5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 2, 2010 4:08 PM by Syd
Henning77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi,
I use Quick time and Snow Leopard. I used to be able to rotate a movie that I took with my camera via my Quick Time Pro at Leopard. Since the update that functionality seems to be gone. Where do I find it. Or is there a easy work around that I can rotate the QT window??
Thank you
Regards

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Mac BookPro, iphone 8G, iphone 3 GS, ipod 80G (5G)
  • Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (18,125 points)
    Where do I find it. Or is there a easy work around that I can rotate the QT window?

    If QT Pro was activated when you first installed Snow Leopard, check your "Applications > Utilities" folder for the QT 7 Player application. (I.e., your old QT 7 Pro application should have been automatically moved to this new location where future Snow Leopard system upgrades will expect to find it.) Then simply use the QT 7 "Pro" Player as you normally would to effect your rotation of the video display.


  • airwalker Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    I am having the same problem and cannot find a suitable app to rotate my movies in QuickTime X. I used to have QuickTime Pro 7 installed on my Mac, but I unfortunately removed it after upgrading to Snow Leopard. Now I cannot reinstall QT 7 again, because the installer tells me that the version is not compatible with Snow Leopard.
    Any suggstions out there for a way to rotate movies (imported from a digital camera into iPhoto) in QuickTime X or iMovie?
  • Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (18,125 points)
    Any suggstions out there for a way to rotate movies (imported from a digital camera into iPhoto) in QuickTime X or iMovie?

    iMovie '08/'09 will allow you rotate your files but does require source files be in a "fully compatible" compression format to edit them which may require pre-conversion before being able to import then to iMovie and iMovie depending on your digital camera format. It then requires a second conversion to apply the rotation effect to your target file. My recommendation would be to use the free MPEG Streamclip application instead. It provides many (but not all) of the features normally found in QT Pro -- including the ability to rotate and/or flip the content for display. Unlike QT Pro (but like iMovie '08/'09), it does require the output file to be re-compressed to apply the rotation/flip, as well as, changes in brightness, contrast, saturation, audio level, cropping, scaling, etc. Still, for the price (i.e., free), it is a handy app to have on hand for "Quickie" edits not worth the effort of using a full video editor.


  • Syd Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    airwalker wrote:
    …I cannot reinstall QT 7 again, because the installer tells me that the version is not compatible with Snow Leopard.


    You CAN reinstall QT7. To do so, you must install from Max OS X Install DVD. Insert your DVD, then click on:

    Optional Installs » Optional Installs » [follow the prompts] » Select QuickTime 7 from the list of Custom Install options.
  • Syd Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    If you want to rotate video, by far the easiest thing is to install QuickTime Player 7* because the Flip/Rotate functionality is no longer available.

    Once you've opened the video in QT7, select ⌘+J to "Show Movie Properties."
    Click on: Video Track » Visual Settings » Flip/Rotate

    * You may need to upgrade to QT7 Pro to get the full functionality.