Originally Posted by bubbles
Yeah, that monitor needs to be mounted somewhere behind the driver so he can swivel around while backing up so there's no confusion. You, can't be serious.
"Backup cameras and side-mirror cameras need to be reverse image for your brain to interpret the data the same way it interprets actual mirrors. Speaking from experience (my backup monitor has selectable normal/reverse image), it takes a lot of mental gymnastics to turn the wheel the correct direction if the image is not reversed.
"You definitely want the reverse image unless you plan to put the monitor behind you and turn backwards to look at it. Other than doing that, it will be terribly confusing. I believe that the image is generally reversed at the monitor, not the camera. Therefore it should not be too difficult to do with most systems. It always sort of appears that the systems made specially for RV's with reverse image are more expensive. I suspect that it is merely because they know that we will pay more for that feature and not due to superior quality over security cameras. "
"My brother purchased a rear view camera and monitor that did not have a reversed image. "no problem, he said, I know that the image will show flipped side to side". About 4 miles from his house, on the interstate(6 lanes), he saw a semi coming up on his right in his monitor, so he started moving to the left. Fortunately, he checked his mirror first and saw the semi on his left. He turned off the rear view camera and did not use it until he got home and reversed the image. Jack"
Guess I'm not alone one being wrong on this. Or am I? Let's do a play on words.You are facing forward, the monitor is ahead of you. As you face the monitor, the image is as if you are looking in a rear view mirror. To get a proper prospective, the rear camera view has to be reverse imaging. It's pretty obvious that the monitor is ahead of the driver. Maybe I was just not being clear.