mpeg movie rotation

By seraphina
Oct 19, 2004
  1. Hi

    Pretty basic prob. I have a sony digicam which also shoots short Mpeg movies. However, the design of the cam means that you often end up shooting the movies inverted. Can anybody suggest a free-to-download (or cheapy) editing package (or an easy direct fix) that would enable me to rotate the movies as one can do with images?

    Thanks a lot.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Do you want to flip the movies or rotate them?

    Many media players come with a vertical flip feature.

    If you want to rotate or do anything more serious to your videos, I recommend VirtualDUB ( that will do pretty much everything that a sane person would want to do with a video file.
  3. seraphina

    seraphina TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    I downloaded virtualdub, but it's too complicated for me to work out how to do what I want. Basically, the dummies explanation is: the video is on its side, and I want it standing up vertical.

    Can I do this with Virtualdub? Can you explain how?

    Many thanks
  4. Technel

    Technel TS Rookie Posts: 24

    I have not used VirtualDub before, but I downloaded it to see if I could help. I found a filter that allows you to rotate the video by either 90, 180, or 270 degrees. Here is what you need to do (when you have the video loaded into VirtualDub):

    - Go to Video -> Filters.
    - Click Add and select Rotate. Press OK.
    - Now, select the amount you want to rotate it by. Press OK. Press OK again to exit the filters box.
    - Your video should be rotated and ready to be exported.

    A word of caution though: in my research, I found that the rotation will most likely increase file size.

    Good luck! Let me know if you have any problems,

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