Here you have the settings for your main live window image.
Resolution — allows you to choose the output video resolution.
"Auto" mode is the most suitable mode for all video chat applications and online web chats. When «Auto» is turned on, ManyCam Virtual Webcam will generate the video stream with the most appropriate dimensions according to the client’s request. Client here stands for the application that uses ManyCam (e.g. YouTube, Skype, Chatroulette, etc).
In other words, YouTube always wants 640x360 (360p) video from ManyCam (and any other Webcam). If «Auto» mode is enabled ManyCam will output a 640x360 video stream as required by YouTube.
Even if the client will request some unusual format (e.g. 512x384) – ManyCam will handle this automatically and give the client exactly what it wants.
This mode is the most efficient for your CPU usage because ManyCam does not perform redundant scaling or effect processing on excessively high resolutions.
Setting a custom resolution will force ManyCam to produce a video stream with the exact dimensions you prefer. But you should understand that setting a 1080p resolution will never force any client to use it. E.g. Chatroulette always works with 176x144 and only Chatroulette developers can change this behavior.
Setting the resolution forcibly is useful in some cases:
- Record video with the resolution you want
- Take high quality snapshots
Otherwise, «Auto» resolution will be used for snapshots/recordings. By default, when nobody uses ManyCam Virtual Webcam, “Auto” is equal to 640x480.
When a specific resolution is set, ManyCam will forcibly offer that resolution to the video application. If the application doesn’t accept video in that resolution, ManyCam will switch to any acceptable resolution, given that it isn’t larger than the one you have chosen.
Zoom — Use the zoom slider to set the zoom level. When the image is zoomed you can move the image with the cursor to see its fragments.
Picture in Picture mode — allows you to use up to four picture sources in addition to the main picture. You can select a separate input source for these windows inside the main one. To do so, click the internal window and choose the input source the same way as you would for the main window. You can also move the small internal window around by Drag and Drop.
To deactivate the Picture in Picture function, click the button. Note that when you disable the Picture in Picture mode, the information about the smaller picture input source and its settings is lost.
Flip & Rotate — allows you to flip the image vertically or horizontally and rotate it.
Color — You can change brightness, contrast and color levels of the picture, or make it black-and-white.
This tab allows you to choose the audio source, set up and partially control your audio output.
Add microphone — shows you the list of all microphones in the system.
If you have Windows Vista or higher, you should also see the “System sound” microphone in the list. This microphone captures all the sounds that are produced by your system.
With ManyCam you can use your microphone as an audio capture source for many applications and websites. You can apply various sound effects to your audio output. Choose one of the audio effects and make your audio output sound awesome!
Audio Playlist allows making a playlist consisting of multiple audio sources.
Pause/ Play button pauses/resumes playback.
Stop button stops playback.
Loop button enables/disables playlist looping (you can choose to loop one item ( ) or the whole list ( ).
Shuffle button enables/disables shuffle (if enabled, the playlist items are played in a random order).
Mute/Unmute button turns sound on or off.
Volume control slider adjusts audio volume.
Equalizer ( ) button allows you to choose the Equalizer mode.
You can make a playlist consisting of multiple video sources, video files and images. You can add media files, movies, desktop and blank images in a playlist.
You can specify a delay time for playlist items. The playback time is set to 30 seconds by default. You can set it from 3 seconds up to 5 minutes. Using playlist buttons you can play the elements in a random order or make your playlist loop.
You can change the type and duration of the transition effect.
You can impose your text over the video stream. You can apply various options to the text and place it everywhere you like in the video window.
Type the text you would like to be shown in the field of the Text Tab and tick “Enable text”.
You can choose horizontal and vertical scrolling of the text, change your text appearance: font color, style, size and effects, background color and opacity. You can drag and drop the text around your video window to choose where it will be shown.
Here you can draw over your video choosing a pen, brush, fill or eraser.
Weight — allows you to choose the brush thickness.
Custom Color — allows you to choose any color for your drawings.
Clear All — the button will clear your drawing.
You can impose current date and/or time over the video-picture. You can choose an analog clock and a digital one. You can also select the clock’s color and size.
Time format — you can select a 12-hour or a 24-hour format for your digital clock.
Date — you can select a date format or select “Do not show” to show time only.
Size — you can select the size of your clock.
Opacity — you can change the transparency of the clock.
You can drag and drop the clock around your video window to choose where it will be shown.