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Step by Step to Rotate Videos in Davinci Resolve

Liza Brown
Liza Brown
Originally published Mar 11, 22, updated May 20, 24

The first video editing machine in 1924 (Moviola) left an indelible print on the minds of the media industry. It was a maiden attempt to make edits while simultaneously viewing the film. Over time, editing videos followed the trajectory of various transitions letting the imagination run wild. According to a survey, the video editing software market will grow to 932.7 million U.S. dollars by 2025.

As video editing has become a pillar stone in post-production work, you might need to upgrade your knowledge about it. In this article, you will learn how to rotate the video. 

Whether your video has an issue in the aspect ratio or you want the desired output in the mirror or flipped version, you need not panic. By exploring different options of Davinci Resolve and Filmora, you can easily change the orientation of your video.

You'll see a complete picture guide of the above-mentioned softwares.

Changing the orientation of video by Davinci Resolve

Davinci Resolve is a comprehensive video editing software. It performs functions from colour grading to auto-enhancement for the post-production work. Though, professionals usually use this and pitch it as comparatively complex. But even novices need not worry. It comes with features that can change the entire output of the video. One of such functions is the rotation of the videos. You can give a professional and top-notch touch to your post-production work by changing the orientation of the videos. That will bring a new dimension to your project. The flipped version of videos can make the output more prompt and subtle as they stitch different videos scenes together.

Here is the step by step guide for rotating the video

Step 1: Entering the Edit Mode

Set DaVinci Resolve to Edit mode and in the upper-right corner of your workspace, select the Inspector tab.


The drop-down menu with different options will appear. Search for the Transform section. There you have to select the Rotation Angle.You can also enter the value of rotation.After entering the value, you will notice that your vidoe is rotated.


Tip: By pressing Ctrl + R, you can rotate the video 90 degrees clockwise.

Editing a portrait video in DaVinci Resolve

The Transform Panel has the XY Zoom fields. You can use this to scale your video to fit the vertical frame by increasing the size to ~1.750.

Voilà, you now have a vertical video you can edit and export.

Horizontal and Vertical Flip in DaVinci Resolve

You want to create a mirror effect for your video. Flipp it. You would love the results.

You can edit it by going to the same Inspector drop-down menu. 


Select the kind of flip you want at the bottom of the Transform section. It can be horizontal or vertical.


How to change the direction of animation in the DaVinci Resolve?

Keyframes are an essential part of video animations. Davinci Resolve facilitates you to play a little with its keyframes parameters.

The keyframe system is not that complex. 

All you need to do is select a region on your Timeline. Choose the parameters that need animation by clicking the small diamond. You can see the small diamond next to each parameter’s value.

Apart from Davinci Resolve, there is also an alternate software which has this versatility.You can also use Filmora Wonder for rotation of your vidoes

Changing the direction of video using Filmora Wondershare

If you have mistakenly taken a video at the wrong angle and don't want to lose it. Filmora Video Editor is there to keep you out of trouble. It comes with the option of changing the orientation of your videos in your desired way. You can even zoom in or crop the unwanted parts in the videos. Adding more to it, it offers you preset ratios (16:9, 9:16; 4:5, 1:1) to find the perfect aspect ratio for YuoTube, Instagram, etc.

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Here is the step-by-step guide to rotating the direction of the video by using it.

Step 1: Drag and Drop 

It starts with importing the desired file you wish to edit. Afterwards, you have to drag-drop it to the timeline.


Step 2: Enter the video-editing Panel

To start editing, you need to double-click on the video clip in the timeline. You’ll see various tabs above the timeline header from transformation to auto-enhance.


Step 3: Explore your options

Click on the Transform menu. It will display various options from rotation to scaling. You’ll find the “Rotate” option.


Either you can drag the slider or enter the specific value to adjust to the desired rotation. 

 For example, if you want to rotate this clip 170 degrees, enter the value in the box.


Moreover, you can adjust the scale. You have to drag the Scale slider to have a full-screen image. You can also edit the shape, size and position in the Viewer Panel.


Step 4:Ready to Export

Now, you have achieved the desired rotation for your video. You can export it and select the option that you want.


You can flip the direction of your video in a jiff by following these simple steps.


Stitching different scenes by video rotation has brought video editing to a new dimension altogether. Creating transitions in the videos has become easy more than ever. By adding effects in video editing, you can achieve your editing goals. Hence, you can have that "wow part of editing" without breaking a sweat. When the scenes with different directions are combined, they help in creating the subtle mood prompts for creating the desired flow. You can even adjust the angle of your video if you captured it at the wrong angle.

There are a variety of softwares in the digital world for this purpose. Davinci Resolve and Filmora Wondershare come with dynamic options for your post-production work. Owing to their versatility, these also have the feature of rotating your videos. Their user-friendly interface has made the entire experience of post-production work enjoyable.

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