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In this article, we explain how to flip or rotate a video taken upside down. Today, the progress of mobile technology is such that our smartphones and tablets not only serve us to communicate, but also to take pictures and videos, even in 4K.

However, technology is not everything and everyone can not improvise as a photographer or filmmaker. It may happen that videos are taken in reverse, which makes their reading unpleasant or impossible for some formats.

Through this tutorial, you will learn how to rotate a video filmed upside down.

Rotate a video with Windows Movie Maker

You received a video, but it was recorded in the wrong way? To rotate it, just use the free software Windows Movie Maker, its use is very simple.

If your PC is running Windows 7 or 8, then it is entirely possible to use Windows Movie Maker.

On the other hand, under Windows 10 this software no longer exists, unless it is downloaded elsewhere than on the Microsoft platform.

Nevertheless, some of its editing functions have been imported to the Photos application, and unfortunately, the rotation of the videos is not part of it…

In this case, you must use third-party video editing software, such as Shotcut. If you want to make more advanced video editing, then take a look at our selection of these best free software.

Rotate a video with Shotcut

If like us, your computer is running Windows 10 (or MacOS), then we recommend downloading Shotcut .

Once installed on your PC, launch it and click Open File at the top left.

Then select the video you want to edit.

Rotate a video with Shotcut

Before you can edit it, click on the video and drag it to Timeline.

Once the video is added, make sure it has been selected (surrounded by a red frame), if it is not the case then click on it again.

Rotate and Scale

Go to Filters on the left side of the screen and click on the + below the window.

A list of options appears, scroll down until you find the Rotate and Scale option, and select it.


Several fields will then appear, the only one you need to worry about is Rotation.

The blue area is used to rotate your video, so just drag it to the left or right. Even more simply, you can note the angle you want to have, for example, 180 degrees to completely flip your video, or 90 degrees if it is sideways.

Export Video

In the center of the window will be the changes made to your video. If you are satisfied, then go to file at the top of the screen and select Export Video.

A small window opens; it will tell you the format of your video.

To choose another, you can do it from the list that appears in Presets.

Finally, click Export File and rename your video, it is now ready to be shared.

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