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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Good
Average User Rating:
out of 4 votes out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.5 build 724
  • Total Downloads:
    18,194
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 12, 2018
  • Price:
    Free to try (Watermark on output); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    41.51MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    234
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

AlterCam adds all kinds of borders, overlays, and effects to your webcam feed, including cool new animated effects. It can distribute your webcam feed to as many programs as you like without error messages or conflicts. AlterCam works with your other video capture devices and feeds, too, and it even records desktop video. Updates in Version 1.8 include animated GIF compatibility, new animated overlays, and three "experimental" functions.

Pros

Driverless: AlterCam doesn't replace your webcam's drivers or add its own since it doesn't have any, so there's no rebooting, resetting, or driver conflicts.

Experimental features: The Tricks tab offers three beta features: Transparency by Color, ChromaKey, and Transparency by Background.

Previews: We could preview effects in before-and-after views that also let us change colors and set effects thresholds.

Animated overlays: Penguins, frogs, Santas, and more can add motion and activity to static feeds, or just make ordinary feeds more fun.

Cons

Bells and whistles: Webcam enhancements are fun but can get out of hand, and programs like AlterCam sometimes make it too easy to "overfeed" your feeds with resource-gobbling animations.

Beta bugs: The experimental features were occasionally difficult to turn off or reset, and some seemed to cause the program to balk, especially in previews.

Bottom Line

AlterCam is easy to use and has a nice mix of fun resources and effects. Freeware with similar capabilities is available, but you can try AlterCam before committing.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of AlterCam 2.0 build 110.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.5 build 724
Version 4.5 build 724 changes:
  • added new effects: Chromatic aberration, Stained Glass, Waves
  • double click in the status bar resolution area sets preview area to 1:1 scale
  • fixed several issues
General
Publisher Bolide Software
Publisher web site http://www.bolidesoft.com
Release Date April 12, 2018
Date Added April 12, 2018
Version 4.5 build 724
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Webcam Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 41.51MB
File Name altercam-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 18,194
Downloads Last Week 234
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Watermark on output
Price $29.95
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