ManyCam Changes

Version 7.4.1 (07/07/2020)

  • Added support for NDI output.
  • Added fallback to CPU in case Virtual Backgrounds crash on GPU.
  • Improved quality of the Chroma key auto-setup mode.

Version 7.4.0 (06/10/2020)

  • Added support for NDI inputs.
  • Added the ability to add YouTube Live streams as a YouTube URL video source (requires K-Lite codec pack).
  • Added support for short YouTube URL source links
  • Background blur/removal: reduced flickering and improved hand detection
    (model v1.3).
  • YouTube URL video source now switched to HD quality by default.
  • Improved video quality for YUY2, UYVY and YVYU formats in the DirectX mode (affected video files, cameras, NDI inputs).

Version 7.3.0 (05/18/2020)

  • Added the Crop layer feature (currently works with webcams only).
  • Removed support for old background effects (replaced with Virtual Backgrounds).
  • Added a new option "Keep my video sources connected when ManyCam is hidden".
  • Fixed an issue where Chroma Key persisted after reset.
  • Switched Chroma Key to the HSL algorithm by default for easier color picker usage.
  • Switched the OpenH264 codec to the "Speed" preset by default.

Version 7.2.1 (04/27/2020)

  • Improved performance and quality of Virtual Background.
  • Fixed possible crash in YouTube source.

Version 7.2.0 (04/09/2020)

  • Background blur/removal without a green screen (requires ManyCam Studio or higher and Windows 10).

Version 7.1.1 (03/26/2020)

  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Version 7.1.0 (02/26/2020)

  • Added DirectX hardware acceleration support (enabled by default).
  • Improved animated effects performance.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented grouped effects from being moved.
  • Fixed hardware-accelerated app window capturing (Google Chrome, Skype, PowerPoint and others).

Version 7.0.6 (10/17/2019)

  • New Chroma Key: improved speed, auto-setup, spill reduction and more.
  • Added animated effects support (drag&drop GIF files into ManyCam).
  • Added ability to lock video layer position and size (the main layer is locked by default).
  • Added ability to download new effects within the ManyCam application from our in-app effect store.
  • Added new default effect packs (animated emojis, school effects and more).
  • Added ability to resize ManyCam effects.
  • Added media file drag&drop dialog.
  • Improved UI design, including easier ways to change color grading, FPS, resolution and add audio sources.
  • Improved audio and microphone error handling and reporting.
  • Improved drawing: better sharpness, cool stamps, shapes and more.
  • Fixed the issue with renaming "ManyCam Virtual Webcam" in Google Chrome.
  • Live streaming improvements.
  • Bug fixes and improvements.

Version 6.7.1 (06/20/2019)

  • Fixed audio cutting off.
  • Other bug fixes & stability improvements.

Version 6.7.0 (01/18/2019)

  • Improved audio pipeline.
  • Fixed missing audio output.
  • Enabled Hardware Acceleration by default for compatible graphics cards.
  • Resolved several crashes.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Version 6.6.0 (10/18/2018)

  • Added RTMP Input Source.
  • Added Chinese (Traditional & Simplified) and Korean language support.
  • Improved video smoothness.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Version 6.5.1 (08/23/2018)

  • Added a How-To tip for new Picture-in-Picture mode.
  • Added a new way to move effects to directories.
  • Resolved several crashes.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Version 6.5.0 (08/01/2018)

    Driver improvements:
  • Added Metro App support.
  • Added YUV color space support.
  • Improved scaling quality.
  • Improved cropping logic.
  • Added a few more resolutions (2K, 4K).
  • Improved visibility for business applications.
  • Client improvements:
  • Added free Picture-in-Picture mode.
  • Added Sync Offset feature for web camera source.
  • Added ability to rename default video driver.
  • Added QSV decoder for IP cameras.
  • Resolved several crashes.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Version 6.4.1 (06/04/2018)

