Lightroom: Ability to rotate videos

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Would it be possible in lightroom 4 beta to rotate video files as we can images?
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Steven Gardner

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Phillip Guyton

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Yes we really need that, it's a very basic thing that would keep me from having to use a 3rd party product.
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Steven Gardner

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Being able to rotate .mov files would make viewing much easier for the new new limited editing feature in lightroom 4 and for editing the file in premier and premier elements

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: Ability to rotate .mov files for ease of viewing.
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I just find another easy method here to rotate video 90 degree, 180 degree, 270 degree.

I prefer its rotate video without reencoding featrues or rotate video as well as convert to other video format like rotate MOV to AVI.

I support rotate video in any format like MP4, MOV, AVI, AVCHD, WMV, MPG, ProRes, etc.

Here is the step by step guide at
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled lightroom rotate video missing.

The rotate 90 degree button does not work for videos in Lightroom!

This is a such a simple feature and has been part of the free Picasa for 10 years, so makes no sense it is greyed out :(

At least viewing rotate would be better than nothing if adobe has a problem about exporting video!
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Richard Todd

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Me Too. Especially since Lightroom Classic ver 7.2 does not play well with iPhone .MOV videos or "Live Photo" videos - it inverted all in my catalog. Now I regret importing them into Lightroom. They were fine in ver 7.0. Lightroom has always not played nice with capture time codes from an iPhone also. I have to import then shift all videos because it uses GMT and ignores iPhones time zones during the capture.
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David Robinson

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Me too. Hopefully this 7.2 change is a bug and will be corrected soon. 
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Dave Sclarsky

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Me too!
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Chris Roberts

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Me too
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Is it still not possible to rotate a video in LR ?
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Being able to rotate videos in lightroom would be great. After I started using lightroom I thought this feature is included and uploaded all my videos. Now I've to delete them, convert them with a 3rd party tool and reupload them... Please add this basis editing feature.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Feature Request: Rotate Video.

Please add the ability to rotate video in Lightroom Classic. Currently some videos import rotated 90°, and there is no way to fix it in Lightroom.
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Antoine Hlmn

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Rotating a clip is now part of macOS, implementation should be quite easy now.