How to rotate your video

How to rotate your video? Use Movavi Video Editor!

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How to Rotate Your Video

This tutorial refers to Movavi Video Editor for Windows.
If you use Mac OS, please read this tutorial for rotating videos on Mac.

When you record video on a phone or a compact camera, sometimes you find out (after the fact) that you held it the wrong way, so the video is recorded as vertically oriented instead of horizontal and you can’t view it properly. If you want to keep this footage, the only way to improve it is to rotate the entire movie (or the part of it that was shot wrongly). Movavi Video Editor can rotate video files in almost any video format including MOV, MP4 (MPEG-4), AVI, 3GP, WMV, MPEG, FLV, HD video, and many more. Download this Windows 7 and Windows 8 compatible software and learn how to rotate your video in any direction: you can go 90 of 180 degrees clockwise or anticlockwise – whatever you need to correct the orientation.

Step 1: Install the Video Rotating Program

Download the program file and install Movavi Video Editor on your PC by following the Installation Wizard instructions.

Step 2: Import Files for Rotation

Click Add Media Files to add the video that need to be rotated. Then go to the Media panel, drag it using the left mouse button and drop it onto the timeline video track in the lower part of the window.

Step 3 (Optional): Isolate the Fragment to be Rotated

If you only need to rotate part of your movie, place the red marker on the beginning of a wrongly-shot scene, right-click the video on the Timeline and select the Split Clip option from the context menu. Then move the red marker to the end of the scene, and repeat this again.

Step 4: Rotate Your Video Clip

Click the video on the Timeline and go to Effects > Transform. Right-click the rotation preset you’d like to apply and hit Play to check the result in the preview player. If you want to change the angle, hit Show Settings and adjust the Rotation Angle slider to the desired value. When you get satisfied with the orientation of your video, hit Apply and your clip will be rotated in the chosen way. Now you can turn to saving your video or continue editing.

Step 5: Save the Rotated Video

Click Save Movie and select Save as Video File, then choose the desired format preset in the pop-up window that appears. And that’s all there is to it! With Movavi Video Editor, you can fix any video that was accidentally shot in the wrong orientation in just a few minutes.

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