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Almost any NLE should allow you to rotate your image 90 degrees — i.e., portrait to landscape. The problem, of course, will be that once rotated there will be significant areas of black on either side of the image. You can force the rotated image to a 16:9 format but you’ll lose quite a bit of the image; with some material this may not matter. Another option, which we’re seeing more and more of, is to put either a soft focus image or pattern behind the rotated image, creating a kind of frame around it.
Finally, iPhone image quality is very good; you could rotate the image, force it to a 16:9 format, then pan slowly across from one side to the other a la Ken Burns to reveal everything on the shot.