QuickTime Rotator: How to Rotate QuickTime Videos

Nowadays people like shooting videos with their cell phones than portable video camcorders. But sometimes the video clips may be shot vertically, so they look strange when played on the computer since they’re not in the normal horizontal position expected by the viewer. To get the upright video, you need to rotate it. Though you can upgrade the QuickTime player to pro version to rotate, this method seems to be a little bit complex. Here I recommend an effective QuickTime rotator- Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor) to help you rotate QuickTime videos easier. Now follow the guide below to see how it works.

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1 Import QuickTime File

To rotate QuickTime file, firstly you should import it to the program by clicking the "Import" button on the primary windows. This QuickTime rotator also features a drag-n-drop function, so you can also directly drag and drop files from File Explorer to the User's Album.

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2 Rotate QuickTime File

After that, drag the QuickTime file from the User's Album to the video track on the Timeline. Then double click it to open the editing panel. In the video column, there are 4 rotate buttons. Their functions are listed below:

  1. Rotate 90 degrees clockwise. Click them several times so that you can rotate video 180 degrees, 270 degrees and rotate back to the original position.
  2. Rotate 90 degrees anticlockwise. Similar to the first button but in an anti - direction.
  3. Flip QuickTime file horizontally, upside down.
  4. Flip QuickTime file vertically, left to right.

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Click the corresponding button to rotate your QuickTime file. You can see the real-time result in the preview window.

3 Export the Rotated QuickTime File

After rotating QuickTime file, click the “Create” button to save it. You can either save in the original format or change to another format such as AVI, WMV, FLV, MPEG, etc. in the “Format” tab. If you want to play the new file on devices such as iPhone, iPad and iPod, go to "Device" tab and select a device from the list. Moreover, you can also directly upload the upright videos to YouTube or burn to DVD discs for watching on TV.

how do you rotate quicktime video

So that is pretty easy, yeah? If you want to do more, go ahead and poke around the edit window a bit. Clicking through the tabs, you’ll find various editing possibilities to your movie and I’m sure Filmora is a powerful tool that you never realized you had.

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Oct 07,2015 14:28 pm / Posted by Liza Brown to QuickTime

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