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Gear Talk => Technical Support => Topic started by: ereka on November 16, 2012, 04:26:35 AM

Title: How to rotate video?
Post by: ereka on November 16, 2012, 04:26:35 AM
I hope this is in the correct forum.

I don't shoot hardly any video, but I shot a video on my 5DMkIII at an event recently ..... in portrait (upright) view. When it plays back, it plays back in landscape view and for the life of me I can't work out how to rotate it so that it plays back in the correct orientation.

I don't have any dedicated video editing software, so I'm reliant on CS5.5 extended. Is it possible to rotate video after it's shot and if so, how? I understand that CS5.5 extended supports video editing, but despite spending ages 'googling', I haven't managed to find out how to rotate a video :(
Title: Re: How to rotate video?
Post by: Viggo on November 16, 2012, 05:26:49 AM
why would you do that?

if you rotate the video.. well it is rotated... unlike you shoot some abstract stuff i don´t see the sense in that.

if you shot a person walking... after the rotation the person would be 90 degree rotatet. think about it.
 
fact is you don´t shoot video in a horizontal position... not a slong as you don´t want to make an "artistic" statement.

You DO shoot in horizontal position, I'm sure you meant that as well..
Title: Re: How to rotate video?
Post by: Marsu42 on November 16, 2012, 05:32:35 AM
I don't shoot hardly any video, but I shot a video on my 5DMkIII at an event recently ..... in portrait (upright) view. When it plays back, it plays back in landscape view and for the life of me I can't work out how to rotate it so that it plays back in the correct orientation.

If you just want to *play* it in the correct pos. then get vlc media player, then tools -> effects -> video -> geometry -> transform (rotate). Also great for watching movies when lying flat on the bed and being too lazy to lift the head :->
Title: Re: How to rotate video?
Post by: Kristofgss on November 16, 2012, 05:39:18 AM
Movie rotator is a freeware tool which I use for rotating my movies (I know, i shouldn't shoot them like that, but  I'm so used to shooting portraits that it keeps happening)  http://movierotator.com/ (http://movierotator.com/)
Title: Re: How to rotate video?
Post by: ereka on November 16, 2012, 05:43:22 AM
Movie rotator is a freeware tool which I use for rotating my movies (I know, i shouldn't shoot them like that, but  I'm so used to shooting portraits that it keeps happening)  http://movierotator.com/ (http://movierotator.com/)

Thanks ... sounds effective, but does it work on Mac OSX or is it just for Microsoft Windows?
Title: Re: How to rotate video?
Post by: PeterJ on November 16, 2012, 05:46:53 AM
I didn't know this would be such a common requirement someone would release a package specifically for it, I was going to suggest just putting your TV / monitor on it's side :P.

I just took a look at the source for Movie Rotator and it's Windows only.
Title: Re: How to rotate video?
Post by: ereka on November 16, 2012, 05:49:56 AM

of course..... i was a bit mixed up with what exactly he/she wants to achieve.

I wasn't really wanting to achieve anything specific ... it's just so happened that I was shooting stills in portrait orientation and when I had the bright idea of shooting a video of the same scene I carried on shooting in portrait. It was only later, when I played back the video that I discovered the problem. I won't make the same mistake again, but in the meantime I'd like to use the movie and therefore need to be able to rotate it. 
Title: Re: How to rotate video?
Post by: PeterJ on November 16, 2012, 06:03:01 AM
VirtualDub that Freelancer suggested is normally what I'd use for transforms, but I believe that's another Windows only option. Maybe you have a friend / workplace with Windows and can do it there?
Title: Re: How to rotate video?
Post by: mws on November 16, 2012, 06:27:08 AM

If you just want to *play* it in the correct pos. then get vlc media player, then tools -> effects -> video -> geometry -> transform (rotate). Also great for watching movies when lying flat on the bed and being too lazy to lift the head :->


+1, except that I spent more time looking on the internet on how to rotate the movie then I actually did watching the movie.
Title: Re: How to rotate video?
Post by: Kristofgss on November 16, 2012, 08:19:09 AM
Quicktime pro on mac: http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=3637 (http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=3637)