Why I Use 714 x 714 pixels for my social-media-first square videos

Why 714?

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I like using web technologies to create things.  Especially videos.
However I also tend to question “why” ?
So when I took some videos with my mobile phone and downloaded them to my PC – guess what – they were not of a size or ratio that fitted readily to the dominant video providers’ platforms.
That led me to ask the question:-
Why do videos have to be sized to conform with third-parties’ standards?
That set me to looking into the various approaches to making videos.
I didn’t find an “out of the box” solution.
So I decided I’d do my own thing.
Video and social media were on the ascendant.   Those were the two top-level factors that directed my experiments.
Maximising the screen estate on social media timelines led to settling on 714 x 714 pixels.
Happily the videos readily leant themselves to re-use on web sites and other digital media.
There is more to tell.  But that’s for another time.
You are cordially invited to click on these links to find out more:-
https://vi714.com
https://www.facebook.com/videoinitiative714

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