Camo
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Release notes and changelogs for Camo

Camo 1.1.1.5772 released

Windows · 2 fixes

Hot on the heels of yesterday's launch of Camo Studio 1.1, today's update is a small one to ensure that everyone has a smooth experience with the new update. If you run into any problems, please reach out to us at support@reincubate.com. We'd love to help and hear from you.

  • Fix We've fixed an issue which occasionally happened after using Camo Studio to install the Apple component needed to use Camo Studio with an iPhone.
  • Fix We've fixed a rare bug which was causing issues for some users immediately after opening Camo Studio.

Camo 1.1.0.5767 released

Windows · 2 features 4 improvements 4 fixes

We're very excited today to be releasing version 1.1 of Camo Studio for Windows. This update brings Windows 11's rounded corners, Nvidia Broadcast support, a complete overhaul of how we handle video, significant improvements to the new user experience, along with the normal collection of tweaks and bug fixes.

If you run into any problems, please reach out to us at support@reincubate.com. We'd love to help and hear from you.

  • Feature On Windows 11 Camo Studio now has the beautiful rounded corners you'd expect!
  • Feature We've added support for using Camo Studio with Nvidia Broadcast.
  • Improvement We've overhauled how Camo Studio handles video, including upgrading to using DirectX 11 where possible. This should lead to substantial performance improvements, particularly on high-resolution screens where we've seen a halving of the demands Camo Studio's makes on your computer.
  • Improvement We've also made big changes to how Camo Studio ensures that you have the Apple tools needed to communicate with an iPhone. This will make it more straightforward to get set up connecting Camo Studio to your iPhone, and also means that if you're using an Android phone you'll no longer need to install any Apple tools in order to use Camo Studio.
  • Improvement We've improved the experience when uninstalling Camo Studio while still using Camo audio.
  • Improvement We've improved how Camo Studio identifies Android devices, and added the option to hide devices which you don't want to use.
  • Fix We've fixed an issue which made it possible to lose Camo Studio behind other windows which meant that double-clicking on the Camo Studio icon in the bottom-right of the taskbar wouldn't always make the window visible.
  • Fix We've fixed a couple of issues around activating Camo Studio and handling license expiry.
  • Fix We've fixed an issue which occasionally led to Camo Studio to be slow to start sending video to other applications.
  • Fix We've fixed a couple of rare issues that some users saw when opening Camo Studio.

Camo 1.0.12.5614 released

Windows · 1 feature

We're very excited to be releasing today's update which brings AR modes to Camo! The launch set contains over a dozen modes for improved accessibility, masking, focus, and novelty uses and will be available free and unrestricted for all users from 6am PT (2pm BST) on Thursday October 28th. Later today we'll be celebrating the launch of this new feature with a live event, visit camoapp.com/live to find out more!

If you run into any problems, please reach out to us at support@reincubate.com. We'd love to help and hear from you.

  • Feature AR modes are here! Accessing the AR modes is as simple as selecting them from the list of modes in Camo Studio. (Note, AR modes are currently only available for recent iPhones, such as the iPhone XR and newer. They will be coming to Camo for Android later in 2021.)

Camo 1.0.11.5592 released

Windows · 1 fix

Today's update brings some changes behind the scenes in preparation for our next major update, which will be released on Thursday. Visit camoapp.com/live to find out more and to sign up up for the launch celebration!

If you run into any problems, please reach out to us at support@reincubate.com. We'd love to help and hear from you.

  • Fix We've fixed a rare issue which sometimes happened when video applications disconnect from Camo Studio.

Camo 1.0.10.5378 released

Windows · 1 fix

Today's update fixes an issue a couple of users saw when activating Camo Studio. If you run into any problems, please reach out to us at support@reincubate.com. We'd love to help and hear from you.

  • Fix We've fixed an error which happened when activating Camo Studio with an incorrect username or password.

Camo 1.0.9.5366 released

Windows · 2 improvements 5 fixes

Today's update is all about focusing on the small details, fixing those rarer issues to ensure that everyone has a wonderful experience with Camo!

If you run into any problems, please reach out to us at support@reincubate.com. We'd love to help and hear from you.

  • Improvement Camo Studio will now show a more helpful message if you try to use it in two video applications at once.

