How to Flip the Recording, Videos, and Images Horizontally

How to Flip the Recording, Videos, and Images Horizontally

You can flip (or mirror) a webcam recording, video, or image horizontally using either the screen recorder (webcam only) or video editor. 

Using the Screen Record to Flip Webcam

Launch the screen recorder and select either "Webcam" or "Both" in order to turn on the webcam for recording.  

The recording area specific to the webcam has a magic wand that appears in the upper right of the webcam preview.  Click on this to bring up the Webcam options menu.

In the webcam options menu, you can flip the webcam video by placing a checkmark in the "Flip Horizontal" area.  Once checked, your video will be immediately flipped and show as a live preview of the webcam.  The live preview will remain flipped during the recording session.  The effect can be removed later in the video editor if needed.

Start your Recording

Once you have "Flip Horizontal" activated, click "OK" to exit the webcam settings window.

You can now begin your recording with your webcam video flipped by clicking the red "Rec" record button. 

note: if you want to flip the main screen horizontally (as compared to flipping the webcam) you can do that post recording in the video editor.

Using the Video Editor to Add or Remove the Horizontal Flip Effect

The Screencast-O-Matic video editor allows a user to flip horizontally any videos, screen recordings, or imported images.

Within the editor, click on the video recording or image that you would like to modify.  In the case below, we have a webcam recording and will apply the Flip Horizontal effect.  Select the webcam video's area, then click "Options" on the dialog that appears to the right.

Within "Image Options", check the Flip Horizontal box to add the flipping effect.   Click Done to finalize.


Finishing Up

Now that we have finished our edits, click "OK" or press Enter to accept these changes.  



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