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Horizon Keeps Your Video Internet Cool

A new video app has all the tech blogs excited this week. Horizon, an iOS app that debuted Tuesday, ensures that the user’s video always lands in horizontal, or landscape orientation — even if you’re holding your phone vertically.

The benefit of a horizontal video is well, it looks better, according to the Internet. A vertical video uploaded to YouTube, for example, leaves a good portion of the player empty, surrounding your video by black bars.

Horizon automatically levels any video shot through the app using the iPhone’s gyroscope. It offers three leveling modes: just rotate, rotate and scale and disabled. It also gives users eight filter options, multiple resolutions and a few aspect ratios to choose from, including square (1:1), wide (16:9) and standard (4:3).

You will get some visible camera shake if you’re not careful with this app, and it’s best to give it a minute to focus before hitting record or you’ll see blur at the start of your videos.

The app is advertised as 50 percent off and is selling for $0.99. It was created by Greece-based Evil Window Dog.

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