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AlterCam 1.5 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — AlterCam 1.5

Add effects to your video chat and have fun with your friends!
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 258 (38%) 429 (62%) 21 comments

AlterCam 1.5 was available as a giveaway on August 29, 2014!

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Add effects to your video chat and have fun with your friends! Hide your face with the mosaic or add your logo to your webcam stream instantly.

Main Features:

  • Dozens of live effects for the webcam;
  • Splitting webcam video to several programs;
  • Add images over your video;
  • Add image under your video;
  • Add any text overlays;
  • Support of HD video resolution;
  • Desktop broadcasting (with or without webcam video).

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8

Publisher:

Bolide Software

Homepage:

http://altercam.com/

File Size:

22.9 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#21

Guys, I think that bashing Karl for providing information is just out-right uninformed. Karl's analyses provide insights that would otherwise not be available for the majority of users. It is a service he provides for free.

That said, I find it hilarious that someone is annoyed by "Uninstalled via reboot". That's is just Karl's way of saying that he wants no traces of the program left behind after the testing and that's where the sand box comes into play.

Keep up the good work, Karl. Let's also more frequently from Ashraf, Mike, Bubba and Giovanni. We appreciate you all inspite of the nay-sayers!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Steve O Awange  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#20

So is this a stripped down version? The list of features shown:
•Dozens of live effects for the webcam;
•Splitting webcam video to several programs;
•Add images over your video;
•Add image under your video;
•Add any text overlays;
•Support of HD video resolution;
•Desktop broadcasting (with or without webcam video).

But I haven't heard anyone mention adding text or "desktop broadcasting", etc. Does it have "dozens of live effects for the webcam" or not? What does split video to several programs mean?

Reply   |   Comment by Schwing  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#19

Hello, all.
I seldom dwnrld/install most of the programs on here,
but I check it almost every single day, & often learn something.
[The days I miss are the best offers.]
I've wanted a program similar to this, but instead of silly frames, morphing, etc., I want to put up a BACKGROUND effect, similar to a 'green screen/blue screen', that I can use to digitally remove the bookcases full of old computer hardware, spray cans, & other stuff that's on the wall behind me.
That might be worth paying for.

Have a GREAT day, Neighbors!

Reply   |   Comment by sl0j0n  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#18

# 5. unistalled via reeboot:

"if the programs are that bad why bother testing them?"

How can Karl know the program is not good without testing it first?

Karl's evaluation of the software daily offered here, are very much appreciated so as manners.

Reply   |   Comment by Edu  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#17

@Karl why is it that every software program that you test you always uninstall via reboot?

Lol. My question has been why always specify "uninstall via reboot" instead of just "removed".

Reply   |   Comment by JGF  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#16

Regarding my post above, just dawned on me that the firewall might have blocked it... will unblock and see if that helps.

Reply   |   Comment by Henk Van Helmond  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

Installed no problems.

Looked good, thought I'd test it on SKYPE.

Then the problems started. You cannot have this running and start skype, skype doesn't like it, tried the other way, still no go.

I asked my GF what she could see, NOTHING. Gave up, will delete first chance I get. No point having a program if it doesn't work. Also, no point paying for a program if it doesn't work.

Thumbs down.

Reply   |   Comment by Henk Van Helmond  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#14

I for one don't care if Karl tells us he uninstalled any of the GAOTD software. It is his choice to do so, and he is simply informing us (or the developers) that he is not keeping it for some reason. I look forward to his and some other people's reviews every day, and the pros and cons. If not for them, I would have to waste my time installing something that I may not want to keep.

I will be installing this to my laptop (only system currently with a cam) and most likely keeping it for the time being. If the developers make improvements down the line, I would hope they give us the opportunity to try the newer version as well.

Thank you Karl, GAOTD and Bolide.

Reply   |   Comment by mahaal  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+56)
#13

Not too bad of a program if you like these kind of things. Karls reviews are generally detailed and informative...those of you who don't understand what "uninstall via reboot" refers to after all this time should unplug your computers and give them away. John (#3) ... go back to Mom's basement. Geez.

