Frequently Asked Questions


Video Rotator: How to Rotate Video with Key Frames?

Want to fix the video recorded by your smartphone that is sideways or upside down? Need to rotate your video 90 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise or 180 degrees? Try MovieMator Video Editor to rotate your video at any customized angle and animate the rotating process with the key frames.

how to rotate video

Step 1: Open MovieMator Video Editor and load the video/audio/image files

Double-click the program icon to open MovieMator Video Editor.

If you haven’t installed the latest version of MovieMator, download the Windows demo from here; the Mac demo from here.

how to rotate video

Then click “Open” at the top left corner and select the file(s). Press “Open” to load the files to MovieMator.

how to rotate video

Step 2: Add the target files to the timeline

Select the target file and click “Insert” button, or drag & drop the target file from your local album to append it to the track on the timeline.

how to rotate video

Step 3: Add the “Rotate” filter

Select the video and click “Add Filter” to add the “Rotate” Filter to the video or directly click “Rotate” in the shortcut toolbar.

how to rotate video

Step 4: Enable animated rotation with key frames

Check “Enable Key Frames” if you want to add animated rotation. That is to rotate from the original to the angle(degree) you set.

Upon checking this option, red keyframe markers will appear at the beginning and the end of the clip.

Tips: Click “+” button to add key frame to the moment; click “-” button to remove the unwanted key frame; click to jump to the previous key frame; click to jump to the next key frame.

how to rotate video

Slide to change the rotation degree at each key frame. Preview the video and you’ll see the rotation angle changes along with the time.

how to rotate video

how to rotate video

Similarly, you can adjust other parameters at each frame, such as Scale and X offset, to create the effect of rotating and scaling in the move.

how to rotate video

how to rotate video

Step 5: Export your video or save the project for further editing

You could directly export videos with any format for playing on any device. Or save the project and edit them again in your spare time if you have to break off the editing process.

Export Videos:

Click “Export Video” on the main interface, then choose your desired format and adjust output settings. When everything is OK, click “Export File” to name the file and choose the destination folder.

how to rotate video

how to rotate video

Save Project:

You have 2 ways to save project for further editing. One is to click “Save Project” on the main interface, the other is to click “File” menu, then click “Save” or “Save as” to name the file and choose the destination folder. By the way, if you are used to using keyboard shortcuts, you can also press “Command + S” to save the project.

how to rotate video

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