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