What is the difference between 'flip' and 'rotate' in video editing?

Flipping a video mirrors it horizontally or vertically, while rotating a video changes its angle by 90 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise, altering its orientation.

  • Flip: Flipping a video is like looking at it in a mirror. When you flip a video horizontally, the right side becomes the left and vice versa. Flipping vertically turns the top to the bottom. It’s like flipping a coin - the front goes to the back.
  • Rotate: Rotating a video changes its orientation by turning it at a certain angle. You can rotate a video 90 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise, which is often used to correct videos that were recorded in the wrong orientation. Imagine rotating a picture on a wall; that's what happens when you rotate a video.