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2023 Guide | Rotating MOV Files on Windows 10/Mac/Online

Sofia Albert updated on Mar 15, 2023 | Home > Video Editing Tips

If you want to make a video in the desired perspective, try video rotators. They can edit the project with a suitable degree which is good for viewing or sharing. Here, in this post, you learn the related tools and the detailed guide on Windows, Mac, and online. All tools mentioned in this post allow rotating MOV files to 90 degrees. 

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How to Rotate MOV Files on Windows 10

In this part, you know how these two introduced video rotators apply editing effects to your MOV videos. 

Option 1. Rotate MOV File with EaseUS Video Editor

With fantastic editing abilities, EaseUS Video Editor can enrich the video and audio files without effort. You can rotate the video to 90 degrees anticlockwise or clockwise. What's more, you are allowed to reverse the video and change its speed. Moreover, it's optional to change the video background with color, blurred effect, and custom image. 

After editing, you are able to export the rotated video in different formats, such as MP4, AVI, etc. And the quality can also be chosen, so you can get a video of high quality. Here are more functions that you can apply. 

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Guide for rotating MOV files on Windows 10:

Follow this guide to rotate the MOV file, using EaseUS Video Editor.

Step 1. Import Video

Launch EaseUS Video Editor. On the main screen, import the media file by clicking "Import" or drag the video into this tool. 

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Step 2. Edit the Video

Click the blue "+" button to make the video show in the timeline. Then, right click the video and hit "Edit". 

edit the rotated video

Step 3. Rotate the Video

Now, you see the Rotate function, and you can choose from several options for rotating videos. For example, rotate the video to 90 anticlockwise. Then, click "OK" to ensure the rotating effect. After that, hit "Export" to save the video.

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Step 4. Export the Video

After clicking "Export", you will see a new window. Then, you can apply functions like choosing the video format, quality, duration, etc. Finally, select "Export". 

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Option 2. Rotate a MOV File with Windows Movie Maker

As the full-featured Windows editing software, Windows Movie Maker can rotate your video or movie to the desired degree as you want. It's easy to rotate video to 90 degrees. The effect is very attractive as it offers a fantastic editing tool.  

After editing, Windows Movie Maker provides you with the recommended setting for the video. Therefore, it's easy to get the edited media file with the guaranteed quality. Below is a guide that you can follow. 

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Look at this guide on rotating MOV files with Windows Movie Maker:

Step 1. Install the Windows Movie Maker, and hit "Choose the programs you want to install". After installation, perform this editor on your computer.

Step 2. Play the MOV video in this tool, and hit "Editing". There are two options, including "Rotate left" and "Rotate right". Both options can rotate the video to 90 degrees, in different directions. Based on your needs, choose the target one.

Step 3. After that, you can save the rotated video by clicking "File" > "Save movie". Meanwhile, choose "Recommended for this project" to save the file in a better way. 

Note: According to Microsoft, this tool is no longer available for download. Therefore, apply this method if you have already installed it. Otherwise, go to part 1 for a better solution. 

How to Rotate MOV Files on Mac

If you are going to rotate MOV files on Mac, choose the VLC media player. This is the open source video editing software that provides you with various editing abilities to deal with audio and video files, including MOV files. It's efficient to use this tool to rotate your video by 90, 180, and 270 degrees. Meanwhile, you can flip the video horizontally or vertically. 

Apart from rotating MOV files, this editor can decrease or increase the volume. Also, it allows adjusting audio effects in terms of different areas, such as setting the audio pitch, etc. For video, you can crop, adjust colors, etc.

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Rotate a MOV file on Mac, using the VLC media player:

Step 1. Download and install this tool on Mac. Open it and import your MOV file by clicking "Open File". Then, choose the target file from your computer. 

Step 2. Once the video file is imported, select "Window" > "Video Effects". Then, from the top toolbar, click "Geometry". 

Step 3. Enable "Transform". Choose the degree you want to edit the video. It can rotate the video to 90, 180, and 270 degrees. Finally, click "Save" and export the rotated MOV file.

How to Rotate MOV Files Online

If you don't want to install any third-party software, try online editors like Kapwing. This is an online service that offers the ability to rotate a video file. Like other desktop tools, you can also make the 90-degree rotation. Also, it can flip the video horizontally as you like. Not only importing MOV files but also you are allowed to import video files like MP4 and AVI. 

After editing, you can open the rotated file with Windows Media Player, which is the default video editor on PC. 

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Below is a guide to rotate a MOV file online, using Kapwing:

Step 1. In most cases, you are required to sign up for a free account in this online service. Click the "Upload" option to import the MOV file. To find the video rotator, hit "Tools".

Step 2. Click the "ROTATE" button to rotate the video to 90 degrees. In the same interface, you are allowed to change the Speed, Volume, Zoom, etc. 

Step 3. After rotation, hit "Export Video" to save the edited video. 


Rotating MOV files is easy if you try effective video editors like EaseUS Video Editor. Not only it offers you the ability to rotate the video to 90 degrees, but also it can crop, merge, and apply other editing functions. With the simple interface, you can find the option easily. Now, download and install this Windows editing software! Import your MOV files and start rotating them.

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