Welcome to TalkGraphics.com
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    St. Paul, MN
    Posts
    673

    Default How to rotate a .mov video file?

    I took a short video with my wife's Panasonic P&S camera holding it in the portrait perspective. However, the default playback on my computer is landscape and the video's a little dark. Anybody know of a simple editor I can use to rotate and lighten this video file?

    .joroho.
    Wise men still seek Him.

  2. #2

    Default Re: How to rotate a .mov video file?

    If you want GPL (freeware) software try:
    MP4CAM2AVI to convert your .MOV to .AVI

    Then use VirtualDUB to make your changes and then save.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	birghtness.png 
Views:	2557 
Size:	10.5 KB 
ID:	50306   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	rotate.png 
Views:	2304 
Size:	6.8 KB 
ID:	50307  


  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Box Elder, SD, USA
    Posts
    4,034

    Default Re: How to rotate a .mov video file?

    if it isn't too long, email it to me Joel and I will flip it and lighten it for you.
    John Rayner
    For my Photography see:
    http://www.draginet.com
    Facebook

  4. #4

    Default Re: How to rotate a .mov video file?

    Well jolly nice of you John - but that hardly teaches joroho anything useful.
    Flipping won't help anyway, I think he needs to rotate it 90 degrees.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Groningen/NL
    Posts
    1,250

    Default Re: How to rotate a .mov video file?

    Indeed convert to .avi is the way
    The turning can then be done in windows moviemaker

    Hans
    XDPX9-USER-XDPX10-USER

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    St. Paul, MN
    Posts
    673

    Default Re: How to rotate a .mov video file?

    Thanks, guys. I didn't realize that the .mov format is such a proprietary code. Believe it or not, I was able to import it into Photodex's ProShow Gold and do the rotation and lightening there. I wasn't expecting that.

    .joroho.
    Wise men still seek Him.

  7. #7

    Default Re: How to rotate a .mov video file?

    The QuickTime Movie (.mov) file format, an openly-documented media container.
    Developed by Apple

    In other words, .mov doesn't mean it's ONE type of audio format or ONE type of video format.
    It's simply a 'container' for a variety of codecs.
    QuickTime format (.MOV) supports natively (to varying degrees) include AIFF, WAV, DV, MP3, and MPEG-1. With additional QuickTime Extensions, it can also support Ogg, ASF, FLV, MKV, DivX Media Format, and others.

    This is the same way that Microsofts .AVI (Audio Video Interleave) works.
    An .avi can contain various types of encoded audio and video in a similar way to .MOV

    The point is, there are far more (useful and free) editors of the .avi container that there are the .mov container. Hence the often recommended convert to .avi first.
    Just makes life easier.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Box Elder, SD, USA
    Posts
    4,034

    Default Re: How to rotate a .mov video file?

    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Well jolly nice of you John - but that hardly teaches joroho anything useful.
    Flipping won't help anyway, I think he needs to rotate it 90 degrees.
    it was far cheaper than what I was going to suggest... Premierre isn't cheap.

    Just a question of symantics... flip, rotate... reguritate, it is all just a change.
    John Rayner
    For my Photography see:
    http://www.draginet.com
    Facebook

  9. #9

    Default Re: How to rotate a .mov video file?

    OK John, your semantics aside, 'flip' = Mirrored in any language regarding image orientation.
    I was making certain things didn't become obfuscated for everyone else.

    You're right about Adobe Premiere, it is expensive and probably over-kill, but then there are plenty of free (open source) applications to accomplish the gamma/brightness correction and rotation.

 

 

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •