40671 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2010 2:12 PM by scott lorigan
You can do this using Quicktime Pro 7:
Open MOV file in QT Pro (QT 7.6.6)
Window -> Show Movie Properties
select "Video Track"
select "Visual Settings" from lower window
check "Preserve Aspect Ratio"
Click on appropriate rotation icon (MOV rotates!)
Click back on the open MOV in Player Window
FILE -> Save
You can also do this using TransformMovie, available here:
Also, MPEG Streamclip can rotate video while maintaining the aspect ratio as well as the interlacing when converting to DV, which is what iMovie prefers as an input:
There is also a plug-in for iMovie from GeeThree called rotate/scale that might do the job:
I just re-read your post and realized when you indicated to "click back on the open MOV" you meant in the window just to the left of visual settings and the preserve aspect ratio check boxes. Correct? Unfortunately, I don't have anything in that window. Apparently I've misunderstood your instructions.
Thanks again for your assistance. After numerous attempts to find a solution, I made an appointment for a call from Apple (which is quite convenient). A few minutes before I received their call I dragged the clip into iMovie and it worked . I don't know what was different about this effort but I'm glad it worked out. I'll explore the suggestions you offered for future projects. Thanks again!
MPEG Streamclip but was unable to find an option to maintain the aspect ratio
How can I rotate video (and preserve aspect ratio and interlacing):
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