How to Alter the Orientation of a Video by Rotating It

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The most common reason why you may need to change the way your video is oriented is if you accidentally held the camera the wrong way when you recorded it. While that may seem like a fairly silly mistake, it actually happens a lot more often than you may imagine – as you may not realize that you require the video to be horizontally or vertically rotated at the time that you recorded it.

The easiest and fastest way to rotate videos and fix the problem itself is by using Movavi Video Editor. It is so straightforward that it only takes a few steps to rotate the orientation of any video:

  1. Click ‘Add Media Files’ and select the video that you want to rotate.
  2. Click on the video in the ‘Timeline’ to select it.
  3. Open up the ‘Tools’ tab.
  4. Expand the ‘Rotate and Flip’ list and click the ‘Clockwise’ or ‘Counterclockwise’ icon to rotate it in that direction.
  5. When you’re satisfied, click ‘Export’ to save the video.

In some cases, you may find that you only actually need to rotate a part of your video. That can be done fairly easily with Movavi Video Editor as well, and the only thing you need to do is split your video into segments so that you can select the segment and rotate it in exactly the same way.

While you’re rotating the video, you may want to improve on it in other ways. As a starting point, you could use the features in Movavi Video Editor to trim out any unwanted footage, merge clips together, enhance the video quality, or correct any other common issues. If you’d like to do more than that, you could also start to experiment with some of the special effects and filters that come with the software, or add audio tracks and customizable text fields to your video.

Learning how to rotate a video with Movavi Video Editor is really fairly straightforward, and the same can be said for the rest of its features too. Because it helps to simplify even its more powerful features, it is the perfect tool to start to edit your videos – regardless of your level of experience. The only thing you do need to get good results with the software is a willingness to try new things and let your creativity loose.