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CyberLink YouCamfor Windows

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Video calling can get boring, so why not spice it up and look like an alien or Santa? In Cyberlink Youcam, you can do just that with all of the major messaging apps.

Live video editing

Get more from your webcam, add special effects, spice up powerpoint presentations, and edit pictures all in one place.

Cyberlink Youcam is a great tool for anyone who uses their webcam often. There are a variety of edits to apply, including the ability to change your background. You can quickly apply clip-art and comic book effects as well as dress yourself up in hats and fake beards without stopping the call. If you want more effects, these are available for download.

In addition to editing, there is also a surveillance utility, one that can help you keep an eye on your property without spending a fortune. You can set up multiple webcams instead of a CCTV operation, and the app will stream it to you from anywhere.

The application can support HD video and has scenery effects to match. With a little bit of practice and a good setup, no one will be able to tell that you aren’t actually in an enchanted forest or secret laboratory. But without careful editing, the effects may end up looking a bit artificial  and weird.

The installation process does take a while, so you can’t install this right before a group call to impress your friends. This product is great for PC's but you can also utilize its features for mobile phones for those who enjoy taking pictures and want to edit them on the fly. Please note at times the effects aren’t blended well with the person in the video, creating a cheesy look to the video stream.

Where can you run this program?

This application can be installed on computers running Windows 7 and later operating systems.

Is there a better alternative?

No, Cyberlink Youcam is one of the best webcam add-ons available, but there are alternatives if your preferences differ. ManyCam is another popular choice and offers many of the same features witha different layout.

Our take

This is a great software for anyone frequently making video calls or aspiring to become an internet star. The program does cost a bit but is worth it.

Should you download it?

Yes, if you are often vid chatting and want to spice it up or add personality to your live streams then this is an absolute must-have.

CyberLink YouCamfor Windows

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