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Different ways to flip videos

If you ask me what is the best way to document the important events in our lives, I would suggest you to record a video to witness the things that you do. However, when we record a video with an iPhone X, Samsung Note 8 or your HD camera, we record them in the wrong direction which cause a little bit problem to watch. When we have no the chance to record the video again, how can we fix the problem?  Maybe, you can try to rotate and flip your videos with some third-party tools.

With some software, you can rotate your videos by clockwise 90 degrees, 180 degrees and 270 degrees and flip your videos horizontally and vertically. You can choose to use an free or a more effective paid tool depending on your preferences. You may review the tools below and decide which one you think will work best for you.

1. Flip Videos with VLC (Free Way)

2. Flip Videos with Pavtube Video Converter (More reliable and workable way)

Method 1: Flip Videos with VLC (Free Way)

In our mind, VLC is the most popular media player. But do you know VLC media player can do more VLC not only can play all your kinds of video files but also can edit videos and convert videos. With VLC, you can rotate videos by arbitrary degree and flip video flipped horizontally and vertically. What's more, videos can also be transposed or anti-transposed, which flips and rotates the videos at the same time.

Download VLC:

Windows requirements: VLC runs on all versions of Windows, from Windows XP SP3 to the last version of Windows 10.

VLC for Windows 95/98/Me: Please install KernelEx or take an old version of VLC

Older versions: Older versions can be found by browsing our FTP archive

Start to Flip Videos with VLC Media Player

1. Open your video file by going to Media > Open File… and browsing for your file. Or, by just dragging and dropping your video onto the VLC player.

2. Choose "Tools" from the Menu bar and select "Effects and Filters'.

3. Click the "Video Effects" tab, then click the "Geometry" tab. Check on the check box besides the text that says “Transform”. From the drop-down select on “Flip horizontally” or “Flip vertically” to flip the videos in those directions.

If you want to rotate videos with VLC, click on transform, to rotate a video by a certain fixed and standard number of degrees: 90 , 180 and 270 degrees. Those can be selected from the drop-down after you check the transform button.

Method 2: Flip Videos with Pavtube Video Converter (More reliable and workable way)

Pavtube Video Converter is an application that is used mainly for converting purpose, which you also can use to rotate and flip your video files. As a video converter, it accepts various video formats including AVCHD, M2TS, 4K video, MXF, MKV, MP4, AVI, MOV, H.265 and more. Apart from converting the video formats, you also can edit these video files to make them more attractive with the built-in video editor. For example, you can rotate videos by degree and flip videos horizontally and vertically. You also can merge multiple video files like your video records into a single one file. Before that, you can trim the unwanted beginning and ending or cut off the black area. You also can add background music to your video or mute and remove the original sound from videos. External subtitles are also supported to attached.

For Mac users, please use Pavtube Video Converter for Mac. You can try out this amazing software for free by downloading it from the button as given below.

Start to Flip Video with Pavtube Video Converter

Step 1. Run the program on your computer and click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder" to add video files into the program. You also can directly drag and drop the files you want to rotate to the software.

Step 2: By default the “Edit”icon is grayed out. To activate the “Edit” menu, you have to select an item first. When a video file is selected, you can click the “Edit” icon on the tool bar of main interface to edit selected file. On the “Video Editor” Window, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip video, trim, rotate, and reset. Click to rotate the image 90°towards left or right.

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Step 3: As we abovementioned, Pavtube Video Converter is a video converter. Therefore, you can change video formats after flipped it. Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down option, select one of your wanted file formats. Here, we chose to select one of the popular device compatible file formats “H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)” under “HD Video” main category. If you don’t want to change your video formats, you can ignore this step. Click "Settings" to open "Profile Settings" window, here, you can change the video related parameters, open it, you can adjust the video frame rate, video resolution, video bitrate, audio channels, audio sample rate, etc.

Output one of the common file formats

Step 4: After all setting is completed, click right-bottom "Convert" button to start to convert and flip videos. When the process ends, just open the output folder to locate the video.

Those are the recommended tools that you may use to flip a video. You can choose either one as your need. After flipped or rotated your videos, you can upload the video files to YouTube for attracting more audience.

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