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Free Easiest Ways to Rotate iPhone Videos to Correct Orientation

For iPhone users, it’s likely that you may have recorded a video vertically or sideways when you just fail to hold the camera in the right direction, or forget to turn off the iPhone portrait mode. The following article will introduce 3 different ways to flip or rotate iPhone video directly on iPhone, Mac or Windows PC.

Solution 1: Flip or rotate iPhone video directly on iPhone
Solution 2: Flip or rotate iPhone video on Mac OS
Solution 3: Flip or rotate iPhone video on Windows PC

Solution 1: Flip or rotate iPhone video directly on iPhone

This is the most direct way to rotate videos on iMovie.

Step 1: Open iMovie app on the iPhone.

Step 2: Choose the video you want to rotate from the video selection list, then tap on the “Share” / action button, it looks like a box with an arrow flying out the top of it.

Step 3: Choose “Create Movie”.

Step 4: Place two fingers about an inch apart on the video in iMovie, and rotate them like you’re turning a dial to the direction you want to flip or rotate the video to, a little white rotate image will appear on the display.

Step 5: When the video has been rotated to the orientation you’d like to keep, tap on the “Done” button in the upper left corner.

Step 6: Now tap the Sharing button again (it’s the box with the arrow flying out of the top).

Step 7: This time choose “Save Video” (optionally, you can share it on Facebook, YouTube, iCloud, etc, but we’re saving the rotated video here).

Step 8: Select the video resolution you’d like to export the movie as: 360p, 540p, 720p, or 1080p

Solution 2: Flip or rotate iPhone video on Mac OS

If you own a Mac computer, you can download QuickTime player to flip or rotate video with the steps below:

Step 1: Open the video or movie file you wish to rotate into QuickTime Player in Mac OS X.

Step 2: Go to the “Edit” menu and choose one of the following rotation options for the video:
– Rotate Left (90 degrees)
– Rotate Right (90 degrees)
– Flip Horizontal
– Flip Vertical

Step 3: Save the newly edited rotated video as usual by hitting Command+S or by going to File and “Save”.

Alternative, you can also import your iPhone video to iMovie, a free editing tool which comes with MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, etc with the steps below:

1. Launch the software iMovie and then click import to import the iPhone video.
2. Click ‘crop’ menu to open the crop window, you will find the rotate icon above.
3. You can click the rotate left or rotate right icon to rotate your iPhone video 90 degrees clockwise or anticlockwise.
4. Click share menu and then click ‘export using quick time’.

Solution 3: Flip or rotate iPhone video on Windows PC

For Windows PC users, there will be no iMovie editing tools on neither iPhone or Mac for you to rotate iPhone video. If you wish to rotate iPhone video on Windows PC, then you can make the job easily completed with our best iPhone Rotate softwarePavtube Video Converter Ultimate. With the program, you can flip the iPhone video horizontally and vertically, rotate 90 degrees towards left or 90 degrees towards right. Apart from flipping or rotating iPhone video, you can also use the program to complete other video editing work. You can trim video length, crop unwanted black bars, add watermark, apply special rendering effect, deinterlace interlace video, add external srt/ass/ssa subtitle to video, etc.

How to Flip or Rotate iPhone Video on Windows PC?

Step 1: Load iPhone video into the program.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import iPhone Video that’s recorded vertically or sideways into the program.

Load iPhone video into the program

Step 2: Define the output format.

Clicking the Format bar, from its drop-down list, select one of your desired file format to output, you can also choose to output the same format as original iPhone video.

Output the same format as original iPhone video format

Step 3: Flip or rotate iPhone video.

In the video editor window, click the “flip horizontally” arrow to flip horizontally, hit the “flip vertically” arrow to flip vertically, click “rotate the video 90°towards left” to rotate the video 90°towards left, hit the “flip the video 90°towards right” arrow to flip the video 90°towards right.

Step 4: Edit iPhone video with other editing options.

In the video editing window, you can also do other video editing work such as trimming, cropping, adding watermark, apply special effect, deinterlace interlaced video, add external subtitle, etc.

Edit iPhone video

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the iPhone video flipping or rotating process.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then you can get an iPhone video with correct orientation.

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