[CC] Free Magic Camera! (48-hours only)

Update: This article has been pulled by Ashraf because of reports that the software in question may be malicious. For those curious, it got 2/43 detections on VirusTotal. Sorry everyone!

Update2: At the request of some people, I have put this article back up. However, get Magic Camera at your own risk!

Magic Camera is a program that allows users to have fun while video chatting:

Magic Camera is a useful webcam program that enhances the way people video chat. By Magic Camera, you will get: Cool Webcam Effects

You can easily create webcam video effects by the following features of Magic Camera:

  • Funny photo frames.
  • Visual filters & transform effects.
  • Real-time changing your webcam background. (You can create fantastic effects such as raining inside your house!)
  • Adding mask effects by face tracking.
  • Painting on video.
  • Image overlay and video overlay.
  • Adding cool Flash animations to your video.
  • Typing text directly on video to “chat” with your friends.
  • Customizable effects. (The source, position, size and transparence of most effects are editable.)
  • Open SDK. (Advanced user can develop complicated video effects using any programming language.)
  • Picture in Picture.

Webcam Recorder

Magic Camera lets you easily record webcam videos or any activities on the screen. All effects are included. You can even stream the recorded videos by the virtual webcam later. Besides video, taking pictures with webcam is also supported.

Webcam Splitter

With Magic Camera, you can split & use your real webcam in utmost 32 webcam software simultaneously.

Magic Camera supports all webcam software, webcam chat sites such as MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger – AIM, ICQ, Camfrog, Skype, PalTalk, BlogTv, Justin.tv, Stickam, Ustream, YouTube, ChatRoulette, etc. For hardware, all cameras including (HD)Webcams, Digital Cameras, TV/Video Capture Cards, DVs, Camcorders, IP Cams(directshow) are supported. System Requirements:

  • Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Win7 /Windows Server® 2008 R2 (For both 32bit and 64bit Windows)
  • Multi-Languages. (Currently supports 12 languages)
  • 16.5MB

To get Magic Camera for free, visit the promotion page (http://afublog.com/2011/05/18/key-magic-camera-full-free/), enter your e-mail address in the text box…

…and click the blue button. Once you click the blue button two things will happen. First, you will see a popup message which will display the registration key you need to use for Magic Camera:

The registration key you are shown is the one you need to use to register Magic Camera, so copy it and store it in a safe place. Once you click the OK button on the popup message, a window/tab will open asking you to confirm a Feedburner e-mail subscription. If you want to subscribe to afublog.com, confirm your subscription. If you do not want to subscribe to afublog.com, close the Feedburner window. You are not required to subscribe to afublog.com in order to take advantage of this freebie; you will still get Magic Camera for free (using the registration code you are shown) if you close the Feedburner window without confirming your subscription.

Editor’s note: I have not downloaded and installed Magic Camera myself. I did, however, run the installer through VirusTotal.com and it comes out to be mostly clean (2/43 detections – http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=ed24d611a65222db2e17f2fe644725475287fd8f6b55421ab0b55c30f1457125-1305710370). It looks like the installer may have a bundled toolbar, though, so be careful not to install any third-party crap during installation.

Once all that is done, simply download Magic Camera (http://down.shiningmorning.com/MCSetup.exe), install it, and register it using the registration key you were provided earlier!

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  • Ester Ester

    Thanks. It is really a great funny program. Best wishes!



    Never mind,…..


    Please HELP! ! !
    I could really use this,….. but….
    NO pop-up with the clicking of the blue button,
    ONLY one thing happened!
    No Registration code pop-up appeared
    I tried 3 times!
    (W/different E-mails)
    Please help. Thanks!

  • Jimmy

    Thank you Ashraf, I’ll test it out in a virtual drive first to test for any vulnerabilities

  • Ashraf

    @Jimmy: Fine, I will put it back up but get it at your own risk!

  • Jimmy

    I noticed that only two Av apps picked up problems on Virustotal, would have liked two have tried this one out

  • Ashraf

    @J-M and @John C: Yea, for the most part I personally think the software is clean. (If I thought it was malicious I never would have approved this post in the first place.) However, there are conflicting reports, and I don’t want to take that risk of infecting dotTechies. Better safe than sorry, especially for a program that isn’t too important in regards to functionality.

  • John C

    Just noticed the software has been pulled. Out of curiosity I dug around the web for reports of problems, but so far didn’t find anything. I just downloaded the latest version from the Softpedia site (v7.1.0, uploaded on 1 October 2010), and it’s exactly the same as the version that was offered here.

    Softpedia “guarantee” that the software is clean of virus/trojans etc.:

    “This product was last tested in the Softpedia Labs on 9th of September 2010 by Olivian Puha

    Softpedia guarantees that MagicCamera 7.1.0 is 100% Clean, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors.

    This software product was tested thoroughly and was found absolutely clean; therefore, it can be installed with no concern by any computer user. However, it should be noted that this product will be retested periodically and the award may be withdrawn, so you should check back occasionally and pay attention to the date of testing shown above. ”

    I also downloaded the (supposedly!) same version from CNET (uploaded there on 30 September 2010). However in this case the two binaries are DIFFERENT (Softpedia/ShiningMorning: 17.355.387 bytes, CNET: 17.355.553 bytes).

    I can’t find any online explanation for the difference, so for those that grabbed the offer before it was pulled, “Caveat Emptor” (buyer beware :-)… or download the CNET version and check to see if it ALSO works with the serial number provided.


  • J-M
  • John C

    Which AV did you use to detect the software as a trojan?

  • chen


  • John C

    Just one quick comment (haven’t tried the software yet), the easiest way to copy the serial number is by hitting Ctrl-C while the dialog is active (and has the focus). Then just hit Ctrl-V (paste) in any text editor and the entire content of the dialog (serial number and all!) will be saved. No need to type anything, no risk of MIS-typing the code :-)