Are you looking for a way to improve the exposure and quality of your shows? If possible for a minimal investment? You will find an example in this article: the double cam show concept.
The concept of the double cam show
The concept is ultimately quite simple, it’s about filming your show from 2 different angles using 2 webcams. Then you just need to embed the thumbnail of the secondary shot in a corner of the main camera video.
Isn’t it clear? A little drawing should help you understand the idea.
When you do a show, you have the choice between showing your pretty figure in profile or, for example, your beautiful backside.
That is, between this view:
Or this one:
I’m not sure what to do about that one, but I’ll tell you what.
The idea here is not to choose is to have your viewers enjoy both shots at the same time. This is then what they will see:
Okay, I’m not very good at drawing and I hope you get the idea anyway. For clarity, I suggest you take a look at this Chaturbate room. The camgirl often uses this concept there with some success.
The advantages of the double cam show
Now that you’ve got the concept right, you’re probably wondering what the point is, what’s it for? Mainly to set you apart from the competition and improve the viewers experience.
We’ve talked about it before in this article, but differentiation is one of the keys to standing out from the competition. By adopting this dual webcam setup, you will definitely stand out from the vast majority of camgirls.
Take a test, open chaturbate, XloveCam, or your favorite cam platform. How many girls do you see with this two webcam setup? Zero or one if you are lucky. What do you think viewers will do when they scroll down and come across your thumbnail at deuX Cams? They’ll click on your room, if only out of curiosity.
User_experience: better immersion and viewers interaction
Once they arrive in your room, viewers still need to find an answer to their curiosity. And this is the second interest of this configuration with two webcams: the improvement of the experience proposed to your viewers. Indeed, the use of two webcams, provided they are well positioned, allows viewers to feel closer to you.
Thanks to this double view, they will feel even more in the heart of the scene, the feeling of immersion and interaction will be stronger. It’s up to you to play with this double exposure to keep them as satisfied as possible. And a satisfied viewer is a viewer who drops tokens (well ok not always…).
The ultimate outcome of these “multicam” shows is the virtual reality show. Equipped with his VR headset, the viewer of the future will be able to walk directly in the heart of the stage. When we see what already exists on the side of VR porn on sites such as Sexlikereal, I’m not too worried about the future of the cam world. Imagine virtual reality combined with showcams… Well, we’re not there yet, but it’s definitely coming in a few years.
The setting up of a dual cam configuration
Now that you’re convinced of the value of this dual-cam setup, you’re probably wondering how to do it. Nothing too complicated if you have the right tools.
On the hardware side you obviously need a second webcam and possibly a USB extension cord. And that’s it!
With the webcam for the secondary shot displayed in smaller size, you might be tempted to get an entry-level webcam. In theory, you’re right. In practice, you will be required to alternate main view / secondary view as the show progresses and it is much easier to do this in 2 clicks rather than moving both webcams simultaneously. The price difference is only a few dozen euros, so I advise you to get a webcam of equivalent quality to the one you already have.
I’ve already written an article about choosing a webcam, it’s still relevant. So feel free to refer to it.
From my side, here is what I bought to complement my basic setup:
I’m going to use it as an add-on to my basic setup:
Now that the hardware part is taken care of, the most important part remains: the software part. Indeed, with two webcams filming together, you end up with two video streams but you can only broadcast one to your room.
So you need software that can add the webcam image from the secondary shot as a thumbnail to the main shot and re-encode it all to form one video stream. And that, in real time! And if possible easily because a camgirl is not necessarily a professional video editor.
Reassure yourself, all this is very easy thanks to a software called Manycam. If you are in the showcam (or even gaming) business, this name is certainly not unknown to you because it is really the tool of choice for video streaming.
The main features of Manycam for a camgirl activity are:
- add watermark : it’s about adding a watermark (your nickname for example) in a corner of the videos of your shows. The purpose is twofold: to promote yourself and to avoid content theft. We will return to this in a future article.
- cam- splitting: it is about broadcasting the same show at the same time on several cam show platforms. The goal is obviously to increase your income for the same work. We wrote an article about this.
- “picture in picture” which is therefore the feature we are interested in in this article.
Feel free to visit the publisher’s website to know the full functionality of this software.
The “picture in picture” function thus makes it possible to carry out the whole of the software tasks which we need to carry out this configuration with two webcams. Indeed, it allows to leave one video source in full screen mode (the main webcam) while adding another video source in a small window (the secondary webcam). The size and location of this window is very easily adjustable. It is extremely simple to set up.
This software is not free but the set of features it offers is well worth the small investment (which will eventually pay for itself quickly). Several pricing plans are offered depending on the features desired and the commitment (annual subscription or lifetime purchase). Personally, I subscribed to the Individuals Studio plan because it allows me to benefit from a better video quality (H264 codec) and to use the software on 2 computers (my fixed PC and my laptop). I chose the Lifetime subscription, it’s more expensive at the beginning but I win on the long term. This software has been giving me complete satisfaction for several years.
Tips for organizing a double cam show
After having dealt with the technical part, it seems important to me to give you some advice / feedback for the realization of shows with several cameras. Indeed, the use of these two webcams requires to take some precautions for the good realization of your shows. Here they are:
- The secondary webcam will be displayed in thumbnail. In order for this view to remain interesting for your viewers, they must be able to clearly distinguish what is displayed there. Therefore, avoid wide shots and rather make tight shots with this second webcam (head, buttocks, sex,…)
- If it is easy to manage what you want to show (or rather not show) in the background with 1 camera, it becomes more complicated with two. A fortiori when the second is brought to be moved during the show … So prepare well this point before your shows, the best way is still to have nothing to hide from viewers in the room used for shows.
- It will be difficult for you to get both good lighting on the main shot and on the secondary shot. Personally I do not always succeed without ending up with a projector visible on one of the planes. So logically favor the main plane.
- Last remark, think well before the show to what can please the viewers. Let your imagination run wild. A tip, take advantage of this second webcam to highlight the parts of your body that are to your advantage.
This article is coming to an end. I hope it has been useful to you by showing you with this double cam technique that it is possible to differentiate yourself and increase your earnings for a limited investment. The hardware + software needed is between 150€ and 200€. This is actually quite low considering the gains you can get. I have been experimenting with this concept for about 1 month on a new account and the result is very interesting. You just have to test and approve ;-).