  • Improvement We've made a couple of minor performance improvements.

  • Fix We've fixed a bug which meant that unlicensed users couldn't change lens or resolution from the menu in the taskbar.

  • Fix We've fixed a crash which was happening on some systems with multiple graphics processing units.

  • Fix We've fixed a crash which happened when changing resolution while using Camo Studio with two video applications at once.

  • Fix We've fixed a rare crash when showing the preview video in Camo Studio.

  • Fix We've fixed a rare crash which sometimes happened when switching to portrait mode.

Camo 1.0.8.5257 released

Windows · 1 feature 1 improvement 1 fix

Today's update brings Camo's high quality audio support to Camo Studio for Windows, and also makes it easier to use the open beta of Camo on Android which we launched last week. If you'd like to try Camo on Android then click here to install it!

If you run into any problems, please reach out to us at support@reincubate.com. We'd love to help and hear from you.

  • Feature Camo Studio now supports audio from iOS devices, and lets you can choose between the different microphones on your devices. (Audio is not yet available for Android devices, we're working on it and it will be added to the Android beta soon.)

  • Improvement It's now easier to use Camo Studio with the Android Camo beta. If you're on the Android beta you'll no longer need to activate Camo Studio in order to use all our pro features.

  • Fix This release also includes an experimental fix for a rare issue which was causing other video applications to crash when streaming video from Camo Studio.

Camo 1.0.7.5203 released

Windows · 6 improvements 12 fixes

Today's update brings some substantial performance improvements to Camo Studio, and a wide variety of bug fixes. If you run into any problems, please reach out to us at support@reincubate.com. We'd love to help and hear from you.

  • Improvement We've overhauled how Camo Studio handles video from the phone in order to significantly improve Camo Studio's performance. This means that if you have a graphics card Camo Studio will now make better use of it, and we've also fixed a bug which meant that a Camo Studio ran slowly for some users with powerful computers.

  • Improvement If Camo Studio does briefly get behind processing video it should now catch up again within seconds.

  • Improvement Whenever Camo Studio shows a popup window the text in the window should now be available to screen reading software.

  • Improvement To communicate with Apple devices Camo Studio relies on a service provided by Apple, Camo is now able to start that service if it is not running.

  • Improvement We've simplified what Camo Studio adds to the start menu.

  • Improvement We've added an option in the "Advanced" menu to let you select Camo Studio's log level.

  • Fix We've fixed a bug which meant that video from Camo Studio would appear upside down in OBS Studio.

  • Fix We've made a couple of changes to the DirectShow filter Camo Studio uses to communicate with video apps to ensure Studio supports as many apps as possible. (This involves giving the filter a DevicePath and properly implementing the GetPages method.)

  • Fix We've fixed a bug which led to video being played in fast-forward after Camo Studio's video was paused by another app.

  • Fix We've fixed a crash which happened when Camo Studio had difficulty downloading the service it needs to communicate with Apple devices.

  • Fix We've fixed a minor UI bug which led to a couple of buttons in Camo Studio being the wrong colour.

  • Fix We've fixed a rare crash which happened when Camo Studio attempted to communicate with video apps.

  • Fix We've fixed a bug which meant that if you changed the resolution for one device it would change the saved resolution for all other devices.

  • Fix We've fixed a bug which led to Camo Studio leaving a file in your "Downloads" folder after installing the service it needs to communicate with Apple devices.

  • Fix We've fixed a bug which occasionally led an error being shown when updating Camo Studio.

  • Fix We've fixed a rare crash when updating Camo Studio.

  • Fix We've fixed a rare crash when opening Camo Studio.

  • Fix We've fixed a rare crash which happens when Camo Studio looks for Android devices.

Camo 1.0.6.4985 released

Windows · 3 fixes

Today's update to Camo Studio bring a few minor bug fixes to support the latest version of the Camo for Android beta. If you run into any problems, please reach out to us at support@reincubate.com. We'd love to help and hear from you.

  • Fix We've fixed a bug which meant that the exposure and white balance controls would be disabled when using the latest version of the Camo Android beta.
  • Fix Some HP devices were being detected as possible Android phones, we've fixed that.
  • Fix We've fixed a minor UI issue with the create preset window.

