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[Q] Shoot 1080p Landscape format through Portrait-oriented lens? Possible?

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By APeter001, Senior Member on 1st May 2014, 07:35 PM
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I have searched and I know this question has been asked before and no one has given a definitive answer, perhaps due to limited interest but I believe an app or module that could do this via software means would be invaluable to many people.
I want to be able to hold the phone in portrait mode, or perhaps just set it in my breast pocket with the lens poking out and have it record 1080p HD video and have that video recorded and play in landscape format as if the phone were oriented in landscape mode.

In theory this should be possible, as the 8MP sensor on the S4 Active has a pixel range of 3264x2448. Rotating that 45 degrees to 2448x3264 still gives us plenty of space for a full HD 1980x1080, automatically cropping out the extraneous top and bottom portions the sensor is capable of capturing.

Or is the sensor being utilized in a different manner during video capture? A slightly lower resolution would be alright.. like 720p

I would pay for this ability. Think about it!
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