iPhone Recorded Vertical Video - How to Make it Horizontal?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Mystikal, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Mystikal macrumors 68020


    Oct 4, 2007
    Irvine, CA
    So there is this annoying thing with the iPhone 4, where, if you have rotation lock on, but record a video horizontally, it will still come out vertically.

    It's a 4 min long video, 720P. I was just wondering how I can turn it around so I can get this thing on youtube. Is there a way on Final Cut Pro?

    Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    On iMovie you can rotate it by enabling advanced tools.
  3. Mike in Kansas macrumors 6502a

    Mike in Kansas

    Sep 2, 2008
    Metro Kansas City
    You can also rotate and crop in mpegstreamclip I believe....
  4. Paulie420 macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2010
    How to change video orientation NOW a DAYS in iOS 7..

    Just wanted to update this thread for now a days....

    It's April, 2014....

    And for some reason, today is shot a video in portrait orientation on accident.

    So, I searched the interwebs for a quick ALL ON IPHONE solution. Saw this thread, and others, mostly saying use iMovie... I think people are meaning iMovie on my Mac computer, MacBook or otherwise...

    So just wanted to post this detailed, new age information:


    There is a great free app, VIDEO SWIVEL on the App Store.

    I didn't need the upgrade, but I chose to pay the $1.99 to upgrade it to its maximum potential...

    And just wanted to say, this app works GREAT. Not only did I change the orientation, easily as all get out, I was able to zoom it in and make the video even better than I could have asked for.

    I suggest VIDEO SWIVEL for anytime you accidentally GET a portrait video in iOS. Didn't have to pick up any other device than my iPhone 5s on iOS 7.... And the video came out perfectly.

    Thanks VIDEO SWIVEL.


    Hope this helps anybody, sometime....
  5. irkeyshn macrumors newbie


    Jul 17, 2016
    Thanks, your tip helped a lot!!

  6. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
  7. RedTomato macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2005
    .. London ..
    I used to agree with that video, many years ago. Now a large proportion of video media is consumed on phones in vertical format. Academy films were filmed in a format that matched cinema screens & it's entirely appropriate to film in a format that matches vertical phones if that is your target audience.

    Anecdotally, some Facebook videos get larger viewing figures in vertical than horizontal, which makes sense. I wouldn't expect a desktop viewer to flip their screen to watch a vertical film, and likewise for a quick video, in some cases I wouldn't want a mobile phone viewer to have to flip their phone to get the best impact from a horizontal film.
  8. ColdCase macrumors 68030

    Feb 10, 2008
    Yeah, mobil phone users may sprain a wrist or something...... :) What sometimes I didn't understand is when the kids were watching a hollywood movie with the phone upright, tiny video, lots of black... Turns out I had to show them how to physically rotate the phone for a better view. It was a learning experience for them.
  9. RedTomato macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2005
    .. London ..
    It's amazing how many people seem not to know how to rotate their phones. Admittedly the setting can seem a bit hidden, and often it's a faff to play video, realise you want it wide screen, rotate, wait, realise phone is rotation locked, rotate back, open settings, unlock rotation, close settings, go back to video, rotate again, realise video is half finished, bring up video controls, pause, reset video back to start, play it again, all for a 15 second rubbishy clip.
  10. fastasleep macrumors 6502


    May 21, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    I'm crossing my fingers that some day Apple will update iOS so that even vertically shot video will still crop horizontally by default. Maybe make a vertical video option for those who insist on it but if it just rotated it by default, our long national nightmare would be over.
  11. RobertBosworth macrumors newbie


    Apr 29, 2016
    QuickTime Player 7 application will bee the best decision of your problem, imho. All you need is just to open the video in that player, then choose the properties and then select the video track.. It will show you the contros for the flip/rotate..That's all. Really think that you will do it in a matter of minutes without any problem.

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