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How to Flip a Video Sideways

by Alexis LawrenceUpdated September 28, 2017
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Video captured through a video camera or found online is usually in landscape orientation and right-side up on the screen. If you would like to change the orientation of a video, such as flipping it sideways for dramatic effect or some other purpose, you can use a program with orientation tools. While many of the programs that provide these tools are designed specifically for changing video orientation, some video-editing programs provide tools to flip video sideways as well.

Download and install Turn Clip to add video flipping capabilities to Apple’s iMovie video editor. Once Turn Clip is installed on your computer, access the tool by clicking the “Edit” button that appears in the preview screen. Click “Video FX” from the “Edit” menu, choose “Turn Clip” and choose a direction to flip the video.

Use the built-in flipping tool provided in Windows Movie Maker to flip the video sideways. The tool in can be accessed by clicking “Tools” and then choosing “Video Effects.” From the “Effects” list, select “Rotate 90” to rotate the video clip to the left, or “Rotate 270” to rotate the clip to the right.

Download the Free Video Flip and Rotate application for Windows systems. Install the program to your system, launch the program and import the video you want to flip sideways by going to “File>Open.” Click any of the seven buttons that appear on the screen to rotate the video in the direction shown on the button image.

Get the BitPlayer Media Player for Mac systems. Open BitPlayer and go to “File” and “Open” to begin playing the video file you would like to flip sideways. At any time while the video is playing, click “Window” and select “Show Info,” and then press “Command + I.” Go to the “View” tab in the window that opens, click any of the orientation buttons that appear on the screen to rotate the video sideways, and then go to “File>Export Movie” to save the changed video file.

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