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I have a movie in my camera roll that is incorrectly rotated. I would like to rotate it 90 degrees to fix the problem.

Using this tip I was able to rotate the movie using iMovie.

However, the problem is that the movie is now cropped incorrectly. The movie is stuck in a landscape orientation instead of a portrait orientation, so that the bottom part of the movie is now cut off.

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How can I rotate a movie in iOS while preserving its proper aspect ratio and dimensions?

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I don't have any experience with this app but it seems like it will do what you are after: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/video-rotate-free/id626614962?mt=8

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Following up on @FlippinFun's answer, since I don't have a high enough score to comment.

On iOS, using iMovie: Import the clip into a new project, THEN tap the clip you want to crop. A magnifying glass will appear on top of it. You can just put two fingers on the clip, and rotate clockwise or counter-clockwise.

This works in iMovie for iOS 2.0 (791), and likely earlier versions of iMovie 2.0 for iOS 7.

You can find a detailed description of this in the "detailed help" within the iMovie app.

  • Instead of writing an answer to edit someone else's answer, simply click the edit button below the post that you wish to improve. – grg Apr 27 '14 at 16:04
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On OS X After rotating your movie in iMovie, click the crop button (in adjustments) in the upper left. You should have a green dragable box inwhich you can resize.

Crop button may be in different place per device.

On iOS Tap the clip you want to crop. When a magnifying glass appears tap on it. From there you should be able to pinch with two fingers to adjust the frame of the video. This is per latest iMovie update.

  • I see no crop button or adjustments button in the upper left in iMovie on my iPad using iOS 7. See screenshot. Where is it? – emmby Dec 31 '13 at 16:59
  • Sorry for late response. On iOS, tap the clip you want to crop. When a magnifying glass appears tap on it. From there you should be able to pinch with two fingers to adjust the frame of the video. This is per latest iMovie update. – FlippinFun Jan 3 '14 at 2:17
  • Nope, doesn't work. I'm able to do as you suggest, but what I end up with is still a landscape-oriented video with my portrait-mode lion in the middle and two giant black bars on both sides. – emmby Jan 4 '14 at 19:06
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Disclaimer: I have the iMovie app installed

I had a vertical video I wanted to edit in the iMovie app, but it kept saving it as a horizontal 1920x1080 video, so I needed it rotated back to a vertical 1080x1920 video.

Here's what I did:

  1. Go to the video and click "Edit"

    Step 1

  2. Tap the three dots

    Step 2

  3. Choose iMovie

    Step 3

  4. Use two fingers to perform a rotating gesture in a desired direction. Once happy with the result, click Done

    Step 4

Took me a while to figure this out, so I hope this helps

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