There are 4 main tabs in ManyCam: Video/ Effects/Gallery/Connect.
Also there is a toolbox panel consisting of 8 tabs with different useful settings: Image/Audio/Playlist/Text/Draw/Time/Lower third/Chroma Key
There are up to 12 small windows on the right side of the main live window. In this tab you can create and save up to twelve presets!
Right mouse click on the preset number to choose the source you need.
If in the top right corner of the preset window the number of it is green, it means the preset is streamed in the live mode in the listed applications that use ManyCam as a source. This video source is shown now in the main live window.
To preview your inactive preset before streaming, left click its top right corner and select “Edit”. You will get the same image in your live window but shown only to you. Here you can change a video source or try out some effects before streaming. To start streaming push TRANS
Switch between presets with TRANS and CUT buttons. You can change the type and duration of the transition effect.
TRANS – smooth transition
CUT – abrupt transition
You can change the type and duration of the Trans effect (see Playlist 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 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&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 with a Crayscale button.
To set color option to the default value click on its icon.
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
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.
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.
You can choose any color for your drawings and change pen thickness, saturation and transparency.
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.
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.
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”.
Here you have a list of compatible applications and websites.