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Magic Camera 8.8.7 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Magic Camera 8.8.7

An application to add a virtual webcam with 1000+ cool webcam effects.
$59.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 49 18 comments

Magic Camera 8.8.7 was available as a giveaway on February 18, 2016!

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$19.96 / month
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Quickly convert 4K Ultra HD/1080p HD/SD video to a wide range of formats.

Magic Camera is a must-have webcam enhancing program for webcam chat and webcam effects. It works for all Cameras including (HD) Webcams, Digital Cameras, TV/Video Capture Cards, Camcorders, IP Cam (via Directshow).


  • Add 1000+ video effects to your webcam;
  • Add a virtual webcam to let you play files, screens as webcam in chats (e.g., Skype or chatroulete);
  • Recording webcam videos and taking pictures with webcam effects are also supported.

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System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ Windows Server 2008 (x32/ x64)


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File Size:

21.3 MB



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Been using MagicCamera on my laptop ever since the proprietary HP webcam software crashed and MagicCamera appeared on GOTD. So nice when something actually works. The fx work in combination, they're very tweakable, and you can save them out.

Reply   |   Comment by Orfil  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Win7 64-bit
--Downloaded, unzipped to folder, double-clicked Setup.exe.
--Got UAC screen: clicked Yes
--Got little GAOTD screen; clicked Close
--Got little GAOTD "Successfully activated"; Closed
--Got "Magic Camera 8.8.7 activated — what next?" page
--but no installation process or installation

Temporarily turned off virus protection; same thing.
Third time lucky; installed and activated
--During installation, it tried to configure Roxio CinePlayer (I have Roxio 2011 Creator Pro), then failed because I didn't have (or it couldn't find) the Roxio installation disk; cancelled Roxio stuff.
--Each time I run it, brings up UAC screen (trying to write into Program Files (x86), tries to configure Roxio CinePlayer again, and brings up the WebCam configuration screen again.
--Got it working and configured to my Logitech camera. While playing with it, somehow invoked "Capture Window and couldn't get out of that. Finally figured out that clicking on "WebCam" again takes it out of "Screen Capture" mode.
--Seems to work ok, sort of. So far, some of the Scenes have black backgrounds instead of the promised scene, and it seems to freeze often; have to exit Magic Camera and re-open it. Looks interesting--thanks GAOTD. I'll keep playing with it, I think.

Reply   |   Comment by Howard  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Tried on win 8.1, installation was quick and painless but when run it couldn't detect any of the three webcams none of which are anything special which makes today's offering useless and overpriced. The price given is for the family licence, the standard licence is about half the price. Uninstalled

Reply   |   Comment by Lenny  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

So disappointed that many have had problems with this program; the grandchildren have loved the crazy videos that are possible to make while using it.

My tests in XP and Windows 7 have had no problems and so if you can get it to work please do, kids love playing with it.

Have managed to create videos very quickly and easily that to do in a full video editor would be extremely difficult and time-consuming.

It is not meant to produce professional standard videos but ones are more than acceptable for most people.

And to my little band of followers who mark me down whatever I say, thanks it is nice to be noticed. :-)

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

installed ok win 8.1 shut program off, had process monitor in background & realized that program never shut off !!! what up. is it dangerous??

Reply   |   Comment by Denis Watier  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Installation: fast without any problem. 40MB. Program makes thrue what it promises. Worked well with Skype.
I' ve seen no bugs, any unnecesary popup or warning on my Win7 Prof.

Reply   |   Comment by erina  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Don't bother with this one. I have WIN 7 64bit. It would work, then it did not, then work again. VERY buggy! When it did work it would not record, only take snaps. Yes, I followed the instructions to download the "Proper codec", and I received 3 extra programs. Including something from Lavasoft that took over my home page and provided me with the added bonus of popups! This could be a real nice program, if it worked and I didn't get extras. Just wasted the past hour removing it and the "bonus programs". I will be running malwarebytes, so see if there are anymore extras.

Don't have a bad morning with this one!

Reply   |   Comment by Crazy Denny  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Crazy Denny
Sophos nor Malwarebytes nor PanderCloud have ever reported any problems with this software on my machine.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

my thoughts
here we probably experience one of the classic problems of an application not specifically adapted to Win10 drivers, and with yet another false representation of asking price by GOTD hardly worth trying out.
My Cyberlink webcam software also offers some gimmicks but (infantile) gimmicks and professional results somehow don't belong together.

Reply   |   Comment by Sigrid.DE  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

If it helps at all in light of problems others are reporting, this is older video tech using VFW [Video For Windows] with a kernel mode virtual webcam driver, mcdevice.sys -- you can set the app not to use it through the Tools menu -> Manage Virtual Webcam Device, though I don't know how much that'll help, as mileage may vary. Webcam compatibility will also vary, again because it's older tech -- I'd guess cheaper webcams using more generic drivers might be more compatible.

That said, after monitoring installation in my XP Mode VM [it seems right at home in XP BTW], I didn't see anything truly horrible happen, though because of the driver it wouldn't be a bad idea to backup or at least set a Restore Point. It removed several video related drivers & files, replacing them with the identical drivers & files -- the only thing added by the app was that driver I mentioned, mcdevice.sys, though the process added 1343 new registry entries [that number would likely be higher in 7-10, assuming you got it to install].

Note that in case of problems Windows adds the Last Known Good option to the optional boot menu where you see Safe Mode. [Getting to that menu can be more difficult with devices that only have one copy of Windows 10 installed -- you can use EasyBCD to add a more-or-less dummy option to the boot menu, which will cause the boot menu to display (for the number of seconds you set), & that makes it easy to get to Safe Mode etc.]

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

As a as a matter of interest it works well with a reasonably modern web camera, namely Logitech C270 HD Webcam without any difficulties in XP.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

I downloaded, installed and registered the last offered version from the site which is "8.8.4 New", however after installation it is version is 8.8.5. On the other side the free version offered is 8.8.7. Anyway, the program is not intuitive, it is buggy and pops up lots of warnings. Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Luis  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

will not install on my win 10 64bit, locks it up

Reply   |   Comment by buckoooo  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

W10, 64-bit. The installation process was buggy - the first time, it locked my machine up and I had to restart. The second time, it seemed to go OK, and asked me to restart the program. When I did so, the program said that there were some errors, and that I would have to re-register. By this time, I was sick of it, and uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by David J Wilson  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Have used this program for a number of years and it is one of my favourites, the grandchildren love the weird and strange videos I have created using it.

It sat on my computer for quite a long time without being used; the interface has a somewhat childish look about it, don't be deceived!

On opening on the top right it says WebCam when you select this or window to the right contains a drop-down list of option, my WebCam comes under USB video device.

The WebCam image that appears can now have effects added to it, this is why it is called magic.
Combinations of effects can be created and a video recording or snapshots can be made.

I sent a video I had made to an acquaintance who does a lot of video work and he thought I had bought a high end video editor because of the effects.

A very clever piece of programming in which you can add your own effects, for instance you can add your own background to the image being viewed, also you can modify effects, in fact just too many clever little features to be able to mention them all.

Just get it!

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Up and running on Windows 7 without any difficulty. :-)

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Magic Camera crashes on my computer windows 8.1, uninstalled

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Magic Camera 8.8.7 did not work on my comp. Did not find the webcam. Magic Camera is now uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Leif Ehnström  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
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