ArcSoft WebCam Companion 4.0.20.365

Good webcam recording software that works with most brands

  • Category:

    Webcam

  • Version:

    4.0.20.365

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Trial version
  • Vote:
    6.6 (184)

To make a webcam more interesting, you can pair it with a companion software program like ArcSoft WebCam Companion. This program provides some fun, extra features when paired with a webcam that you use frequently. It also has a serious side too.

At its most basic, the ArcSoft WebCam Companion will take photos and videos, save them, email or print them. There's even a feature that will upload them directly to YouTube if you want. Once you've taken the photos, you can make some interesting tweaks to them.

3D and HD

With the companion, you can capture amazing 3D images for a truly unique picture. You can also take video in high definition. They will be very detailed and high resolution images that can instantly be uploaded to YouTube's 3D channel. The 3D feature might take some time to learn but the process is quite simple. Choose the depth of the image and whether it should be anaglyph or checkerboard. You can instantly see the results to make changes.

Hands-Free Capture

When you're standing in front of the webcam, you won't have to lean forward to click any buttons. This makes it easier to capture photos. Flashing the V sign for victory will instantly trigger the capture button. Once the webcam sees a face and the V sign, it snaps the picture.

Morphing and Filters

There are fun frames and morphs that you can play with when you capture a photo. You can insert your photo into many fun environments seamlessly. There's a setting that allows you to upload your own template and insert a picture too.

Editing

There are easy to use editing options like brightness and contrast. They are quite intuitive and allow the user to make simple adjustments to enhance great photos into stunning images. It has a flip control, resize, crop and lighting controls too.

Security

The webcam companion works with motion detection technology so it can be used for home security. Whenever the webcam detects motion it can capture a clear photo. You can set the program to alert you by email if it turns on and captures a picture for any reason.

Pros

  • 3D functions and direct upload to YouTube's 3D channel
  • Security monitoring for capturing unknown activity
  • Deep customization for picture quality

Cons

  • Not a lot of choice for preselected frames
  • Could use more image editing options

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