CyberLink YouCam

CyberLink YouCam

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.2219
  • Total Downloads:
    5,535,686
  • Date Added:
    February 08, 2013
  • 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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"Why should you pay for something you already did..."

April 18, 2013  |  By NCMan66

 |  Version: CyberLink YouCam 5.0.2219

Pros

Alright additions if you are tech savvy.. which I am anything but. What I was able to figure out was pretty good.

Cons

That it is a stinking trial version only ! ! !

Summary

The major downside to the whole sordid affair, is having to pay for something that you already purchased, when you bought and paid for the computer, it came installed already. It would NOT have been done so without Cyberlink's express knowledge that it was being included with the computers from the manufacturers. This whole sorry affair sucks the BIG one... majorly ! The so called outdated youcam works fine as it is an I will stay with that.. unless and until Cyberlink gets its collective head out of its hind end, and make the upgrade free to the owners of computers who bought it preinstalled. Until then, Cyberlink... Get BENT !

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0.2219
  • 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 February 08, 2013
Date Added February 08, 2013
Version 5.0.2219
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Webcam Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
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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