Camo 1.0.5.4889 released

Windows · 2 improvements 2 fixes

We're excited today to be releasing a new update for Camo Studio which brings fresh new look for the app, a couple of important bug fixes, and a brand new icon! If you run into any problems, please reach out to us at support@reincubate.com. We'd love to help and hear from you.

  • Improvement We've given the entire app a fresh lick of paint, making the interface bolder and clearer. We hope you love it!
  • Improvement Camo Studio now has a new icon, designed by our incredibly talented friend, Gavin Nelson.
  • Fix We've fixed an issue which was causing Camo Studio to use a little more CPU than it should do on certain devices.
  • Fix We've fixed a couple more rare crashes involved in looking for Android devices running Camo.

Camo 1.0.4.4813 released

Windows · 1 fix

Today's update fixes a rare crash we saw in 1.0.3.4791. If you run into any problems, please reach out to us at support@reincubate.com. We'd love to help and hear from you.

  • Fix Fixed a rare crash which occurs when looking for Android devices running Camo.

Camo 1.0.3.4791 released

Windows · 3 features 1 improvement

Today's update to Camo brings the first of some significant performance improvements planned for the next few versions of Camo and support for the new version of our Android beta!

  • Feature Added support for connecting to Android devices over USB. If you've not been added to the beta yet, don't worry, sign ups are still open! (This update brings significant changes to how we communicate with Android devices, you'll need to update Camo Android to version 0.9.0 to continue testing.)
  • Feature Added screen curtain controls to the "Advanced" menu.
  • Feature Added the option in the "Advanced" menu to disable hardware video decoding.
  • Improvement We've made a change to improve the performance of Camo on certain computers. This is only the first step in a significant number of performance improvements coming to Camo, if you experience any issues please reach out to us at support@reincubate.com.

Camo 1.0.2.4273 released

Windows · 2 improvements

It's important to us that Camo doesn't just make you look better than any webcam, but also that it makes the most of your iPhone's amazing cameras. This build includes a small change to how we handle the video from your phone, to ensure that the colours are just right.

  • Improvement We've tweaked the settings Camo Studio uses when handling video to ensure the colours are just right. (For all our technical video fans out there, this involved a tweak to the colour space used when decoding video.)
  • Improvement Camo Studio is now built to run natively on 64-bit computers.

Camo 1.0.1.4266 released

Windows · 2 fixes

This is a minor update to fix a couple of issues we saw in 1.0.1.4250.

  • Fix We've fixed a couple of rare crashes some users saw when Camo Studio first connects to their phone.
  • Fix We found an unusual sequence of events which could prevent "Reset Settings" from working. That's fixed now.

Camo 1.0.1.4250 released

Windows · 1 feature 3 improvements 5 fixes

We're excited to be releasing a new update for Camo Studio Windows, which brings support for custom watermarks and a bunch of smaller bug fixes.

  • Feature Custom watermarks have come to Windows! 🎉
  • Improvement We've tweaked how we display release notes announcing our updates in Camo Studio to make them clearer.
  • Improvement Thanks to some helpful feedback from one of our users, we've made a couple of small tweaks to the text used by screen readers.
  • Improvement The UI around license activation has been cleaned up a little.
  • Fix We've fixed a bug where it could be difficult to read error messages when attempting to log in.
  • Fix Camo will no longer crash if you've run out of disk space. Although you've probably got other things to worry about if that happens!
  • Fix We've resolved some bugs around license deactivation.
  • Fix We've also fixed a couple of unusual crashes seen by a handful of users.
  • Fix There was a minor UI issue for users running a very old version of Camo on their iPhone. We've fixed that.

Camo 1.0.0.4126 released

Windows · 2 improvements 4 fixes

We're super-excited to be shipping Camo Studio for Windows 1.0 today. What's new? Well, we laid a lot of the groundwork for this in our last release, but there's a little more here. Oh... and more to come soon! 👍

  • Improvement Various improvements to the licensing and activation system behind Camo.
  • Improvement Adjusted the font size on the exposure and white balance control groups, and adjusted label positions relative to the sliders. We also tidied up alignment of text in the pause button.
  • Fix Tweaked colours in light mode.
  • Fix Updated the "Portrait mode" disclaimer copy.
  • Fix Resolved a bug where the shutter speed slider didn't show its initial value when disabled.
  • Fix We resolved an issue where emoji in presets weren't shown correctly on Windows 7.

