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How to Rotate a MOV File

Edited by Pat Bitton

March 19, 2020

Sometimes when you shoot a video in a hurry or simply forget to check the camera settings, the quality of the clip may be less than you were expecting. One of the most common slip-ups when recording a video is holding the camera the wrong way. As a result, the video may be recorded upside down or at a weird angle. Luckily, there is an easy way to fix it! With Movavi Video Editor, you can rotate MOV files with just a few clicks.

Download the video editor for Windows or Mac and read our guide to learn how to rotate a MOV file in four easy steps!

Install Movavi Video Editor

Download the installation file and install the video rotator, following the onscreen instructions.

Add Your MOV File to the Program

After the installation is complete, run the video editor and choose New Project. To add your video to the program, click the Add Media Files button. The video will be added to the timeline in the lower part of the program window.

Rotate a MOV Video

Video Editor provides two options to flip MOV files. Depending on your needs, choose the one that works best for you.

If you need to change the orientation of your video by 90 or 180 degrees clockwise, hit the Rotate button. Continue to click the button until you get the desired result.

To rotate a MOV video through a specific number of degrees, click the Crop and Rotate button. Then move the Angle slider or enter degrees in the field next to the slider. You can rotate the video up to 45 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise. After you set the correct angle, click the Apply button.

Save the Edited Video

After you invert the video, you need to save it on your computer. Click the Export button and set the save options: save the movie to play it on a computer or prepare it for uploading on a mobile device, TV, website, or other destination. Next, hit the Start button and wait until the export is complete.


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