SplitCamera is a freeware virtual video clone and split video capture driver for connecting several applications to a single video capture source. Usually, if you have a web camera or video camera connected to your computer, you cannot use it in more than one application at the same time, and there is no standard Windows options that makes it possible. Split Camera driver allows you to easily multiply your web-camera (any models), video cameras ( any model: analog or ditial : VHS, DV, TV-IN or TV-tunner ) in video chat or video conference software like ICQ, Yahoo Messenger, MSN Messenger, Skype Video, Camfrog, AOL AIM, Pal Talk, or whatever... and to broadcast it to many users at a time. With SplitCam you can connect up to 64 clients to a single video source. In a few words: Split Cam does just what its name says: it splits the video stream coming from the video source and tunnels it to numerous other client applications.
Usually after installing a video capture device, like USB web camera, dv camera, TV tuner, or a TV-IN video card, you can only connect to it from one Windows application. If you start another application and try to use the same video source you’ll get an error message complaining about the device being already in use. In this case you have no choice but to wait for the first application to finish its work, or quit the thought of using the second application at all. Sometimes it may be absolutely necessary or most advisable to use, say, your web-camera in more than one client application at the same time. What if you want to conduct a video conference with several people independently? Or you want to record your video-chat or video conference using your favorite video capture software?
That’s where SplitCam can become of great help! All you have to do is just install the Split Camera software on your computer, connect it to a video source like: ( video camera, USB web camera, video file or image file ), and connect other applications like: ( video chat , video conference any messenger or video applications ) to the Split Cam virtual capture device. It will look exactly like you have 64 independent video source plugged in to your computer!