Unregistered HyperCam 2
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Unregistered HyperCam 2 is a watermark displayed in the upper-left corner of footage recorded with free versions of the HyperCam 2 screen capture software developed by Hyperionics, Inc. The software was widely used as a screen recording software to make YouTube videos during the site's early years, frequently in instructional and tutorial videos.
In the early 2000s, Hyperionics released the second version of their HyperCam screencasting software, which displayed the digital watermark "Unregistered Hypercam 2" in the upper left-hand corner of videos recorded with free versions of the program. On August 6th, 2008, YouTuber Kyle Morse uploaded a video titled "How to get on top of the night club in club penguin with out hacking," which featured the HyperCam watermark displayed over footage of Windows Notepad window and the 2001 song "Bodies" by Drowning Pool playing in the background (shown below).
In June 2010, Hyperionics released HyperCam 3, which contained a similar watermark for unregistered version. On June 7th, Minecraft Forums member shawnachu submitted a post titled "No more Unregistered Hypercam 2" announcing the release. On May 28th, 2012, YouTuber ObscureNForeign uploaded a video containing a close-up of the watermark (shown below).
On April 24th, 2015, Redditor BySumbergsStache submitted a post asking "What is unregistered hypercam 2?" to /r/OutOfTheLoop, to which Redditor Pseudolus_Festivus replied that the software was widely used to record Runescape videos. On March 30th, 2015, Redditor Norty_Adam submitted a "roses are red" ending with the line "unregistered HyperCam 2" (shown below). Prior to being archived, the post gained over 3,600 points (93% upvoted) and 80 comments on /r/2007scape.
On February 2nd, 2016, YouTuber The MemeThatLived uploaded a video of Marge Simpson dancing titled "Unregistered Hypercam 2 Marge Krump" (shown below).
On September 16th, Redditor Tanskiie submitted a post asking about the link between "'Unregistered Hypercam 2', 'Notepad' and 'Let the bodies hit the floor'" to /r/OutOfTheLoop. On April 2nd, 2017, Redditor Psycho9182 submitted a post asking to place a pixel art representation of the "Unregistered HyperCam 2" watermark at the top left corner of the /r/place canvas, which gained over 18,100 points (88% upvoted) within 48 hours. That day, the watermark was successfully added to the canvas (shown below).
 Reddit – What is unregistered hypercam 2?
 Reddit – What is the link between Unregistered Hypercam 2 Notepad and Let the Bodies hit the floor
 Reddit – Roses are red violets are blue
 Reddit – Can we get this at the top left corner
 Minecraft Forums – No more Unregistered HyperCam 2
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