How to Flip and Rotate Videos Which are Shot at a Wrong Angle
By on March 24th, 2010

There are times when you need to flip videos horizontally or vertically. May be your amateur friend has shot a video, holding the camera incorrectly. The entire video appears upside down and you have to bend your neck to the right or left and grasp the video sequence.

Situation: During the tech fest at my college, one of my friends took my mobile and recorded a short clip. The next day I found that the entire video has to be rotated 180 degrees. This is because my friend held the camera vertically instead of holding it horizontal.

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Thanks to Tehseen, I found Free video Flip and Rotate – a free utility to flip and rotate videos. The application can rotate videos just like you flip an image in MS – Paint or other image editing programs. Once you have installed the application, import the video and select the conversion type and angle. Hit “Convert” and it’s done.

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The application can rotate videos by 90 degrees, 180 degrees, flip horizontal, vertical and combine more than one option. For example: You may want to rotate the video 90 degrees to the right and then flip it horizontally. If the original video is too large, the conversion may take a fair amount of time. This won’t be an issue, because the software can turn off your computer once the conversion is over.

Note that the app won’t work if you have changed the angle multiple times in a video. Suppose you took the first 30 seconds horizontally and the next 1 minute vertically. In that case, you have to split the videos into separate files and rotate or flip them individually. Be sure to check out the other articles we’ve written about video and video applications.

Techie Buzz Verdict

I have used several video convertors in the past but was unable to rotate or flip videos using any of them. The application does not have too many options and geekery but does the job very well. Free Video Flip and Rotate works with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

Techie Buzz rating: 4/5 (Excellent).

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Author: Amit Banerjee Google Profile for Amit Banerjee
Amit has been writing for Techie Buzz since early 2009 and keeps a close eye on web apps, Google and all things Tech. He also writes at his own tech blog, Ampercent. Follow him on Twitter @ amit_banerjee

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  • http://www.tanitimdukkani.com orumcek stand roll u

    Oww, this is really good.. Thanks..

    But i think this doesn't work with FLV Player..

  • http://dtechwiz.blogspot.com Karthik Prabhu

    Amit, seriously when i saw this feed in my Google Reader the first thing that came in my mind was that i will comment on this post saying that VLC Media player allows you to rotate the videos and other advanced video options too..! Seriously buddy a really good post.. I love VLC.. Other than rotating it also allows you to correct the color by adjusting brightness, gamma, contrast etc.. There are many other options available.. Just love this player..! :)

    • http://dtechwiz.blogspot.com Karthik Prabhu

      Do check that player out.. It allows you do any corrections to your videos just as you are watching it.. You need not download any softwares..! Just go to Tools–> Effects and Filters.. You can adjust the video as you want.. Enjoy..! :)

  • Lydeth Chea

    This is good but the software cannot rotate multiple videos at one time. It can do it only one by one, which is still a pain since I have many videos to rotated. Any other options?

  • Samantha

    I found that when converting the video to flip it, the video becomes quite pixelated. Kind of defeats the purpose when the video is not clear..

  • Kyle

    Why did you flip the video of the people in the red shirts instead of rotating it? Flipping produces a mirror image of the real-world correct video. You should have rotated 180 degrees instead.

  • xXx

    not working. it only flips the the preview image of the video, try playing it, it wont play but it’ll only show hte first image of the video.

    • Perla

      same problem here, anyone has an another option?

 
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