David Egbert
Online Learning Advisor, Omni-channel Digital Publishing Manager

Rotating Video Clips in Premiere Pro

Technical Tutorial Published 6/18/10 Last updated on 2/28/20
I'm finding that I'm shooting video with digital point-and-shoot as well as DSLR cameras more than dedicated video camcorders these days. One thing I haven't done a very good job at is reminding myself not to shoot video in portrait mode! It's way too easy to go into photographer mode and tilt the camera 90 degrees to get that good shot. Problems arise when you try to deploy a video shot in portrait mode. Often, viewers have to tilt their heads to see the video correctly. Luckily, it's simple to rotate video in Premiere Pro. Here's how:

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    Edit media in its native format and create productions for film, TV, and web.

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David Egbert

Posted on 6/23/10 1:44:28 PM Permalink

Thanks Matt.

I love the portability of PDF files. Captivate gives you the option to export all the SWF files of a presentation into a single PDF, so I thought it might be an easy way to share the demonstration.

In regards to mobile phones, yes absolutely! This tutorial would be very handy for mobile devices as well.

Matt Niemitz

Posted on 6/22/10 11:19:25 PM Permalink

Nice tutorial David - I thought it was a text tutorial until I opened it and saw an Captivate movie embedded in a PDF! Nice use of Adobe technology! I love that feature of Acrobat 9.

I think more and more people are taking videos with DSLRs and other super portable devices like Flip cameras and mobile phones.

Do you run into the same problems with the portrait mode when shooting video on mobile phones?