The new CyberLink YouCam is the perfect companion for your online video chats, supporting Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, or Skype. Think of all the laughs you'll have with your family and friends when combining your webcam with the special effects provided by CyberLink YouCam.
Better Images with TrueTheater
TrueTheater technology and support for HD let you create and record high quality videos and image snapshots. Apply the best lighting for conditions and clean up your webcam image at the click of a button.
New Interactive Screen Effects
Rose petals, confetti, snowflakes – don't just let them fall on you - interact with them! New particle effects with image detection collect on edges and wait for you to brush them away with a wave of your hand.
Amazing Augmented Reality
One of the most exciting new technologies around – Augmented Reality lets you interact with virtual 3D-objects right in your video preview window. Showcase your photos in a way you never did before.
See yourself with new eyes. Now you have even more choices to create the doppelgänger that’s right for you, then sit back and watch YouCam's facial tracking technology accurately map your facial expressions.
Tons More Effects at DirectorZone
Download additional effects for Augmented Reality, Avatars, backgrounds, particles and much more at CyberLink’s online community DirectorZone. You can also upload your own creations for other YouCam users to enjoy.
The Art of Online Sharing
Directly share videos and photos with family or friends thousands of miles away on Facebook or YouTube, the world's fastest growing online platforms. Simply record with abandon and snap away. Upload when you're done.
No matter what your business is, YouCam 4 comes in handy. Presentation tools, efficient file sharing and screen capture mode help you increase efficiency and productivity.
Knock, knock! Who’s there? Increase security at home with YouCam's built-in surveillance features, including automatic recording when motion is detected, as well as automatic e-mail notification.
Support for Multi-Touch Devices
Get in touch with YouCam’s GUI, supported by the latest touch-enabled hardware and Windows 7 touch features. YouCam enables interaction via multi-touch and easy gestures.
Here are some key features of "CyberLink YouCam":
Amazing Augmented Reality:
· A synthesis of the real world and the virtual, Augmented Reality is the hottest technology around since it began appearing in Hollywood movies like Iron Man II. This new technology enables you to enhance reality with virtual computer-generated imagery.
Interaction with 3D Objects:
· YouCam 4 can magically conjure virtual objects on your hand, or body in real time. Print out a marker then let the advanced pattern recognition technology do its work, interacting with whichever 3D object you've selected and integrating it into the webcam video window. Just hold the pattern marker in front of the camera and it will be replaced by a 3D object in the right perspective and the appropriate size. You have to try it to believe it!
Spice Up Your Videos:
· Choose from a variety of objects that can magically appear in the palm of your hand. A snow ball, a carousel, or a bunch of flowers. Amaze your friends with a completely new way to liven up your webcam chats and move your online communication to a new level.
· Can't find an avatar to fit your personality or mood? With YouCam 4 this is no longer a problem. The new avatar creation feature lets you put together fun creations to express yourself using a wide variety of facial and accessory components.
Create your own Avatar:
· Want to create a personalized avatar? Now you have even more ways to create the new you for video chats. With YouCam’s graphic components you can create avatars that resemble your friends, family and … of course yourself. Choose from a wide range of accessories to decorate your very own avatar. Mix and match – with YouCam 4 the possibilities are endless.
· And if you prefer not to create your own avatar, or if you're just looking for inspiration, check out YouCam 4's ready-made avatars. Go extraterrestrial, merry and jolly, war monger or fuzzy and cute. With YouCam's facial tracking technology, express yourself and watch as your cyberspace twin does the same! Nod vigorously, shake your head side-to-side, or raise your eyebrows in delight.
Interactive Particle Effects:
· Rose petals, snowflakes, confetti…don’t just let it passively rain on you, you can now also interact with it. Object particles settle on edges and borders and can be wiped away by you with a quick flick of your hand.
· Get your head in the game with YouCam's new headgear gadgets. Fun comes naturally to your chats with 25 virtual accessories! You can even role-play as the wicked witch of Westwick, NYC cop, or a royal highness.
· Wishing to make the scene? With YouCam 4's new scenic effects, travel the world while you chat online! From New York to Paris, metro stations to a Polaroid, your buddies will never know where you'll end up.
Emotional Stamping & Stomping:
· Take control over your online emotions when chatting and recording live. More than a random display of feelings, make a mark and stamp YouCam 4's emotional effects on any part of the screen.
Video Recording Themes:
· Record video cards for birthdays and other events. Automatically create a themed-video with YouCam to commemorate a special occasion online. Once that day arrives, email, upload to Facebook or publish on YouTube.
Filter, Distortion & Frame Effects:
· Frame Effects - Just like a photo frame, these effects embellish your photos or videos. Choose a style to match your style of conversation.
· Filter Effects - Change the tone of the conversation and your mug by using popular TV-like effects.
· Distortion Effects - Warp online reality using YouCam's mesmerizing range of 11 distortion effects. Better than funhouse mirrors ever were.
· Touch Enabled - Now you can use YouCam’s support for touch-sensitivity to move a distortional effect around on the screen just with the tip of your finger.
Upload Videos & Photos Directly to Facebook:
· Available in YouCam 4, directly share videos and photos with family or friends thousands of miles away on Facebook, one of the world's fastest growing social network sites. Simply record with abandon and snap away. Upload when you're done.
