MagicCamera

Add special effects or use a video in your webcam

If you're only using your webcam for boring video chats with your mum on Skype, you're missing all the fun! With programs like MagicCamera you can now use your webcam in much more imaginative ways. View full description

PROS

  • Easy to use
  • Realtime preview
  • Lets you use a virtual webcam
  • Compatible with all popular videochat apps

CONS

  • Low quality video preview
  • Some tacky frames and animations

Good
7

If you're only using your webcam for boring video chats with your mum on Skype, you're missing all the fun! With programs like MagicCamera you can now use your webcam in much more imaginative ways.

MagicCamera turns your webcam into a fun device by adding all sorts of special effects and frames to the image that's currently showing on it. You can preview the webcam's image and test all the filters, effects, masks, backgrounds and animations included in MagicCamera in real time. They're all organized in tabs under the video preview, and can be applied with a simple mouse click.

The best thing about MagicCamera though is that it doesn't only work with real webcams. The program can emulate a virtual webcam which you can use to stream any other kind of video (a short movie, a photo slideshow or even the image of your own desktop) to your friends over IM.

MagicCamera works with all popular video chat-capable apps (Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ, Camfrog Video Chat, PalTalk, Skype, etc.) and is pretty straightforward. On the downside, I think the video preview is surprisingly low in quality (despite using a high-spec webcam with a Carl Zeiss lens), and some of the frames and animations included are a bit tacky.

MagicCamera makes your video chats more original and fun!

Webcam software to add a virtual webcam with 1000+ cool webcam effects

Webcam software to enhance your webcam with 1000+ webcam effects. Add a virtual webcam to let you play files, screens and video effects on video chats (e.g., Skype, Live Messenger). Recording webcam videos & taking pictures with webcam with effects are also supported.

User reviews about MagicCamera

  • wisebear

    by wisebear

    "decent software I think"

    interesting webcam software. My children play it with fun. Recommended..   More.

  • Big-Bob

    by Big-Bob

    "Good software"

    Great software! The latest version seems to be 7.1. I download it and find many special effects with it. Compare to s...   More.

  • wisebear

    by wisebear

    "about the preview"

    I think that is caused by some mis-configuration. You may improve the video quality by clicking 'Magic Camera menu-&a...   More.