Magic Camera 8.6

Magic Camera 8.6

Reviewed by Sam Kenwick

"Add a virtual webcam with cool webcam effects"

Overview:

With more than 700,000 users globally, and over 7,000,000 total downloads to date, Magic Camera is one of the most popular webcam softwares ever created. With Magic Camera, you can add tons of cool effects to your videos, use the software in chat rooms to impress your friends, create fun avatars, and more. In total, there's over 1000 cool effects you can add, so the fun never stops! And if that somehow isn't enough for you, there's also downloadable webcam effect packages you can get too. Webcam chats on Skype, Live Messenger, etc. will never be the same! Long live Magic Camera!

Installation:

Installing this software is fast easy. However, it does come with some adware/spyware to be on the lookout for. But don't worry, opting out of the adware installation is easy. Magic Camera is compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 2008, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. 
Magic Camera isn't a very large file size software package, so there's basically no PC hardware requirements to get it to run properly. Even on PCs with limited resources, you'll most likely be able to use it without any problems. 

Interface:

The interface of Magic Camera is a lot of fun, right from the start. Beginners will love the easy button navigation and the many effects there are to play with. Magic Camera is one of those super user friendly programs that makes it fun to use. 

On the right side of the main window, you'll see 4 options: Webcam, Capture Screen, Play Video, Photo, and Effects. This program has support for many languages, and changing the language the program displays for you is easy. Using the Tools menu, you can set Magic Camera as your default webcam, set various program options, send sounds with recorded video clips, manage the webcam itself, and more. 

We think the funnest part about the interface itself is exploring the 1000's of effects you can add to your webcam video.

Pros:

  • 1000's Of Awesome Video Effects Come Pre-Installed
  • Works With Nearly Every Webcam Out There
  • Tons Of Really Cool Program Features To Explore

Cons:

  • Trial Version Isn't Fully Functional
  • People Want To See More Drop Down Menus Included In The Program

Alternatives

ManyCam - With this popular webcam software, you can add many webcam effects to your videos and photos easily. Like Magic Camera, ManyCam is easy for beginners to learn how to use, and advanced users will like the additional option sets to play with and customize. 

ArcSoft WebCam Companion - With this webcam software, the focus is on fun. You can add masks and text to your video and much more. It includes motion detection, face recognition, and other tools that allow you to use this software as a surveillance system as well. Overall, this is a great piece of shareware that's worth registering and paying for the full version, especially considering everything you can do with it. 

Conclusion:

Magic Camera is without a doubt one of the most popular and well received webcam software titles available. With 1000's of webcam effects and more able to be downloaded for free, the fun just never seems to stop. There's plenty of configuration options to customize, and being able to switch languages is a real plus too. There's been 7,000,000 downloads of this software, and that's really saying something. Overall, this is a great program for webcam fun and excitement.

Requirements: No special reqirement

What's new in this version: Default to use kernel mode virtual webcam driver; Automatically detect and fix drivers; Improved compatibility with Skype Version 6; Fixed several bugs.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested Magic Camera on 5 Jul 2014 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
Magic Camera Antivirus Report
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