Stable video chat application that includes screen recording capabilities
Windows XP / Windows 8.1 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows 8
The CyberLink YouCam allows users to take their video conferencing to the next level. CyberLink YouCam is built with the average person in mind. Whether users want to add filters to still photos or simply try out augmented reality, this software allows them to do so. It can even superimpose images overtop of faces, making it a fun tool to use no matter the skill level. While only the trial version is completely free, this software is a must-have for most any computer.
In addition to turning user's faces into monsters or being able to add filters on photos, CyberLink YouCam can also be used as a video surveillance tool. This is especially handy for users who already have multiple computers or laptops throughout their house. Turn this tool on allows for the CyberLink YouCam to take all the footage from different computers and enables users to access them while away. Users can turn on this feature only when they want to and it is practical for those who do not wish to invest in a professional system right away.
For those who desire a more professional aspect to their video conferencing, they may consider using the Presentation Creation Wizard. Users can insert high-quality PowerPoint presentations into their video conferences while maintaining HD quality video. This is a must-have addition for anyone who is having to do any amount of professional video calls.
There is a new feature in CyberLink YouCam which allows users to unlock their computers with facial recognition. This new feature, called Face Login, feels very futuristic and cutting edge.
For those who want to try out augmented reality, there is a tool which allows for users to interact with 3D images from their own computer. It is certainly not as high quality as some of the other 3D tools on the market, but it is a great place to start for those who are curious about augmented reality.
Overall, the concept for this software is very modern and cutting edge. That being said, sometimes the execution is not what users hope it will be. The effects and augmented reality can feel cheap at sometimes. It does slow down the camera a bit to use these tools in real-time video calls.
Ciberlynk Youcam is broad and feature-rich program that enhances video chats with fun graphics, touch-ups, effects and even allows users to set up video surveillance. It works on most chat platforms, and the graphical menus make it easy to choose effects and art to insert into chat sessions.
Although this program is not free, it includes a decent trial that gives users a chance to explore some of the features and benefits. However, the full version is not that expensive and this is a great program that can add a lot of fun and creative expression to any chat session. Ciberlynk Youcam has come a long way from being a silly utility to one that has a lot of practical value.
I can add funny faces, graphics, a range of images and other effects to my chat sessions. I can transform myself or the people I am chatting with into all sorts of cute and funny characters. I can add text, bubbles and effects that really turn any chat into a fun experience. The software also gives me the opportunity to fine tune how I look to other people and how they look to me as well.
There is a new feature that allows me to use the program as a mirror so that I can see my face in real-time. I can do anything from put on makeup to fix my hair or use the settings menu to enhance the color, contrast and other attributes to bring out my best during chat sessions.
There is also a security feature that I can use if I want to set up a webcam to monitor my property, office or areas of the house in real-time as well. I can also download a ton of effects from the library that enhance my collection.
I have yet to fully explore all the features of this great program. However, I can say that it is very stable on my system. Installation was pretty easy and getting started didn't take long at all. It's really easy to use, but it takes a lot of resources. Slower computers may feel the strain, but it is easy to strike a balance between utility and optimal performance by enabling the features you're actually going to use.
There are almost limitless options.
It is easy to use and figure out.
It features many graphics and effects.
There are tons of settings to play with.
Made for professional use.
It is very resource intensive.
The trial has limited content.