Camo 0.1.25.4116 released

Windows · 1 feature 2 improvements 3 fixes

We're shipping one of our biggest updates to Camo Studio for Windows today. Here's 0.1.25.

  • Feature Presets have now arrived on Windows. We hope you enjoy them! 🎉
  • Improvement We've made a few changes behind the scenes to improve the Camo for Android beta. If you're not already using that, you can request access here.
  • Improvement Camo Studio for Windows' interface has now caught up with the macOS interface in terms of its layout, and we've made many little tweaks to make things obvious or clearer.
  • Fix We've made a few quality of life improvements for first-time users of Camo Studio.
  • Fix Watermark and mirroring settings weren't always saved between sessions, but now they are.
  • Fix Fixed a very unusual crash that affected a handful of users.

Camo 0.1.24.4050 released

Windows · 1 improvement

Today's update to Camo Studio for Windows includes a number of enhancements to make the experience for Android beta testers smoother.

  • Improvement A number of adjustments to improve the first-time experience, and to handle issues that may arise otherwise.

Camo 0.1.23.4034 released

Windows · 1 feature 1 improvement 3 fixes

We're excited to be shipping the next update of Camo Studio for Windows today. Lots has changed behind the scenes as we prepare for the release of new features — and for the beta of Camo for Android. 🎉

  • Feature Support for Camo for Android, beta. If you're not on the beta, you can sign up for access here.
  • Improvement We've updated the interface to match some of the more recent changes for Camo Studio for macOS.
  • Fix We've made various connection reliability enhancements.
  • Fix We're resolved an issue whereby the zoom / pan position could be reset when restarting Camo Studio.
  • Fix We've resolved an usual crash when switching between devices.

Camo 0.1.22.3936 released

Windows · 1 improvement 1 fix

This is a minor update for Camo Studio for Windows, giving it compatibility with the upcoming 1.2 release of the iOS app.

  • Improvement Support for Camo 1.2.
  • Fix Headed off a potential future problem around backwards compatibility.

Camo 0.1.21.3921 released

Windows · 1 feature 2 improvements 4 fixes

Today's update of Camo Studio for Windows brings a big new feature: portrait mode! You can now get that lovely shallow-depth-of-field / bokeh effect in your video with Camo.

  • Feature "Portrait mode" is now available for users with the iPhone Xr or newer.
  • Improvement We've updated some of Camo Studio's colours in light and dark modes.
  • Improvement We've added more screen-reader support, with login errors now being shown to them.
  • Fix We're including a fix for the dependancy installer we use.
  • Fix Click-to-focus is no longer mirrored for some users.
  • Fix We've resolved a strange crash that some users had in dark mode.
  • Fix We've also resolved a number of crashes caused where configuration is in an unexpected state.

Camo 0.1.20.3845 released

Windows · 1 feature 6 improvements 4 fixes

Camo Studio for Windows is now in public beta! This is our tenth beta update, and it's now freely available to anyone from the Camo landing page. Not only that, but we've included a bumper set of changes.

  • Feature We've added support for screen readers, making Camo substantially more accessible. We've a little more to do here, and feedback is appreciated.
  • Improvement We've rebuilt the mechanism we use to handle updates of the app, and now show what's new with each update.
  • Improvement We've added an "Update" popup to remind users to update Studio if they connect a device running a newer version of Camo.
  • Improvement We now support downgrades of Camo Studio. Helpful for testers, this is!
  • Improvement Clicking on disabled features will now prompt users to activate their license.
  • Improvement The taskbar icon now changes colour based on whether you're in dark mode. And it's now visible on Windows 7!
  • Improvement We've made a number of graphical tweaks to tidy things up, in the app and in the installer.
  • Fix We've resolved a problem caused when two devices were connected at the same time.
  • Fix We've resolved a crash when selecting items from drop-downs using the keyboard.
  • Fix We've resolved a problem whereby the "Connect a device running Camo" overlay could get corrupted in portrait orientation.
  • Fix We changed plenty of things behind the scenes for speed, reliability, and robustness.

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