I just recently came across Webcam Max a new utility for your webcam needs. At first when I saw this I thought that it was just a gimmicky software application to use for just having some fun when chatting to you friends over an instant massaging program, however it’s more than that it’s a tool to use with the online service ustream.com.
This is one cool application and I actually prefer to call it a tool because of all of the things that you can do with it. First of all lets start with the installation which was a breeze. Very simple, no odd configurations or questions. Just click install and the installer does the rest. Once installed all you have to do is set Webcam Max as the default capture utility for your webcam and off you go. Webcam Max has somewhere in the area of 2000 special effects that you can use in your cam image. Everything from a waving country flag in the corner to a cartoon superman body imposed on the screen with your face in the right place. Pretty cool stuff, but it doesn’t stop there. As I said before it is a tool. You can use this seamlessly with the online TV streaming site ustream.com. When broadcasting live online you can use Webcam Max to show your desktop as apposed to the live picture of yourself or whatever your streaming. That in itself is worth the money for this application especially if you plan on doing any kind of online tutorials or even live classes. You also have the ability to show images from any folder on your PC, so if you have a Office presentation that you need to share you can do that too. You can play videos and share a color pallet if you wanted to. You can also zoom in for super close-ups and of course you can record all of this. It makes it super easy to upload and share your videos with online services like You Tube. Oh yeah and you can even use a PinP feature.
Some other things you can do is apply various special effects like different mirror effects, multiple grids (Tile the live stream), you can use an embossing filter, fire shadows and many many others. As I said before you can use over 2000 special effects to enhance and make your broadcast more interesting. Also as I said earlier you can use this application with any IM application, everything from AIM to ICQ to Skype and everything in between.
The pricing for all of this is very extremely reasonable and I have to repeat myself here by saying that it is loaded with features. I really think this is the most feature rich program of this type. I have not seen anything else that even comes close and at a starting price of $19.99 it is a bargain. So don’t wait just go on over to Webcam Max and download the trial version (which does have a watermark and limited effects) and check it out for your self.