How to Flip a Video on Windows and Mac

By Cecilia Hwung Updated: May 21, 2020

We keep moving cameras or smartphones to seek for the best view for video recording. Trouble will come until we check the resulting file which may be found sideways or upside down leading a bit terrible looking on computer or after uploading online. Flipping the footage is very essential if we try to get the footage watched better. And sometimes, a normal clip can be full of imagination or creativity if it is reserved. Now, follow us to learn how to flip a video horizontally or vertically on Windows PC and Mac.

Flip or Rotate a Video
Need to Flip or Rotate a Video?
VideoProc - Not Just for Rotation

VideoProc – Offers the Easiest Solution to Flip a Video

VideoProc, as its name indicates, gives a focus on video processing allowing users to transcode, compress and edit videos in a simple and fast way.

Flip is a feature included in the editing toolbox provided by VideoProc, which helps reserve the video to fix images sideways or upside down problem. Just one click, you can get the footage flipped. It can handle videos in virtually all formats from mainstream HEVC, H.264, AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, WebM etc, to intermediate codecs like ProRes, Cineform which are specially used in post production. On the other hand, 4K, slow-motion and time-lapse clips can be well processed while keeping original quality.

Rotate is another feature seemingly similar to flip but quite different. It allows users to turn videos left/right 90/180/270 degree for making it possible to view portrait videos in landscape mode. VideoProc packs more essential editing options in the toolbox including trim, split, merge multiple videos together, subtitle, effects and more helping users make a greater video.

VideoProc takes full advantage of level-3 hardware acceleration to deliver the fastest performance. Depending on GPUs, it can process large-sized 4K/HFR (high frame rate) videos without lagging or choppy issue while retaining lossless quality.

How to Flip a Video with VideoProc

There're two ways to flip video with VideoProc. The first way gives an easier solution for users who just want to flip videos without any other changes while the second way can further process videos after flipping, such as cropping, adding watermark/subtitle, adjusting parameters and so on.

At the beginning, download VideoProc on your computer.

Operation Systems: Windows 10 or lower, macOS Mojave or lower

Now, launch VideoProc and click Video button on the main interface. Next, here are two ways for you to flip the video. Follow one of them as you like.
VideoProc Main Interface

Way 1. Flip Video Without Other Changes

Step 1. Click +Video button to select one or more videos you want to clip.
Add Video in VideoProc
Step 2. Move to the bottom of the interface and click Toolbox tab. Find Mirror & Flip button.
Flip Button Under Toolbox
Step 3. Double click Mirror & Flip button to access to setting window. On the right panel, choose a proper orientation for flipping, vertical or horizontal.

On the left panel, there is a preview window which allows you to check the result. Also, you can trim the video by moving the green knobs on the progress bar or manually input specific start/end time.

After everything is well set, click Done.

Flip Orientation in VideoProc
Step 4. Click RUN button to start flipping your video vertically or horizontally.
Click Run Button to Process

Way 2. Flip Video with Further Processing

Step 1. Click +Video button to select one or more videos you want to clip.
Add Video in VideoProc
Step 2. Move to the bottom of the interface and click Video tab. Select an output format, for example MP4 H264. According to your needs, you can select the format same as original video or other formats for devices, websites etc.
Select an Output Format Under Video Tab
Step 3. Click Rotate button.
Rotate Button in VideoProc
Step 4. A new window appears. You can find Video Flip option and select vertical flip or horizontal flip as you want.

You can also adjust playback speed/audio volume, disable all audios or check Recalculate Time Stamp option to fix audio video out of sync issue. What's more, select Effects, Subtitle, Cut, Crop or Watermark tab to apply more editing options to your video. In this example, we flip video horizontally, crop the image and add a text watermark.

Video Flip Under Edit Video Window

If you need to adjust some parameters, select Format tab on the top of the window. On this page, you can customize video codec options (bit rare, frame rate, resolution, aspect ratio, GOP etc.) and audio codec options (bit rate, sample rate, channel).

Adjust Parameters Under Format Window

Click Name & Tag to redefine the meta (output name, title, artist, genre comment) and set a new media cover.

Set Name & Tag
Step 5. Click RUN button to flip the video with all other settings.
Click Run Button to Process

Let's restate that Way 1 offers the easiest way to flip a video and the resulting file will keep all other information of original video (including format and quality) except image orientation while Way 2 gives more editing choices allowing you to flip, rotate, crop, cut, add watermark/subtitle, adjust parameters and reset video meta. There's no better way. All depends on you!

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Cecilia Hwung is the marketing manager of Digiarty Software and the editor-in-chief of VideoProc team. She pursues common progress with her team and expects to share more creative content and useful information to readers. She has strong interest in copywriting and rich experience in video editing tips.

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