iPhone troubleshooting: How to rotate videos shot by iPhone using the Movie Rotator App

Troubleshooting iPhone: How to rotate a video shot by iPhoneShooting videos from your PDA or iPhone is common, however some of you might have realized that when you download your videos from your iPhone to your PC, you might find that they are titled, that is they are oriented vertically instead of horizontally or vice versa. Today in troubleshooting iPhone, we will show you how to rotate a video shot by an iPhone. When you start shooting the iPhone video, the video looks ok on the iPhone screen, however the sensors in iPhone decide weather to orient the video in a portrait or landscape format. A slight tilt can cause the clip to orient the wrong way and by the time you download it to your PC, its too late, you can't re shoot the video moments again. However, in this article we will introduce you to a very easy and free Movie Rotator App that will fix this problem for you.

The Application we are going to use is a freeware application called Movie Rotator. The reason we are choosing to use this app instead of a Windows built in tool such a Windows Movie Maker is because Windows Movie Maker is available only to Windows XP and onwards users. It is not available to Windows 2000 users. Before we start, there is a BIG word of  caution, before you attempt any of this on your movie file, make sure you make a backup copy of it. This is very very IMPORTANT, as Movie Rotator will over write your file. Also there might be an issue with sound , please see my notes at the end of this article about it, its not the software, just how Apple encodes its movies on iPhone.

iPhone Movie before conversion

Step1:

- Download the Movierotator from http://movierotator.com/index.html and then run the installer by double clicking on your downloaded exe file

 

Click next to start installing the movie rotator app

Step 2:

- Click next on to start the install

 

Accept the Movie Rotator App agreement

Step 3:

- Accpet agreement and click next

 

Choose the default location

Step 4:

- Choose default install location and click next

 

Choose Default Program Group

Step 5:

-  Choose default program group

 

Choose to have a Movie Rotator desktop icon

Step 6:

-  You can choose to install a desktop icon

 

Choose install to proceed

Step 7:

-  Choose install to proceed


It doesnt work if it is a high quality video

Above solution will not work if your video resolution is too high. In such cases use Quick time 7 you can download it from itunes website http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/ when you play the video in quick time you can see an option to rotate video. cheers!

Hi Shri Shailesh, Can't find

Hi Shri Shailesh, Can't find the option to rotate in QuickTime 7. I use a mac and have just updated the software.. but I can't see this option anywhere while I play the video not in the drop down menu for edit either. Where did you spot this option?

just turns it in the view

just turns it in the view box! what a waster of time!

Avoid this ...

page and do not download anything from it. All you get here are ads, pop-ups, etc. The program doesn't give you the end result you are looking for. It's just a page to sell ads.

Thanks, but...

You fail to mention the quality of the resulting video. I have been trying for hours today to rotate a MOV file, Movie Rotator was the first tool I found... it's easy to use and it works, but the file it ended up saving was of SUCH BAD QUALITY - seemed to be very pixelated\low res. This is coming from a 720p source file. So no, it's no good. Dylan.

Thats weird, I don't have an

Thats weird, I don't have an iPhone 4 so I don't have 720P resoultion videos, however I do have iPhone 3GS and it rotates them just fine, never had a problem with quality

interestingly, it rotates my

interestingly, it rotates my video in MovieRotator. But if I play the saved file in WM, it is still 90 dig off.

Exactly the same issue here.

Exactly the same issue here.

Thanks, but...

You fail to mention the quality of the resulting video. I have been trying for hours today to rotate a MOV file, Movie Rotator was the first tool I found... it's easy to use and it works, but the file it ended up saving was of SUCH BAD QUALITY - seemed to be very pixelated\low res. This is coming from a 720p source file. So no, it's no good. Dylan.

Just use the rotate function

Just use the rotate function in Windows Live Movie Maker to rotate an iPhone .MOV file

Yep ! and then you have to

Yep ! and then you have to save it as a wmv file.... which sucks...

Besides converting video or

Besides converting video or audio files, iDealshare VideoGo is also a ideal MOV Rotator which can easily rotate all kinds of MOV files 90 Degrees, Vertical, and Horizontal on Windows or Mac. It also supports rotating other video files like MP4, WMV, AVI, MPG, VOB, MPG, AVCHD, MXF and etc.