If you ever got MOV file but found the file upside down when playback on both mobile phone and computer, how distracted you are. So, rotating MOV videos to upright view is crucial. But, how can you rotate a MOV video? What rotating tools we actually need?To begin with, you'd better know something about MOV and then you can find a couple of excellent ways to fix this problem with the right tools.

Part 1. What is MOV

For starter, let's get an overview of MOV format. MOV is an filename extension for the QuickTime multimedia file format. It was developed by Apple which can store a common type of digital media. When you choose QuickTime (.MOV) as "Save as type", the videos will be saved as MOV file.

Part 2. Best Five Methods to Rotate MOV Videos

Method 1. Rotate MOV Videos with VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate

VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate is the professional software for you to rotate MOV files. It has functions of video editing, like trimming, rotating, changing 3D, adding watermark and adding subtitles to videos. More than 300 formats can be converted with it, such as MOV, AVI, MKV, MP4, M4V, VOB, etc. Besides, it allows you to rotate videos in batch as well.

By Following this step-by-step tutorial, you can rotate MOV videos with VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate smoothly.


Step 1. Add Files

Launch the software, click "Add File" and choose MOV file that you want to rotate from your computer. If you have a lot of MOV files to rotate, click "Add Folder" and select a folder for rotating in batch. Then click "Edit".

Add MOV Files

Step 2. Rotate MOV Files

A new window pop up after clicking "Edit",  then you can choose "Rotate 90 clockwise", "Rotate 90 counterclockwise", "Horizontal flip" or "Vertical flip". There are more editing function on the top of the window. After all settings done, hit "Apply" and "Close".

Rotate MOV File

Step 3. Rename and Choose Output Format

Rename the video (optional), it will not override your original file even if you don't rename it. Then choose the output format from the right icon or the bottom "Profile" and select the "Destination" to save the rotated MOV file.

Rename MOV Videos and Select Output Format

Step 4. Start Rotating

Click "Convert" to starting rotating. Just wait a few seconds for the conversion process, the MOV files will be rotated upright.

Start Rotating MOV Files


Method 2. Rotate Video Clip with Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker is a free video editor for you to merge, trim, rotate video or add music to video. It supports importing MOV videos for editing. Check it out and learn to use it within 2 steps.


1. Import MOV Video

Launch and click "Add videos and photos" under "Home" toolbar to add videos.

Add MOV Video to Movie Maker

2. Rotate and Save MOV Video

Now rotate the video to left or right in 90 degrees by clicking the rotate button. Adjust it to the right angle and then select "Save Movie" to save the rotated video.

Rotate and Save MOV Video

Tips: If you are using Windows 10/8/7, you can download Windows Movie Maker from Microsoft official site and install the program on your computer. If you have Vista or an earlier operating system, the program has already installed on your computer by default. Press the "Start" button and choose Windows Movie Maker from all the program.


Method 3. Rotate MOV Videos Using QuickTime Pro

QuickTime, an extensible multimedia framework developed by Apple Inc., is capable of handling various formats of digital video, picture, sound, panoramic images, and interactivity. You can rotate MOV videos with it. However, you need to upgrade to QuickTime Pro and then you can follow the steps below to rotate your MOV videos.


Step 1. Launch QuickTime Players

Launch QuickTime Player, select the MOV file you want to rotate. Then click "Open" to preview it.

Open MOV File to Preview on Mac

Step 2. Rotate the Video to the Aspect You Want 

From the menu bar, click "Edit". You have 4 options here, including "Rotate Left", "Rotate Right", "Flip Horizontal" and "Flip Vertical". Choose one of them that satisfies your need.

Select Edit Option

Tips: To upgrade QuickTime Pro, just launch the basic media player and go to the "Help" tab on the program menu. Then select "Buy QuickTime Pro…" and follow the onscreen instructions to purchase the software license.


Method 4. Rotate MOV Videos with iMovie

If you're on Mac, you have an alternative tool to help you rotate MOV videos. It is iMovie that developed by Apple. Below is the process of rotating videos:


1. Launch iMovie, on "File" tab, create a new project and then import MOV video.

Import Video to iMovie

2. After the video loaded, select it in the "Project Library" window. Click the crop button overlay on the video thumbnail. The file's footage will load in the viewing area.

3. Now click the Clockwise or Counterclockwise button to rotate the video.

Clockwise and Couterclockwise

4. Go to "Share" tab and select a way to output rotated MOV video. Then click "Save" to enjoy it.


Method 5. Rotate MOV Videos Online

Free online tool, Rotatemyvideo.net  can easily help you to rotate MOV videos.


Step 1. Open the site, click on the "Pick Video" button and choose your MOV video.

Pick MOV Videos

Step 2. When the upload process is complete,  you will see different buttons for editing it. By using the "Rotation" arrows, you can rotate the video to fix its orientation. You can also adjust "Ratio" and "Bands color" as needed.

Select Different Buttons to Edit Video

Step 3. After all settings done, hit the "Rotate Video".

Hit Rotate MOV Video Button

Step 4. Then you will find a green note "Your video is ready!" on the next page, you can tap the "Download" button to save the video on your PC.

Ready to Download


Now you can enjoy the MOV videos without tilting your head or the device. Of course there are many ways to rotate the video. If you seldom need to rotate a video, online rotating is a good option. But if you take and edit videos quite often, then you'd better choose a more professional and powerful tool. VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate is your best choice.