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Today there is an answer to a question that I asked myself yesterday: Can you shoot a video in the Photos app that you accidentally took in portrait format?
The background to the story is that yesterday I wanted to quickly make a video while I was working in the garden when my son drove the lawn tractor for the first time. I pulled out the iPhone and pressed the record button while it was still moving so that I could get as much as possible on it. Unfortunately, at the time, the iPhone could not have guessed whether the video should be filmed in portrait mode or in landscape mode. Unfortunately, it opted for portrait mode and recorded the video in portrait format.
My reader Michael has just pointed out to me in a comment that rotating in the photos app on the iPhone and iPad (contrary to my first statement) does work. I don't know exactly why yesterday the turning function wasn't in the machining area, but of course it's so much easier:
Select video> Edit> at the bottom right symbol "Crop and rotate"> at the top the second symbol "rotate to the right"
Sorry for the halfway nonsensical contribution, but if someone has an old iPhone and can't find the rotation function for films, then they might be happy about my instructions. Otherwise: choose the short way. : D
When we looked at the snapshots of the day in the evening, I wanted to quickly shoot the video to match, but unfortunately I couldn't find a function in the Photos app (neither on the iPhone nor on the Mac) - because the function simply does not exist. That would already answer the original question: You can't shoot videos in the Photos app - unfortunately.
In order to get the matter done quickly anyway, so that the family video evening doesn't fall through, you can join without further ado iMovie help, which is free to install on any iPhone.
I would also recommend iMovie on the iPhone or iPad and not on the Mac, because on iOS you can save the video back to the Photos app more quickly, while on the Mac you have to do a few more steps to get the rotated video into the camera -Get role.
To shoot a video, proceed as follows:
The instructions look longer than the process actually is. Once you've done it, the next time you can do it within a few seconds - we promise! ;-)
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.