I aswered your question already here (regarding the "rotate"): Re: How do I rotate video?
Very basic video editing can be done in Aperture as part of the "Slideshow" rendering: trimming, adding transitions, ken burns effect and other effects, adding audio.
With iMovie you will get more versatile editing at an amateur level, for the "full program" you will need Final Cut or similar.
Browse the "Final Cut" and the "iMovie" boards for more detailed information.
Thank you for your response!!!
My quicktime looks nothing like that one. I dont have those options. I can play it in a seperate window but it only has basic options like play, pause etc. I am not a techy pro so this is looking like a lot of trouble to do something that should be simple. Is that a different version?
Phoenix Mirage wrote:
Im searching for a good app to rotate and edit videos I've taken. Im affraid to purchase any of them I get in search. imove and rotate HD came up. I go upon the rating but looking at them it seems the developers of those apps rate them to make them look better. When I actually read and research the apps they arent that great and have a lot of flaws. I dont want to waist the time and money. From the looks of it all Apple doesnt test these apps thoroughly, which is ashame. Does anyone have any real suggestions?
Rediculous comment, even from a Windows user.
For an Apple user this is easy, as described below. For Windows please ask the question on a Microsoft forum.
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:
Further useful information here:
I downloaded reg quick time 7 to my PC while downloading Quicktime Pro 7 to my brother's MAC and Quicktime pro 7 did the job. I also downloaded the Rotate App cringing with one eye open. It worked as well...phew So I'll retract the above statement and make sure I use the discussions correctly Now I can upload the videos to past shows we worked on along with some of my paintings! Very Excited!!!
Thanks again for all your help!
Old thread, but still very useful. I too looked for a video editor for Mac
for ages and stumbled across your forum. Now you can use an app called Vivideo. it's far superior, and will rotate your videos. It costs a bit, but u can try it out free first to see if it works for what
you need it for