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How to Rotate or Flip Your Video

Have you ever captured video with a cell phone or compact camera only to find it's vertically oriented and you can’t view it properly? Before you go straining your neck or flipping your monitor in order to watch your video, we’ll show you a few easier methods.

If simply want to rotate the video while you watch it, you can simply accomplish that within your media player. If you want to rotate the video permanently, try Wondershare Video Editor. It enables you to rotate video files in almost any video format including MOV, MP4, WMV, MKV, MTS, FLV, 3GP and more. Here you can download this software and learn how to rotate your video in any direction: you can rotate your video in 90 or 180 degrees clockwise or anticlockwise- whatever you need to correct the orientation.

Easy-to-use Video Rotator & Flipper:

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  • Easily rotate or flip your video files in just one click.
  • Edit video/audio/photos with go-to features like trim, split, crop, etc.
  • Make a picture-in-picture video,change the voice for fun with animated titles.
  • Control the action with speed up and slow down effects.
  • Share your video anywhere: TV, YouTube, Facebook, iPhone, PSP, etc.

How to Rotate Video File

1.Import video files for rotation

You can either click "Import" on the primary windows and select files from your computer, or simply drag and drop files to the User's Album. Then drag the files using the left mouse button and drop them onto the timeline video track in the lower part of the window.

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2.Separate the fragment to be rotated (optional)

If you only need to rotate part of your video, place the red maker on the beginning of a wrongly-shot scene and hit the "Split" icon above the timeline. Then move the red marker to the end of the scene, and repeat this again. You can use the Timeline Zoomer for precise location.

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3.Rotate or flip your video

Double click the video on the timeline to bring up the editing panel. The Rotation options are located on top, including 4 buttons:

  1. Rotate video 90 degrees clockwise and continuously so that you can also rotate video 180 degrees, 270 degrees and rotate back to the original position.
  2. Rotate video 90 degrees anticlockwise and continuously, similar to Rotate 90 degrees clockwise but in anti-direction.
  3. Flip video horizontally, upside down.
  4. Flip video vertical, left to right, like looking at yourself in a mirror.

Click the button to rotate or flip your video and check the result in the preview window. When you get satisfied with the orientation of your video, hit "Return" and your clip will be rotated in the chosen way. Now you can turn to saving your video or continue editing.

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4.Export the rotated or flipped video

When your video turns out perfectly, you can click "Create" to save the rotated video. You can export video in any popular formats by choosing "Format". If you want to play video creation on iPhone, iPad and iPod, click "Device" and select a device from the list. You can also directly upload your finished videos to YouTube or burn to DVD discs for watching on TV using home DVD Player.

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Tip: What's the differences between "Rotate" and "Flip"?

Rotating a video is to spin around on its axis, while Flipping is to turn the object over. The rotation doesn't change the shape of the video, but will change the position. Flip do change the shape and the side which originally faced upwards will face down, like reflection.

Part 2: How to Rotate/Trim/Split/Crop/Merge Video Files(Video Tutorial)

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Thank you, this article quickly and easily answered my question about how to rotate my video. Much appreciated :)
May I ask if the videos are from the camera or other device, if they are. Then actually it is due to the incompatibility between the device and our program. But do not worry about it, you could import the videos to our program, then follow below tutorial to rotate the video to the right position. http://support.wondershare.com/how-tos/rotate-the-video.html
i cant edit my videos be course those are upside down all time?
Of course not. You can use the whole edit features in free trial version.
Please be aware that the edit features are not available with the free download?
Yes, it supports that
Can I rotate and flip a live image?
You can try out another free video editor - VirtualDub.
Hi, do you know how can I rotate video by - lets say - 3 degrees?
Anna C.
Liza, I really appreciate your tutorial on how to rotate video.