Quick Guide: How to Flip Video in iMovie on Mac

Q:"Can you flip a video in iMovie?"

Q:"I'm running iMovie on macOS. I have a clip which I want to flip/invert horizontally so that the writing which currently appears in reverse can be readable. I would really appreciate some help from anyone who can solve my problem."

Does it drive you nuts to make iMovie flip video by yourself? To be honest, sometimes you can be upset if a video you really want to share is going in the wrong orientation. Like above user mentioned, there is a situation where the writing in a video is unreadable, which will greatly affect the viewing effect. However, the thing can be easier as long as you have a Mac computer. To help, here's how to flip video in iMovie without a hitch.

Part 1: How to Flip a Video on iMovie

Now it's your time to make iMovie your sidekick to invert or flip a video as we show below. Whether you want it to be horizontally or vertically oriented, take a close look at the following steps to get started.

  • Step 1 Open iMovie and designate a video

    Double click iMovie program on your Mac to launch it. Then open a ready project or create a new project to select a video clip. You have to drag and drop it to the timeline at the bottom of the interface.

  • Step 2 Begin to flip video in iMovie

    choose clip filter in imovie

    At the top of the toolbar, you can choose the "Cropping" icon to rotate video in iMovie if it's necessary. Hereafter, press on the "Clip filter and audio effects" tool to mirror and flip your video clip. You should tap the "Clip Filter" to select "Flipped" in the pop-up Clip Filter window. Having done it, the video in the timeline will be automatically flipped.

    flip video in imovie
  • Step 3 Preview and save flipped video

    Preview the flipped video file in iMovie and if there is no further editing operations, you can click on the "Apply" button imovie apply button to confirm and save what you change. Next, hit the "Share" button to keep it on your Mac's local folder.

Part 2: How to Flip Video in Joyoshare Media Cutter for Mac

Due to video format compatibility issues, you may encounter obstacles when flipping videos with iMovie. Therefore, take an alternative, Joyoshare Media Cutter, here to get a once and for all solution. It is fully capable of post-processing kinds of audio and video files. What's better, aside from flip, you can rotate, crop, trim, subtitle, watermark and merge clips without effort.

Key Features of Joyoshare Media Cutter:

  • Perfect support for mainstream audio and video files
  • Mirror, flip and rotate videos quickly to correct orientation
  • High-compatible media player and preview window to visualize videos
  • Specify resolution, hue, aspect ratio, codec, brightness, etc.
  • Accurately and losslessly trim videos audios on Mac/PC
  • Step 1 Run Joyoshare Media Cutter to add a video

    Get Joyoshare Media Cutter for Mac launched on your desktop. On the program's main interface, you will be directed to drag and drop a video. Or you can browse from definite location to import a video file with the "Open" button.

    add a video to joyoshare
  • Step 2 Finish mode and format confirmation

    After Joyoshare Media Cutter completes loading your selected video file, you can move toward the "Format" tab to mark "Encoding mode" to flip a video. Besides, you're able to choose another desired output format and customize parameters in its upper-right corner. Then click on "Ok" to close the pop-up window.

    choose format under encoding mode
  • Step 3 Flip a video and save

    If you need to flip the whole video file, you can straightly press with "Edit" option. However, if you just want to flip a section of it, you are suggested to cut a segment first and then flip with "Edit". Next, go to "Adjust", find "Rotation" and hit "Flip Horizontal" or "Flip Vertical" to adjust the clip. It's available to rotate left or right meanwhile. After that, save the flipped target video with "Start" option.

    flip a video and save

Conclusion:

By this point, you should have already mastered how to flip video in iMovie instantly. In addition, we also introduce how to flip a video left and right or up and down by using its alternative, Joyoshare Media Cutter. Which one do you prefer? When you get down to choosing, remember to take available platforms, supported formats, operability and functions they offer into account. Hope you can breeze through it.

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