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Old 05-20-2011, 07:19 AM
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Is there a way to rotate a .mov video file 90 degrees?

I have a short .mov format video file that was recorded with the camera rotated 90 degrees. For some reason, I thought it would automagically display it in a portrait orientation, they way is does when I shoot still pictures the same way. It does not.

Is there any way to rotate a this video so it appears in a normal orientation, with people standing upright instead of on their sides?
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:30 AM
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Not without pain and/or expensive software.

I have heard that Jashaka (now known as CineFX) can do this, and it is an open source cross-platform solution. However I have not tried - when I had the same problem I reshot the footage.

Adobe Premier can also rotate movies, but it is quite expensive.

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Old 05-20-2011, 07:39 AM
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Not without pain and/or expensive software.
I'm pretty sure this is just incorrect.

Bink (free) can convert.mov to .avi
VirtualDub (also free) can rotate it (and, I think, add black borders if you need it to fit some specific aspect ratio)

That doesn't seem very painful to me. Given a little longer to think on it. I'd be surprised if there isn't a bit of freeware out there that will do it in one shot. (Maybe one of the forks of VirtualDub can actually do this).
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:50 AM
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DVDVideoSoft will do it. I downloaded it for free when I had videos with the same issue. Easy program and best of all FREE: http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/free-dvd-video-software.htm
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:26 AM
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The registered version of QuickTime (7?) would do it. I dunno if 10 does.
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:25 AM
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Not without pain and/or expensive software.
There are several free downloadable software/shareware, that will do exactly what the OP is asking. Just google it.
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:10 AM
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I'm pretty sure this is just incorrect.

Bink (free) can convert.mov to .avi
VirtualDub (also free) can rotate it (and, I think, add black borders if you need it to fit some specific aspect ratio)

That doesn't seem very painful to me. Given a little longer to think on it. I'd be surprised if there isn't a bit of freeware out there that will do it in one shot. (Maybe one of the forks of VirtualDub can actually do this).
VirtualDub only works with AVI files.
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:30 AM
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The registered version of QuickTime (7?) would do it. I dunno if 10 does.
Thank you! I already had that, and it worked perfectly.

Thanks for all the suggestions!
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:39 AM
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VirtualDub only works with AVI files.
Out of the box, yes (which is why I suggested using Bink to convert as a first step), but there are plugins available for VirtualDub to enable it to open other formats. I wasn't sure whether VirtualDubMod or some other fork might have encompassed MPEG4, but it appears not.
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Old 05-20-2011, 10:07 PM
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This free program will do it.

http://www.movierotator.com

You need QuickTime installed but it will work with QT light if you don't want the whole QT package.

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Old 03-08-2013, 07:36 AM
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Thanks for the tip.

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DVDVideoSoft will do it. I downloaded it for free when I had videos with the same issue. Easy program and best of all FREE: http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/free-dvd-video-software.htm
Thanks very much for the tip. I downloaded it and it worked quite seamlessly. Thanks again. (Now I won't have to watch videos only laying on my side).

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