  • Fixed effects removal issue.
  • Fixed playlist delay settings.
  • Fixed playlist shuffle.
  • Fixed effects disabling issue.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Version 6.4.0 (05/11/2018)

  • Added 4K support for video recording & streaming (Studio and Enterprise only).
  • Added new Web Source URL feature.
  • Improved desktop capture performance (improved FPS, added hardware acceleration support, added the ability to capture overlapping and off-screen windows).
  • Added OpenH264 encoder support.
  • Added Sync Offset feature for audio sources.
  • Added webcam source settings (now you can adjust webcam video format, FPS and resolution).
  • Resolved several crashes.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Version 6.3.2 (03/22/2018)

  • Fixed issue with missing Lower Third options.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Version 6.3.1 (03/19/2018)

  • Brand new Game Capture module.
  • Added new overlay feature (assigned to Ctrl+Shift+O by default).
  • Added to predefined social media streaming services.
  • Added hotkeys for starting/stopping broadcasting and recording.
  • Improved effect management UI panel.
  • Improved IP cameras connection stability.
  • Fixed Mobile source connection issue.
  • Fixed hangs and crashes when switching video files in playlist.
  • Fixed CBR encoding mode.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Version 6.2.0 (12/08/2017)

  • Improved GPU-based Hardware Acceleration (experimental feature)
  • Improved multimedia processing time (upgraded to SIMD)
  • Improved FPS and smoothness for YouTube and movie sources
  • Improved Game Capture compatibility
  • Added AMD H.264 Hardware Encoder support
  • Added new Playlist features and interface changes
  • Implemented new video preset management approach
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

Version 6.1.1 (11/23/2017)

  • Removed obsolete effects from the default Effects library

Version 6.1.0 (10/26/2017)

  • Added ability to pause/resume video recording.
  • Added hardware encoder support for video recording. (Intel QSV & NVIDIA NVENC)
  • Improved settings for predefined social media streaming (Facebook – added stream title, description, and privacy settings, and ability to select group, event, or page as streaming destination. YouTube – added stream title and privacy settings).
  • Fixed artifacts when RTMP streaming using the software encoder.
  • Revamped the RTMP and connect tab.
  • Added new Halloween Face Masks.
  • Updated translations for all supported languages.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Version 6.0.2 (09/27/2017)

  • Added Hotkeys feature.
  • Added 12 additional video presets for ManyCam Enterprise Subscription.
  • Added Pause/Resume option for RTMP & driver streams.
  • Scroll speed increased throughout ManyCam.
  • Resolved issue that caused ManyCam to sometimes be removed after reboot.
  • Resolved issue where audio settings were not saved.
  • Resolved several crashes.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Version 6.0.1 (08/16/2017)

  • Brand new and even more flexible UI design with customizable widgets.
  • New Favorites panel for your favorite features.
  • Free HD resolution.
  • New realistic Face Masks.
  • GPU-based optimizations (experimental feature).
  • RTMP streaming with extended support for hardware encoders (Intel Quick Sync Video, Nvidia NVENC).
  • Improved performance (new enhanced JPEG decoder, optimized RTMP streaming pipeline).
  • Advanced audio management (customizable audio sources for video presets and Picture-in-Picture layers).
  • Various bug fixes & stability improvements.

Version 5.8.0 (05/10/2017)

  • Added subscriptions.
  • Added social login.
  • Various bug fixes and improvements.

Version 5.7.2 (04/14/2017)

  • Added new Easter effects and borders!

Version 5.7.1 (03/21/2017)

  • Fixed media files issue.

Version 5.7.0 (03/13/2017)

  • Resolution issues when using ManyCam with external applications resolved.
  • Improved settings storage.
  • Fixed Periscope issues.
  • Moved to WebEngine for Web Views.

Version 5.6.1 (01/10/2017)

  • Added unicode support in installation/users paths.
  • Various bug fixes, stability & security improvements.

