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Magic Camera 8.8.3 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Magic Camera 8.8.3

Magic Camera is a must-have webcam enhancing program for webcam chat and webcam effects.
$59.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 294 (45%) 359 (55%) 20 comments

Magic Camera 8.8.3 was available as a giveaway on October 21, 2014!

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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).

Key Features:

  • 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 ChatRoulette).
  • Recording webcam videos and taking pictures with webcam with effects are also supported.

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System Requirements:

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

Publisher:

Shining Morning Software

Homepage:

http://www.shiningmorning.com/

File Size:

25.7 MB

Price:

$59.95

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#20

@ #12 PhotoKey 6 Lite was a freebie not too long ago and I find it very easy and very precise! I'm a photographer and have used this tine and time again so I can get perfect backgrounds all the time.

Reply   |   Comment by Reecy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#19

installed to my win 8.1/64, says its registered on gotd, but prgm says it's unregistered.

Reply   |   Comment by shaarmila  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

This is a very nice product that adds creative fun to a webcam.
Additionally, the company provides a bonus of two freeware apps:
"YouTube Music Downloader" and "Green Free Viseo Converter"
at the pop-up link. Good marketing relations.
http://www.shiningmorning.com/installed-successfully2.php?v=8.8.3&s=OnSite_Away

Reply   |   Comment by AJ Cote  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#17

Just installed on my Win7 64bit with no trouble. Seems to work well. I use the free ManyCam and this seems to have many more effects. I will try it out more and get back.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve13209  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

This program is a lot of fun. I have downloaded some extra effects but how can I add them to the program?

Reply   |   Comment by gpc111  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

Thank you Karl and Giovanni for your helpful comments, especially todae. They really add value to GOTD when deciding if downloading is desired.

Happy Dae·

Reply   |   Comment by Happy Dae  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

I'm not the "have fun on camera" type myself but will install this on my daughters computer. ( she is eleven ) so I'm sure she could have some fun with this.

Thanks GOTD/Shining Morning software!

I love the concept it has after playing around with it some. This is great for the youngsters. I can somehow imagine even some gamers getting a good time using something like this while recording a gaming session.

Reply   |   Comment by AllisonWBrown  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#13

#12 Ron S

You need this it’s free.
http://www.flashintegro.com/free-video-editor

Any problems try looking for this on YouTube
VSDC Free Video Editor How to Completely Remove Green Screen

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#12

I will give this a try but what I’m looking for is a decent chroma key (green/screen) application.


Consider buying a Kinect ($25-$30 at your local pawn shop if you're lucky, maybe needs a power supply off eBay for another $5-$10) and use "Personify". Personify isn't cheap (which is why I recommend getting the Kinect from a pawn shop) but works really well (and includes all the drivers needed by the Kinect)

Reply   |   Comment by G  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#11

I will give this a try but what I'm looking for is a decent chroma key (green/screen) application.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron S  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-23)
#10

I can't get Magic Camera to work in all user accounts. The program works very nicely in the account which I used to install it, but, in other accounts, when I attempt to use any of the effects, I get the message, "Cannot Find the Path Specified." The program works very well in one account, but not in the other accounts on this machine. I've already taken some funny pictures which I'll post for the amusement of younger members of my family, but I'm going to uninstall Magic Camera. There's other software that will do what Magic Camera will do and will do it in all user accounts. Pity. This program would be very nice if it would only install properly. Failure to install properly seems to be a common problem with GAOTD software.

Reply   |   Comment by Walter Snodgrass  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#9

Installed and registered but encountered a slight problem with the tabs page containing face tracking, for some reason this clears itself later. Not sure but think this cleared when the program was started with the camera attached to the machine.

Have used the previous installation to capture images and video because its ease-of-use and the fact that the images produced have a very good overall exposure and colour balance.

My grandchildren live in an area where the postage is not particularly good so I make cards for them, this program has been helpful in that process.

Personally haven't much use for the effects even though they work well, showing a considerable amount of effort in developing them.

Grandchild's birthday in a few days so I'd better get to work creating a card, he's into plants at the moment so me being consumed by carnivorous plant will make him laugh, hopefully.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#8

Youngsters will love this. Nothing exceptional but gotta admit, that at least some part of it is fun amigo. Thanks for the giveaway.

