Video Funhouse, now available from
Evological — the folks behind such tools as tools such as VideoScope, Image DV, CoolStream and CoolCam — and
Chaotic Software — the masterminds that gave us Web Devil, MP3 Rage, and Mac Army Knife — lets you turn your Power Mac and video camera into a “virtual funhouse,” the companies promise.
Using a palette of tools, you can twist, bulge, pinch, and push your face into virtually any shape imaginable. Then you can save snapshots of your work to send to friends and relatives — or, heck, your enemies for that matter.
There are seven “brush” tools that let you work on live video or on any static image. Seven video effects allow you to modify the video input; you can mirror the video, freeze it, divide it into a multi-faceted kaleidoscope, and more. Your “twisted” work can be saved as JPEG images. Nine “skin” frames can be used to customize the appearance of the application. There’s built-in, interactive help and a music soundtrack. Video Funhouse can be used in full-screen or windows mode.
Video Funhouse is designed for Power Mac, PowerBook, iMac, and iBook systems. It requires Mac OS 8.5 (or higher), QuickTime 4.0 (or higher) and (optionally) a video input source, such as a Logitech QuickCam or an Orange Micro iBot. A Mac OS X version will be made available to coincide with the official release of Mac OS X, which is slated for March 24.
The app is US$24.95. You can grab it at the Video Funhouse download site.