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Watch the video stream from one or several IP cameras right on your computer desktop with this intuitive and lightweight application.
AnyCam is a user-friendly and effective software solution whose main purpose consists of offering you the ability to monitor multiple IP cameras simultaneously, handy for surveillance reasons, in particular.
The application features a clean and intuitive user interface, its straightforward functionality posing little to no difficulty in working with, from the first run.
The main window of AnyCam displays currently connected devices and allows you to add new ones, the only required information being the IP address of the camera.
The program supports MJPEG stream cameras, enabling you to connect to a multitude of devices simultaneously and watch them all at the same time, either in thumbnail-size, organized in tiles, or individually, in windowed-mode or full screen.
To add a new camera to AnyCam, you need only input the IP address or the domain name, the port number being optional. Aside from that, there are no other configuration options.You can then click ‘Save’ and the tool will attempt to stream the images captured by your device, enabling you to view them on our computer.
Moreover, the utility allows you to grab screenshots of the current webcam and store them to your system, for later usage. However, the streamed video cannot be recorded and saved to your PC, only watched live, so should you wish to monitor your home or a different building, someone needs to keep an eye on the screen at all times.
To conclude, AnyCam is a useful and reliable application created to assist you in surveilling your home or learn what the traffic is like in your city by constantly rendering a live feed from one or several IP cameras on your PC.
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Instant photo booth software that you can use to convert your computer into a classic photo booth and take pictures of you and your friends.
SparkBooth is a software solution that allows you take photos at different events by simulating a classic photo booth. The application provides different photo size choices and many configurable settings. You can use it at weddings, business events or other parties, provided that you have a webcam built into your computer.
It sports an intuitive interface that helps users to take multiple photos, and apply several adjustments on the go. Hotkeys are also available, but they cannot be reconfigured.
SparkBooth offers a predefined list with many photo layouts for creating a vertical 4-photo strip. You may toggle the full screen mode, enable sounds, hide the mouse cursor, and select from various theme presets. The program offers the possibility to preview the photos, to set the photo preview duration and pick a message font size.
Moreover, you may add some special effects to your photos (e.g. color, black and white, sepia, fomomatic). You can show a logo or text message on the screen, as well as select from different voice presets or add your own voice prompt.
It is possible to lock the application by setting up a password, so you cannot quit or exit the full screen mode while taking pictures. The app includes a printing option, and is able to automatically upload the selected images to different photo sharing services or social networks (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, and many others).
Furthermore, you can create multiple photo albums, enable the touchscreen mode, and email photos (via Postmark, SendGrid, or Mandrill).
The images can be exported to GIF, JPG, JPEG and PNG. The output quality of your photos pretty much depends on the webcam you are using for grabbing pictures, and it is recommended to use one with a high video resolution.
To sum things up, SparkBooth is a handy tool for all users who want to create a photo booth experience. It bundles many useful features that make it an ideal tool for both beginners and experts.
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Perform security surveillance and live webcam monitoring with this program that can detect motion and send you notifications when such situations occur.
ContaCam makes for a very efficient surveillance system, packed with an attractive feature set that includes recording and motion detection, relying on a password protected integrated web server in order to stream the video content.
Live webcams and surveillance applications are the key to monitoring the activity inside your house, your shop and virtually, anywhere you’ve got a webcam. Streaming and recording the content that’s being captured by such devices requires the assistance of software such as ContaCam.
ContaCam makes an impression through the impressive set of webcam monitoring features, as well as through ease of use and accessibility.
It comes wrapped inside a simple, yet convenient design that gathers all of the goodies inside a few menus, which are easy to explore and navigate. It connects itself to a host where you have the webcam up and running and captures the stream, displaying it accurately and in live mode.
The actions you can perform on live webcam images are numerous, including the possibility to rotate, resize and flip them, as well as to adjust the brightness and the contrast or to apply various effects such as grayscale, negative, sharpen and soften to name just a few.
You can also gather all the images inside a slideshow, or scan the graphics and convert them to TIFF or PDF, as well as attach them to an email.
A special feature is the motion detection option that monitors a stream for changes inside the captured content and can take immediate action (FTP uploads, email notifications or running an external program) once a breach has been detected.
In a nutshell, ContaCam makes the time you spend with it worthwhile, being ease to configure despite its complex purpose. It’s a must for anyone who wants to keep tabs on a surveillance system.
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Video surveillance application with remote control capabilities, providing support for any camera type, including webcams, IP and Internet cameras.
Xeoma is an easy to use and efficient application designed as a security tool, with video monitoring options, motion detection features and the possibility of performing various remote control activities.
This piece of software supports any type of web camera, including IP cameras, CCTV or wireless cams, being able to simultaneously capture images from all existing monitors. Xeoma can even be accessed remotely through portable devices, such as smartphones or tablets.
