Rotated Video Tips and Tricks

This tutorial describes best practices for video orientation while recording and sharing videos recorded on a mobile device.

When viewing videos on a mobile device, the device usually automatically rotates the content when you turn the device making content viewable from any way you position the device. Viewing content on a laptop or desktop computer can be a little more tricky, you can't just flip your monitor to view the content. Keep these tips in mind when recording videos on a mobile device to ensure the best viewing experience for any computer or device. 

Tips For Recording Videos on a Mobile Devices

  • Don't flip the mobile device when recording video. Keep the mobile device positioned the same way throughout the recording.
  • Keep your movements to a minimum. Try not to jerk or shake the device while recording.
  • Watch your hand placement on the mobile device. Make sure not to cover up any portion of the camera with you hand or fingers.
  • Record the video using landscape orientation. Example of Portrait and Landscape orientations

Sharing Mobile Videos in Snagit

To learn how to share videos from your mobile device into Snagit, see Connecting Your Mobile Device.

Videos recorded in portrait orientation on a mobile device will appear rotated during preview in Snagit Editor. Sharing to YouTube or Google Drive automatically corrects the video's orientation to give the best viewing experience for your intended audience.

In Snagit Editor, select Share tab > YouTube or Google Drive.

YouTube and Google Drive outputs on Share tab

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000 - Connecting Your Mobile Device Mobile I Video
001 - Rotated Video Tips and Tricks Mobile I Written
002 - Where Did it Go? Finding Options in 11.4 Reference I PDF
003 - Google Drive: Access and Collaborate Around Your Content Share I Video
004 - Create Process Documentation PDF II Example
005 - Bring Your Mobile Content into Snagit Mobile I Video
006 - Capture Quickly Using OneClick Capture I Video/Written
007 - Snagit Highlights Highlights I Video
008 - Introduction to Snagit 11 Getting Started I Video
009 - What's New in Snagit 11 Reference I Video
010 - Moving from Jing to Snagit Getting Started I Written
011 - 01: Starting Snagit Snagit Basics 0 Video
012 - 02: Capture Images and Share via Email Snagit Basics 0 Video
013 - 03: Adding a Callout Snagit Basics 0 Video
014 - 04: Recording a Video Snagit Basics 0 Video
015 - 05: Sharing a Video via email Snagit Basics 0 Video
016 - Recording Video Getting Started I Video/Written
017 - Recording System Audio Capture I Video
018 - Streamlining with Capture Profiles Capture II Video/Written
019 - Getting to Know the Editor Getting Started I Video
020 - Sharing with Snagit Share II Video
021 - Share to Share I Written
022 - Annotate with Drawing Tools Edit II Video
023 - Basic Editing in Snagit Edit I Video
024 - Enhance Your Image with Effects Edit II Video
025 - The Library and Organizing Captures Library II Written
026 - Vector Objects and Selection Canvas I Written
027 - The Snagit Project File Format Reference I Written
028 - File Formats Overview Reference II Written
029 - Scrolling Capture Troubleshooting Capture II Written
030 - Capturing Using Custom Scroll Capture II Video
031 - Capturing a Scrolling Region Capture II Video
032 - Capturing Text Capture I Video
033 - Using Snagit 11 on Windows 8 Reference I Video/Written
034 - Editing Video Captures in Camtasia Studio 7 Edit II PDF
035 - Editing Video Captures in Camtasia Studio 8 Edit II PDF
036 - Downloading Profiles and Outputs Share II Video
037 - The Many Ways People Use Snagit Example I Written
038 - Use Snagit for Research Example II Written
039 - Use Snagit for Feedback or Grading Example II Written
040 - Create Handout Graphics from a Video Capture Example II Written
041 - Maintain Privacy in Your Captures Edit II Written
042 - Batch Convert Images Edit II Written
043 - Capturing Using Hotkeys Capture II Video/Written
044 - Snagit Hotkeys Guide Reference I PDF
045 - Snagit Documentation Reference I Written