SparkoCam

SparkoCam 2.6

Apply live effects to webcam and video broadcasts and recordings
3.0  (2 votes)
2.6.7 (See all)

SparkoCam can apply live effects to webcam and video broadcasts and recordings. The program supports various types of sources, which allows streaming video from a USB camera or your computer’s desktop. Likewise, it allows broadcasting the contents of imported video or image files. This tool can come in particularly handy when you want to include other elements or effects during a video chat session.

The program has an easy-to-use interface with side menus from which you should pick and configure the desired effects. In this regard, the tool can successfully identify a face and track its main traits to add such accessories as glasses, hats or masks. Fortunately, there is a great collection of items, and you can even import new ones from external image files. In addition, you can use various distortion effects to change the way your face appears on the target screen. Another valuable feature supported is the possibility of replacing a green background with another picture. It is also worth mentioning that you can make the image look tridimensional by using anaglyph effects. Also, SparkoCam allows you to stream video contents from a single webcam to multiple video chatting programs. Needless to say, what is amazing about these effects is that they are applied in real time.

All in all, SparkoCam works exactly the same way its developers describe. It was very accurate in terms of tracking faces to show the accessories in the right place. However, you should know that there are many similar products out there, so it is better to take a look at some of them before coming to a decision. One thing I did not like about it is that it probably gives too much emphasis on your using Canon or Nikon cameras, in spite of the fact that it works perfectly well with other brands. Actually, its vendors offer specific licenses that include Canon / Nikon support. Moreover, various licenses are available depending on the time period in which you can get free upgrades and the number of users allowed.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • Accurate face detection
  • Large collection of accessories
  • Green background replacement
  • Imports additional accessories
  • Funny distortion effects
  • Stereoscopic effects
  • Streams video to various chatting applications simultaneously

Cons

  • Too many similar products out there
  • Too much publicity to Nikon / Canon cameras
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