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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:21 pm 
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Post deleted. Found answer to problem. :oops:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:35 pm 
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What was the answer please? :)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:07 am 
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Embarrassingly simple solution.

I had a video from someone's smartphone that was in .mp4 format. I wanted to rotate it 90º anticlockwise to save having to get a crick in my neck watching it. I had managed to rotate vids before using QT7 Pro but couldn't remember quite how.

The method is to open the file with QT7 Pro, then go to Window > Show Movie Properties. In the window that opens, click on the 'Visual Settings' tab … but there was no such tab, only an 'Audio Settings' tab. After going round in circles, including converting a copy of the .mp4 file to .mov format and trying the QT7 Pro route again, I posted asking for advice. After that, in Wile E. Coyote mode, I had another go with the .mp4 version of the file.

This is what I was snagged with:

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Suddenly both brain cells lit up :oops: and I noticed 'Video Track' ! Clicking on that, I got:

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Clicking on the 'Visual Settings' tab provided the necessary options:

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Must be how I did it before, a few years ago. And how very simple!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:06 am 
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Great, thanks RodF! :)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:32 am 
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For anyone using VLC, and who wish to rotate a video, the incantation is;
Command E to open the Effects panel.
Tab on Geometry and there click Transform and choose the rotation.
note: in VLC this is sticky, so the next video will have the same rotation as last set. To return to viewing video in regular orientation, you will need to deselect Transform from the above dialogue to return to default.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:45 am 
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Thanks Roam. That's a neat trick worth adding to the armoury. Also, thanks for the 'stickiness' warning.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:49 am 
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I realise that my thread title is quite peculiar considering that my problem was getting a vid rotated.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:53 am 
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I think you can edit the title by editing the first post you made.


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 Post subject: Re: Rotating videos
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:00 pm 
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Check! Thanks, BD.

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 Post subject: Re: Rotating videos
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