How to Rotate a Video in Windows 10

Friday July 16, 2021 4:12 PM PDT by Karen Greene

If you’ve looked up how to rotate a video in Windows 10, you’ve probably realized there are many ways to do so, and that’s because there are a lot of video editing apps available on the market.

But today, I want to show you the easiest method you’ll find to rotate a video, which means you can get your video to rotate like this in just 4 easy steps:

Step 1. Run the Video Editor

In this post, I will recommend FilmForth as the one to rotate the video. FilmForth is a quite easy-to-use video editor in the market even if you have no previous experience with video editing apps. Also, it’s available for free on the Microsoft store, so it’s effortless to download and install. What’s more, you can save the video without a watermark with FilmForth.

Now, to download FilmForth, and let’s start the video flip journey.

Take into account that Windows 10 will automatically handle the installation, and it should be ready to use within 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 2. Upload the Video to Rotate

Once FilmForth is installed on your computer, you’ll need to open the video editor and create a project. To do so, open FilmForth and click on New Project or Open a Project as shown below.

Choose Rotate Video on FilmForth

Click Rotate Video on FilmForth

Now you will see there is a window popped up and asking you to Select a Video File to FilmForth.

Upload Video to FilmForth

Upload Video to FilmForth

Step 3. Rotate the Video

In this step, you can see there are 4 options to rotate the video on the screen.

  •  90°  Rotate Left means you can Rotate the video 90 degrees anticlockwise. Each click will rotate the video 90 degrees.
  •  90°  Rotate Right means you can rotate the video 90 degrees clockwise. Each click will rotate the video 90 degrees.
  • Flip Horizontal means you can flip or mirror this video clip in the horizontal direction (left-right).
  • Flip Vertical means you can flip or mirror this video clip in the vertical direction (up-down).

Take into account that each time you click 90° Rotate Left/Right, your video will rotate 90 degrees, so if you want to give it a 180° rotation, you’ll need to click two times. Now you can choose the certain needs you are searching for.

Rotate Video Now

Rotate Video Now

This is where the magic happens. You see, the process of how to rotate videos is really simple. And that’s it! That’s how simple it is to rotate a video using FilmForth.

Step 4. Save the Video

On the exporting window, you can choose the video resolution, quality, frame rate, and if you want a watermark or not. Once you completed all these settings, tap the Save button to get this rotated video exported to your computer.

Save the Rotated Video

Save the Rotated Video

Depending on the duration of your video, you might need to wait a few minutes to get it exported. Once this process is complete, you’ll be able to share or upload it wherever you wish to.

Video Tutorial: How to Rotate a Video on Windows 10

You can also learn the detailed processes via this video tutorial.

More Video Editing Tips: To Make the Video Look Great

After rotating the video, take some time to experiment with the video editor to make sure it looks great. FilmForth is one of the best free video editors on Windows 10. You can easily rotate the video via FilmForth as you can easily make the video clip in your own way. Some nice and great features the tool can provide are listed below.

  • Remove Background – This is probably a paid feature. But it’s totally free to use on FilmForth. No matter you want to change your video background or replace the green background. You can get it done via FilmForth.
  • Picture in Picture – Picture in Picture is one of FilmForth highlights features. Users can add logos and make reaction movies in just clicks.
  • Special Effects – As a powerful video editor, you can use it to add special effects to the video you are editing. It includes all popular transitions and filters. And they are all for free.
  • Animation Text – If you are looking for a way to add text to the video or want to get video subtitles, you can get FilmForth. It provides lots of text fronts, alignments, and speech balloons. With FilmForth, making text move, sparkle, and change colors has become much easier for anyone on Windows 10.
  • Audio Editing – Adding music, changing the background audio, or background audio removal can be done with FilmForth with great ease. Lots of built-in music and audio effects are free to use. Also, you can do the voiceovers with FilmForth.

So many great features of FilmForth you can find from its feature website and get the one you want the most.

Aspect Ratios

If you want to upload your video, you’ll need to know precisely what aspect ratio means. Otherwise, you might end up uploading a vertical video to YouTube, or a horizontal video to your IG stories, which is far from ideal.

An aspect ratio is a proportional relationship between a video’s width and height. So if you have a video with a 1:1 aspect ratio, it means your video will be square because the width and height will have the same length.

It’s crucial you remember that the format for aspect ratio is width: height, meaning the width comes first, and the height second.

There are many aspect ratios, with the main ones being:

  • 16:9 which is the basic widescreen ratio.
  • 9:16 is the aspect ratio most phones use, and as you can guess by its name, it’s the exact flip of the basic widescreen ratio.
  • 16:10 which is used mainly for computer screens.
  • And 4:3 is a classic ratio that is rarely used. Old TVs mostly used it, but nowadays the majority of them have an aspect ratio of 16:9.

Now you don’t need to worry about what aspect ratios your video is. You can choose the aspect ratio you want while you are uploading the video to FilmForth.

Choose Aspect Ratio on FilmForth

Choose Aspect Ratio on FilmForth

What Aspect Ratio Should the Video Have?

Well, that depends on where you want to upload your video.

  • For YouTube and Facebook, a 16:9 aspect ratio is ideal.
  • For Instagram posts, you have a variety of options, but the ones I’d recommend are 1:1 (square), 4:5 (portrait), or 1.91:1 (landscape).
  • For Instagram and Facebook stories, 9:16 is the best.
  • For IGTV, you can use both 9:16 and 16:9.

Remember to take this into account when filming a video. If you want to upload it to Instagram, try to shoot it vertically so you can stick to a 9:16 aspect ratio, otherwise just film it horizontally.

Nowadays, many people recommend shooting your video vertically, as 3 out of 5 videos are viewed on a mobile device.

Personally, if I’m making a video that is meant to be shared with friends and family, then I’ll shoot it vertically, but if the video is meant to be uploaded to video platforms, I’ll shoot it horizontally. The decision is yours.

Can You Rotate a Video on YouTube?

This is a question many people have asked me since they wanted to upload a video to YouTube, but they didn’t want to rotate it by downloading an app.

The thing is a few years ago YouTube received an update on which they removed their editing functionalities, which means you won’t be able to rotate videos there. So if you need to rotate a video, you should do so before uploading it to the platform.

Other Tools You Can Use to Rotate Video

Obviously, FilmForth is not the only video editing tool you can use to rotate videos, but it’s the one that will make the task easiest for you.

Also, remember that Film Forth is totally free to download and contains no watermark. In case you want to try other Windows 10 apps, here is a few of them that can also get the task done:

  • Video converter Wondershare
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • VLC Media Player
  • If you’re on Mac, Apple iMovie
  • And if you’re on mobile, you can use Inshot which is available for both Android and iOS

Conclusion

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial on how to rotate videos. I decided to put this together after seeing how people had a difficult time trying to rotate their videos while using other articles as their guide.

If you want more tips to help you take your videos to the next level, please visit our other articles where we will go into detail about the different functions of FilmForth video editor, such as applying video effects, transitions, and more. Finally, in case you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out in the comments!

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Karen Greene

Karen is a professional writer with a background in column writing who enjoys resolving complex topics and explaining them in interesting ways.

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  • Export video to MP3 with one click.
  • Add transitions, effects, filter, text to the video as you want.
  • Remove, replace, record and edit the background audio easily.
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