CamTwist
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CamTwist is a software package that lets you add special effects to your video chats. It's also possible to stream your desktop and still images. With CamTwist, you can also use multiple video chat programs at the same time.

Please note: CamTwist does NOT work with iChat.

Known to work with:
  • Stickam.com and other Flash-based chat clients
  • Yahoo
  • Skype
  • amsn
What's New
Version 2.4:
  • Fix for sandboxed app crash.
  • Fix for brightness anomoly turing Studio transitions
  • Fix for incorrect prefs window resizing behavior.
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • OS X 10.5 or later
  • Graphic card capable of Quartz Extreme



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CamTwist User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Tengutech commented on 11 Apr 2014
CamTwist 2.5 became available in November 2013, but MacUpdate hasn't been updated.

You can find it at the developers site: http://camtwiststudio.com/download/
[Version 2.4]


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Brandtsound reviewed on 25 May 2013
I love the flexibility that CamTwist gives users who might not have the largest video production budgets, but still care highly about production quality. I use CamTwist with LiveStream and BoinxTV and it fills roles for these quite well. I used to use it with Skype, but I am sad to say that- with the newest version of Skype- it does not work anymore.

Overall, CamTwist is a neat program, though a bit rough around the edges- the "Studio" interface could be improved- the buttons can be difficult to move around; and the video mixing environment could be better (but hey, that's what I have BoinxTV for). I would be willing to pay for a more polished version, but for a free version, it does rather well (I just wish it still worked with Skype).
[Version 2.4]


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Shutup Man reviewed on 04 Jul 2012
Doesn't work with 64bit programs.
Used to be a great app!
[Version 2.3]


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Ean reviewed on 23 Jun 2012
Version 2.4 is available at the developer's website. Very cool, but also buggy. The automation is a disaster. For example, the Select Setup step sees only an apparently random and incomplete selection of the saved setups. Lots of problems setting up with multiple cameras too. It would be nice if the effects listing was alphabetical or otherwise sorted somehow. If using one camera, the desktop and prerecorded material, one can make some slick productions. High on features, but low on ease of use because many of the cool features don't work well or not at all. Still a good value for the working features as it is free.
[Version 2.3]


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Mookzmom reviewed on 09 Oct 2011
Not sure how to get this to work on photo booth app. The webcam light comes on and this app shows a window of preferences is loaded, so the app must've loaded alright, but I don't see any of the effects anywhere, nor do I find a help menu or "read me" file which will explain what I might be doing wrong. I do appreciate that this app is free and apparently feature-rich. I'd just like to see it work. Hoping someone here knows the trick(s) and or steps.
[Version 2.3]


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BadlyDrawnBoy reviewed on 23 Jul 2011
If anyone had trouble with it crashing after downloading OSX Lion, I justin downloaded it again and now it works.

Also I love this app, always works well for me :)
[Version 2.2]


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P=NP reviewed on 21 Jul 2011
This blows anything and everything off the webcam map and for FREE! ;-)
[Version 2.2]


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Neploleppard commented on 21 Jul 2011
If it's not compatible with iChat, what's the point? Apple's built in filters are all in iChat! This would be nicer to have built as an add-on to what's already existing in iChat. Instead, this has to be used with Yahoo? Skype? I like Skype, but in many cases iChat is best for "fun" chat. I think if Skype wants such effects they will integrate them themselves. As for Yahoo... this messenger hasn't been updated on Mac in eons. It shouldn't even be considered compatible with modern OS's. I mean... Yahoo video: No sound. Seriously? What's the point of video chat without sound? So you can type, "Hey, Bob, I can see you. Make faces!"? Good lord.
[Version 2.2]

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P=NP replied on 21 Jul 2011
It seems YOU are missing the point. First off this it works with all major video chat apps, including google plus, facebook, chat roulette, etc. It's obvious you've never poked your tiny little head out of that iHole you live in. Not everyone uses iChat or ever will, and the developer of this application is NOT charging money for it, so why would you blast away on something you don't even know about; get life loser, and don't worry — I'll add another negative to your rating.
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Pj2010 commented on 03 May 2010
Do NOT download. Its messed up my SKYPE and messenger. Also concerned that when un installing it asks for your password. So dont bother as it will cause more hassle than its worth!
[Version 2.1]


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Tekneek87 commented on 18 Dec 2009
This software is really cool, easy to use and has a lot of different camera effects to choose from. I downloaded this here in December and cant believe its free, its like an early Christmas present :)
[Version 2.1]


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Mutant had trouble on 13 May 2011
I'm on Camtwist 2.1 & Skype 5.1.0.935, CT works on any flash app, but doesn't seem to work in skype.. All i get is a black/blank feed. Preview window in camtwist shows properly.

Anyone else having this problem?
[Version 2.1]


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nick.g had trouble on 15 Sep 2009
Hi,

I am currently using CamTwist with Quicktime movie recorder and I'm having serious problems.

The camera I am using is a high quality Sony HD video camera and when opened with Quicktime movie recorder (CamTwist as the video source) the footage is compressed to a poor quality, interlaced, incorect aspect ratio state.

Is there a CamTwist function or setting which is responsible for this?

Please help.
Thanks!
N.
[Version 2.0]


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yashrg had trouble on 19 Apr 2007
how do I uninstall it completely? I have supposedly removed it and all dependent components using clean app and the option it still there inside skype and yahoo. in adium, it doesn't even have the option to switch to regular camera when taking video snapshot for display pic!!!
[Version 1.3]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 19 Apr 2007
Have you tried going to the developer's site and contacting him?
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yashrg commented on 19 Apr 2007
no, I was hoping I could get some help by the visitors here. the people/person in charge of this software is very helpful though, I had a problem once before and he had emailed me the solution... got to dig through gmail archives and find his email again now.
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Mac0852 replied on 23 Apr 2007
To remove, you need only junk whats in your app folder, plus the camtwist.component QT plugin which is in your HD>Library>QuickTime folder
That should be everything.

Krocasta rated on 06 Sep 2012

[Version 2.3]



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Timthevries rated on 18 Oct 2011

[Version 2.3]



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Lookky rated on 10 Oct 2011

[Version 2.3]



+7

Lookky rated on 21 Jul 2011

[Version 2.2]



Roro01 rated on 14 Jan 2011

[Version 2.1]


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Version Downloads:6,997
Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Free
Date:11 Nov 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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CamTwist is a software package that lets you add special effects to your video chats. It's also possible to stream your desktop and still images. With CamTwist, you can also use multiple video chat programs at the same time.

Please note: CamTwist does NOT work with iChat.

Known to work with:
  • Stickam.com and other Flash-based chat clients
  • Yahoo
  • Skype
  • amsn


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