How to Flip a Video Clip

By Thomas McNish

Sometimes when you take pictures and videos, you might have to turn the camera vertically to get a better shot. Sometimes when you're importing your pictures and videos onto the computer, they may get imported upside down. Whatever the case, you might want to change the angle after the video has already been captured. Fortunately, there's a relatively simple way to rotate---or flip---your video clip so you can view it right-side up.

Things You'll Need

  • Windows Movie Maker
  • Memory card
  • Memory card adapter

Step 1

Download and install the free Windows Movie Maker application if you don't have it already. You can get it from the link posted in the resources section below.

Step 2

Upload the video clip(s) you wish to edit onto your computer. You can do this by either inserting your camera's memory card directly into your computer (if a slot is available), connecting the mini USB adapter cable that came with your camera or by inserting your memory card into a memory card USB adapter.

Step 3

Open Windows Movie Maker after downloading and installing it. Click "File" from the toolbar menu and then select "Import into Collections." Find the video clip(s) that you've uploaded in the previous step and then click "Import."

Step 4

Click and drag the video clip from the "Collections" window and drop it into the timeline located at the bottom. Click the clip once to highlight it and then click "Clip" from the toolbar menu at the top of the window. Select "Video Effects" to open a pop-up dialogue box.

Step 5

Scroll down the list of effects until you find the "Rotate Clip" effect. Choose the number of degrees you would like the clip to rotate (for instance, "Rotate Clip 90" will turn the clip 90 degrees or a quarter turn).