Molly Wood shows you how to rotate a video clip from your digital camera using Windows or Mac.
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Hi I'm Molly Wood from CNET.com here to show you how to rotate a video clip that you took sideways for free. Now, this is a common problem when you shoot a video with a digital camera. You shoot the video the portrait more and then when you want to upload it to the web, you have to turn your head to watch it. Now you might be thinking that you need to buy video editing software to help yu out, but not at all my friends. If you're using Windows XP or Windows Vista, you’ve got the ability to rotate video clips built-in in Windows Movie Maker. You click tools and then video effects and then chose rotate 90 or rotate to a 70. It’s that easy. But what if you took a video with your mobile phone that’s just slightly off tilter? You can do more granular rotating with a free open source program called VirtualDub. It’s a very useful little app for making simple edits and then exporting video for uploading. To rotate video, open it with VirualDub and then click the video menu and chose filters from the drop down menu or press control+F. Now, click add. You’ll see a list of useful features here rotate, let’s you rotate left or right, 180 degrees but chose rotate too if you want to enter any angle you want. Okay, well what fi you’re on a Mac? In iMovie 08’ and iMovie 09’, you just select the clip you want to edit and chose the crop tool. Now at the top of the window here, you’ll see arrows for rotating the video. For iMovie HD or older versions of iMovie, you can get a free plug-in called turn clip at iMovie plug-ins.com. youc lick plug-ins, then chose to see effects-effects. And then on the left side here, click post processing/correction and then scroll all the way down to turn clip. Now, be aware that sometimes when you rotate a video, you will black bars along the sides like this because the aspect ratio gets changed but that’s a lot better than watching all of your video clips like this. And that’s it for this CNET TV how to, I'm Molly Wood and you are welcome.
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