Post Widescreen Videos on YouTube:
· Get ready to broadcast yourself with a new array of publishing options on YouTube, the world's most popular video sharing site. You can upload videos using traditional standard/letterbox (4:3) size or using new widescreen (16:9) sizes depending on your recording device.
Showcase Your Videos on DirectorZone.com:
· With thousands of effects available for you to download for free from DirectorZone.com, you can show how you use them by posting your videos to DirectorZone.com too. YouCam lets you automatically post to DirectorZone.com as part of the process of uploading videos to YouTube.
· CyberLink’s highly advanced TrueTheater Technology is now also available for YouCam. Now you can play center stage while TrueTheater puts you in the right light. Just click on the TrueTheater activation button and new video enhancement possibilities will open up for you. Auto-adjust the lighting and sharpness with TrueTheater Lighting and TrueTheater Denoise; use the slider to apply the level of noise reduction, contrast, brightness and image enhancement you prefer.
Facial Tracking Technology:
· Grin like a Cheshire cat. Nod in approval. Bob your head from side-to-side. YouCam's sophisticated facial tracking technology locates your face accurately for applying headgear gadgets, avatars and cool effects.
· And when you're ready to go live, no need for a complicated studio setup nor a grouchy cameraman. With facial tracking technology, YouCam hones in on the star of the show automatically—You! Every head movement will be recognized and tracked with auto zooming, regardless of you switching positions.
· Auto zooming: Automatically identifies your face and zooms in/out (max. 4x) depending on your location in the shot
· Automatic lighting correction: When recording conditions aren't optimal, utilize YouCam's automatic correction for poor lighting. Camera! Action!
· Scheduled recording: For recording at a later time, try YouCam's scheduled recording. Just position your webcam correctly, adjust light accordingly, and let YouCam do the rest. You may also set time-lapse recording at regular intervals.
· Recording sound: Add audio to your recordings. Before capturing audio, set your audio capture resolution and quality.
Record with HD Webcams:
· YouCam supports all the major HD webcams on the market today at 1280 x 800 resolution and above.
· Improved image quality: Create better recorded videos and photo snapshots
· Refined facial tracking technology: HD webcams allow for better tracking and recognition of facial reactions.
· Mirror Mode in HD: You'll experience a significant enhancement in Mirror Mode before your live presentation
Share Your Ideas More Clearly:
· Use your instant messenger software to make live presentations and share PowerPoint (PPT) files easily. While messaging online, you can communicate ideas with real-time sharing of photos, presentation files (PPT), and live PC desktop video capturing, for assisting your audience with step-by-step procedures.
More Live Presentation Tools:
· Brush and Stamp Tools Library - For emphasizing special points, mark directly on live video, photos or presentation files. This way you can highlight and write as you go without affecting the recording or your presentation.
· Color Boards - Alter background color by inserting any of the 32 color boards for mimicking a start screen, jotting down points orfreehand drawing.
· Mirror Mode - Before starting a live presentation, YouCam's Mirror Mode is a convenient way to check your appearance before the recording begins.
Desktop Capture Mode:
· Create easy-to-follow demos for illustrating software operation or step-by-step tutorials with YouCam's desktop capture mode.
· And if security is a concern, either at work or at home, you can use your webcam and YouCam 4's built-in surveillance features to keep an eye on what's going on. Settings allow you to automatically activate recording when any kind of motion is detected, YouCam will begin to record video and that video will be promptly emailed to you.
· Supporting the latest touch-enabled hardware and Windows 7 touch features, YouCam's new interface design supports multi-touch interaction enabling online activity to feel more intimate. Get in touch with your emotions as you work with features and effects directly on the screen. With YouCam's larger-than-life effects, you'll never be at a loss for words (or emotions) again.
· Jot down notes and draw directly during a live presentation
· Apply effects directly via touch
· Stamp emotion stamps on any area of the screen
· Move distortion effects with your finger
· Not only can you use YouCam 4 to help share live presentation and PowerPoint files more easily, but on touch-enabled devices you can use your finger to draw attention to certain aspects or highlight areas of the presentation you're referring to just as you would on a whiteboard.
· Now you're not just limited to the built-in distortions. Move them around by touch to create an almost endless number of hilarious new effects to entertain yourself and your friends with.
· Whether you prefer seeing a "mirrored" or "un-mirrored" image of whatever you're pointing your webcam at, YouCam makes flipping between the two as simple as swiping your finger horizontally across the screen. Or go vertical for a different view on things.
· With tens of thousands of additional effects, frames, avatars, and scenes available on DirectorZone it can become difficult to keep track of your favorites. Now you can reorganize everything at the touch of a finger.
· DirectX 9 or above
· Memory 512 MB (1 GB recommended)
· CPU: Intel Pentium D 3.0 GHz, AMD Athlon 64 3200+ or above
· HDD Space 1 GB required
· VGA Card Intel 945 (Independent graphics card recommended)
· Device Webcam (built-in or external USB)
· Other Software: Instant messaging software with video communication functions, such as Windows Live Messenger, Skype, Yahoo Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger.
· 30 days trial
· Nag screen