Download Webcam Video - Best Software & Apps

  • MyCam

    1.1.0.1

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    Platform
    Windows

    Easily take snapshots and record video with any webcam

    7
    739 votes
    • PROS: No installation required, Very easy to set up and use, Works with any webcam
    • CONS: Supports very few formats, Almost no configuration options
  • CyberLink YouCam

    build 0824 YCM 7 Essential

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    Platform
    Windows

    Spice up webcam chats, presentations, and more

    7
    2368 votes
    • PROS: Support for HD video and augmented reality, Works with most major messenger clients, Great background scenery effects, Expandable with downloadable effects, Includes surveillance and security tools
    • CONS: Effects sometimes look very superimposed, Installation takes a while, Photo apps only mainly useful on tablets
  • AMCap

    9.22

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    Platform
    Windows

    Capture video from your webcam and save to your hard drive

    6
    572 votes
    • PROS: Captures video right from your webcam, Dead simple
    • CONS: Video files take a lot of space, Doesn't support automated snapshots
  • Screencast-O-Matic

    2.1.8

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    Platform
    Windows

    Capture your PC screen on video

    7
    67 votes
    • PROS: Very fast, With webcam recording function
    • CONS: No video editing function or zoom
  • Microsoft Expression Encoder

    4.0.3210

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    Platform
    Windows

    Record webcam video and edit it

    6
    44 votes
    • PROS: Intutive interface, Edit webcam footage instantly, Plenty of codification options
    • CONS: Not many output formats, Few effects
  • SplitCam

    5.4.4.2

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    Platform
    Windows

    Use your webcam with multiple applications

    7
    203 votes
    • PROS: Means you don't have to close one program and open another using same video source, One webcam can serve mutliple messaging services
    • CONS: Becomes confusing communicating between different IM', Connection and setup can be lengthy
  • Active WebCam

    11.4

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Broadcast live video from your webcam

    7
    216 votes
    • PROS: Includes time stamps on video, Records password protected video clips, Includes audio broadcasting, Has a motion detection feature
    • CONS: User interface appears a bit dated, Occasional bugs freeze program up
  • PMPlayer

    7.3.0.0

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    Platform
    Windows

    Completely free media player to open all video sources including file, disc, url, webcam and other professional features.

    9
    259 votes
  • ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects

    2.0.0.65

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    Platform
    Windows

    Improve video chats with webcam visual effects

    6
    188 votes
    • PROS: Supports all popular IM clients, Helps you improve image quality in video chats, Wide variety of filters and effects to choose from
    • CONS: It takes a while to understand how the program works, Depends on other apps - not a video chat program by itself
  • Video Surveillance Monitor

    3

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Webcam monitoring, home or away

    7
    7 votes
    • PROS: Simple, Remote monitoring enabled, Can add own alarm sounds
    • CONS: Badly translated, Only online help available
  • MagicCamera

    8.8.5

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Add special effects or use a video in your webcam

    6
    63 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Realtime preview, Lets you use a virtual webcam, Compatible with all popular videochat apps
    • CONS: Low quality video preview, Some tacky frames and animations
  • Webcam Monitor

    5.05

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Turn your PC into a video surveillance system

    7
    73 votes
    • PROS: Automatically alerts you via email and SMS of movement, Allows multiple cameras at once
    • CONS: Zoom enhancement is limited
  • AlterCam

    3.7 Build 401

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    Platform
    Windows

    Apply live effects to your web cam and split webcam video to several programs

    7
    50 votes
  • Mobiola WebCamera

    3.2.7

    License
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    Platform
    BlackBerry

    Turn your Blackberry into a webcam

    7
    19 votes
    • PROS: Quick connectivity via Bluetooth, Adjust image quality settings, Harnesses the power of modern phone cameras
    • CONS: No cool special effects