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ArcSoft Introduces WebCam Companion 4, Supporting HD and 3D

Record videos in 3D, capture photos with V-Sign Detection, upload to Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr, and more!

— 1/24/2011 — Fremont, CA —

ArcSoft, Inc., a leading provider of innovative multimedia technologies and applications, announced today the release of ArcSoft WebCam Companion® 4, the newly improved application for webcam users to capture, preview, record, and share videos in 3D and HD. Enhance your video chat experience with ArcSoft’s latest release of Magic-i™ Visual Effects 2 HD, WebCam Companion 4’s companion product.

Webcam Companion 4 includes a broad range of applications designed and optimized for webcam users. The Capture module allows users to create normal or 3D content by capturing live videos and photos using single or dual lenses. For convenience, photos can be taken automatically by striking the victory sign! Users can also edit the recorded videos, uploading 720p/1080p widescreen videos or images to YouTube, Flickr, and Twitter, and resizing snapshots with SimHD®.

With multi-core CPU and GPU optimization using Intel’s Quick Sync Video (QSV) technology, AMD’s Advanced Parallel Processing (APP), and NVIDIA CUDA, the encoding process is accelerated and recording and playback is smoother than ever.

In addition, this application includes HD capability by using an optimized ArcSoft MJPEG Decoder which can deliver 720p HD video at 30 frames per second, two to four times faster than an OS default MJPEG Decoder in some systems. It also supports multiple preview resolutions at high FPS and hardware acceleration as well as smart rendering.

“Webcam is the must-have tool for fun online chatting, and ArcSoft’s WebCam Companion 4 and Magic-i Visual Effects are the best companion software to enhance such experiences.” said Bill Chen, ArcSoft's DGM of Digital Multimedia Services and Solutions Group. “Being one step ahead, the latest releases add many cool features such as HD, 3D support, Pose Detection, V-sign Detection, and sharing on Twitter, while keeping the intuitive user interface.”

ArcSoft WebCam Companion 4 Features:

  • Preview live video stream in 3D-mode even with single-common or twin-webcam, supporting popular 3D preview solutions: PageFlip, Line Interleave, Checkerboard and Anaglyph
  • Capture 3D snapshots and record 3D videos
  • Records audio to WMA and WAV files
  • Share your 3D video to YouTube 3D channel directly
  • Supports Multi-Touch technology
  • Playback recorded 3D videos and 3D snapshots
  • Optimized Dynamic and De-Noise for better picture quality
  • Includes Blink Detection
  • Self-capture photos by triggering the Victory sign

Use WebCam Companion 4 in conjunction with ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects 2 HD, a newly improved application to enhance your video chat experience through frames, effects, and themes. For more information, visit

About ArcSoft

ArcSoft, Inc. is an industry-leading software developer of multimedia imaging technologies and applications, offering fully integrated solutions to provide a complete user experience that spans across smart phones, feature phones, tablets, PCs, smart TVs, and cameras. Supporting industry leaders in advanced imaging and video technologies for over 16 years, ArcSoft has built up a strong portfolio of system optimized software frameworks, middleware, core modules, and full applications for PC and Embedded platforms, including the latest smart phones and tablets. To maintain its leading-edge, ArcSoft continuously invests in future technologies, being a world pioneer and leader in the fields of 3D Re-construction, 3D UI, Human Face Process and Recognition, and so on. In addition, ArcSoft offers software directly to consumers via our e-store.

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