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"Some of my iPhone videos play sideways on my computer (Sierra). Is there any easy way to rotate the videos so it plays correctly?"

The reason your iPhone videos playback sideways on computer is that you held the iPhone vertically when you recorded the video. There is an easy way to fix iPhone videos upside down problem, with the help of some third-party software to make it work. The steps that follow will help you rotate iPhone video to make it play correctly on your computer or big screen TV.

Method 1: How to Rotate iPhone Video with Filmora Video Editor

To rotate iPhone captured videos, I strongly recommend you try Filmora Video Editor. It is easy to use and can help you to keep the video quality well.

Step 1 Launch the Filmora Video Editor

Download and install Filmora Video Editor on your computer. After that launch it. Drag and drop media files to the main window of this software or click "Import Media Files Here" to import the videos you want to rotate.

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Step 2 Drag the iPhone Video to Timeline

Drag the video file to the timeline where the rotating will happen. When putting it to timeline, double-click it to enable the rotatation setting up.

Note: Please note that you're suppoded to rotate the video one-by-one in the timeline. If you drag all the videos to the timeline, then all videos will be joined into a big video.

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Step 3 Rotate iPhone Video

Click the rotate video icon according to your needs until you put it to the right orientation. After then, save the change. After rotating a video, if there is a part in the video is not what you want people to see, click the "Crop" icon to crop it.

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Step 4 Save the Rotated Video

Once you have created the funny video, Click on the Export button to export your video. You can either select the appropriate format, a device or online service to directly upload your videos on the Facebook, YouTube or Vimeo. You can also burn the videos on the DVD.

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Why Choose Filmora Video Editor to Rotate iPhone Video

Filmora Video Editor is fully compatible with iPhone videos. There is no incompatibility issues. And it not only allows you to rotate iPhone movies to the right orientation you need them to be, but also enable you to crop the unwanted part, merge and split videos. After rotating the videos, you can apply all kinds of effects this video editing software contains:

  • Rotate the videos to the right orientation with simple clicks;
  • Drag the frame on the video to crop the unwanted part of the video;
  • Contains all basic editing features: trimming, cropping, splitting, merging and so on;
  • More than 300 types of effects available: filters, overlays, motion graphics, titles, etc.
  • Both versions of the programs work great with the latest iOS 10, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7.

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Method 2: How to Rotate iPhone Video with Windows Movie Maker

Now is the time to show you how to rotate an iPhone video with Windows Movie Maker. Check the following steps to learn how to rotate iPhone video.

Step 1. Launch Windows Movie Maker on your computer.

Step 2. After that, open the video that will need to be rotated.

Step 3. Then, land the editing options of the tool. You’ll get to see the "Rotate left" and the "Rotate right" buttons there. Use the buttons as per your requirement and rotate the video accordingly.

Step 4. When you’re done with the rotation, save the video on your computer.

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Method 3: How to Rotate an iPhone Video on Mac with iMovie

In this part, you’ll learn how to rotate an iPhone video using iMovie. Here are the steps:

Step 1. Launch iMovie’s browser on your Mac.

Step 2. Select the video that you’ll rotate and bring that in the editing panel of the tool.

Step 3. There are two different arrows shown here using which you can rotate the video to the left or to the right direction.

Step 4. Once the rotating is complete, hit the "Done" button to save the rotated video.

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Method 4: How to Rotate iPhone Video Online for Free

You can also rotate your iPhone video online for free. To do this, you’ll have to use an online tool. RotateVideo is a nice tool that can do the task of video rotation seamlessly. Here are the steps to rotating a video using RotateVideo.org.

Step 1. First of all, land the homepage of RotateMyVideo.net by visiting it from your browser.

Step 2. The next step is to click on the "Pick Video" button situated on the first page of the site.

Step 3. You’ll see the file explorer, so search for the iPhone video that you wanna rotate and upload that on the site.

Step 4. Once the uploading of the video is complete, you’ll get to see different buttons for editing it.

Step 5. By using the “Rotation” signs (left and right), you can rotate the video easily.

Step 6. After you’re done with the rotation, hit the “Rotate Video” tab.

Step 7. By downloading the video from the next page, you can easily save the rotated video on your PC.

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Method 5: How to Rotate iPhone Video with iPhone App

If an iPhone video is upside down or disoriented anyhow, then you can rotate it using an iPhone app too. Yes, now we’ll show you how to rotate iPhone videos 90 degrees or any other angle using a decent iPhone app called Filmora Go. Here are the steps to rotate video on iPhone directly.

Step 1. Firstly, download the app from the app store to your iPhone.

Step 2. After that, launch the app on your iPhone.

Step 3. Then, open the video that you’ll need to rotate.

Step 4. Finally, go to the video wizard where you’ll see different buttons for rotating the video. Using the buttons, you can easily rotate the video.

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Yes, the phone should be held horizontally. It doesn''t matter which direction you hold. Both will work fine. but it is better if the earphone side is on top.
Teri
I really appreciate this information regarding why it is that I CONTINUALLY get sideways videos from two people who send me iphone videos all the time. So, please let me know if I am correct . . . .the i-phone should be held horizontally, NOT vertically. YES? If so, I still have one more question . . . should the top of the phone (where your ear is placed when speaking on the phone) should the top be facing RIGHT or LEFT???? Thanks so much for your answer.

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