the screen..
What do you need to know about this app? It retails for $0.99 in the app store and it also features a number of filters because, well, everybody is loving filters right now.