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How to Rotate/Flip a Video in Adobe Premiere

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Sep 02, 2021• Proven solutions

I have been approached by a friend who had his daughter'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. It is inevitable to shoot different videos with various angles. In this case, it is necessary to rotate videos. In this tutorial, we're going to tell you how to rotate a video in Adobe Premiere Elements and Pro.

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Part 1: How to Rotate/Flip a Video in Adobe Premiere

Rotate/flip a video in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Now a 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 whole process may seem complex, but if you follow the steps below, you will find it is easier to flip a video.

Step 1: import video

Start up the program. Click File and import to start flipping the video. After it is imported, drag it to the timeline.

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Step 2: Highlight clip

Highlight the desired piece of video on the timeline panel.

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Step 3: Go to effect controls

In the effect controls, you look for the "Motion" option. Click rotation. It is in the middle of the panel.

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Step 4: Enter the degree to flip video

You can type 180 to rotate video upside and down. Enter 90 to make a clockwise rotation. You can also change the round table to rotate the video.

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More information to accelerate your rotation process

If you want to do horizontal rotation, you can use the transform effect to make a quick 180 degree flip. It is easy to use for beginers. Check the steps below.

  1. Find the Transform on Distort effects panel. Then drag and drop onto the clip.
  2. You need first to uncheck the Uniform Scale box.
  3. Change scale Width to -100 for horizontal rotation.

Part 2: 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:

  1. Start the program and open the video clip to be edited.
  2. 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.
  3. Next, you can click the "Applied Effects" button and scale the clip.
  4. 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".
  5. Now you can rotate the clip in the quick view or expert view timeline by first clicking the "Applied Effects" button.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

Final thought

After reading this article, you know how to rotate video in Premiere. 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 FilmoraPro.

It helps produce professionally edited videos with an easy to use interface for people with less video editing experience compared with Premiere.

You can input the degree to flip video or change the direction of a round table. Just free download it to have a try!

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

  1. Start the program and drag and drop video clips to media panel.
  2. Now, in the Controls panel, click transform. You can change the direction of the round table to rotate the video.
  3. When you are satisfied with the orientation, you can click export to save the video.

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Benjamin Arango
Benjamin Arango is a writer and a lover of all things video.