Version 5.6.0 (12/13/2016)

  • Added in app account registration.
  • Extended support for video capture cards.
  • New Face Mask effects.
  • Various bug fixes, stability & security improvements.

Version 5.5.2 (11/22/2016)

  • Mobile source UI improvement.
  • Various bug fixes and improvements.

Version 5.5.0 (11/02/2016)

  • Direct live streaming to YouTube.
  • Login process simplified.
  • Various bug fixes and improvements.

Version 5.4.1 (09/13/2016)

  • Translations added.
  • RTMP Authorization fixed

Version 5.4.0 (09/08/2016)

  • Major RTMP streaming improvements (authorization, RTMPS, RTMPE and RTMPT).
  • New UI to make streaming even easier!
  • Direct live streaming to Facebook.
  • ManyCam Mobile [ BETA ] support.
  • Play/Pause for local media file and YouTube sources.
    •     Click on the video source to play and pause.
  • HTML notification fix.
  • Standard users can now enjoy 1 custom watermark and rename their virtual camera.
  • Various bug fixes and improvements.

Version 5.3.2 (08/30/2016)

  • Fixed a driver signature issue for new Windows 10 installations (version 1607).

Version 5.3.1 (08/10/2016)

  • Fixed a driver compatibility issue with Windows 10 Anniversary.

Version 5.3.0 (05/23/2016)

  • Major IP Camera improvements.
  • Added MJPEG support for webcams with HD or Full HD resolutions to improve FPS.
  • Various bug fixes, stability & performance improvements.

Version 5.2.0 (04/12/2016)

  • New Custom Watermarks feature (for Studio and Enterprise only).
  • New Custom Lower Third feature.
  • Various bug fixes, stability & performance improvements.

Version 5.1.0 (12/21/2015)

  • Bug fixes and stability improvements including:
    • Game capture feature bugs resolved
    • Issues with consistency of H264 camera usage resolved
  • Automated software update process introduced
  • Added in-app flexible notification system
  • Website login and password now linked to software login

Version 5.0.5 (09/24/2015)

  • Fixed bug with Object effects created by users (wrong scale).
  • Fixed bug with IP cameras when using network proxy settings.
  • Fixed bug with IP cameras authorization.
  • Fixed bug with playlist scheduler.
  • Added ability to drag zoomed picture (in picture in picture mode).
  • Various bug fixes, stability and performance improvements.

Version 5.0.4 (09/01/2015)

  • H.264 bug fix for ManyCam Studio.

Version 5.0.3 (08/24/15)

  • New and more flexible UI design with support for HiDPI displays.
  • New Chroma Key feature(Studio and Enterprise only).
  • New Motion Detection feature (Studio and Enterprise only).
  • Windows 10 support.
  • More accessible options with Standard, Studio, and Enterprise editions.
  • Use up to 12 video sources (Studio and Enterprise only).
  • Improved Draw tab (history, transparency).
  • New Noise Suppression feature.
  • New Save Effects Presets feature.
  • Removable watermark (Standard, Studio, Enterprise only).
  • Added Custom duration for each item in playlist.
  • Various bug fixes, stability & performance improvements.

Version 4.1.2 (04/07/15)

  • Improvements under “Connect” tab.
  • Various bug fixes and stability improvements.

Version 4.1.1 (02/25/15)

  • New "Connect" tab that provides quick access to compatible streaming sites and applications.
  • Save snapshots and recordings to multiple locations.
  • Stability improvements.

Version 4.1.0 (12/17/14)

  • Custom audio and video bitrates for the Recording feature.
  • New Window Selector feature. (Pro & Enterprise only)
  • New Custom Area feature (movable canvas). (Pro & Enterprise only)
  • Desktop Zoom feature. (Pro & Enterprise only)
  • Create and save a list of RTMP servers that you often use for broadcasting. (Pro & Enterprise only)
  • Broadcast to multiple RTMP servers simultaneously (Enterprise only).
  • Added H264 support for IP cameras (Enterprise only).
  • Stability improvements.

