Developer: Pleasant Software
Current Version: 2.0.2
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Download Size: 2.4 MB - Download
Use PiP2 to show video from any webcam on your screen, nicely integrated as "Picture in Picture" which makes it ideal for live presentations, screencast recordings and in the educational sector.
PiP doesn't clutter the dock with an additional icon: After launch it automatically installs itself in the menubar and the user can define a keyboard shortcut to smoothly fade in and out the video.
- Fixed an issue which caused 16:9 video appear in letter box format on screen (black bars)
- When launching, PiP2 now checks if the last window position is still valid and resets the window's position to its default, if not. This might happen if you put PiP2's window onto an external screen and then removed this screen.
Most Helpful Reviews
Really Nice for what it Does, a Few Wishes - I *REALLY* like the minimalist UI, very refreshing. To be clear, this puts your local web camera in a window, which is what I wanted to do. Looking at this and other apps in the store, it's sometimes a bit ambiguous. FYI I'm using it with an HP clip-on web camera, that Quicktime also recognized without using any driver. So no problems at all. Wish list (software is either broken, or it doesn't have enough features!) * Change the mouse pointer if I hover over the window for a bit, to show that I can drag it. So use the N/S/E/W 4 way arrow, or if I'm near a corner the curstor that hints at resize. I suppose it should wait a fraction of a second, so that it's not distracting when I'm casually mousing around. * I'd like to adjust the resolution, so that the frame rate would be higher. It's rather jerky. * It'd also be nice to lock the exposure setting. This is a hardware thing, and I'm not even sure if the generic webcam usb driver supports that function. * It'd be nice to have an option to use the live image as wallpaper instead. Of course if it was wallpaper, maybe you'd also like to darken it a bit. * I'd like to turn off the HP camera's annoying autofocus. Every time the light level changes or something happens, the camera tries to refocus. To be clear, this is a hardware thing on the camera, and happens in any Mac app that uses the camera. I'm just asking for the extra option, that no other camera software has either, to control / turn on / off the autofocus feature. I'm not even sure if it's feasible. But REALLY nicely done software. Simple and clean.
More Reviews for Current Version
Generally Pretty Good - I use this to put a Window on my screen when I'm screen sharing on a conference (Google Hangout, Join.me, etc). It basically does what I want except for two things. 1. I can use a LOT of CPU. I wish I could do something (reduce framerate?) to reduce the CPU usage. 2. It can vanish - as some people have mentioned. It has to do with having multiple monitors. If I launch it on my primary monitor it works - but if I use spotlight to launch the app on of my other monitors the window never appears. Go figure.