A method to enable users to naturally create landscape oriented videos by combining the accelerometer function of the mobile device with a slightly modified camera is disclosed. The rectangular sensor of the camera is replaced by a sensor that is square with truncated corners arranged as two overlapping rectangles. While recording the video, the accelerometer will be used to determine the orientation of the mobile device and select which sensor area could be used to record the video. The disclosed device and method allows users to hold their cell phone in the orientation that is most normal and natural for them while still allowing them to record video in the format that is most frequently used for later display and sharing.
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Atwood, Scott, "A Mechanism For Making Creation Of Landscape-Oriented Videos More Natural", Technical Disclosure Commons, (October 11, 2016)