How To Flip Video In Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects is an incredibly powerful tool that provides a wide range of capabilities for editing videos. There may be instances where you need to flip a video, either for a unique effect or to correct a film that was shot in the incorrect orientation. This tutorial will guide you through each step of the process.

Step 1: Import Your Video

To get started, you need to import your video into Adobe After Effects. You can do this by simply going to File > Import > File… and selecting the video file you want to flip.

Step 2: Create a New Composition

Once your video is imported into the project panel, you need to create a new composition. This can be accomplished by either dragging the video file onto the ‘New Composition’ button at the bottom of the panel or by going to Composition > New Composition.

Step 3: Apply the Transform Effect

With your video now loaded into the composition, you can apply the ‘Transform’ effect to it. To do this, go to Effect > Distort > Transform.

Step 4: Flip the Video

To flip your video, you’ll need to adjust the ‘Scale’ settings within the Transform effect. If you want to flip your video along the vertical axis, set the first value of the Scale (which represents the X-axis) to -100. If you want to flip it along the horizontal axis, set the second value of the Scale (which represents the Y-axis) to -100.

Here is how the code should look:

    myLayer.scale.setValue ([-100, 100]);

In this code, myLayer represents the layer containing the video you want to flip, and setValue is used to set the Scale value.

Step 5: Render Your Video

The final step is to render your video so that you can view the changes. To do this, go to Composition > Add to Render Queue. In the Render Queue tab, click on the blue text next to ‘Output To’ and choose a location to save your video. Finally, click on the ‘Render’ button at the top right of the panel to start the rendering process.

And that’s it! You’ve successfully flipped your video in Adobe After Effects. Whether you’re using this feature to create a mirror effect or to correct a video that was filmed upside-down, this guide should help you achieve your goal with ease.