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Old November 23rd, 2008, 07:06 AM   #1
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Help on Unusual Recording Setup

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An HDV camera needs to be atop a 42" LCD-TV, shooting a woman viewing the monitor with her picture live on the screen, but reversed in the LCD, so it reflects her image like a mirror does -- the right side of her face on the right side of the screen. (Normally the TV puts it on the left.) This is for a makeup artist who is recording women as he applies makeup to them. It's easy to flip the image after recording it, but how do you display it flipped live on the LCD while recording?

Questions: is there an LCD that can flip the image horizontally?

Can the HDMI or USB from camera go through a PC and it flip the picture? I checked nVidea and ATI display cards and those can't flip a picture horizontally (they only rotate 90 degrees)

Can editing software like Premiere or Vegas flip the picture in real time sending the image out to the LCD?
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 08:42 AM   #2
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A few ideas:

1. Adobe makes a program called OnLocation that can flip the image live from the camera.
2. Most cameras have an automatic switch in the LCD that flips the image when you face the LCD forward. There may be a way to make your camera send the flipped image to a monitor.
3. Shoot into a mirror. You could place a mirror at a 45 degree angle and shoot the model from the side instead of straight on, keeping the camera out of the way and view of the image. The image sent to the monitor would be a reflection, so it would display like a mirror on the monitor.

Good luck,

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Old November 23rd, 2008, 11:03 AM   #3
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Apple's Photo Booth software does what you want to do but I don't know whether it will work with a HDV camera.
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