Smartphone photography has gotten to an all time high where everyone just uses their phone to record videos or take pictures for that instance. Sometimes you record the video in an awkward angle or position, and it’s not easy to watch the video like that over time. So, you might want to rotate the video, either 90 degrees or 180 degrees on your phone permanently, but might not be able to do it with the default apps on the phone. Here I have compiled a list of 5 apps that you can use to do the intended thing, either on Android, iOS or Windows Phone.
iMovie is an iOS application, developed by Apple Inc. themselves which provides you the ability to edit videos on your iOS devices such as an iPhone or an iPad. It also allows you to rotate your videos to whatever view that you want. Using the application is simple. Start by creating a new project, and importing your video into iMovie. Then, in the timeline window, rotate your finger and thumb in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction to rotate the video in that particular direction. When satisfied with it, simply export the project and you’ll have a rotated version of the video.
Video Rotate (Android, iOS)
Video Rotate is an Android as well as an iOS Application that allows you to simply rotate videos in whatever direction that you want with ease. However, the application does not allow you edit anything else in the video other than rotate it. The application is not free to use, but can be purchased for a small fee of $0.99 on the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
- It rotates video in two modes based on the type of rotation
- Provides a clean looking rotation to the video
- It just rotates the video, no other effects
- The application is paid, at $0.99 for the application
Video Swivel (iOS)
Video Swivel is a free to use iOS App that allows you to not only rotate your video in 90, 180, or 270 degrees but also lets you zoom and crop into your video. It also allows you to add background music from your iPod library to the video and then save it as a new video. It is available for free on the Apple App Store.
- It allows you to edit and rotate your videos at the same time
- It allows adding music to videos to make them more interesting
- The quality of the output video is reduced a bit
Video Tuner (Windows Phone)
Video Tuner is one of the best Windows Phone application available to edit and rotate your videos on the phone. It not only allows you to rotate your video like you want, it also allows you to apply filters, add music, trim, flip and do much more with the video. It is available for free in the Windows Phone Store.
- Apart from rotation, allows you to edit video by adding filters and music
- Allows cropping and trimming video as per convenience
Rotate Video FX (Android)
Rotate Video FX for Android is an application that allows you to rotate the videos in one of the 3 orientations, 90, 180 and 270. You can just import the video into the application, and then choose the type of rotation that you want on it. That would be all from your part. Just allow the application to work for a few minutes and you would have your video rotated just like you wanted. It is available for free on the Google Play Store.
- The output video is not of a reduced quality
- The app only provides video rotation, nothing else along with it
In the article above, I’ve listed out the best ways in which you can rotate the videos on your smartphone to get the best out of your video photography. I hope that these ways help you to fix your videos as much as possible. Do let me know in the comments section below which one of these you found the most interesting and also let me know if you think any other solution is better than the ones mentioned here.