Video Processing: How to Rotate GoPro Video 90 Degree or Flip It Upside Down

Posted by Candice Liu to Video Editor, GoPro Video | Updated on Dec 7, 2018

The awkward situation happens now and then. You capture some bungee jumping videos but the GoPro video footages are all in a manner that you're required to rotate 90 degrees. You record some exciting skiing videos using your GoPro Hero6 Black but find that the videos are upside down when you play them on your computer. In such cases, needless to think more, the direct solution is to rotate your GoPro video. To achieve your goal, you need a video rotator software. This tutorial will introduce top 3 video rotator programs to help you rotate GoPro video for horizontal/vertical adjustment or flip GoPro 4K video upside down with ease.

1. Rotate GoPro Video 90/180/270 Degrees with MVCP

VideoProc, your one-stop solution with everything you need covered, helps you flip and rotate GoPro video 90/180/270 degrees at a simple click. That's just the tip of the iceberg. It has more surprises for you:

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How to Rotate GoPro Video and Upside Down Footage

Before you go to the video rotation step, you need to free download this program on your macOS computer first. It's compatible with your latest macOS 10.14 Mojave or earlier operating system. After the download is over, fire it up on your macOS and then proceed.

Step 1: Tap "Video" icon at the main screen and then click on "+ Video" option on the pop-up interface to load your GoPro video files. If you have a video folder with dozens of GoPro videos, you can choose "Video Folder" option to import it at one go. It supports rotating numerous videos at one stroke.

Step 2: Select a target format from the bottom of the interface, where you can choose to transcode GoPro video to HEVC MP4, 4K MP4, H264, MKV, MOV, AVI, FLV, WebM, WMV, 3GP, VP8, as well as GoPro video to iPhone, iPad, Android, Huawei, Samsung, PS4, Xbox, OPPO, vivo, etc. hottest devices.

Step 3: Click "Rotate" icon and you'll be directed to the video editing window, where you're allowed to left rotate/right rotate, vertical flip or horizontal flip your GoPro video. Afterwards, tap "Done" button to go back to the main interface.

Note: there are still another five options here for you to further customize your GoPro video. You can add special effects to colorize your video, including Grayscale, Negate, Mirror, FourColor, Lens correction, Vignette, Tinted, edge, Mosaic, Emboss, vintage, painting, sharpen, Blur, etc. What's plus, cut and crop features are available for you to remove unwanted footages from video and cut off black bars from video to shrink GoPro video size. If you wanna add the downloaded funny/classic subtitles to your GoPro video, you can make it happen via "Subtitles" option.

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Step 4: Press "RUN" button to start to rotate your GoPro MP4 video 90/180/270 degrees. The whole process will be accomplished at 250-320FPS, 5X faster speed than any other competitors thanks to the advanced Intel/Nvidia/AMD GPU HW acceleration tech.

Option: one software with single feature can hardly last long. This app gets that and constantly gets itself improved with more practical features. Among them, Stabilization, denoise and Fish-eye correction options under Toolbox are the representatives. After activating them, the problems of GoPro shaky video, GoPro background wind noise and fish-eye lens distortion can be seamlessly fixed at simple clicks. The only drawback is that you are allowed to use only one effect in the Toolbox at a time. After the first effect is finished, you can then go to the second one. This small defect would be corrected in the next version.

2. Rotate GoPro Video 180 Degrees with GoPro App

GoPro App is not strange to you GoPro users, cuz it's especially designed for you to control your GoPro footage. With GoPro app in hand, you're able to create a quikstory with awesome music and effects. That's not the end. It also lets you adjust video settings and share it to Facebook, twitter, etc. instantly. What you might not be aware of is that it excels in rotating your GoPro video 180 degrees (you cannot rotate 90 degrees). How to perform specific operations? Read on:

How to Flip GoPro Video Upside Down

Step 1: Free download GoPro App for your desktop - Windows or macOS.

Step 2: Double-click the media icon of your choice to play your GoPro video in the preview window.

Step 3: Pay your attention to the bottom-left corner of the playback window and find the rotate icon. Hit it and this app will rotate and flip your GoPro video vertically.

Step 4: Followed by a tap on "Share" button to immediately share your recorded GoPro video to Facebook, twitter and more SNS platform if you don't have other editing needs on this file.

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3. Free Rotate GoPro 4K Video Online

It would never be a tough task to rotate a video since there are tons of online websites supporting free video rotation, as well. If you're sick of downloading and installing software on your desktop, free online video rotation website is your best choice. Here videorotate.com is highly recommened for you to have a try.

Step 1: Open videorotate.com on your browser and drag your GoPro files into it.

Step 2: Choose Rotate Left, Rotate Right, Flip Horizontally or Flip Vertically based on your needs. Tap "Reset" to cancel your operation if something is wrong.

Step 3: When everything is ready, tap "Transform Video" to begin rotating/flipping your GoPro video. Cancel video transformation anytime if you want.

free online rotate GoPro video

Step 4: Click "Download Result" to save the output GoPro file to your computer after the video conversion is finished.

Note: this free online video rotation website is more suitable for you to rotate/flip video with shorter length, for the transformation speed is comparatively slow, almost 10 minutes to transform a video with 270 seconds. Therefore, at the touch of the large-sized yet long video, you'd better use the above-mentioned GPU hardware accelerated GoPro video editor VideoProc.

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