ManyCam Tabs

There are 9 tabs in ManyCam: Video/ Audio/ Draw/ Time/ Chroma Key/ Lower third/ Effects/ Gallery/ Favorites.

Video Tab

Here you have the settings for your Main Live window image.

Resolution – allows you to choose the output video resolution.

When a specific resolution is set, ManyCam will forcibly offer that resolution to the video application. If the application doesn’t accept video in the resolution selected, ManyCam will switch to an acceptable resolution not larger than the one you have chosen.

Frames per second (FPS) – or the frame rate. It is the frequency (rate) at which consecutive images called frames are displayed in ManyCam.

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.

Flip & Rotate – allows you to flip the image vertically or horizontally and rotate it.

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&drop.

To deactivate the Picture in Picture function, select the single window option in this section. Note that when you disable the Picture in Picture mode, the information about the smaller picture input source and its settings will be lost.

Color – You can change brightness, contrast, saturation and color levels of the picture (RGB).


  • To achieve black-and-white image, move the saturation slider to the left.
  • To set the color option to the default value click on its icon.


Audio Tab

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.

There is also 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.

Click Show Audio Playlist to add an audio source

Playlist Tab

You can make a playlist consisting of multiple video sources, video files and images. You can add a source from the list of available sources in a playlist.

You can specify a delay time for playlist items. The playback time is set to 30 seconds by default.. Left click on the source window in Playlist to set items delay.

Using playlist buttons you can play the elements in a random order or make your playlist loop.

Text Tab

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, set the speed of scrolling and 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 the place where it will be shown.

Draw Tab

Here you can draw over your video choosing a pen, fill or eraser.

You can choose any color for your drawings and change pen thickness, saturation and transparency.

Time Tab

You can impose current date and/or time over your video or picture.

In the Options menu you can select a 12-hour or a 24-hour format for your clock.

Also you can select a date format or select “Do not show” to show time only.

With Size  and Opacity you can select the size and transparency of your clock.

There are clock, stopwatch and timer available in the Time tab. You can drag and drop the clock around your Main Live window to choose where it will be shown.

Lower third Tab

Add a level of professionalism to your video productions with ManyCam Lower Third feature. Highlight important news, add your name, location, or other information to your broadcast. You can impose a lower third over the video stream and add your own text in place of the default one.

Click the ON button to activate or deactivate lower third on your live video window.

Click the heart icon to add a lower third to favorites.

Click the cross to remove a preset.

There are 5 types of  Lower Thirds available for you. Left click on a Lower third to see the list of them.

Chroma Key Tab

Chroma key compositing is a special effects technique for compositing (layering) two images or video streams together based on color hues (Chroma range). The technique has been used heavily in many fields to remove a background from the subject of a photo or video – particularly in news casting, motion picture and videogame industries.


Learn more about ManyCam’s Chroma Key


Effects Tab

This tab allows you to choose various video effects you want to apply. The effects folders are sorted by categories. You can apply different effects by clicking on them and remove chosen effects by clicking on the cross sign to the left of the effect’s name in Selected list. Click the upper cross to delete all of the effects. There is also an eye icon which allows hiding the effect temporarily from the video feed.

The chosen effect appears in the current output picture and in the Selected list.

You can add your frequently used effects to the Favorites list for convenience.

You can add your own effects by clicking on to import a new effect from a file.

You can search the effects with the help of .

Selected – a list of currently selected effects. You can also save chosen effects as presets for easy access. Select effects you like, click on the right top of the Selected window and choose “Save as preset”. Your preset will be saved into Groups folder.

Favorites – a list of chosen effects for easy access.


Filters – a set of filters to modify your picture.

Distortions – various perspective distortions you can apply to your picture.

Backgrounds – you can place yourself in a background that differs from your real surroundings. When you select a background you would like to place yourself into, ManyCam will prompt you to take a snapshot of your current background without any moving objects in it. After clicking “Take Snapshot” you will be given 3 seconds to move out of the camera’s view before the snapshot is taken.

Borders – fun and cool frames around your photos or video output.

Overlays – full-size images to set cool wallpapers as your video output.

Objects – various funny pictures you can impose anywhere on your video.

Face Accessories – various effects that ManyCam can impose over your face using a built-in face detection function.

Emoticons – various funny pictures of smiles you can impose anywhere on your video.

Groups – saved presets of chosen effects.

Lower thirds –a graphic overlay placed in the title-safe lower area of the screen.

Get more – opens an official page of ManyCam Filters and Effects.

Here you have albums with your saved snapshots and recordings. By default, there are two albums which cannot be deleted. You can create your own albums clicking on the cross sign .

When you open the album you can click on the cross sign  to import a new media file.

You can easily share your snapshots and recordings to social networks! Open the snapshot or the video recording you want to share and click    in the top right corner. Choose the social network you want to share with, leave a message if you want and click “Share”.

Connect Tab

Here you have a list of compatible applications and websites.

Updated on November 2, 2017

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