How to rotate/flip a video in Adobe Premiere

By Aug 04,2017 15:41 pm

I have been approached by a friend who had his daughters's recent wedding video filmed with the camera held 90 degrees off. The result is the whole thing being horizontal. How could I fix this for him in Premiere? - David

If you have the same problem with David, then, you are on the right page. In this tutorial, we're going to tell you how to rotate a video in Adobe Premiere Elements and Pro.

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The level of complexity for performing this simple task is quite high using the Adobe products. One might naturally resort to an easier and more efficient option as an alternative. The recommended software for effectively editing a video while saving time is Wondershare Filmora. It helps produce professionally edited videos with an easy to use interface for beginners and people with less video editing experience.

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Now to rotate/flip a video clip in Filmora the following simple steps can be easily followed:

  • Start the program and simply "import" the files to be edited or easily drag and drop them.
  • Next, double click the video on the timeline to open an editing panel. The rotating options are located on the top from where you can easily select and apply the required rotation to the selected video.
  • You will be shown a preview of what your rotation will look like in the preview video.
  • When you are satisfied with the orientation you can simply click "return" and the video will be rotated as required without any quality loss.

How to rotate/flip a video in Adobe Premiere

Rotate/flip a video in Adobe Premiere Elements

Premiere Elements provides the user with the option to rotate/flip a video using the software. The steps to do so are explained below:

  • Start the program and open the video clip to be edited.
  • Next you adjust the position of the video clip. To do this you open the clip in the Quick View and then drag it to the Monitor Panel and then adjust it.
  • Next you can click the "Applied Effects" button and scale the clip.
  • If you require to use the original scale then after importing your video file, choose the clip and go to "Video Options" and from there deselect "Scale to Frame Size".
  • Now you can rotate the clip in the quick view or expert view timeline by first clicking the "Applied Effects" button.
  • The Applied Effects panel will promptly open, from here you "Expand the Motion Effect" and click "Rotate Right" or "Rotate Left" to achieve a 90o rotation.
  • Then you adjust the clip’s anchor points by dragging the anchor point sliders for the motion effect.

Check this video below to know more details

Rotate/flip a video in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Now the similar job to rotate/flip a video can be achieved by using the latest version of Premiere Pro which is Adobe Premiere Pro CC. The steps are as follows:

  • Start up the program and open the video file to be worked on.
  • Highlight the desired piece of video on the timeline panel.
  • Now, options will appear on the top right of the panel.
  • These options are "Effect Controls".
  • Next you look for the "Motion" option.
  • From here you can move, scale and rotate the video as required using the given options.

Check this video below to know more details

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Adobe Premiere User Guide
1. Alternatives+
2. Basic Editing
2.1 6 Most Useful Tips
2.2 System Requirements
2.3 Import and Export Videos
2.4 How to use Premieree Pro
2.5 Merging
2.6 Cropping
2.7 Rotating
2.8 Reversing
2.9 Slow-mo and Timelapse
3. Advanced Editing+
4. Tips and Tricks+