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How to Convert A Landscape Video to Portraits

Last Updated: May. 12, 2021

In the age of the smartphone, everyone is a videographer. We always take videos to record the beautiful life of our friends, family, pets, and so on. Therefore, there are two popular video shooting modes: portrait and landscape. If you shot a video in portrait mode, the video will be displayed vertically. At the same time, a video shot in landscape mode will show a horizontal view.

If you want to get better results on your video, you need to turn the portrait video to landscape or convert the landscape video to portrait depending on different needs.


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Portrait VS Landscape

Before we start discussing how to convert the landscape video to portrait, let's dive into their main characteristics.

First, let's talk about the portrait and landscape photography. The biggest difference lies in their orientation, and portrait photography is always about people and pets, while landscape photography is usually about natural scenes such as mountains, coastlines and skylines.

When it comes to portrait and landscape videos,a portrait-mode or vertically-oriented one shows the object in a "tall way". In contrast, a landscape-mode video is the one that refers to a video is taken in horizontal and display in a "long-way" view.

The horizontal video is superior to vertical video when showing most things in daily life because of the way people watched the content.

However, the smartphone makes something different!

The design of smartphones forces people to hold them vertically. People hold their phones upright 94% of the time, and they hate making an extra effort - rotate their phones 90 degrees - when enjoying the content!

Convert Landscape Video to Portrait

Must of you guys had the experience that you shoot a video in landscape, but want to highlight the center in it by converting it to a vertical one. You may want to convert your landscape video to portrait to make it mobile-friendly. Or you just need to make your horizontal video vertical for Snapchat, IGTV, or Facebook.

The Tool for Converting Video to Portrait

Now, let's show you how to convert landscape video to portrait with simple steps. Here comes FlexClip, a powerful and easy to use tool for not only changing landscape video to portrait but also editing, converting, trimming, compressing, etc. Besides, all the projects going through FlexClip will achieve faster online without downloading and installing any software.

FlexClip Video Editor

  • Easy to use. No video editing experience required!
  • No download! Do not need to download or install any app.
  • Incredible features, like add text, music, record voice-over, etc.
  • Real-time preview. View your video at any time.
Edit Your Video Now

Convert Landscape Video to Portrait: From 16:9 to 9:16

Step 1: Go to FlexClip and click Make A Free Video to start.Or you can click the Get Started Now button to access the editing interface directly.

FlxClip Homepage

Image Board: FlexClip Homepage

Step 2: Click + Start From Scratch to upload your video from your computer or just choose a template and click Customize it.


Image Board: Start

Step 3: Go to Settings (the gear icon) > ratio. Choose the 9:16 to make your landscape video portrait.

Depict video: From 16:9 to 9:16

Step 4:Preview your video with the Preview button on the top right corner. If you are satisfied with the video, save it to your computer in 480p, 720p, or 1080p.

Depict video: Preview Your Video

Bonus: Rotate Your Video Online

Have you ever had yourself in this kind of trouble: when you ready to enjoy your video or upload it to the social media platform, but suddenly find that the clip is sideways or upside down.

If you get into this trouble, Don't worry! FlexClip video editor also allows you to rotate the video in a few clicks.

With only 3 steps, you can rotate videos efficiently via FlexClip. Upload your video > Click Rotate Left or Rotate Right icon to rotate the video as you wish > Export.

Rotate Your Video

Image Board: Rotate Your Video

By the way, FlexClip also proves to work well as an excellent video maker and slideshow maker. You can create your own masterpiece with the professionally made template or start from scratch, click one of the buttons below and try it free now:

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