Holiday Fun with Logitech Video Effects

If you’re like most webcam owners, you use your webcam to keep in touch with a few special people – maybe your children when you’re away from home or grandchilden if you are separated by miles. With the holidays just around the corner, you can use your Logitech webcam to say hello to that special person in a more creative way.

Our free Video Effects Avatars and Face Accessories offer a bunch of holiday themes that make it easy for you to have fun and be entertaining without too much heavy lifting on your part. And let’s face it – who doesn’t need help during the holidays?

I recommend a Logitech webcam that includes the full suite of Video Effects such as the QuickCam Pro 9000 or QuickCam Pro for Notebooks. During the holidays I like using avatars and face accessories to give my calls holiday flair. I also record holiday videos and e-mail them to my family – much easier than writing that annual holiday letter.

Video Masks are also lots of fun. They are a great way to engage children in long-distance story telling. One of my favorite children’s books is Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. I use the moon face mask so that my eyes and mouth animate the moon as I tell the story.

Video Effects are compatible with all popular video calling applications and are included with all Logitech webcams (although only the higher-end webcams include the full suite). New Video Effects content is added regularly to

This holiday season make keeping in touch more fun with Logitech Video Effects and feel free to share some of your videos and experiences with me.


Vice President, Internet Communications


  • I just got a quickcam communicate MP for Christmas and I want to add some avatars. I am having a problem getting them. I downloaded several and got a pop-up that they had been added, but they are not showing up in my video effects. Need help please! Does this cam not support the avatars?

    • Hi LuAnne,
      Unfortunately, the QuickCam Communicate MP does not support all of our Video Effects, only our Fun Filters. Our Web site provides information about which of our webcams support the full range of Video Effects, including avatars. I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

  • Recently purchased the QuickCam Deluxe for Notebooks and I must say that I am pretty disappointed in the quality of the picture. Seems a bit blurry. The box says “sharper image” with glass lens and “higher image quality” with Light Right Technology, however I founds this not to be the case. Returning to store today.

  • Hello!
    I was just trying to play around with my new webcame, I have been searching everywhere to find out how to add cool affects to the pictures. My camera does not contain the entertainment faces that you are supposed to click to apply the affects. I was hoping you could help me out as soon as possible.

    Thank you for your time,

    Mary Q.

  • Thank you so much for answering my question. Sorry to bother you ounce again but just would really like to know. I use to have the entertainmnt faces to add just like a siple color change, nothing big. All of a sudden it has disapeered? Any ideas?

    Thank you once again.


  • Hello Gina,

    It is correct, that I can not download your video effects for my brand new
    Logitech QuickCam Vison Pro for Mac ?
    Compatibility chek on your sit says: only for Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 !
    Jean-Pierre (sorry for my english)

    • Hi Jean-Pierre,

      You are correct. Unfortunately, we do not support video effects for the MAC OS due to compatibility issues. Vision Pro will however work with Apple’s photobooth effects.

      Cheers, Gina

  • Hello,
    With the Webcam Pro 9000 can we add more than 1 person to a conversation/video? Like meeting with 4 people

    • Hi Lorraine,

      The ability to make four-way calls online is actually dependent on software, not on the webcam itself. There are several software services available, including SightSpeed (a service of Logitech). So, yes, you can use your QuickCam 9000 to chat with four people as long as you have the correct software installed.

      Hope that helps,

  • Hello,
    I have a logitech webcam e 3500 and I was wondering if I can get some cool video effects like those..
    Is that possible?

    • Hi Phoebe,

      Unfortunately, our video effects are not offered with the Logitech E3500.

      Cheers, Gina

    • Hi Brian,

      Video Effects are compatible with most video calling applications (Skype, MSN, SightSpeed, Magoo, Yahoo!, AOL, OOvoo), including SightSpeed.

      Cheers, Gina

  • Awesome cam and love the video effects, but can we have some tools for creating our own effects?, especially videomasks as they appear to be easy to just ‘cut holes’ in your own pictures to use.

  • also, could your developers create a ‘Matrix’ style ‘smith on fire’ filter effect as that’d be cool, maybe even cooler than the ‘dizzy’ effect, cheers

  • The Video Effects are compatible with most video calling applications (Skype, MSN, SightSpeed, Magoo, Yahoo!, AOL, OOvoo), including SightSpeed.

    I would like to ask how can my friend see the video effect by using msn? do I needa set something?

  • Hi Gina:

    I love the camera, and I love the effects. The only thing I was disappointed in was the videomask feature. I thought the default masks in the promotions were “samples”. I would think that whole point of having this feature would be to truly “personalize” any kind of picture with a talking mouth, moving eyes…etc….anyhow, a little disappointed at this….

    This seems to be an effect that could easily be used on any photo….is this available? coming soon perhaps?

    Could you please let me know?



  • Hi Ray,

    It’s a great idea and a request we’ve heard from others. In terms of specific plans to add this type of feature, unfortunately, we aren’t able to disclose information about our future plans in regard to product.

    Best, Gina

  • Hi, okay i just got a Logitech and it is really kool but for some reason when i try to do special effects on my oovoo it doesnt work
    i really wanna send my friend and oovoo video message that has really cook special effects and its not working, can someone help me

    • Hi Sheri,

      Adding Oovoo to the white list sometimes helps. Here\’s how you do that:

      1. Confirm that you\’ve installed QuickCam 11.9 or Logitech webcam Software version 1.0
      2. Click on the setting icon in the ribbon
      3. Click on the \”application preferences\” icon – either the last or next-to-the-bottom icon in the menu
      4. Click on \”Video Effects application support- settings\” button
      5. Click on the \”+\” button
      6. Select oovoo.exe from the list
      7. Click \”Ok\”
      8. Click \”OK\” again
      9. Restart your computer

      Hope that helps, Gina

  • Hi, i have a logitech webcam C300 and everytime i try and download face acceriories or avatars it downloads but never appears on the QuickCam menu.
    It downloads fun filters but nothing else, can you please help me.

  • Hi Chloe,

    The C300 webcam supports fun filters only. It is not compatible with face accessories or avatars.

    Best, Ladan

  • Hi I was wondering if anyone could tell me why my E3500 isnt working with yahoo messenger please? 🙂

  • Where can I find the drivers for the E 3500 please? My model number isnt being recognised in the downloads department!

  • My E3500 is bombing latest Skype, but not MSN Live Mesenger. Where can I download the latest drivers for the E3500? Thanx!

  • how do you use the effects on oovoo? i cant figure out how to get the up. and can this webcam be used to record videos on facebook? because i cant get that to work either.

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