Rotating a Video with Movavi Video Editor

Can you imagine just how annoying it would be if you find that you accidentally held your camera the wrong way while you were recording and so your video orientation is off? Although some media players will let you rotate videos while playing them the feature isn’t present in many players, and so you can’t really rely on it.

Instead your best bet is to fix the video directly, by editing it to rotate its orientation. That can be done a lot faster than you think if you use Movavi Video Editor, and it will only take you a minute or two to learn how to rotate a video.

To be more specific, you can start by launching Movavi Video Editor and adding the video that you want to rotate by clicking ‘Add Media Files’ and selecting it. Once it is added it will appear in the ‘Timeline’ section, or you could just drag and drop the video file there to add it in the first place.

Frankly speaking there are multiple ways in which you can rotate your video at that point, but the easiest is probably to click on it in the ‘Timeline’ then press the ‘Rotate’ button located a bit above it as many times as you need. Each time you press the button Movavi Video Editor will rotate your video 90 degrees clockwise.

Assuming you’d like more control, you could click on the ‘Crop and Rotate’ button instead and Movavi Video Editor will let you rotate your video by a specific angle. At the same time you could also crop your video – which can be useful if you need to alter its aspect ratio after you’ve rotated it.

Simply put if you want to rotate your video by 90 or 180 degrees, it is easiest to just use to ‘Rotate’ button. On the other hand if you would like to rotate your video by some odd number then the ‘Crop and Rotate’ feature in Movavi Video Editor is likely to be a better option.

In either case once you’re done you can click ‘Export’ to save your video. Alternatively you could explore and apply the other features in Movavi Video Editor to trim out unwanted footage, merge clips together, apply special effects and filters, add captions, insert audio tracks, or edit it in a variety of other ways.

If all you want to do is rotate your video, it should be clear that Movavi Video Editor will let you do it really, really quickly. In fact once you try it out and rotate your video once, odds are the next time round it may just take you a couple of seconds at most.

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