Useful tip for anyone who has a friend or family member who starts recording video vertically before rotating their phone resulting in one of those horrendous sideways-vertical video monstrosities…
…I hope the title makes sense.
My mum does this all the time and, because iOS doesn’t allow you to change the orientation of a video in the stock photos app (I’m not sure why, it lets you do it for photos…), the way I’ve fixed this in the past is to open iMovie, create a new movie, import the video I want to fix, change the orientation using the ‘twist’ gesture, export the video to camera roll.
This works fine but it takes a while and you end up with a new video which goes to the bottom of your camera roll meaning it’s out of sequence plus you have to delete the old video manually, not ideal.
Anyway, I figured out today that you can just edit the video in the stock photos app, click the ‘more’ button and select iMovie from the options. This opens the iMovie ‘extension’ (still in the photos app) allowing you to use the ‘twist’ gesture and save. That’s it. The video is rotated and saved right back where it was. No new video is created and there’s no need to delete the old one either. Really straightforward.
I’ll guess a number of you probably know about this or some other way but for those that don’t, it’s quite handy if you find yourself in a similar position to what I often do.