Magic Camera

Magic Camera

Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 36 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.4.0
  • Total Downloads:
    3,836,944
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 21, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $23.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    16.71MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,378
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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1 stars

"Waste of time.."

May 06, 2010  |  By rmf919

 |  Version: Magic Camera 6.4.0

Pros

Frame rate selection for play video mode
Less resource intensive than webcam max
Nice GUI
Easy to use

Cons

The rest of the product (literally)

Summary

I could really care less about using effects, as the only thing I want to be able to do is stream games & movies at a reasonable frame rate. Doing this on any other virtual webcam software other than magic camera seems like a waste of time. Webcam max is too bloated and it causes my CPU to heat up too fast, and the frame rate is nothing to be proud of; and Super webcam only allows a limited frame rate for playing videos. Magic camera used to stream videos quite well, and I never once received a complaint from any of my stream viewers. Then in comes something that ends up plaguing virtually every decent program -- program updates. There is not one decent program that I've used that has not gone to absolute crap because the company felt the need to change something on their program; not once. And frankly, I think that's where magic camera is headed. First off, right out of the box, if you try to stream a certain area of your desktop, it gives you an error message saying that you need to download a codec. The website provided makes everything appear to be fine, but it's really not. You download the codec, follow the instructions given to configure the codec you've just downloaded and the same error message pops up. You can't stream specific video files, broadcast your own webcam -- anything. The software is basically unusable (for me, at least; and I've tested this on two computers). I'm thoroughly disappointed (and frustrated) with this new update and I hope shining morning takes the steps to make this software what it once was.

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4 stars

"Well worth checking out (I use it on XP_SP3)"

March 10, 2010  |  By L_Scott

 |  Version: Magic Camera 6.4.0

Pros

Magic Camera was a great treat compaired to programs like webcam which I still like. There are a lot of well thought out addins you can use and being a user of CamFrog Pro I found it integrated well. It also works with MSN Messenger Live.

Cons

Has various plugins to create different effects but you can not remove the plugins unless you actually visit the catagory the plugins are and clear them. There have been times where some of the plugins caused computer to freeze where I had to reboot.

Summary

I decided to register it, that is how much I liked it. I'm using XP Pro SP3 and generally have little or no problems with Magic Camera. There have been times though where I have managed to lock up my computer using several plugins at the same time. Other plugins can be very memory intensive and can really drag down the speed of the computer. YES it does work well with Camfrog Pro (I use the latest versions) and with MSN Messenger Live.
The only other thing which I consider a problem the plugin definitions and discriptions. Thy are a bit vague at times.

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5 stars

"the best cam.very userful software in webcam chat video"

January 08, 2010  |  By bsafi84

 |  Version: Magic Camera 6.4.0

Pros

i have found this software so funny you can play anything else is the greatest software i have see... in my life i would to thx who make this magic software

Cons

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5 stars

"The Best program for doing videos in chat"

December 01, 2009  |  By pappyjoe7

 |  Version: Magic Camera 6.4.0

Pros

I have found this program works as advertised where a couple others sure didn't

Cons

None that I have found

Summary

Very easy to use and no problems with it

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5 stars

"You ROCK! Guys."

September 25, 2009  |  By luckyCl

 |  Version: Magic Camera 6.4.0

Pros

This is the best virtual webcam software. I tried many programs before found it. Its multi-cam feature is exclusive.

Cons

Outstanding product. Very easy to use.

Summary

I like this software. I use it to broadcast
WoW game on justin.tv

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1 stars

"Terrible Software"

September 24, 2009  |  By IceDragonAL

 |  Version: Magic Camera 6.4.0

Pros

Lots of effects, multi-cams option

Cons

- Can't get it to work with camfrog
- Hard to add/remove the effects live
- Does not remember your playlist
- Crashes easily
- Lack of documentation
- Can't play real media videos despite codec installed

Summary

Coming from webcammax, I was caught by its multi-cam feature. But nothing seems to work properly and easily like webcammax. Sorry but I am going to pass on this software for now, maybe check on it again next year.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.4.0
Version 6.4.0 adds new effects and plug-ins.
General
Publisher ShiningMorning
Publisher web site http://www.shiningmorning.com
Release Date August 21, 2009
Date Added August 21, 2009
Version 6.4.0
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Webcam Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 16.71MB
File Name MCSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,836,944
Downloads Last Week 2,378
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $29.95

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