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Easiest Ways to Rotate iPhone Videos to Correct Orientation

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Sep 29,2016 10:22 am / Posted by to Video editing tips


When recording videos with iPhone camera, iPhone will rotate the video automatically depends on how you hold it. But when transferring these videos to your PC or Mac, you may find your media player cannot play some of them correctly: some are sideways, some are upside down. If you tried some iPhone software to no avail, get a perfect solution here.

  • Solution 1: Rotate iPhone video with desktop video editor
  • Solution 2: Rotate iPhone video with iPhone video editing app
  • Solution 1: Rotate iPhone video with desktop video editor

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    Tool you need: Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor)

    If you want to rotate a iPhone video, good desktop video editor - Wondershare Filmora can help you. With it, you can fix your iPhone video’s orientation in less than 5 minutes. Besides that, you can also apply various video effects to fine tune your videos and save it to play on your iPhone again. Other output options include directly upload onto Facebook or YouTube and burn to DVD.

    Sounds good? Download it now and use this iPhone rotator to rotate your iPhone videos.

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    1.Import iPhone videos you want to rotate

    To import iPhone video files (iPhone 5, iPhone 5S included), directly drag and drop video files from your file folder on computer to the primary window. The imported iPhone video files will appear in left pane. After that, drag them to the Video Timeline one by one.

    Note: that all file loaded to Video Timeline will be merged together seamlessly. Don’t overlay one video onto another, or else you’ll split the video into two and insert it in between.

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    2.Rotate iPhone video in a few clicks

    This iPhone rotator is able to rotate iPhone movie by 90 degrees, 180 degrees, either clockwise or anticlockwise. To do this, simply double click the video clip selected to pop up the editing panel. There are 4 buttons available:

    1. Rotate iPhone video 90 degrees clockwise. Rotate twice, you can get 180 degrees view. Click it again, 270 degress, once again, no change.
    2. Rotate iPhone video 90 degrees anticlockwise and repeatedly, like the above.
    3. Flip iPhone video horizontally, upside down.
    4. Flip iPhone video vertically, left to right.

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    3.Save rotated iPhone video

    Now save the iPhone video has been rotated permanently to desktop or upload to YouTube for sharing. Click “Create” to reveal the ouput window, here you can select from various options available, shown in below image.

    If you want to sync to iPhone to play on the go, just select “iPhone” configured format under the “Device” tab. All iPhone models are provided, including iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S.

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    Video tutorial: how to rotate iPhone videos

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    Solution 2: Rotate iPhone video with iPhone video editing app

    Tool you need: Video Rotate Free for iOS

    Besides the desktop video editing tools, there are also plenty of video editing apps to rotate your recording. Video Rotate Free for iOS, for example, will take a look at the videos on your camera roll and let you choose how you want to rotate the video. The rotation process takes a few minutes, and will cost your some battery life in the process.

    Learn more information about Video Rotate Free for iOS >>


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