Wednesday, July 04, 2007

How To: Fix Portrait Oriented Movies

If you are like me, you have dozens of video clips from digital "still" cameras which are rotated 90°. And like me, you find them hard to watch in their original form. Luckily, this is easy to fix with QuickTime Pro.

Open a .mov or .avi file from your camera using the QuickTime Player which you have upgraded to Pro:

Under the Window menu is a Show Window Properties item. A dialog pops up and you should see a list of tracks. Choose the Video Track, and then click on the Visual Settings tab.

Quicktime Visual Settings
Click on one of the circular arrows. Your movie will rotate 90° and you can now save it in a form suitable for friends and family.

I don't know why iPhoto doesn't do this. It should.