Camo Studio iPhone-as-webcam app introduces new video overlays

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Camo, an app that lets iPhones be used as a webcam, has released an update with a new drag-and-drop overlay feature for video calls, recordings, and livestreams.

Credit: Camo
Credit: Camo


Version 1.7 of the Camo Studio app, which is made by U.K. developer Reincubate, brings several new features to the iPhone-as-webcam application. It's currently available as a free update to existing users.

The new overlay editor allows users to create professional-looking graphics on their videos or livestreams with a drag-and-drop interface. Users can also switch between multiple overlays with keyboard shortcuts while they're on camera.

There are 17 pre-built templates ranging from social channel tags to side-bar presentation overlays. Users will also be able to import, export, and share Overlays with the broader Camo community. Overlays are stored in a gallery, which lets users preview, select, and organize them.

"We're thrilled to be bringing deeper, delightful overlay features to Camo," said Reincubate CEO Aidan Fitzpatrick. "Overlays help users stand out and create professional looks on video calls, recordings and streams, and Camo's pre-built templates inspire and save time. Users can select a ready-made overlay and add their details to start promoting their channels, business and streams today. It just works."

At WWDC 2022, Apple announced a new feature coming to Mac to let users turn their iPhones into webcams. In its press release, Reincubate says that Camo Studio's features go "way beyond" Apple's own Continuity Camera functionality.

While Continuity Camera has deeper integration with macOS, Camo Studio allows for a greater variety of customization, such as allowing users to switch between specific iPhone lenses and use advanced tweaks and filters.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 5
    fred1fred1 Posts: 959member
    This app seems to have some nice features, but I don’t understand the reason Apple is making it possible to use one’s iPhone as a web cam. Doesn’t every Apple device but the Mac Mini have a camera? I’d rather be able to look at my phone while on a web call. Just sayin’ . . .
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 5
    entropysentropys Posts: 3,494member
    A MacBook’s webcam is put very useful if the machine is in clamshell mode.
    The ability to have a wide angle video conference is pretty handy co oared with just about every webcam under $200. Those 120° webcams on Amazon are lyin’.
    The thing about camo is it works with windows machines as well.

    PS: that staffer is quite a babe, even though she has perfected the head tilt of compassion.
    edited June 16 ravnorodomwatto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 5
    DAalsethDAalseth Posts: 2,103member
    That image really looks like the Overly Attached Girlfriend Meme. Sorry, but it totally threw me. 
    edited June 16
  • Reply 4 of 5
    Fred257Fred257 Posts: 189member
    She needs to be in every add. I’m going to buy Camo now 
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 5
    adbeadbe Posts: 26member
    fred1 said:
    This app seems to have some nice features, but I don’t understand the reason Apple is making it possible to use one’s iPhone as a web cam. Doesn’t every Apple device but the Mac Mini have a camera? I’d rather be able to look at my phone while on a web call. Just sayin’ . . .
    Yes, but those webcams suck.  The iPhone's camera does not.
    watto_cobra
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