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  • Text Over Video
  • Draw Over Video
  • Camera Effects
  • Screen Effects
  • Main Window

Editorial review


Ioana Dumitrescu Senior editor

ShineCam is a tool that adds visual effects to your webcam.

It has a nice aspect and you can easily reach all its functions. In order to start using this program, you must select the video source. You can choose between your computer’s camera, movies, still images, snapshot images, your desktop, a blank image, or a playlist.
After you have selected the source, you can start adding the effects. The program offers you a great variety of effects, from face accessories and full screen effects to objects and texts over the video.

I like the fact that the program automatically detects your face and precisely adds a mask, a hat or any object that you want to use. Some other interesting functions give you an ability to draw over the video or to add the date and time. You can add more layers at once, so you can create a unique design for your webcam. On the right side, there are some editing options that allow to modify the color or the grey scale.

This application is able to record a video, to change the resolution and to select the number of frames per second. Since these options are blocked in the unregistered version, I can't make statements regarding their functionality.

I can admit that I loved playing with this application because the available effects are really nice. However, frankly speaking, it has some minor shortcomings. One of them is a fact that the tool doesn’t have a maximize option. Another drawback is the lack of any available skins. Therefore, I think that this program has some useful and interesting features and it’s worth trying.


  • Easy to use;
  • Lots of effects;
  • Face tracking feature.


  • No maximize option;
  • No skins available.

Publisher's description

ShineCam allows you to add cool webcam effects to your video chats. It provides 500+ webcam effects and continue to provide more new effects online. You can add a virtual glass for yourself or change your background to show that you are behind the Eiffel Tower now. Shinecam also allow you to use your Web cam with multiple programs at the same time. You can broadcast your webcam video simultaneously on Skype, MSN Messenger, Yahoo, AIM, PalTalk, CamFrog etc. Shinecam provides seven video sources and allows you to switch quickly between video sources, add transitions, and more. It's great for services like Ustream, YouTube, Justin.TV, and Airtime. Shinecam allow you to show at most 4 screens for chat and provide 100+ transform effects for video and pictures. You can show your amazing photos to your friends when you are chatting with each other. Whether you are looking for fun features and effects you can use when chatting with friends, or powerful utilities to enhance your work presentations, tutorials or video conferencing, Shinecam is the best webcam software you will ever need.
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