Camo overview

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Camo is an app for using your phone or tablet as a pro-quality webcam. It allows you to use the high-quality video directly from your device's amazing camera on your Mac or PC.

To learn more about Camo and its features, please see Camo's product page.

Camo has two components: an app that runs on your phone or iPad, and an app that runs on your computer. For the sake of clarity, we refer to the mobile app as "Camo", and the desktop app as "Camo Studio", as it allows you to control the image sent from the mobile device.

Camo (running on an iPhone) is shown on the left, with Camo Studio on the right
Camo (running on an iPhone) is shown on the left, with Camo Studio on the right

Camo vs Camo Pro

Camo is available in free and paid editions. We hope users love both versions, for different reasons. Here's how we think of them.

Camo's free edition is great for straightforward, high-quality calls, but lacks adjustments. It gives you resolutions up to and including 720p video, along with a choice of the device's selfie lens, or it's main back lens (the wide one). The free version of Camo also lets you access your device's audio, and keep the screen of your device dimmed while using Camo. With free version, you can also connect multiple iOS devices and switch between them.

If you upgrade to Camo Pro, you get the following:

  • Access to every lens on your phone (such as selfie, telephoto, ultra-wide & wide)
  • "Portrait mode" on iPhones that support it, with bokeh effect and shallow depth-of-field
  • Control of the device's flash for use as a light ( turn it on and off, control the brightness)
  • Access to any resolution the device provides (opening up 1080p and 1440 x 1080)
  • Video mirroring
  • Rotation of the feed in 90° increments (in case your phone is orientation locked)
  • Zoom controls, with pan and tilt to keep you front and centre
  • Focus adjustments (autofocus, focus on a particular area, manual focus control)
  • Shutter speed and ISO adjustments
  • Image adjustments including brightness, temperature, tint, hue, saturation, contrast, gamma, sharpness

You can see some of these controls in action in adjusting your video.

Compatibility

Camo is compatible with any iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch running iOS 12 or above. Camo for Android is in beta, and we'll be publishing a list of the devices it is compatible with soon.

Camo Studio is compatible with any macOS computer running macOS 10.13 or newer, or any Windows computer running Windows 7 64-bit or newer. It is compatible with M1 Macs.

Many popular video calling and streaming apps such as Zoom, Google Meet and Twitch are compatible with Camo. If you’re using Zoom, Camo requires Zoom 5.0.5 or above. You can see the full compatibility list here.

Camo Studio should stream 1080p fine on a low-power 12” 2015 MacBook. Similarly, it performs well on 2012 iMacs. If you encounter slowdown on older or slower machines, try decreasing the video resolution in Camo Studio to 720p.

Portrait Mode

Camo supports Portrait Mode on any iPhone or iPad with an A12 processor or higher. Note that this is different from Apple's Portrait Mode within the Camera app, which works on some slightly older devices. You can use the table below to find your device and check compatibility.

Model Processor Portrait Mode
iPhone 12 Pro Max A14
iPhone 12 Pro A14
iPhone 12 A14
iPhone 12 mini A14
iPhone SE (2nd gen) A13
iPhone 11 Pro Max A13
iPhone 11 Pro A13
iPhone 11 A13
iPhone XS Max A12
iPhone XS A12
iPhone XR A12
iPhone X A11
iPhone 8 Plus A11
iPhone 8 A11
iPhone 7 Plus A10
iPhone 7 A10
iPhone SE (1st gen) A9
iPhone 6s Plus A9
iPhone 6s A9
iPhone 6 Plus A8
iPhone 6 A8
iPhone 5s A7
iPad Pro (11-inch, 4th gen) A12Z
iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 4th gen) A12Z
iPad Pro (11-inch, 3rd gen) A12X
iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 3rd gen) A12X
iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 2nd gen) A10X
iPad Pro (10.5-inch, 1st gen) A10X
iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 1st gen) A9X
iPad Pro (9.7-inch) A9X
iPad (2020, 8th gen) A12
iPad (2019, 7th gen) A10
iPad (2018, 6th gen) A10
iPad (5th gen) A9
iPad mini 5 A12
iPad mini 4 A8
iPad mini 3 A7
iPad mini 2 A7
iPad Air (2019, 3rd gen) A12
iPad Air (1st gen) A8X
iPad Air (2nd gen) A7
iPod touch (2019, 7th gen) A10
iPod touch (6th gen) A8

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Comments (4)

Camo's the only app that still works with iOS 12.5

Can I connect two phones at once?

Hey Matthew. You can, though Camo only shows output from one at a time. You can switch between them in Studio. 🙂

Guys, your software rocks! I tried so much softwares that pretended to work as good as yours. But after all, Camo is the only winner!

Good afternoon! Camo is an awesome app ... thank you! How do I use the front camera on my iPhone? I can't seem to find any selector to use either front or back camera. Thank you, Mark

Hi Mark, thank you! You can do that using the Lens selector in Camo Studio. See here.

Impossible de télécharger l'appli avec Apple Store

Oh no! Here's the App Store link. If that doesn't work, please search for "reincubate camo" in the App Store. 🙂


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