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Converting VIDEO from Landscape to Vertical


Our eyes are side-by-side. Our world view is landscape.

YET vertical (portrait) video is getting increasingly popular on mobile phones.

The reason?

A phone fits more comfortably in the hand in portrait position.

Videos on the BestHike YouTube channel are mostly landscape. But it’s fairly easy to convert a landscape to portrait in your software editing app.

For example, the vertical video below was editing from this landscape original.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Here’s the Instagram version.

Here’s the TWITTER version.

I also uploaded it to the BestHike Facebook page.

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Climbing Veggan from Uttakleiv Beach, Lofoten, Norway


Trip report by BestHike editor Rick McCharles

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My best campsite in Norway was at Uttakleiv beach. $20. The only time I paid for camping in a nation where you can camp almost everywhere free.

Early next morning I had to decide whether to climb Veggen or the more popular Mannen.

For no particular reason, I decided on Veggan (“the wall”) which is a bit higher at 489m. Starting early morning, I had the summit to myself.

Like many day hikes in Norway, it’s an unrelenting climb with one good photo stop at lake Vasskarvatnet.

On departing Uttakleiv, I enjoyed the walk along the coast to Haukland beach rather than try to walk through the automobile tunnel.

BONUS ➙ more footage of the beach. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.