iPhone landscape video rotated 90 degrees in Photos

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Easttime, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Easttime, Apr 17, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2017

    Easttime macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2015
    Hi, I can't figure out (a) what I did wrong and (b) whether I can fix this video. I've shot lots of videos on my iPhones. This time, the video shows up in Photos (iOS and Mac OS) rotated 90 degrees. I tried a couple of test videos since, holding the iPhone "upright" and "upside down" and both are normal. I tried rotating the video on my Mac using Photos, but that option is greyed out. Any thoughts?

    Update: I finally figured out how to use iMovie to rotate the video. Still haven't sorted out why the video was rotated in the first place.
  2. malofx macrumors regular


    Mar 22, 2012
    Los Angeles
  3. v0lume4 macrumors 68000


    Jul 28, 2012
    I second @malofx. The phone thought it was in portrait orientation even though you had it turned sideways to record a video. (Side note -- I though that orientation lock didn't activate for the camera? I don't know.)

    Anyway, you can rotate and re-export the video in a video editing software. MAYBE iMovie for iOS but I don't think it has a "rotate video" feature.

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