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This section has web cam software which will help you view or post live images on the web.
If you're looking for cam software to interact with others, you want the Video Calling section.

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icon CamCamX 2.0.8

CamCamX is a webcam video mixer. Mix LIVE TV webcasts using only your Mac, iSight, pictures and movie files. Plug in an external USB webcam for more elaborate shoots. Mix directly as you upload to YouTube or mix to a XVGA projector. No editing or rendering required.
  • License: Shareware, $59
  • Developer/Publisher: B-L-A-C-K-O-P
  • Modification Date: August 30, 2013
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6.6 or higher - 32-bit

Download Mac File Size: 10.9

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icon CamTwist 3.4.2

Turn your Mac into a television studio. The broadcast live video switcher without the broadcasting budget.
To get you started there are over 50 included special effects ranging from title overlays to bullet holes and even fire! Each effect can be customized to meet your own needs.
While CamTwist already includes amazing effect out of the box, it is very easy to create your own custom elements. Using Apple's free Quartz Composer additional elements can be created with ease!
Using your favorite streaming provider such as Ustream.tv, Justin.tv, BlogTV, LiveStream, NuMuBu.com and many others you can stream your CamTwist produced shows live on the Internet.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Steve Green
  • Modification Date: March 13, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.10 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 6.9 MB

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Icon Darwin Streaming Server 6.0.3

Welcome to Darwin Streaming Server, the open source version of Apple's QuickTime Streaming Server technology that allows you to send streaming media to clients across the Internet using the industry standard RTP and RTSP protocols. Based on the same code base as QuickTime Streaming Server, Darwin Streaming Server provides a high level of customizability and runs on a variety of platforms allowing you to manipulate the code to fit your needs.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: The Open Source Community
  • Modification Date: May 19, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher - 64-bit

Download Universal Binary File Size: 23.7 MB

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Icon Gawker 0.8.4

Gawker is an application for Mac OS X that creates time-lapse movies using a webcam. Images from your camera can be shared, allowing other users to record your image stream. Streams can also be combined to create a time-lapse movie with up to four locations side-by-side.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Phil Piwonka
  • Modification Date: November 26, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher - 32-bit

Download Universal Binary File Size: 2.2 MB

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Icon iGlasses 3.4.9

With iGlasses, you can tap into brilliant effects and style adjustments to achieve your perfect webcam look.
Other video enhancement add-ons only show up in certain apps. iGlasses works with Messages, FaceTime, Skype and web chat apps like Google Talk and Facebook video
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Developer/Publisher: Ecamm Network
  • Modification Date: April 27, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 14.5 MB

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Icon ManyCam

ManyCam is a free webcam software and video switcher that allows you to enhance your video chats and create amazing live streams on multiple platforms at the same time. With ManyCam, you’ll be able to create professional-looking broadcasts on your favorite platforms, record your screen, add many effects and much more.
  • License: Service, Standard $29/yr, Studio $49/yr
  • Developer/Publisher: Visicom Media
  • Modification Date: October 30, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.9 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 91 MB

Download iOS File Size: 38.3 MB

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icon Periscope Pro 3.4.1

Watch your home, kids, and pets from anywhere!
Simply plug in your camera, or use the Mac’s built in one, and feature-rich Periscope Pro does the rest.
Easy to use, OSX El Capitan ready, motion detection, clip uploading, and much more
  • License: Shareware, $20 A single license for 3 computers
  • Developer/Publisher: ZipZapMac
  • Modification Date: January 10, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.9 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 8.3 MB

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Icon PhotoStickies 5.6.7

PhotoStickies displays one or more photos (located on your local drives or in the Internet) on your screen, shows webcam pictures, acts as a fast image viewer, and records and replays slideshows. Also, PhotoStickies can be used as a wallpaper utility.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Devon Technologies
  • Modification Date: October 30, 2014
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 2.6 MB

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Icon QuickTime Broadcaster 1.5.3

Welcome to QuickTime Broadcaster, Apple's standards-based live encoding software that lets you produce professional-quality live events for delivery over the Internet or high speed cellular networks --- quickly, easily, and affordably.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Apple
  • Modification Date: January 26, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.10 or higher - 32-bit

Download Universal Binary File Size: 1.1 MB

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icon SecuritySpy 4.2.9

SecuritySpy is NVR software (Network Video Recording software) that will enable you to quickly set up an effective video surveillance system, whether you are planning a small or medium-sized home or office installation, or a large professional system.
SecuritySpy can capture from multiple cameras continuously or in response to motion detection, audio level detection, or external triggers. It can send notifications to your phone or email upon motion detection, and its remote monitoring features allow you to view and manage your system over the internet from anywhere in the world.
  • License: Shareware, $40 single camera etc.
  • Developer/Publisher: Ben Software
  • Modification Date: October 15, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.8 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 13.3 MB

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Icon Sequenz 1.2

Take photos with your webcam and upload them.
» Choose free time interval between 5 seconds and 1 hour
» Automatic upload of images to your FTP server and/or storage to local disk
» Supports secure connections over FTP/SSL or FTP/TLS
» Easy to use
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Dominik Engelke
  • Modification Date: September 21, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 642 Kb

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Icon SwiftCapture 1.1

SwiftCapture is an easy-to-use but powerful video capture application for the Mac. Its intuitive interface allows you to effortlessly capture movies and still images from a wide variety of video input devices.
SwiftCapture supports any video input device that works on a Mac, including built-in FaceTime and iSight cameras, USB webcams and the popular Blackmagic range of devices for analog, HDMI and SDI input.
  • License: Shareware, $40
  • Developer/Publisher: Ben Software
  • Modification Date: August 28, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.8 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 4.6 MB

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Icon Wirecast 11.0

Wirecast makes it easy to create dynamic webcasts. It has been designed for building detailed multimedia broadcasts with many web cameras, images, titles and movies etc.
Controlling your broadcast in real-time is easy. With Wirecast's multiple layer support, it's simple to place a background music track over your webcast, while changing between the cameras you want your viewers to see.
Wirecast uses the QuickTime Streaming architecture for its broadcasting. You can "unicast" over the public internet or your LAN. When you want to scale your webcast up, you simply send your broadcast to a Darwin or QuickTime Streaming Server. Your viewers can then watch your webcast through QuickTime Player or embedded directly into a webpage.
  • License: Demo, $495
  • Developer/Publisher: Telestream
  • Modification Date: October 31, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.11 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 167.3 MB

Download iOS File Size: 28.1 MB

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