How to rotate a video vertically or horizontally

A video clip before conversionHow many times has it happened that you shot a video of your favorite moment and later realized that the camera was oriented wrong and the picture that comes up is actually oriented horizontally ? This is a common mistake first time users do, its also a very common thing to happen in videos that are shot using smaller hand held devices such as Cell Phones and Digital Cameras. You can't go back in time to re do your video always, however you can follow our step by step article here, that shows you how to rotate your videos easily. 

Using the free Windows Movie Maker software that comes bundled with Windows XP and is available via Windows Live for Windows Seven, you can rotate any video that you have captured. Just follow our step by step tutorial on how to do this and you will have your video fixed in no time at all ! Ok so lets get started.

Launch Windows Movie Maker and Click on New Project


- Launch Window Video Maker and click on File -> New Project


Click on Add Video and Images button

Step 2:

- Click on Add Images and Photos button


Click on the button that says Rotate video

Step 3:

- Click on the "Rotate" video button, choose the right orientation (clockwise 90 degrees in this case). Notice how the video looks in this thumbnail before the rotation


Click on the File Menu and Choose Save Movie Choose Standard Definition

Step 4:

- Click on the File menu -> Save Movie and choose standard definition


Name your movie and you can also save it to YouTube

Step 5:

-  Name your movie file and save it to hard drive, you also have the option of publishing it to YouTube


Saving Movie progress bar comes up

Step 6:

-  The saving movie progress bar shows up as it re encodes the movie, this step can take bit longer depending on the length of your movie


Now you can play the movie

Step 7:

-  Now you can play the movie if you want to


This is how the movie looks after conversion

Step 8:

- This is how the movie looks after the conversion

That's it, the conversion is complete. Now you don't have to turn your sideways to view your movie properly and you don't have to be sorry as why you shot it wrong ;-). If you want to share your ideas, any other software of the similar kind that you use, your experience with another software or simply want to provide feedback, you can always contact us by leaving us a comment here or by using the  Contact Us form.

this is rotating landscape or

this is rotating landscape or portrait.. not flipping horizontally or vertically, thanks for wasting my time

Does it work on an iPhone ?

Does it work on an iPhone ? Has anyone tried it ?

We have a better solution for iPhone

We have a better solution for roatating movies shot by iPhone, one that works on Windows 2000 and prior as well, not just Windows XP and above as Windows Movie Maker was not included prior to Windows XP. Check out the details here: