Is your video clip upside-down or appears to be mirrored? Use Clipchamp to flip a video in just a few seconds.

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How to flip a video

Step 1. Drag and drop the video or image into the timeline

Drag and drop your video or image from Your media library into the timeline at the bottom of your video.

User dragging and dropping video onto the timeline

Step 2. Click on the clip in the timeline to select it

The clip will be outlined in green when it's selected. Click the Transform menu that appears in the top left of the editor window. 

Close up of Transform menu

Step 3. In the Transform menu, click the icons under the heading FLIP

You will see a FLIP section on the right side of the Transform menu, as shown here:

Close up of FLIP button

In this section, click the Horizontal icon if you would like to flip the video horizontally.

Close up of flipping video horizontal
Close up of video that is now flipped

Click Vertical if you would like to flip the video vertically.

Close up of flip vertical button
Close up of video that has now been flipped vertically

NOTE: You can also rotate videos and images 90° or 180° by using the ROTATE arrows in the same menu.


Making text show the correct way

Use the same flip process to make text photographed backward (e.g., in a mirror, through glass, or using a reverse-facing camera), and face the right way. Just flip it horizontally, as shown in this example:

Close up of video being flipped using flip tool
Close up of video now flipped so writing is readable


Undoing a change

You can return the video or image to its original state by selecting it in the timeline and clicking the horizontal or vertical icon again in the menu.

Alternatively, drag and drop the original video or image into your timeline again from your media library.


Try it out

Ready to get started? Head straight to Clipchamp to try it out for yourself:

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