Upside down videos can happen when recording using an Apple iOS device (e.g. iPhone or iPad).  This is due to the EXIF data stored for the video/image when the device is held a certain way.
Mobile devices can record in any orientation, but if the device is not held ‘right side up’, the video will appear rotated when it’s uploaded to another application.

Taking a Video using the camera button

Hold the device with the ‘Home’ button on the bottom (for vertical):

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Hold the device with the ‘Home’ button to the right (for horizontal)

Taking a Video using the volume buttons

The opposite is true: Hold the device with the ‘Home’ button to the left with the camera lens at the back, facing down.

This allows you to start/stop the video using your right index finger.