Add special effects to video chats
CamTwist for Mac is a free video app that allows you to spice up your chats with all sorts of original and special effects.
CamTwist is a little difficult to set up, but once installed it works with most video chat services, such as
This, coupled with the more than 50 effects available by default, let you really get creative without having to dish out a single cent, simply because CamTwist is completely free! If you like tweaking around with your Mac, you'll also be glad to know that CamTwist offers AppleScript support, which opens the application up to all sorts of customization.
Despite being a little complicated at the get-go, CamTwist is a very good free tool to add fun effects to your video chats.
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Fix for iTunes effect flicker problemQuickly create show movies and images by dragging files into the effects listMovie Source aspect ratio bug fixedFollow Mouse mode for Desktop sourceFull Screen name localization bug fixedFix for detecting the end of some moviesFix for Telestrator in non 4:3 videoDedicated window for TelestratFix for new Weatherbug protocoNew Weatherbug icon features.Remember Studio position and swap mode settingSpecial handling for Safari in the exclusions listPress esc to exit full screen mode (when on main display)Resizable preview window (up to configured resolution)IRC Effect UTF-8 supportMirror image option for preview window and Studio monitorsAbility to hide movie video when movie isn't playing (for PIP)Show album in iTunes effect"Duplicate Button" context menu optionMovie source in and out pointsMovie source muted in preview optionTime stops (some things won't animate) in PeviewiPhoto support in Slide ShowVNC client sourceTwitter effects
User reviews about CamTwist
Camtwist 2.5 or 3.0 conflicts with Skype 7.5 and OSX 10.9.5.
Can't get Camtwist 2.5 or 3.0 to work with OSX 10.9.5 with Skype version 7.5. Everytime OSX, or Skype updates, Camtwist stops working. Anyone have suggestions for alternatives?
by Nick Mead
CamTwist is just for video chats but you could use a third party software to grab the chats and then edit the video with a video editor later.
More than an opinión is a cuestión. camtwist only work with chat vídeos or I can use it with and other video edditing<br />production? More
Cam Twist is awesome .
If you are getting bored of Photo Booth, this thing is perfect. Not only can you make vids and take pics, you can also show your desktop. Cam Twist has many options for efects. This includes, fire, bubbles, cube, comic, you can even add the apple logo on the side of the screen. There is much to be had when you download this. It runs and downloads well, hours of entertainment, free, and you can upload it as a video. I have not tried that yet, but I have to say playing around with the thing is fun. It is perfect for a fun free download 10/10
free, hours of fun, easy to use and download, many options, great to make videos, can film your screen, camera, movies, and great for a live video, better than photo booth. PERFECT NOT MANY CONS AT ALL. I LOVE THIS CAM TWIST THING!!!!!
it would be nice if it was a little more easier to make videos and pictures with this and sending vids and photos as emails would be a nice touch. More