The program offers a series of modules, which can be combined and used in the various situations. As such, aside from the universal camera module, you can also use the 'Microphone' for audio surveillance, or the 'Motion Detector' to set trigger areas, that can cause the camera to start recording, or exception regions, in order to prevent any false alarms.
The 'Scheduler' enables you to setup specific dates and times when to certain modules can start the recording process. This can be done on certain days of the week, such as week-ends, or Monday to Friday after work hours.
The recorded images can be compressed to a user-defined rate and stored in archives, even on different hard drives. The contents can be viewed within Xeoma thanks to the built-in video player, but you can also extract sections and watch them separately.
Moreover, Xeoma provides you with the option of activating text-message or e-mail alerts, in case the 'Motion detector' gets triggered, for instance. The relevant images and videos (that can include audio capture) can be sent via email or uploaded to your FTP server in just moments.
The many uses of Xeoma range from ensuring the security of institutions and buildings, to monitoring personnel or children. Thanks to its intuitive interface, the application is fairly simple to understand, making it a great tool for any type of surveillance operations.
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The official desktop client for Zoom, the popular video conferencing and collaboration tool used by millions of people worldwide.
With all that is going around today, more and more physical events are taken to the virtual world. The way communication and collaboration are made has changed fundamentally, both in the personal and the business environment. From simple video calls between two friends to briefing conferences, webinars and training sessions or customer-oriented events, all are now online.
Zoom is one of the most popular and widely used video conferencing and collaboration software tools, and for good reason. It offers one of the most reliable and easy to use client applications for desktop and mobile platforms alike. Below we will talk about Zoom’s desktop client for Windows.
Suggestively called Zoom Client, this particular application brings all the advantages of the Zoom app to the Windows desktop. It allows users to join existing meetings (the correct ID is required) or host and schedule meetings of their own. In the cost-free Personal edition, the Zoom client can host up to 100 participants in multi-user meetings with video support.
Just like in the case of the Zoom mobile clients, working with the Windows client is extremely intuitive. The main window displays information regarding the upcoming meetings. The information is updated as the user schedules new online events. Recurring meetings are possible and online sessions can be recorded by the application and saved to a local video file.
A unique personal meeting ID is created automatically for your account and a passcode is created for participants who dial in from a phone or a room system.
The meeting screen automatically hides the options menu, splitting the entire screen to see a live video of all the participants. Users can easily manage audio and video settings while in the meeting. Advanced options are available in the Settings window, where users can make adjustments to obtain the best performance.
The host can also see the list of participants and invite new ones, chat with others and send emoticon reactions. He or she also lock the meeting and disable the waiting room and configure the participants’ permissions: to chat, unmute and rename themselves or share the screen.
The Zoom desktop client for Windows makes it possible for users to enjoy the powerful collaboration and conferencing application on their computer. It can host simple one-to-one calls, engaging online webinars with a large number of participants and collaborative conferences powered up by HD videos.
Ranked the top video conferencing application in reviews, Zoom provides straightforward clients to both mobile and desktop platforms. Therefore, if you haven’t had the occasion to try it out, you should definitely take it for a spin.
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Modify your webcam video stream by adding various effects and overlays to make it look more interesting, capture snapshots and record the desktop.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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A handy software solution that is especially tailored for the users who need to monitor various types of cameras over the Internet.
Video surveillance is an activity that requires both hardware and software resources which have to work together in order to help the user get the best image and sound quality possible. Those who need to keep a close eye on a remote location or simply want to be able to get instant feedback from their monitoring devices while on the go, the best choice would be to set up a server that can be accessed over the Internet from anywhere.
For such purposes, applications like Ivideon Server were created and this particular tool uses a specific service to ensure the availability of the video streams via the cloud. The most important thing when working with this utility is to ensure you have the correct configurations.
The application setup begins immediately after the installation procedure is complete, so you will begin with the registration of an account for using the cloud service. Next, you can choose the webcams and IP cameras that you want to monitor.
If selecting web cameras connected to the system on which Ivideon Server is running things are simple, the other type of device will demand a bit more time to configure, as it has a lot of settings you can customize.
As soon as you choose the manufacturer and model of the target IP camera, you can provide the URL address, the IP, username and password if they are required to access the broadcast. There is also a very useful preview function you can use to check out the video quality.
Ivideon Server offers the possibility of recording continuously, by schedule or when a certain detector is enabled, like those for motion or sound, for example. These detectors and the schedule as well can be easily set up in concordance with your preferences.
All in all, this application seems to offer enough features and has the needed abilities to help anyone easily monitor several cameras from any computer with Internet access.
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Use your phone camera as a webcam in order to have access to a better or more complete chat experience when you actually need it, for home, work, school or any other use.
Having a webcam to be able to connect with others online is most likely a standard to us all, yet for those few situations when you don't have the right equipment or it simply does not function right, Iriun Webcam could be the solution for you. This application manages to use your phone's camera as a webcam for whatever it is you are doing on your PC. It works with chat clients such as Skype, Zoom, or Facebook Messenger.
