Webcamoid – Screen Capture With Effects
If you have online classes, often have Zoom meetings, or do streaming, you need a high-quality screen recording program that, in addition to high-quality video, also provides options for adjusting the recording, adding filters, effects, and more.
Webcamoid is a free program for Windows 8, 10, 11, macOS, and Linux that will allow you to capture your screen, as well as use a large number of filters and effects.
How Does Webcamoid Work?
Webcamoid is an open source program, which means that it is completely free and you can use it without any restrictions, and its code is freely available to everyone. You can use it as a regular program that you install on your computer, but it also includes a portable version, which means that there is no installation and all you need to do is download and run it.
Webcamoid is used for making screenshots and recording your screen, as well as recording with a webcam. When you launch it you will see a simple user interface, which is well organized and easy to use. Before you start recording, you can set the format, resolution, and framerate the footage will be in, and it also has great options for adjusting brightness, contrast, and color saturation. After recording, a simple editor will appear where you can edit the images and clips you record.
What makes Webcamoid stand out is the ability to use over 60 filters and effects, which are easy to add to your footage. One interesting option it contains is a flash when you take a picture with the webcam. This works by increasing the brightness of your monitor the moment you take a picture, thus creating the effect of the flash.
Webcamoid also allows the installation of free plugins, which further expand its capabilities. One interesting plugin is for the virtual camera. This plugin provides additional options for adjusting the quality of the video, as well as new interesting filters, both for images and videos. The only problem here is that there are many more plugins made for Linux, while we found only a few for Windows.
Webcamoid Offers Quite Enough Options for the Average User
Webcamoid is an excellent program, and the options it offers will satisfy the needs of the average user. For those a little more demanding, this program probably won’t be enough, but that’s not its disadvantage, because that’s not the audience it focuses on. We didn’t encounter any problems or bugs while using it, so Webcamoid gets our recommendation.
Windows 8, 10, 11, macOS, and Linux