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How to rotate/flip a video in Adobe Premiere
By Liza Brown Mar 20,2019 17:12 pm
Liza Brown is a writer and a lover of all things video.

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 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 degree to flip video, or just change the direction of a round table. Just download it to have a try (FREE)!

Now to rotate/flip a video clip in FilmoraPro 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.
  • Now, in the Controls panel, click transform. You can change the direction of the round table to rotate video.
  • You can also directly input the number to flip video.
  • When you are satisfied with the orientation you can simply click export to save the video.

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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 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 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 video. After it is imported, drag it to the timeline.

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Step 2: Hightlight clip

Hightlight 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 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 video.

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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:

  • 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.

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Final thought

After reading this article, you know how to ratate video in Premiere. If you want an easier way, why not choose FilmoraPro? It is a video editor for semi-pros who want to enter a new video editing level. You can also easily rotate videos in FimoraPro. Download it now!

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Liza Brown
Liza Brown is a writer and a lover of all things video.
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