Part 1: Convert Vertical Video to Horizontal with A Few Clicks in Filmora
Converting a 9:16 vertical video to 16:9 or 4:3, or 21:9 horizontal aspect ratio is really easy in the latest Wondershare Filmora video editor. Follow the steps below to have a try.
Launch Wondershare Filmora on your Windows or Mac computer, if you haven’t installed it, click the button to download and install.
In the start interface, set the aspect ratio to 16:9 or any horizontal aspect ratio on your need, and then click the New Project menu to create.
Import the vertical video to the media library, and then drag and drop it the timeline. In the popup window, select keep project settings to keep the 16:9 aspect ratio.
Right click the video, select the Crop to Fit menu and the vertical video will be converted to horizontal automatically.
Note: If you’re not satisfied with the Crop to Fit result, you can use the Crop and Zoom tool to adjust the cropping area. Select the video in the timeline and then click the crop and zoom icon in the tool bar to enter the Crop and Zoom window. Change the ratio to 16:9 and adjust the border to adjust the video frames.
Latest Updates: If you’re using the Filmora V10.5 and later version, you can use the Auto-Reframe features to convert the vertical video to horizontal with one click.
In the media library, right click the video and then select Auto Reframe menu.
Change the aspect ratio to 16:9 and then select Analyze. Filmora will start converting the vertical video to 16:9 automatically. You can also use the borders to adjust the video area.
Part 2: Recommended: How to Convert Vertical Video to Horizontal in FilmoraPro
If you want to have an easier way to convert vertical video, here we recommend using FilmoraPro. It is designed for professional or semi-pros users.
For converting vertical video to horizontal, you just need to change width and height. Check the detailed steps below to know how to convert vertical video to horizontal.
Step 1: Import video to FilmoraPro
If you have downloaded FilmoraPro. Click Import in the media library to import vertical video, or you can double-click on the blank area of the media library to import video. After importing, drag it to the timeline.
Step 2: Change video width and height
Go to File > Project Settings. A window will appear. At the video section, after you click the link icon to unlink it, type width to 1920 and height to 1080. Then click OK.
Step 3: Drag the video in the preview window
Click the video in the preview window. A white dot will appear. Drag the top left one to adjust its width and height. Now you will see the vertical is converted.
Step 4: Export video
Click export and in-out area. You can choose the various formats you want including mp4 and avi. You can also edit the preset to adjust the aspect ratio, bitrate, and more. Now, download it to have a try.
Part 3: How to Convert Vertical Video to Horizontal in Premiere Pro
To convert the vertical videos to horizontal in Premiere Pro, you can try two solutions for it.
Go to Project Library to right-click on it. Select New items > Sequence
2. For fixing the video, select and tap the video you wish to edit, from the Video tab.
3. Next, you have to tap on the share button and then Create Movie and finally click the Create New Movie option.
4. Then, you need to perform the rotating gesture on the viewer to rotate the video to the desired orientation.
5. On the upper left-hand corner find the Done button and hit on it. Finally, click on the share button, as well as, the save video option to convert the vertical video to horizontal.
Part 5: FAQ about Converting Vertical Video to Horizontal
1. How do you make a horizontal video vertical on the iPhone?
Every one of us has made the mistake of making a video in portrait mode, while we wanted a landscape mode video. Well, solving this issue is pretty easy, and we can help you with that. Just follow these steps:
Open the photo app on your iPhone.
Choose the video that you want to change.
Tap on the crop tool option given at the bottom.
Adjust the angle as per your preference.
The rotate option will give you an opportunity of rotating video by 90-degrees.
When you are satisfied with the video, tap Done.
Voila, you just completed this task within a few seconds.
2. Is it better to film vertical or horizontal?
In most instances, shooting horizontally can be better than shooting vertically. Shooting horizontally helps you to capture more objects and things around you.
In addition to this, vertical videos on Video websites like YouTube are not loved by people as it looks amateurish. For making your content reach many audiences on video sites, it is always advisable to shoot horizontally.
With a few small changes, you can easily convert the vertical videos to horizontal ones. Follow the above steps and make your vertical videos horizontal very easily.
Benjamin Arango is a writer and a lover of all things video.