Video Editing

How to rotate video online

Updated April 16, 2024

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Is your video in the wrong orientation or want to enhance your video editing to look more professional and creative? Effortlessly rotate any video, image, or graphic 360 degrees without limitations with the freehand rotate feature.

Read on to learn how to use the freehand rotation tool to rotate assets to any angle in Clipchamp video editor.

How to rotate a video for free

Step 1. Import a video or select stock footage

To import your own videos, images, or graphics click on the import media button in the your media tab on the toolbar to browse your computer files, or connect your OneDrive.  

Hình ảnh người dùng nhập phương tiện.

You can also record a webcam video directly inside the editor using the record & create tab, then screen, camera, or screen and camera. All variations of videos are compatible with the freehand rotation tool.

An image of a user clicking on the record & create tab.

If you would like to use stock media, click on the content library tab on the toolbar, then select a stock asset. The freehand rotation tool is accessible on any asset besides a colored background.

Hình ảnh người dùng thêm video chuyên nghiệp.

Drag and drop your asset onto the timeline to begin.

An image of a user adding a video to the timeline.

Step 2. Freehand rotate your asset

Click on the image, video or graphic in the timeline so it's highlighted green. The freehand rotation tool will appear under the asset on the video preview.

An image of a user clicking on the video on the timeline.

Click on the rotate tool then move your curser around the video preview to rotate your asset up to 360 degrees.

An image of a user using the freehand rotate tool.

You can also click on the three dots in the floating toolbar, then click on rotate by 90 degrees button to rotate assets.

An image of a user using the floating toolbar to rotate.

If you have multiple assets you would like to rotate at once, use the multi-item editing tool. Just hold down the control key or command key, then click on the assets on the timeline you would like to select at once. Next, use the freehand rotate tool to rotate all assets selected.

An image of a user rotating multiple assets at once on the timeline.

Check out our YouTube tutorial for more help!

Frequently asked questions

Is the rotate video tool free in Clipchamp?

Yes. All users can freehand rotate any video, image, or graphic in the timeline for free.

Can I rotate multiple videos at once?

Yes, users can freehand rotate multiple assets at once using the multi-item editing tool.

How do I manually rotate a video on my iPhone?

With the Clipchamp mobile app, easily rotate videos on your iPhone for free. Follow our help guide for a detailed tutorial.

How do I flip my video?

In the floating toolbar, click on the flip horizontal or flip vertical buttons to flip your video, image, or graphic.

In a few short clicks, you can rotate a video online for free with no limitations. For more easy editing hacks, head over to our split video tutorial or check out silence remover.

Try Clipchamp for free or download the Clipchamp Windows app to get started.

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