ArcSoft WebCam Companion

ArcSoft WebCam Companion

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 29 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0
  • Total Downloads:
    734,499
  • Date Added:
    February 08, 2011
  • File Size:
    75.2MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,402
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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Webcam utilities come in several flavors. Some emphasize the security angle by monitoring several cameras at once, much like a CCTV system. Others have a different objective: fun. ArcSoft's WebCam Companion 4 definitely falls into the second group. This shareware Webcam manager not only handles your Webcams but also edits and adds cool stuff to your video feeds, such as masks and text. It can capture 3D and HD video and still images, and it makes it easy to share everything on Facebook, Twitter, and other Web sites. But that doesn't mean WebCam Companion doesn't also make an excellent security and surveillance tool since it also includes motion detection, face recognition, and other advanced monitoring features. WebCam Companion 4 is free to try for 30 days.

WebCam Companion showed a nag screen when we started the program, and also a countdown displaying the number of days left in our free trial period in the title bar. It has a sleek, attractive interface with an up-to-date brushed-metal look. The main window opened to the program's Home page, an uncluttered row of icons accessing all of the important features: Capture, for configuring and managing our Webcam, video card, and other settings; Masque, which lets you morph your face into other faces; Fun Frame, which can autocapture images and video by detecting poses; Edit, which accesses a wizard-based video editor; Monitor, which can detect faces and motion; and More Applications, for adding and managing new Modules and Applications. Each feature is also available on the toolbar, along with the program's Settings and quick 2D and 3D capture buttons.

WebCam Companion's wizard-based features made quick work of setting up our Webcam, with plenty of configuration options, but there's also a wizard-within-a-wizard to make things easier still, plus a comprehensive browser-based Help file that answered all our questions. While this program is widely compatible, users with more processing power and better graphics cards will achieve better results when handling HD and 3D video. Needless to say, we were getting pretty silly pretty quick with our Webcam feed with WebCam Companion 4. Bet you will, too!

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Arcsoft WebCam Companion 4.0.

 
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5 stars

"DISCOUNT COUPON found today"

June 24, 2014  |  By RonnyAtkinson

 |  Version: ArcSoft WebCam Companion 4.0

Pros

This is very easy to use and will you can record videos of yourself with your webcam from your computer without going online and save them as well.
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Cons

None so far.

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2 stars

"Does not run well in Win 7"

April 03, 2014  |  By tejasmed

 |  Version: ArcSoft WebCam Companion 4.0

Pros

Not much to like

Cons

Was included with webcam. Only portions of program will work in Win 7. When recording, the video is not in sync with sound. When you try to click on camera controls, the system crashes.

Summary

Totally unusable in Win 7 to be a reliable video or sound recorder. As far as any effects? Bloat ware They have a long way to go to make this worth spending any money for.

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4 stars

"windows can be resized."

August 26, 2013  |  By Gigabyte11

 |  Version: ArcSoft WebCam Companion 4.0

Pros

Works with my camera.

Cons

not free. Price isn't too bad, though.

Summary

I needed this software to replace the webcam software that came with my camera, which couldn't be resized.

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4 stars

"Decent, originally came with laptop, upgrade better."

January 31, 2012  |  By Joe-Daddy4200

 |  Version: ArcSoft WebCam Companion 4.0

Pros

better than old version in every way, though i rarely use either

Cons

My cam is a built-in VAIO laptop camera, no good either way you look at it, no matter what software I use it with.

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5 stars

"A Lot of Fun in a Simple, Straightforward Package"

November 25, 2011  |  By swanjame

 |  Version: ArcSoft WebCam Companion 4.0

Pros

I have had more that a few laughs in the few days that I have had this program. Works great with Windows 7 64-bit.

Cons

No cons. Oh, the basic version is what I have, but I am strongly tempted to pay the additional $20.00 for the add-on features. The total package is a bit pricey but what the heck.

