Video has become a very important part of our hobby. Documenting the construction of your layout, sharing scenes of your favorite engine, showing off a special structure, and a hundred other things are all ways in which video plays a critical role in the enjoyment of our hobby these days.
I've produced thousands of corporate and special interest videos in my career, starting back in the 70s. As a “video veteran” it has always bothered me to see what has come to be called “Vertical Video.” That is a video scene shot on a smart phone with the phone held vertically. I can understand how this happens, because we hold our phones vertically for almost everything we do when using the phone. But we should never shoot video while holding the phone vertically.
Take a look at the computer screen you are reading this on, or the wide-screen TV in your den, living room, or man cave. That screen is a horizontal screen, not a vertical screen. To use a printing term, the screen is in “landscape” mode, not the vertical “portrait” mode.
Video should always be shot in “landscape” mode, with your phone held horizontally. Why?
Watch this video, and I think you'll get the idea...