When you launch the application, on its first start, there will be a clear message regarding the steps you need to take in order to turn your phone's camera into a functional webcam. Basically, you'll need to install the corresponding application for your handheld device. After you procure the needed application, you must launch it on your phone and have both devices connected to the same network. From there on, the app will coordinate the rest of the procedure, which basically means installing a driver on your PC to have your new webcam functional.
Now, when opening the application, provided the connection has been correctly configured, all that remains to be set is the appropriate video format, which depends on how good or how poor your phone camera performs. Select what fits you best, keeping in mind that higher quality/resolutions could lead to more video choppiness, depending on the strength of your internet connection. Aside from this particular aspect, there's nothing else you could adjust or set. You'll be able to tell if your phone is connected or not by looking at the app window.
Iriun Webcam is an application that might not be of much use to many since by this moment in time and space few people don't own a webcam or hardware that integrates one. Regardless, for the few that don't really have the option of using a standard webcam, this app is the next best thing, providing an almost identical experience with no issues whatsoever.
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A multi-platform application compatible with well-known desktop and mobile operating systems, that allows you to use your phone's camera for meetings and calls conducted from your desktop.
Camo Studio is an application used for forwarding your video and audio to your desktop, whether that is a cross-communication between an Apple and a Windows device or a Windows-Android, iOS-Apple, or Android-macOS.
After installing Camo Studio on your Windows machine, the app will display detailed information about the connectivity options and how you can configure your mobile device's setup.
The Came application has to be installed on both your computer and smartphone. After doing so, for Android, you need to enable the 'Developer Mode' ('Settings' > 'System' > 'About phone' > tap 'Build Number' 7 times) and, after that, 'USB Debugging' ('Developer Options' > tick 'USB Debugging').
Alternatively, your device might prompt you with a notification screen that asks you (about the connectivity) whether or not you want to 'Always allow from this computer.' By clicking 'Yes,' you will make sure that the current configuration only needs to be done once.
After doing the above steps, an Android and a Windows PC should be able to communicate and transmit their data seamlessly. Equally, it is important to take into account that the phone-PC communication is done through cable (USB or USB-C) and not Wi-fi, due to security reasons and possible pairing complications, in addition to reduced data transmission speeds.
After your mobile is properly connected to the PC, you can see in the desktop preview window of your one-layout GUI the video. In the 'Camera Settings' tab, you can also see the current battery level of your smartphone, the focus point, and the frame rate of your phone camera.
Additionally, you can choose which lens you want to use (your back or front camera), the desired resolution, and the audio source.
In the 'Post processing' window, you can use Camp's watermark or a custom one; equally, you can choose to remove watermarks from your video. Plus, the app enables you to mirror the video or change its rotation or zoom depth.
With this tool, you can adjust the image brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, as well as change the white balance, the video's temperature, enable or disable the flash, and others.
In the 'Presets' area, you could choose any of the available, preconfigured stock presets, or you could create your custom ones from scratch.
To summarize, Camo Studio has a superb GUI and easy commands. Once you would have configured the phone-desktop communication, Camo Studio will always be ready to use, for new video/audio forwarding instances.
At the same time, the program allows you to pause/resume the video at any moment. As a final note, the video stream can be used on any of the well-known meeting solutions, such as Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, Teams, Google Chrome, Cisco Webex, etc.
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Use this application if you'd like to enjoy superior PC camera quality when using various chat and communication solutions to keep in touch with the rest of the world.
PerfectCam, just like the name suggests is an application that promises to help users achieve the best possible image quality when using any camera device that is connected to your PC. While it might not be an original formula, it manages to offer individuals quite a number of features that come pretty close to a professional camera experience. How is that possible? It all boils down to software integration and useful features.
The first thing you'll notice is how simple, yet stylish the app interface really is. There can't be any debates on how neatly arranged all the features are. In fact, you might get the feeling that you know where each particular option is supposed to be. After you choose the video and audio input devices, make sure you adjust the brightness, contrast, and exposure. Exposure can be set to Auto if you feel that the lighting around you changes quite often. Lastly, if need be, flip the preview image horizontally.
Other features that deal with the recorded image itself include skin smoothing options, a background blur filter, and the possibility to add makeup. The last option could especially be helpful for the users who want to keep the business look while in an online meeting without having to apply any physical product to their faces. The end results, in this particular case, are quite accurate and definitely above satisfactory.
If you happen to use various chat and communication applications on a daily basis, this particular utility might just integrate with them, offering you the possibility of looking way more professional than you would under normal circumstances. All the above-mentioned features work seamlessly with apps like Skype or Zoom. The background blur filter is especially helpful if you come to think about it.
PerfectCam manages to be an interesting application destined for use with chat and communication apps. It might not be that original but it does manage to catch the eye of users through its neat menus and satisfactory features. There aren't any issues when running the app so there really aren't any obstacles in using it.
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