How Can I Flip a Quicktime Movie Upside Down?

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QuickTime movies, or MOVs, are the standard format for Apple's QuickTime Player, as well as iPods, iPhones and other Apple products. Flipping your QuickTime movies upside down requires upgrading your free QuickTime 7 Player by purchasing the QuickTime 7 Pro component from Apple, which costs around £19 as of the date of publication. QuickTime 7 Pro allows you not only to flip movies upside down, but resize, edit and convert movies to different formats.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • QuickTime Pro component

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    Get QuickTime 7 Pro

  1. 1

    Open your Web browser and visit the download page for Apple's QuickTime 7 Pro Component (see Resources). Click the "Buy For Windows" or "Buy For Mac" button on the left side of the screen to be taken to the Apple store.

  2. 2

    Purchase QuickTime 7 Pro by clicking the "Buy Now" button in the upper-right corner of the Apple store window. Follow the on-screen prompts to buy QuickTime 7 Pro, entering your e-mail address in the appropriate field so Apple can e-mail you your upgrade registration code.

  3. 3

    Open your e-mail and locate the 20-digit registration code from Apple. Launch QuickTime Player.

  4. 4

    Click the "Edit" tab (Windows) or the "QuickTime" tab (Mac) at the top of the screen and select "Preferences."

  5. 5

    Enter your registration code in the proper field. Fill out the registration form and click "OK" to upgrade to QuickTime 7 Pro.

    Flip a QuickTime Movie

  1. 1

    Open a new Windows Explorer screen if on a PC, or a new Finder window if on a Mac, and locate your QuickTime movie. Drag and drop its icon into the empty QuickTime window and let it load.

  2. 2

    Click the "Window" menu tab and select "Show Movie Properties."

  3. 3

    Press the "Video" track in the "Movie Properties" window and click "Visual Settings."

  4. 4

    Click the "Vertical" rotate button, symbolised by an arrow pointing up and down. Your movie automatically flips upside down.

  5. 5

    Close the "Movie Properties" window. Click "Edit" if on a PC or "File" if on a Mac, and choose "Save As..." Enter a name for your movie and select a save location on your hard drive. Click "Save" to save your changes.

Tips and warnings

  • Restore your movie to its original orientation by clicking the "Reset" button in the Visual Settings window.

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