Version 4.0.110 (10/06/14)

  • New Timer and Stopwatch features.
  • Audio playlist improvements.
  • Removing the ManyCam Watermark is now a Free feature.
  • Stability improvements.

Version 4.0.109 (08/06/14)

  • New RTMP feature that allows you to broadcast directly on Twitch, Ustream and YouTube live events.
  • Added 60 fps support.
  • Fixed a bug some users were having while switching movies in the playlist.
  • Fixed a bug some users were having with audio clicks.
  • Fixed the System Sound microphone for some audio cards.

Version 4.0.97 (06/03/14)

  • Stability improvements.

Version 4.0.94 (05/29/14)

  • New Mobile Video Source allows you to stream video and audio directly from your Android device.
  • New YouTube Video Source allows you to stream and broadcast videos found on YouTube.
  • New YouTube Social Uploader feature allows you to upload your recorded videos to YouTube from ManyCam.
  • Various bug fixes and improvements as requested by users.
  • Removing the ManyCam Watermark is a Pro feature only.

Version 4.0.78 (05/15/14)

  • Support for Windows 8.1 Metro apps.

Version 4.0.77 (03/27/14)

  • Stability improvements.

Version 4.0.70 (03/20/14)

  • New Game video source allows capturing and recording of your gameplay.
  • New Lower Third feature.
  • Custom Video Source feature allows you to give a new name to the ManyCam Virtual Webcam video source.
  • Added new scrolling options for Text Over Video feature.
  • Added Random transition effect.
  • Fixed a problem where the message “Try closing other programs that might be using your webcam.” appeared for some cameras.
  • Added support for more camera vendors.
  • Various bug fixes and improvements as requested by users.
  • Armenian language added.

Version 4.0.63 (03/06/14)

  • Stability improvements.

Version 4.0.52 (02/03/14)

  • Fixed a problem where “Run on startup” option did not work correctly.
  • Added the ability to set up custom delays between items in playlist.
  • Added the ability to set up different scrolling speeds for the text over video feature.
  • Due to repeated requests from ManyCammers, we have brought back the “Show cursor” and “Camera properties” features.
  • Performance improvements as requested by our users along with other bug fixes.

Version 4.0.44 (12/10/13)

  • Redesigned and more responsive UI.
  • ManyCam window is now resizable.
  • The new Gallery tab allows you to easily access saved snapshots and videos.
  • The new Favorites section allows you to access frequently used effects.
  • Ability to share photos and videos to Facebook and Twitter.
  • Search for effects, photos and videos in the software.
  • Includes a new category of effects called Emoticons.
  • Updated settings window that allows you to change the default naming and storage of your media files, change the resolution of your videos and images, change your audio playback device and set up internet proxy settings.
  • New “On-Air” feature allows you to track what applications or websites are using ManyCam.
  • System Sound Default Microphone feature allows you to capture sound directly from your PC.
  • Recording in MP4.
  • ManyCam Pro can unlock more HD resolutions.
  • ManyCam Pro can unlock more picture-in-picture modes.
  • Various bug fixes and improvements requested by users.

Version 3.1.64 (11/29/13)

  • New Thanksgiving effects added to installer.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 3.1.62 (10/24/13)

  • Fixed a problem where the ManyCam driver wasn't available in some cases in some apps.
  • New Halloween effects added to installer.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 3.1.60 (10/02/13)

  • This version helps prepare our ManyCam 4.0 transition.
  • Bug fixes.

Version 3.1.59 (07/24/13)

  • Fixed a bug where some users couldn't open some video formats.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 3.1.58 (06/25/13)

  • Reset settings feature.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 3.1.57 (06/11/13)

  • Fixed ManyCam Pro activation via proxy for some users.
  • User guide documentation updated with new information about IP cameras.

