AlterCam 1.8 Build 109

A handy application that can modify your webcam video stream by adding various effects and overlays, such as sepia, blur or mosaic
Ever since Internet connection speed is no longer a bother for most people, video streaming has become a common and almost indispensable feature when it comes to chatting with friends or family members online.

The attention has now shifted toward the quality of the video feed, as well as various image effects that can be applied to enhance it.

Add a wide range of effects and overlays directly on your webcam stream

AlterCam is an application that enables you to add a bit of fun to your video chat sessions, by applying various effects to alter your webcam stream. The choices include grayscale, negative and mosaic effects and you can combine them in any way you wish to obtain the desired result. The modifications can be previewed inside the program, which has a built-in webcam viewer.

One of the other useful features of AlterCam is the ability to send the effects to multiple applications at the same time, while also getting around the “Webcam busy” error that usually pops up when you are trying to open more than one instance.

Decorate the feed with overlay or underlay images

You can add overlay images on top of your webcam video to switch the environment and entertain your friends. The available choices include TV screen frames, butterflies, flowers and various other frames you can use to decorate the video window. If you are not satisfied with the premade images, the application enables you to add your own creations, both as overlay and underlay effects.

AlterCam comes with full HD support for the 1080p resolution, which allows you to stream the highest quality videos and use detailed images for the overlay effect. In case you have more than one webcam connected to your computer, the application can detect all of them and enables you to choose the preferred source device to apply the effects on.

In conclusion

The simple and lightweight interface of AlterCam allows you to easily take advantage of every function, with minimal computer skills required. It also sets itself apart from other such applications, thanks to its ability to support multiple streams at the same time and the fact that you can add your own effects.

Reviewed by on June 17th, 2014


last updated on:
October 17th, 2014, 13:51 GMT
file size:
21.7 MB
price:
$29.95
 
developed by:
Bolide Software
license type:
Trial 
operating system(s):
Windows XP / XP 64 bit / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit
category:
C: \ Internet \ WebCam

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AlterCam - The main window of AlterCam allows you to apply a preferred effect onto the image captured from your cameraAlterCam - From the Overlays tab, you can select and use a preferred frame, by checking the corresponding boxAlterCam - The Source Camera menu enables you to choose the device to capture video from or you can use your desktopAlterCam
What's New in This Release:
  • added ability to play gif animations in overlays
  • added context menu for overlays to zoom
  • added three experimental functions: webcam video transaprency by color, by background and chromakey transparency
  • added new animated overlay samples
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Application description

AlterCam is a webcam utility that enables you to add effects to your video chat and have fun with your friends, as wel...

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