iOS Tip 137 - Rotate or Flip Video on iOS

You can rotate any movie on your iOS device 90 degrees, 180 degrees, 270 degrees, or if you feel like going back to the default view you can rotate the video 360 degrees as well. This isn’t particularly obvious, but it’s easy, so here’s how to do it:

1 Open iMovie on the iPhone or iPad
2 Choose the video you want to rotate from the video selection list, then tap on the ‘Share’ / action button, it looks like a box with an arrow flying out the top of it
3 Choose “Create Movie”
4 Place two fingers about an inch apart on the video in iMovie, and rotate them like you’re turning a dial to the direction you want to flip or rotate the video to, a little white rotate image will appear on the display
5 When the video has been rotated to the orientation you’d like to keep, tap on the “Done” button in the upper left corner
6 Now tap the Sharing button again
7 This time choose “Save Video” (optionally, you can share it on Facebook, YouTube, iCloud, etc, but we’re saving the rotated video here)
8 Select the video resolution you’d like to export the movie as: 360p, 540p, 720p, or 1080p
9 When finished, iMovie will alert you the video has been saved to your Photos (NOT Videos) Library, so you can open the Photo app to look at your rotated video

iPad Tip 13 - Lock Rotate

Lock Rotate

This may not qualify as much of a secret, since Apple promotes the feature, but in my early
experience, it's terrifically useful. Flick the switch above the volume controls to lock screen
rotation. The iPad is quite sensitive to orientation, and rotates its screen with little provocation.
Locking rotation means sticking with the view you're in, even as you shift position, or place the
iPad flat on a surface.