Use your webcam with multiple applications
Many Cam is a webcam manipulation and streaming service. Designed for streaming and creating videos, the software has a wide range of uses from simple desktop recording to full multi-site streaming management. Additional features include green-screen manipulation, in-video graphics, previously recorded playback and more.
While available as an unlimited-time free account, this free version lacks many of the more advanced features which dedicated streamers and video producers will require. Limitations include basic functionality and a constant watermark. Plus accounts are available with more tools for an annual fee.
Many Cam allows streamers the ability to broadcast their video/audio feed to multiple platforms at once, for example YouTube and Twitch. In-stream editing tools allow for graphics and images to be displayed, notification pop-up, automatic sound files to be played and recording of streams.
While the software could be used for editing and post-production, Many Cam is more focused on the live aspects of video production. Some basic videos could be made. Other, more specialised software options will however provided greater control for creators.
Some anti-virus programs have been reported to flag the free Many Cam installer as containing potentially malicious elements. This is most likely to be the packaged tool bars which can be disabled during the installation wizard and can be seen to be a false positive.
Many Cam has two versions of video recording. The desktop-focused tool creates a video of a live desktop, including any audio feed or graphics. This is for instructional or demonstration-style videos. Another style is the stream-record which captures a webcam feed including any overlaid effects.
Users who upgrade to the Many Cam account gain access to a database on the official site with nearly 10,000 video effects, many of which were created by other users. These range from simple overlays to face and voice modifications. Extra effects can be created if required.
The primary, feature-laden version of the service are available for Windows and Mac OS systems. A mobile app is available for Android and iOS devices, but these have a greatly reduced functionality and is mostly suitable for streaming.
Many Cam has built-in integration for the majority of the popular streaming sites including Twitch, YouTube and livestream. Webcam streams can also be shared between multiple voice chat apps such as Skype and Google Hangouts. Up to 12 separate services/apps can be selected at once.
Regular updates are pushed out for all versions of the Many Cam service. Often these will be simple bug fixes or new features, but occasional new site integration or specialised tools will be created. Updates can be automatically downloaded or chosen by preference.