May 26, 2022
With the spread of Covid 19 and social distancing in effect, we all are doing a lot more Zoom and Microsoft teams meeting than ever before. Now video calls have become a necessity for many. Most of us spend more time facing a digital screen than talking to our loved ones nearby. One thing we all have noticed more than ever is how bad the 720p resolution quality built-in Face-time camera picture quality is with Apple’s MacBooks. Resolution aside, they produce a video that is grainy, blotchy, relentlessly underexposed, and with horrible dynamic range. This has not improved even in the latest MacBook Pro or MacBook Air models. Unfortunately, Apple is still ages away from providing an official feature.
It is no surprise that people want to improve the overall quality of the video input and output. Now people want a better webcam that can deliver pristine, beautifully color-balanced, and tack-sharp video.
A new app called Reincubate Camo turns any iOS device running iOS12 or greater into a webcam far better than anything you will find in most Macs. Here is a review prepared for you.
Reincubate Camo is not the first app to tackle this, but it is done in a thoughtful and well-executed way. It is a macOS productivity app that lets you use your iPhone’s camera as an external webcam or your Mac. You can pair your iPhone to your Mac using a USB cable and use the front camera of the iPhone to conduct meetings, video conferencing, and more.
Camo works fine with more than 40 more popular apps for meetings and online classes, including Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google Chrome, Firefox, Edge, GoToMeeting, etc. You may also get various post-processing features. Camo features a much-improved 1080p webcam experience over the built-in 720p Mac FaceTime cameras having the default settings but goes beyond that with granular controls too.
The entire process is straightforward, and you just need the following things to get started with online video conferencing using your iPhone’s camera.
Camo requires a dedicated software called Camo Studio to control and manage video footage from your iPhone. Install the Camo app on your iPhone. Connect your iPhone to your Mac and launch the Camo app on both devices. Now you can use your iPhone as a Pro-quality webcam.
Many factors make Reincubate Camo an excellent choice for most people. Few are discussed here.
Nevertheless, of your experience with iPhone or Mac, you can set up a Camo in a few seconds. We cannot say this about other iPhone-to-webcam tools available there. Since you have a USB cable, you should be able to connect your phone to the Mac and enjoy good-quality content. Camo is simply one of the most fully-featured and easy-to-use. These features include: 4K resolution, support for portrait mode, support Windows, reduced iPhone power consumption, Wifi pairing, and Chroma keying. Its compatibility list is long and growing. It is also experienced that Camo doesn’t use many system resources or cause a battery to die.
While using Camo, you can choose between a variety of options. Very first, you can choose between your iPhone’s front and rear camera. And if you have an iPhone with a dual camera, you can select between multiple lenses as well. Camo also makes sure that you choose the proper resolution that meets your needs, with full support for up to 1080p.
Camo doesn’t only bring real-time video footage from your iPhone. Instead, it lets you control and manipulates the video output based on shutter speed, brightness, saturation, tint, temperature, etc. You can also go for options like mirror video and rotation. These settings help you create a perfect frame and details for your classroom, meeting, or anything else.
The programmers behind Camo have done incredible work in keeping things clean. You can rely on modern features like the current User Interface (UI) and native dark mode in this. Camo can handle easily, even if you have paired more than one device to your Mac. The most incredible feature of the Camo is its neatness that you cannot find any significant issues with UI/UX at all.
The Camo app is available from the Apple Store for iOS and the Google Play Store. Most of the Camo is free, but there are some additional features that you can get by choosing Camo Pro, which costs $39.99. You can also avail some post-processing features with the paid version.
Long story short, Camo is one of the most helpful macOS productivity apps since it facilitates getting the highest quality video from your iPhone (preferably the rear one). It is perfect while doing the job it is assigned to do.