Summary

I got Arcsoft Showbiz 3.5 (an obsolete program) bundled with a video capture device. The purchase led to a good deal on this program. The Showbiz 3.5 is a solid little program that does the job, so I decided to jump on the WebCam Companion 4.0 offer. I'm glad I did.

Updated on Apr 29, 2012

I enjoy the basic Webcam Companion but the extra-cost add-on, Magic-I, will not run on my Windows 7 system. Multiple reinstallations, and multiple conversations with Arcsoft, have been fruitless. Magic-I has been, for me, a waste of time and money.

Jim

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1 stars

"update to my software"

October 28, 2011  |  By jallywally

 |  Version: ArcSoft WebCam Companion 4.0

Pros

it was an upgrade

Cons

it was only a tryout

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5 stars

"Fun to work with and good interface."

August 04, 2011  |  By EONELISATION

 |  Version: ArcSoft WebCam Companion 4.0

Pros

Neat Software
Tidy
Doesn't keep alerting you on startup
Good Interface, Easy to understand

Cons

It would've been better if it had more update and with special packages.

Summary

This companion is very useful for editing your webcam's settings while talking face-to-face with someone. Other companions (or some other) require you to not be using the webcam or else you would not be able to set up your webcam (gamma, saturation,etc.) while talking to someone or using it.

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5 stars

"works well with windows 7 64 bit"

July 01, 2011  |  By ekrinsky1

 |  Version: ArcSoft WebCam Companion 4.0

Pros

Keep up the good work !

Cons

None None None

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1 stars

"i would stay away from this download"

June 21, 2011  |  By momike666

 |  Version: ArcSoft WebCam Companion 4.0

Pros

im not sure that ive encountered any yet

Cons

this program has the worst picture quality, and has very limited effects,.. and i dont like it

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1 stars

"arcsoft web companion 3"

April 29, 2011  |  By ianmccully

 |  Version: ArcSoft WebCam Companion 4.0

Pros

at least ten characters as there is nothing good or bad it is sh&^%

Cons

none it is absolutely a waste of time

Summary

Imho stay clear of this piece of sh^%$ as you will be better off getting yamcam or something other than this , as i had it on windows 7 and all i was getting was a video of me but a high pitched screeching behind the video , so it was no use , emailed customer service and they asked me to make sure i had installed it correctly lol if i didnt it wouldnt have worked in the first place but as the guy or lass above said about customer service i agree 100% imho we should vote with our feet or money as when they dont make money then they will sit up and take notice and fix the problem they have with this software.

stay clear you have been warned

this is what i received from the customer services department

ear Ian,

thank you for contacting us.

Can you please tel us more about your problem?

Make sure that is propely isntalled.

Try on an other PC.

Kind regards,
Tania Jimenez
Customer Care Operator

I: www.trust.com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ianmccully@gmail.com [mailto:ianmccully@gmail.com]
> Sent: zondag 16 januari 2011 22:11
> To: support-en
> Subject: Trust 1101-1621-1112 - EN - 16530 - Widescreen HD Webcam [pfCase:130076, pfTicket:5177009]
>
> -- USER -------------------
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> Reason : Other
> Email : ianmccully@gmail.com
> Date : 1/16/2011
> Time : 10:11 PM
> OS: Windows 7
> Artnr : 16530
> Descr : Widescreen HD Webcam
> Ref.no : 1101-1621-1112
>
> -- INFORMATION ------------
>
> Hi
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> I am trying to make a video on web companion 3 which isn't letting me do this, i only get a buzzing when i play my video back , please can you tell me what is wrong thanks for all your help
>
> appreciated
>
> thanks
>
> ian

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher ArcSoft
Publisher web site http://www.arcsoft.com
Release Date February 08, 2011
Date Added February 08, 2011
Version 4.0
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Webcam Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 75.2MB
File Name webcamcompanion4_retail_tbyb_all.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 734,499
Downloads Last Week 1,402
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $39.99

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