How to Mirror Your Camera in OBS
Here is how you can flip your camera in OBS to make the mirror effect:
After launching OBS, make sure that the camera is correctly displayed on your screen.
If you need to add a webcam, press the plus button on the bottom of the sources box, then add a “video capture device.” Source the proper webcam.
Right-click on your video image on the screen. A pop-up menu will appear. Hover over the “Transform” option, then click the “Flip Horizontal Option”
Your image should now be mirrored to you. Please note that if you are wearing a t-shirt (or item) with words on it, the words will be inverted (as is the case with my shirt).
Is the Mirrored Display the “Correct” Display?
Stream yourself in the way that you feel most comfortable. If you frequently look at yourself on stream and react better if it is a mirrored version, broadcast yourself in that way. Take note, however, that if someone were sitting across from you, they would see the “unflipped” or “unmirrored” version of you.
If you choose to flip your camera into a mirrored position, take care to not wear shirts with writing on it or hold up anything with writing on stream. The letters will be displayed backward, which could potentially annoy a few viewers.
Many people have become used to seeing images and videos online with people in the mirrored position. They understand that streamers and influencers prefer this look because it is what they are personally used to seeing.