CyberLink YouCam

CyberLink YouCam

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 147 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0
  • Total Downloads:
    5,535,686
  • Date Added:
    July 28, 2011
  • File Size:
    1.34MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    12,678
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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CyberLink YouCam 5 is a Webcam manager that not only manages your installed Webcams and feeds but also lets you jazz them up with cool effects, avatars, gadgets, and so on. YouCam includes productivity tools for making presentations, tutorials, and instructional videos. It records HD video, and its TrueTheater feature enhances them. You can add special effects to your Webcam feed, and even download unlimited free effects from DirectZone. New features include Face Login, which uses facial-recognition technology to access your PC and Web sites like Facebook and Amazon. CyberLink YouCam 5 is free to try for 15 days.

CyberLink YouCam downloads via the CyberLink Downloader, which wouldn't let us download YouCam until we'd downloaded an updated version of the downloader! But the downloader includes MD5 checking, so it's worth the extra clicks. After selecting a destination folder, we were finally able to download and install YouCam, only to find a nag screen waiting. We clicked Try Now, and eventually YouCam's attractive, dark-toned interface opened. Moments later, our Webcam view appeared in the main window, followed by a side panel of Visual Effects.

The image quality was good, given the limitations of our Netbook and Webcam; both decent but unspectacular performers on their own. Applying effects couldn't be easier: click the one you want, and YouCam loads it. We clicked one that resembled a cinema marquee with multiple windows, each displaying our camera feed. YouCam has a whole menu full of effects: Scenes, Frames, Filters and Particles, Gadgets, Avatars, Emoticons, Distortions, and Augmented Reality, which involves drawing or printing a pattern, displaying it on the Webcam, and then selecting effects. YouCam can also create standard Presentations as well as those using Desktop Capture data and Dual-Video Presentations. The Utilities tab includes a Mirror feature, Video Surveillance (with motion detection recording) and Face Login, which is a great idea, but only works with Internet Explorer. The TrueTheater enhancement feature let us fine-tune the picture.

Of course, CyberLink YouCam 5 also captures video and still images, manages your camera and audio sources, and has other functions. If you use your Webcam a lot, it might be the tool you need.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of CyberLink YouCam 5.0.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.8

    out of 24 votes

    • 5 star 5
    • 4 star 4
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 7
  • All Versions

    3.0

    out of 147 votes

    • 5 star 43
    • 4 star 22
    • 3 star 19
    • 2 star 21
    • 1 star 42
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2 stars

"Very basic, but they took away the instant photo option"

November 26, 2012  |  By sahd0w

 |  Version: CyberLink YouCam 5.0

Pros

I don't know.. it was the software that came with my laptop.

Cons

They took away the timer option for photos in the recent update. You can't change the timer from 3 seconds now. I used to just take pictures with no time delay, not it's forced on you.

Summary

I'm trying to find a new program to use. I don't care much for this one.

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5 stars

"Amazing program."

November 25, 2012  |  By yehia55

 |  Version: CyberLink YouCam 5.0

Pros

Wonderful effects ... Makes video chatting a joy ... I also love the Windows account login feature.

Cons

Nothing to mention.

Summary

If you don't have it, grab a copy right now, you will be happy you did.

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5 stars

"easy using"

November 15, 2012  |  By IAMSOYAMILKO

 |  Version: CyberLink YouCam 5.0

Pros

many effects, avatars, funny effects!

Cons

sometimes lagged....

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1 stars

"MADNESS!!! It does not even come on!!!"

October 10, 2012  |  By ChristannJ

 |  Version: CyberLink YouCam 5.0

Pros

None really!

Cons

It doesn't come on when i click on it.
Seriously, the entire program is a waste of time.

Summary

Do NOT think about upgrading to YouCam 5 because the current version refuses to come on. It worked for a while then suddenly stopped. I am disappointed.

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1 stars

"Just pure crap"

September 14, 2012  |  By Thatbozo

 |  Version: CyberLink YouCam 5.0

Pros

None to speak of

Cons

It does not work in windows7,and it will not update.I have it built into my laptop,but i can not use it.

Summary

Why should i pay twice for something that does not work?

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2 stars

"Requires de-install of OEM Software"

August 27, 2012  |  By jrmoore3

 |  Version: CyberLink YouCam 5.0

Pros

Did not install

Cons

1. required uninstall for HP MediaSmart Webcam (this is BAD)
2. difficult to remove Ad-ware tag along

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1 stars

"You buy ANIMATED COMMERCIAL if you buy cyberlink youcam"

June 09, 2012  |  By cnetim2

 |  Version: CyberLink YouCam 5.0

Pros

It is capable software for video camera, and many features that work nicely

Cons

There is an animated cyberlink commercial you hve to watch whenever you use cyberlink youcam, you cant turn it off! It is one of the most annoying down to your throat, advertising I've ever seen. They sold me their commercial! Whenever I want to use cyberlink youcam, I also have to watch this animated annoyance telling me buy more software from cyberlink. It takes my attention from what I am watching, can't turn it off and feels like this company is bullying me to buy more product. If you complain about this, you will lose your user support. This company has no respect for their users!

Summary

If it is OK for you to watch a commercial telling you to buy more software from cydberlink whenever you want to use cyberlink you cam, if it is OK to buy their commercial down to your throat, buy this product. Otherwise:

Do Not BUY THIS PEACE OF NAZI SOFTWARE!

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2 stars

"cyberlink youcam kinds sucks"

May 29, 2012  |  By jeh101

 |  Version: CyberLink YouCam 5.0

Pros

built-in software for laptop

Cons

needs updating quite often
bad quality of pictures
bad quality of functions
slows PC down with features that aren't worth it

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2 stars

"nothing good yet"

May 28, 2012  |  By fuegomig22

 |  Version: CyberLink YouCam 5.0

Pros

none compared with the old version

Cons

too much yunk and nothing out of the normal, just waste your time when you download this version.

Summary

too bad specially for the price, no recomended.

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5 stars

"apa yahhhhhh???"

May 21, 2012  |  By rirhy_chubby

 |  Version: CyberLink YouCam 5.0

Pros

nggak tau!

Cons

nggak tau!

Summary

nggak tau!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0
  • Use new Face Login to access your PC and online sites like Facebook and Amazon.
  • Play with 100s of fun features including Augmented Reality, avatars, interactive effects, and gadgets.
  • Record super smooth HD videos and enhance them with TrueTheater.
  • Create effective presentations and tutorials with a host of productivity tools.
  • Download unlimited free effects from DirectorZone.
General
Publisher CyberLink
Publisher web site http://www.cyberlink.com
Release Date September 21, 2011
Date Added July 28, 2011
Version 5.0
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Webcam Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.34MB
File Name CyberLink_YouCam_Downloader.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,535,686
Downloads Last Week 12,678
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $44.95

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