Have you ever wanted to correctly rotate video on your iPhone or iPad that doesn’t come out with the correct orientation? In this How to, I will tell you how to go about edit and correctly rotate video on your iOS device.
Why it is the case no one really knows, but most people shoot videos in vertical mode; and even if they shoot video in horizontal mode, the majority of the time results are not what is expected. Another bug bear of video shooting is the black lines that are often seen at the edges of videos when watched horizontally.
As luck would have it, there is a solution to this problem; you can now rotate video with an iPhone or an iPad. Remember the iMovie app? It has a built-in feature that allows it to convert vertically aligned video in to horizontal mode. And likewise you can reverse the process, so you can rotate video captured in the horizontal to be able to view in the vertical.
Just in case you don’t already know, iMovie is a free app available for both the iPhone and iPad, if you don’t currently have it download it from the app store.
How to use iMove to Rotate Video
iMovie allows you to rotate video, literally any video on either the iPhone or iPad by 90, 180 and 270 degrees. However, if you’re happy with the default view you can rotate video up to 360 degrees. One thing to note however, is that if you have locked video rotation on your iPhone you will need to unlock it.
So here we go, follow each and every step below:
- First launch the iMove app on your iOS phone or tablet.
- Tap on the video button and select a video from the list.
- Next tap the share button from the menu at the bottom.
- Tap the create a movie option.
- Now using two fingers rotate the video in any direction you need to, remember to keep at least an inch between each finger for greater control.
- When you’ve found the correct orientation, Tap on the upper left corner of you iOS devices screen.
- Now tap the bottom sharing button.
- If you don’t want to share the video, save it by tapping save.
- Now you need to select an export size, there are four options: Medium, Large, HD (720p), and HD (1080p).
And that’s how you rotate video for you iPhone and iPad. Now if you want to watch the newly saved video. Don’t open a video app, head on over to your photo app and you will find the video there.