Version 3.1.53 (05/16/13)

  • Extra audio effects included.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 3.1.51 (04/19/13)

  • Due to popular demand mms:// URL radio support has been added under the audio tab.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Version 3.1.43 (02/18/13)

  • New audio driver with bug fixes.

Version 3.1.41 (01/24/13)

  • New video driver with Windows 8 Metro applications support.
  • ManyCam won't start problem fixed again for some users.
  • ManyCam application random crash fixed for some users.
  • Various bug fixes and improvements.

Version 3.1.21 (12/06/12)

  • ManyCam won't start (open from tray) problem fixed.
  • Various bug fixes.

Version 3.1.16 (11/27/12)

  • IP camera support. Add an IP/Web-based cameras as a ManyCam video source.
  • New Video and Image galleries - a new approach to organizing media files. Create custom groups of pictures and easily switch between them.
  • Use Ctrl + your Mouse wheel while in galleries to see more items at once.
  • Quickly take photo snapshots with one click, or use the pull-down for time delayed snapshots.
  • Choose a monitor for desktop capture.
  • A new ability to capture and display specific applications.
  • A zoom feature was added for desktop broadcasters.
  • The ability to add an internet radio station to the audio playlist as an audio source.
  • New full screen broadcast feature - see your output video in a full-screen separate window.
  • Get Started window - a brief explanation of major ManyCam functions for new users.
  • Various bug fixes and improvements.

Version 3.0.92 (10/15/12)

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements to help prepare for a major 3.1 release.

Version 3.0.91 (09/16/12)

  • Fixed a problem where adding a custom desktop capture to the playlist or video preset did not work correctly.
  • It's now possible to choose your language from the first installation menu.
  • Brand new audio and video drivers should improve performance and help with a crashing problem some users were experiencing.
  • Fixed a problem for some users who receive a "model initialization error". We're still working on an update that should fix this problem for all users.
  • Many miscellaneous small fixes and stability enhancements.

Version 3.0.80 (07/03/12)

  • Fixed a crash that sometimes occurs with Adobe Flash.

Version 3.0.79 (06/06/12)

  • ManyCam is now translated into 18 languages. Choose your language from the top left "ManyCam" menu. Some of the new languages include Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.
  • Support for new awesome ManyCam video effects and filters that are coming soon.
  • Due to repeated requests from ManyCammers we made an audio play list. Make a list of audio files and play them back under the "Audio" tab.
  • A larger video zoom range. Zoom in closer and zoom out further than before.
  • Ability to save your recordings to AVI and MPG formats.
  • Move picture in picture outside the video window.
  • New smaller installer.
  • Performance improvements as requested by users along with bug fixes.

Version 3.0.68 (04/19/12)

  • Video quality improved significantly. It's twice as good as our last release!
  • HD video is now displayed in the user interface with bars and the text "HD".
  • Press Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+Shift+Tab to switch between tabs.
  • To record at a higher resolution go to the "Video" tab and force a resolution under the "No force size" pull-down on the right side under "Image Settings."
  • Many bugs fixed that were reported by Pro users. Thanks for your support.

Version 3.0.62 (04/05/12)

  • Stability enhancements and several major bug fixes.

Version 3.0.53 (03/22/12)

  • ManyCam Pro now allows access to all Pro audio & video effects.
  • Individual and separate playlists for Studio Pro video presets.
  • Many reported bugs were fixed.

Version 3.0.48 (03/07/12)

  • ManyCam Studio Pro turns ManyCam into a Pro video switcher with transitions and more!
  • The new Audio tab allows you to broadcast Pro audio and add awesome sound effects.
  • HD Video Support and Broadcasting
  • Record video and audio to your hard drive.
  • Frames per second performance increases.
  • Picture in Picture is now resizable along with the ability to add 4 sources.
  • Awesome new video and audio effects!

Version 1.1 (09/12/06)

  • The first version of ManyCam was released in 2006.