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When video conferencing in Teams the image is flipped horizontally.  I cannot find any options to flip the image to the correct orientation like you can do in Skype 4 Business.

 

Any news on when this functionality is coming?

 

Thanks

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Hi,

 

When you see your selfview in Teams it will be flipped, so it is easier for you. But when the other participants in the meeting see your video they will see it the correct way. So text will be mirrored for you but the correct way for others.

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This is incorrect.  Other participants in the meeting are seeing a horizontally flipped image as well.

 

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The video recording of the meeting we just had is the correct way round bizzarely!

 

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Had to test it now so they did't change it but the picture is mirrored in my selfview but the other side see the picture correct and it is correct in the Stream recording. As it should be.

 

I'm using the Windows client for Teams and I don't have any software installed for the camera that can change the picture, so all mirroring is handled by Teams.

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My actual problem was that in distance learning sessions I wanted to draw/write something quickly for my students on a sheet of paper, and with auto-mirror it's useless.

 

Here comes the workaround.

 

I have an additional (external) USB camera, which is a cheap Logitech C270, and after having installed the Logitech software I discovered that the image is still mirrored in the Teams video session, but NOT in the default Windows camera application. So, I do the following:

 

I open the Camera App and select the USB camera as its input. Next, I let the Teams share my desktop instead of showing the video connection (which is still handled - in mirror mode - by the built-in front webcam). Now, the students (and myself) can see the non-flipped picture, taken from the Camera App on my desktop. In fact, I can switch back and forth between the desktop mode and the video mode - whenever I want the students to admire my face instead of my drawings.

 

One can do the same trick with any other external camera and any app that does not mirror the camera input, in contrast to Teams. I know this does not answer your basic question, but may be of some help.

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I have this same problem, outputting from Logitech Capture with text on screen flips to backwards on broadcast. If I flip in Capture, Teams still reverses the text overlay. Can we please just have a self view that's actually the view going out over Teams, with an option to reverse it? @Technodude 

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@Curt-K Vote for this uservoice:

https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/39267535-toggle-video-camera-m...

 

But until Microsoft adds some settings for this at least the viewers will see the picture correct and you will see it as a mirror.

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To manage in a more convenient manner the image i'm sending I'm using « ManyCam » which allows to mirror webcam inputs. Anyhow extra content (such as a timer, a ticker, ...) is not meant to be added flipped. Thus to go around Teams limitations I'm sharing the output screen, which isn't the ideal solution.
Can't Microsoft add, as in most VC software a setting under « Devices » : « Camera » to un-flip the output ?
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