Help me watch this video without having to turn my head sideways
October 28, 2006 9:37 PM   Subscribe

Being forgetful, I turned my digital camera sideways when making a video on it. So now I have a sideways video. Is there any way to make it play right side up?

If you don't know what I mean, please see this video.
posted by catburger to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Virtualdub has a rotate filter that will do what you seek. If you're lazy, post a link to your video and I'll filter it for you tomorrow (ping me if I forget to check this thread).
posted by effugas at 9:41 PM on October 28, 2006

Best answer: What platform are you on? If you're able to import it and save it in Quicktime, then Quicktime Pro certainly has the ability to rotate clips.
posted by holgate at 9:42 PM on October 28, 2006

Response by poster: Wow, that was fast. I think I'll try Quicktime Pro, which I am currently "obtaining". Thanks!
posted by catburger at 9:48 PM on October 28, 2006

Best answer: What type of file is the original video?

If you don't care what the output format is, the free Windows Movie Maker has a filter (Video Effects, Rotate) that allows you to turn a video 90 degrees. It can read various file types, but only outputs into .wmv files. If you don't care about the format, however, it works fine. I bet there are other free video programs that has a similar filter/effect, though.
posted by gemmy at 9:49 PM on October 28, 2006

(Sadly, I did this with a friend's videoTAPE recorder, while I was filming the birth of her son. Heh.)
posted by tristeza at 10:02 PM on October 28, 2006

Just to repeat, I take movies on my Digicam, which plays in Quicktime. Then in properties of movie, you can flip it (rotate 90deg) and export/save it out.

I have to export it to encode in something normal people can play anyway :)
posted by lundman at 5:51 PM on October 29, 2006

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