Reply   |   Comment by Mothman  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)
#12

Karl: No one cares if you kept or uninstalled the product by whatever method "uninstall via reboot". I too find this comment tiresome and annoying.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron S  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-89)
#11

@ Leti, the easiesy way would be install in a 'sandbox'. there are programs that help with this. i use Comodo and it is included, before that i used 'sandboxie'. i think that was its name. a google search for sandbox software should get you pointed in the right direction

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#10

@#1 Karl &re #5 -- I will try this program, then may remove it.
But how do you "uninstall via reboot"? Instructions, please.

Reply   |   Comment by Leti  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#9

failed to install on Win 7 64 bit (some file failed to register), so it can only use screen capture as source, not my camera.

Reply   |   Comment by Amit Raam  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#8

Recognizes my Logitech Webcam but it doesn't turn on when I start it

Reply   |   Comment by Dave Gerber  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#7

Seems amusing/interesting, functions like is says, a little light on in the number of included effects, would never pay $30 for this *as is* And, I am curious that it asks me to validate, registered to GOTD User (ok), but not validated ... Am I missing something?

Reply   |   Comment by Tony  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#6

Vista OS, 32 bit system; Tried unzipping and saving in my own file, but it would not let me. When I opened program, I selected my camera, but had nothing but a white screen. I clicked on one of the options on the right and the program went crazy, it was like opening new screens inside itself non-stop. Had to uninstall.

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#5

@4 Paul

There is a Reset-button:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/AlterCam15_20140829/Reset.png

Ootje

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#4

@Karl why is it that every software program that you test you always uninstall via reboot? if the programs are that bad why bother testing them? it seems that there is nothing wrong with the software may be the problem might be with you.

Reply   |   Comment by unistalled via reeboot  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-117)
#3

Installed easily and quickly. Like Karl I also have a logitech HD webcam.After a five minute test.
1.This really does look like the BABY program. The effects are very limited All are Stationary and need alot of work. There seems to be no creativity in their work.
2. I cant find a go back to normal webcam option once I've used an effect so the program needs to be shut down to get it back to normal.

I wouldn't pay for this. The HD space is all I'm willing to give this novice software.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#2

Installed and registered without problems, opened to an easy-to-use interface that’s size could be varied.
The various effects worked very rapidly and without any problems and they could be combined.
Would like the opportunity to test it using Skype which found the virtual camera once restarted and with the program running.
If it works correctly on Skype when connected in a call it would be fun, my granddaughter is still young enough to enjoy the silliness, same as me really.:-)
The program works very well in the areas I was able to test it, if it works in Skype I will keep it.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+56)
#1

Installed and (self)registered without problems on a WIn 8.1 Pro 64 bit system.

An US company with address from Seattle. We had had different software from this company in the past years.

Our first and still improving program is the movie collection organizer named All My Movies. AlterCam is our latest "baby". Do not hurt it :) Help us to improve it!

I'll try...

Starting the software my Logitech Webcam is recognized immediately and displayed.

In the options you can change the resolution, the language from English to a few others, including Hungarian and disable the updates.

On the right side you can alter "effects", overlays and background. From TriTone to QuadMirror. With the backgrounds you can frame your webcam and with the overlays you can put a curtain or a burned paper over the image.

Oops! I found something to improve. With the "effects" and the "background" it is sufficient to click on the example's image. With the "overlay" you have to click into the small field in the upper left corner. Not completely tested...

My impression : Does what it claims, if you ever wanted to present your webcam video with a golden frame, behind a red curtain and in pixels, than you can take this.

I have to admit, that I am 95 years too old for such gimmicks. Even if I would be a child and chat with my friends, I wouldn't use a frame to picture my face, kept completely in blue. Taste is different.

Uninstalled via reboot. Maybe I would keep it, if I would become a child again. Who knows...

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+143)
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