With Snap Camera you can play and have fun with Snapchat AR filters on PC and use them from any video conferencing and video chat program
If you want to have fun on your PC with special effects similar to those that can be obtained using Facebook Messenger video calls on your smartphone, you can use a free PC program that I would not hesitate to define, in its genre, truly marvelous. Basically, possible use special augmented reality effects when shooting from a computer webcam, where, for example, you can add elf ears, a mask, a funny hat or drop glitter or turn into a potato or a zucchini or put the background of a beach behind. Everything happens virtually, with a effect that applies in real time to video shooting made with the webcam. The best part about these AR photo filters can be used by participating in a video conference or video chat from your PC, with Zoom, with Skype, with Microsoft Teams, with Google Hangouts or with any other video chat and video conferencing program. The software that creates this magic on the PC Snap Camera, of Snapchat, a very popular app in the United States, famous for its crazy filters. Snap Camera a free program, for Windows and for Mac, which does not require a Snapchat account to be used, nor does it allow you to access Snapchat from your PC. Its only purpose is to create and test Snapchat filters and activate them for webcam shooting on the computer.
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After trying the Snap Camera AR filters, possible show them to other people during any video call from your PCFor example, if we use Zoom, keep Snap Camera open in the background (press the button to minimize the app or even the X button to minimize it on the notification bar at the bottom right) and open the Zoom program. In Zoom, on the home page, press the settings button at the top right (the gear) and go to the Video tab. You may notice that the webcam does not work because it is used by Snapcam. In the Camera menu, then, click on the name of the camera used and change the view by choosing Snap Camera.In essence, Snap Camera not only a program to play with filters, but also installs a virtual webcam that can be used in any other application or program and also on website applications. It is as if we have another webcam connected to the PC.If you don't see the Snap Camera in Zoom, try closing and reopening Zoom. If you want to return to the normal webcam view, close Snap Camera.If you use Skype, you can do the same thing and with Snap Camera open in the background, when you open a video meeting, you can select the webcam to use at the top right, with the possibility of choosing Snap Camera.For any other program or application, simply look for the option to change the video source or webcam used and choose Snap Camera instead of the default one. Whichever filter is active on Snap Camera, this will be reflected in the video conference and it is also possible to change the effect in real time.
To close SnapCamera, right click on its icon near the clock and then choose Turn off. If you are using a video chat program, once Snap Camera is closed, you have to change the webcam used again to the default one.
If they wanted create new filters for use in Snap Camera, you can download the Lens Studio program.
Note that a program similar to this we had already described a long time ago: SplitCam, which works in a similar way by creating the virtual webcam, even if it does not have the magnificent Snapchat filters.
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