You can use Clipchamp Create to flip a video, for example if you want the images or text in the video to appear mirrored or upside-down. See below for a step-by-step guide with images.

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How to flip a video

First, start a Create project and add your video (or image) to the project's media library, then:

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

If it's not already there, drag and drop the video or image from the media library into the timeline at the bottom of your project.

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

The clip will be outlined when selected, and a Transform menu will appear in the top left of the editor window. 

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:

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

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

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

4. Close the Transform window

Once you are finished adjusting, close the Transform menu by clicking the X in the top right.

5. Save your final video

If you're finished editing and would like to save the video or videos in your timeline to your computer, click the Export video button in the top right. For more information see: exporting your video.

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Making text show the correct way

You can use the process described above to make text that was photographed backward (e.g. in a mirror, through glass or using a reverse-facing camera), face the right way by flipping it horizontally, as shown in this example:

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Undoing a change

You can return the video or image to its original state at any time 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.

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Try it out

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

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