VCam

AI powered live webcam background removal

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VCam makes cutting edge background removal and blurring possible with any webcam, without the need for expensive green screens, and complicated lighting setups.

Reviews

Ethan Kellogg
Eric Savina
Zhay Estabillo
 
  • Ethan Kellogg
    Ethan KelloggTwitch Affiliate
    Pros: 

    Easy to set up, easy to use.
    Removes or replaces background.
    Low impact on computer resources.
    You can wear green again!

    Cons: 

    Once calibrated, can't have more people show up on feed.

    Settings don't save, always revert to default on startup.

    I've been an XSplit customer for quite a while, using it primarily for my Twitch streaming for the last 4 years. I normally use a greenscreen for my broadcast, however I just moved recently and a majority of my streaming studio was packed when I wanted to broadcast one night. VCam allowed me to still have my webcam feed background free and it worked so well I put off setting my greenscreen up for over a week!

    The greatest part for me was how little of an impact the software had on my computer running alongside with all my other broadcast and stream software. RAM and CPU use are precious resources when streaming, and I was pleased that VCam didn't hog all of it to work properly.

    Calibration can make you feel a little self conscious as you have to move around swiveling your head and waving your arms as the app records you to learn what to remove. Not too big of a deal for me, but might result in less than ideal settings for people who don't go all in during the process. Also once calibrated, no one else can walk in to the camera frame without the software trying to remove them. Makes them look weird and ghost like.

    Using VCam and XSplit in conjunction, there was some fiddling and headaches with XSplit using my camera feed, stopping VCam from accessing it to do its thing. This was mainly because my XSplit scenes were already set up to use the raw feed of my webcam, and adding VCam afterwards. I got around this hiccup by making sure VCam was set up and running first before I opened XSplit. Again not a major issue, but it would be nice for these two programs that are under the same people to work a little better together from the get go.

    Overall it worked out wonderfully for what I needed. I'm planning on using VCam for the foreseeable future for any broadcasts that aren't located in my main streaming studio, or anytime I can't use my greenscreen. Thanks for taking the time to read!

    Ethan Kellogg has used this product for one month.

Discussion

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Sean Fee
Sean FeeMaker@seanfee80 · Co-founder of Player.me
Hi PH, We just launched VCam as a way for live streamers to remove or replace their webcam background without the need for a green screen! Our app uses machine learning to identify and remove the background from your live video, so while we built it for our existing live streaming audience on XSplit it can also be used for any video conferencing, recording or streaming software...so, anywhere you might use your webcam. Another bonus with VCam is very minimal impact on your CPU, which is super important for gamers! Would love any feedback or questions from the community on the product :)
Sarah Evans
Sarah Evans@prsarahevans · Digital correspondent and consultant
Can’t wait to try this out!
David Klein
David Klein@dkleinof · Marketing and such
This is great!
Ethan Kellogg
Ethan Kellogg@fatsack51 · Twitch Affiliate
I've been an XSplit customer for quite a while, using it primarily for my Twitch streaming for the last 4 years. I normally use a greenscreen for my broadcast, however I just moved recently and a majority of my streaming studio was packed when I wanted to broadcast one night. VCam allowed me to still have my webcam feed background free and it worked so well I put off setting my greenscreen up for over a week! The greatest part for me was how little of an impact the software had on my computer running alongside with all my other broadcast and stream software. RAM and CPU use are precious resources when streaming, and I was pleased that VCam didn't hog all of it to work properly. PROS: Easy to set up, easy to use. Completely removes background of webcam feed. Has built in options to replace background. Very minimal impact on computer resources. You can wear green again! CONS: The calibration process can make you feel a little silly as you have to move your head around, gesture with your arms, and look in different directions so that the software can learn what to remove. When I used it, it only worked for me. If anyone else popped into the view of the camera once set up, the software had a hard time and would create funky looking ghost effect on them as it tried to remove them from the feed. Wasn't a deal breaker, but something to keep in mind when using it. VCam has some default settings, called Automatic Settings, that will default every time the app starts regardless of what your settings were last time. Would be nice if you could save your settings and keep them locked in place as the default settings reduce the resolution of the camera feed to save resources. Using VCam and XSplit in conjunction, there was some fiddling and headaches with XSplit using my camera feed, stopping VCam from accessing it to do its thing. This was mainly because my XSplit scenes were already set up to use the raw feed of my webcam, and adding VCam afterwards. I got around this hiccup by making sure VCam was set up and running first before I opened XSplit. Again not a major issue, but it would be nice for these two programs that are under the same people to work a little better together from the get go. Overall it worked out wonderfully for what I needed. I'm planning on using VCam for the foreseeable future for any broadcasts that aren't located in my main streaming studio, or anytime I can't use my greenscreen. Thanks for taking the time to read!
Eric Quinn Hargrove
Eric Quinn Hargrove@ericqhargrove · Pub Dev, BuySellAds
Any plans for Mac OS version?
Sean Fee
Sean FeeMaker@seanfee80 · Co-founder of Player.me
@ericqhargrove Yes, we do plan on releasing for Mac. We built our initial release for PC first because of the gaming audience but we understand how many use cases there are outside of gaming too. Thanks for checking it out!