I have a Sony DSC-S60 Digital Camera, which also takes digital movies. I shot some of these on the vertical instead of the horizontal and now discover that when downloading, they stay in the vertical and won’t allow me to rotate them (in the camera or the computer). Do you know of a software that would allow me to do this? Don’t need a super editing suite, just something that allows movie rotation (no problem with the still photo rotation).
You want to rotate video – rotating a recorded video is pretty easy, but you have to know where to look. You didn’t say if you have a Microsoft Windows PC or a Mac. I’ll assume a Windows PC:
If you have Windows XP, you can use the free Microsoft Windows Movie Maker to rotate your video. See this link for detail on rotating a video with WMM.
The newer version of Windows Movie Maker (the one that comes with Windows Vista) has the rotate tool also, but the interface is a little different. You’ll have to do the following:
1) Import the movie
2) Add your movie to the “Storyboard” section (you can drag it there)
3) Right click the Sotryboarded movie, and choose “Effects“.
4) Scroll down the list. You’ll see choices for “Rotate 180“, “Rotate 270” and “Rotate 90“. Double-click one of these options and click “OK”.
Your video will then be rotated. At that point, just export your video (choose “Publish movie” from the File menu). You should now have a second video, only this one is properly rotated.