There’s an option within Zoom to alter your personal view, yet a direct method to modify how others see you isn’t available.
I initially utilized Snap Camera to transmit a mirrored image to other attendees, but this became unfeasible when Snap discontinued their app.
Upon further exploration, I discovered OBS Studio, a free and open-source software that offers a comparable feature. With OBS Studio, privacy and security are less concerning due to its open-source nature.
OBS Studio contains a feature that enables your laptop’s camera to operate as a virtual camera. By leveraging this, you can apply a transform effect to your video within OBS Studio, and then broadcast it using the virtual camera feature. Although it might sound intricate, the process is straightforward.
Here’s a step-by-step guide post downloading OBS Studio:
-> Click the ‘+‘ icon in the ‘Sources‘ section, then select ‘Video Capture Device‘ and click ‘ok‘ to add a new ‘Video Capture Device‘ with your laptop webcam as the default camera.
-> A ‘Video Capture Device‘ will appear in the ‘Sources‘, displaying your image in the ‘View Screen’ section. Adjust your video to occupy the entire resolution.
-> Right-click on ‘Video Capture Device‘, select ‘Transform‘ from the menu, and then ‘Flip Horizontally‘. This mirrors your camera view.
-> Finally, click ‘Start Virtual Camera‘ located at the bottom right.
-> Upon launching Zoom, navigate to ‘Camera Devices’ where you’ll find ‘OBS Virtual Camera‘. Select it, and your mirrored video will be visible to both you and other participants.
Note: If you previously enabled ‘mirrored video’ option in Zoom, disable that as the video is already mirrored now, it will undo that.