iMovie Edit
1.1 How to Add Subtitles in iMovie
1.2 Add Music in iMovie
1.3 iMovie Effect
1.4 iMovie Green Screen
1.5 iMovie Trailers
1.6 iMovie Picture in Picture
1.7 iMovie Slow Motion
1.8 How to Rotate Video in iMovie
1.9 iMovie Split Screen
1.10 How to Add Transitions in iMovie
1.11 iMovie Time Lapse
1.12 iMovie Stop Motion
1.13 iMovie Split Clip
1.14 How to Crop Videos on iMovie
1.15 How to Do a Voiceover on iMovie
1.16 iMovie Aspect Ratio
1.17 How to Fast Forward in iMovie
1.18 Zoom in/out on iMovie
1.19 iMovie Stabilization
1.20 iMovie Fade Audio
1.21 How to Reverse Video in iMovie
1.22 How to Join Clips in iMovie
1.23 Trim Auido in iMovie

How to Rotate Video in iMovie

Sometimes when you shoot videos vertically as default, you might need to edit and rotate video on your Mac. The intitial choice should be iMovie, which is a powerful tool pre-installed for free. And you can also find other alternative iMovie programs with different requirements. Just learn more detail from the article.

Rotate Video in iMovie

How to rotate video clips in iMovie?

iMovie should be the most popular video editor for Mac, you can rotate video clips in iMovie easily. You can find the easy steps to rotate video clips in iMovie.

Step 1 Import the video file for rotating in iMovie

You can simply drag-n-drop the video file to iMovie or select the video clips if it has already been imported. Select the whole video clips for rotating in iMovie.

Import iMovie

Step 2 Rotate the video clip in iMovie

You can click the "cropping" menu, and then you can rotate the video clips in iMovie by adjusting the "Rotate the clip counterclockwise" or "Rotate the clip clockwise".

Rotate iMovie

Step 3 Save the rotated video in iMovie

When you rotate video in iMovie to your requirement, you can save the video file by tick off the "Reset" option.

Reset iMovie

How to rotate or flip a movie in QuickTime?

If you just wanna have a better previewing experience without any other editing, you do not have to rotate video in iMovie. Just rotate the video in QuickTime instead.

Step 1 Add the video file to QuickTime Player.

Step 2 Choose the "Show Clips" from the "View" menu. When the file is selected, you can find the video clip in yellow.

Step 3 Rotate the video left or right, and then you do not have to rotate video in iMovie to have a better preview experience.

Other iMovie Alternatives for rotating video

When you need to rotate video in iMovie with 90 degree or 180 degree, you might not have any problem. But you cannot rotate video in iMovie with 45 degree or certain degree. As for the case, you might need to use other iMovie Alternatives for rotating video, such as FinalCut Pro.

Learn more details here to rotate a video.

You can check the video tutorial down below:

Edit Video with iMovie play-button

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