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Best Webcam Software for Windows 10 in 2021

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Today's best webcams aren't just useful for boring conference calls; there are now some high-quality cameras out there that you can use for serious content creation, be that creating YouTube videos or Twitch streams. If your webcam is something you use a lot, especially if you're now working from home, then you probably need some great software to go with it. Best of all, in most cases you won't have to pay a penny.

Plenty of good choices

Whatever you need to use your webcam for, there are plenty of apps out there to help you get what you need. If all you want is basic snapshots and video recording, then why not make use of the Windows Camera app built into your PC. It'll recognize any webcam you have connected, along with supported resolutions, and while basic, it gets the job done.

More advanced users will find apps like YouCam 9 and Debut Video Capture more to their tastes, though, likewise with OBS Studio and its virtual camera feature. Whether a creator, a streamer, or merely wanting to put together the best quality business calls, both are packed with more advanced features that offer greater scope and control when using your webcam.

Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.