Windows 10 and inverted ASUS webcam

This issue is worth repeating here, if only to help anybody else looking for the fix.

The issue is that after a Windows 10 upgrade of an ASUS N61JA laptop, from Windows 7, the webcam image was shown upside down.

The cause appears to be that ASUS mounted the cameras upside down in the screen, and used a registry entry to flip the image the right way up. This is great until you move to Windows 10, which replaces the ASUS specific driver with the generic Windows 10 USB Camera drivers. This driver does not have an option to flip the image.

Searching the web comes up with one fairly obvious solution, download the original drivers and reinstall them. This I duly did, but the drivers did not recognise the camera, and it would not work. This is a fairly frequent result of this solution!

Fortunately, someone much cleverer than me found a good solution (thanks Manfred), as detailed in this post . Basically in involves downloading a driver that does work, namely the Sonix driver 6.0.1223.1 for a FJ Webcam. This I downloaded from the Fujitsu site, they seem to use the same camera in various models of laptop. The main difference is the driver has been made to work in Windows 8.1, so will work in Windows 10.

After installation, the webcam works but it is still upside down. Fortunately this Sonix driver has the ability to flip the image, which is done by using REGEDIT to modify the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{6BDD1FC6-810F-11D0-BEC7-08002BE2092F}\0000\Settings entry “Flip” value to 1 from 0.

Webcam now works fine.

Posted in Computer Stuff, Windows 10
3 comments on “Windows 10 and inverted ASUS webcam
  1. Penata says:

    Worked for me but it was 0001 instead of 0000 in the regedit. Thanks!

  2. Dave says:

    No not really, maybe re-install the old apps so that they pick up the new drivers. In the old skype, go through the camera selection again, see if it picks up the new drivers.

    Dave

  3. Lars says:

    Thanks for the tip – it worked. I can just add that for an ASUS N73Jn it wasn’t that easy. The Sonix version 6 driver didn’t install. I had to force it in via the Device Manager, and override the Windows warning that the driver was not approved for this device. Anyway, now after the Regedit patch the picture is there, and the head is up as it should be.
    This works for Windows Store apps, like Camera and Skype. But when I tried the conventional desktop applications, like old Skype and one called WebCamViewer, they complain that the camera is already in use, even though I of couse have terminated the Store apps.
    Anything you’d like to add?

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