The larynx has been anesthetized and the scope is put into a position nearly touching the vocal cords. At the beginning, you are essentially at the back of this female's vocal cords looking forward towards the front of the neck.
During stroboscopy on a continuous tone at a mid range pitch, the vocal cords are stretched. There is a normal mucosal wave. Thin clear secretions seen dancing on the surface. The vocal cords start in the abducted or breathing position.