How to rotate a video in iMovie

You can rotate your clips in your projects as this is useful in re-ordering images that were taken with the recording device held by the side during recording.

Several apps and programs can be used to rotate videos in a given direction. While on some devices such as smartphones rotating a video could be as simple as using your fingers to manage the rotation.

Part1: How to rotate a video in iMovie on Mac

  • Open the project browser on iMovie.

How to rotate a video in iMovie

  • Click on the video within the project window to select it.
  • Press on the C key to activate the crop function button.
  • Click on the either left or right rotation buttons to give it the desired effect.

How to rotate a video in iMovie

  • To adjust the image to fit the screen, click on the crop button in the upper left corner of the window.
  • A resulting green window will show in which you can adjust the green window accordingly by pulling the sides to an acceptable fit.
  • You can click on “fit” for the entire image to show instead of the above process.

How to rotate a video in iMovie

  • Click play button on the upper right corner to preview the change.

How to rotate a video in iMovie

  • Click Done to finish the process.

Part2: How to rotate a video in iMovie on iPhone/iPad

  • Open your project on iMovie app.
  • Scroll down to the timeline to where the clip you want is located in the viewer.
  • While on the viewer, use your fingers to rotate the clip clockwise or anticlockwise.

How to rotate a video in iMovie

  • A white arrow will indicate the direction of rotation.

Part3: How to rotate a video on Windows using Wondershare Video Converter

Video Converter Ultimate from Wondershare is an amazing video editing software that comes with a host of video editing features or tools that make editing videos a breeze. In fact, you can do much more than just convert your videos, for example, you can edit, enhance, download, organize, burn, capture, and watch videos in more than 150 formats using Video Converter Ultimate.

To sum it up, here is a list of its amazing features:

  1. 30x Faster Video Conversion
  2. Convert to any format
  3. 4K UHD Support
  4. Stream Media to TV Effortlessly
  5. A Flawless DVD Experience
  6. 1 Click Video Downloader

That said, now let us take a look at what steps are involved in rotating a video on Windows using Wondershare Video Converter.

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Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is a modern video converter that has so much to offer. It also provides minor editing of videos like changing the orientation, trimming the video, etc. You can also add effects and watermark to your video with the software.

How to rotate a video in iMovie

  • Import the video file to be rotated and then click on the Edit image button next to it.

How to rotate a video in iMovie

  • From the next popup window, select the Adjust tab.

How to rotate a video in iMovie

  • Now, you can select from the two Rotate buttons as needed, 90 anti-clockwise or clockwise.

How to rotate a video in iMovie

  • Once done, click on the button ‘OK’.

How to rotate a video in iMovie

  • To save the video with newly aligned direction, click on the Convert button finally.

How to rotate a video in iMovie

So, now you know the many ways you can rotate the video in a certain direction as you need, on Mac, iPhone/iPad, and Windows as well. Go ahead and enjoy!

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