Okay. This is what you've all been waiting for. I just know it. Ha! Today I'm gonna teach you to do something tech-savvy. Well, a true techie probably wouldn't consider it so, but a stay-at-home mommy who seemingly doesn't use her brain that often (ME) thinks this is pretty cool. Okay. You ready? Just in case you ever happen to film something in one orientation and need to flip it, NOW you'll know what to do. And, I promise, it's painless.
- Upload your video to your computer.
- Go here and download the version of VirtualDub that is most compatible with your system. I chose "VirtualDub 1.8.8." (VirtualDub is video-editing software that is available to download free. Gotta love that.)
- Extract the files (from the zip file you just downloaded) and locate the VirtualDub.exe file. Double click to run it.
- Once the program is up and running, go to File, Open Video File, locate your video and open it.
- Next, go to Video and make sure Full Processing Mode is checked. (Mine was already checked.)
- Then go to Video again and Filters.
- Click the Add button and then scroll down to highlight the "rotate" filter from the list. Click OK.
- Give it a moment. Then, save your changes by going to File and Save as AVI. Again, give it a moment as it renders the video. Give it a new file name to distinguish it from your original file. And there you have it. Easy peasy.
The final version is available for viewing on yesterday's "Snips" post.
I hope this helps someone. Because, you know. I'm here to serve.