Editing Tips & Tutorials: How to Rotate/Flip a Video in Streamclip

If you’ve taken a video upside down on your GoPro, no worries. Flipping it back up is easy. Follow these steps...

  1. Go to http://www.squared5.com and get MPEG Streamclip, a free video conversion program. Download and install.
  2. Open MPEG Streamclip. It should look like this:
  3. Now go to File > Open Files and select your GoPro clip. Or simply drag the clip into the MPEG Streamclip viewing window. It should look like this... (here’s Aaron Chase in a neat clip captured from his helmet camera. Notice that he is currently upside down. Not to worry.)
  4. Trim your clip. Set your in and out points by moving the playhead and hitting ‘i’ and ‘o’. You should see a shaded area on the timeline.
  5. Go to File > Export to QuickTime: (you can also export to AVI, MP4, and other formats)
  6. Almost done. Now you see the Movie Exporter box. You’ll want to do a couple things here. Starting at the top:
    1. Choose your compression codec. We use Apple ProRes LT.
    2. Set Quality to 100%.
    3. Make sure the box that says “Interlaced Scaling” is UNCHECKED.
    4. Click on the Rotation menu. Select ‘180 degrees’.
    That’s it. Click Make Movie and choose a destination folder for your file and a name. Exporting takes time. Once your clip is done, it should be flipped right side up.