Free alternatives:
* http://manycam.com/
* http://download.cnet.com/camfrog/

Enjoy!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Dorien Vader  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)
#7

Today's giveaway is a MUST HAVE TOOL if you love making funny video webcam effects (frames, filters etc...) with a virtual webcam.

It’s also able to capture your screen in order to take snapshots or record videos, as well as play videos and even simulate multiple webcams and then use them in different webcam applications.

So it’s not just for children, as somebody here said....^_^

THUMBS UP!

BEST FREE ALTERNATIVES

To add funny effects to webcam video for your live chats and recordings:

http://www.manycam.com.look-for.us
http://www.creative.com/mylivecam/howtos/article.aspx?id=70078&page=1
http://www.sillywebcam.com

To capture snapshots like a GURU:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Graphic-Capture/Portable-PicPick.shtml
http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/screenshotcaptor/index.html
http://www.bugshooting.com/Home/Features

To record videos from a webcam, digital camera, USB cameras, PCI capture card, or video input device, and then share them on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook etc...

http://www.free-screencast.com (ad supported app)

Enjoy!! ^_^

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni Mr FREE  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+115)
#6

For people who are looking for something more adult, professional and always free. I would go with OBS - Open Broadcaster Software. Have a look, this is software you can use for internet broadcasting and it works great once you learn how to use it.

There is a slight learning curve but certainly nothing that the average person would have trouble learning all the basics in a few hours time at most.

Reply   |   Comment by Shane Potter  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+34)
#5

I have this from a previous giveaway.
Only con I could find was it didn't play certain video files and required additional codecs to be downloaded on my computer last time around. I hope they have fixed this.
A lot of other options like manycams come with inbuilt codecs.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr All Rounder  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#4

Your comments are always enlightening @karl. Thanks. I'm 19 and I think I'll have some fun with this software. Some features seem childish but I think the developers knew that already. Its light-hearted fun and should be taken accordingly.

Reply   |   Comment by Ariel Johnston  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+76)
#3

Installed and registered without problems on a Win 8.1.2 Pro 64 bit system.

If the companies name is Shining Morning Software it MUST be Chinese. The same with red/blue/green Dragon or Wonderfox or The East Is Red...

The software wants to install a "virtual camera driver" from (digitally signed) Hefei Green Xin.

The software is mainly from August 2012, the MagicCam.exe, digitally signed from Anhui Green Xin is from December 2013.

A picture of an (imaginary) office building, no name&address but some links to other publications like:

http://www.shiningmorning.com/images/MagicCamera-popular-downloads-list-of-CNet.png

The good times are long ago. the demo videos on their side are from 2009 and 2010

Upon start a small resizable window opens. The software detects immediately my LogiTech Cam. And here we are.

The interface is crowed, in the options you can disable updates, select the video size, and five different scaling algorithm.

Among the main feature are :
Add funny masks, noses, hats, eyeglasses by webcam face tracking.

Ooops, I am sixty years to old for funny web cam pictures with red nose, or on the front page of the "Fortune" magazine (number 2 of frames).

You can download additional effects here :
http://download.shiningmorning.com/effects/top-rated.html

The effects are working. If you have children or grandchildren this may be fun. There are hundreds of effects, there is surely one effect especially for you... And if you don't find your special effect (the nose of your cat), you can add your own.

The software does, what it claims. I am sure a lot of people like this funny things. Take it, if you want to chat as your cat with red nose and a cowboy hat.

Uninstalled via reboot. I would have liked this software sixty years ago. Maybe.

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+182)
#2

installs well on my XPSP3. As I don't use webcam I tried it over a video file, not all effects are usable, some overlays do nothing or do not show up.

Reply   |   Comment by Adif  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#1

This was last given here in Dec 2012. You can read the comments here..

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/magic-camera/#more-36363

I don't do a whole lot if video chats and when I do, I'm not really looking for fun and games. I will need to check this more to see how useful these "1000+ video effects" will be. I just hope they are more useful rather than gimmicks. Either way I appreciate the opportunity to try this. Thank you GOTD team and Shining Morning Software.

Reply   |   Comment by dadams  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
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