A number of people have asked me recently why I like OBS Studio. Some of them admitted that they found OBS Studio quite daunting. It is true that OBS Studio is certainly extremely powerful. It has a lot of features and functions, but the thing I always tell people is...
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What is OBS Studio?
OBS Studio is free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. It is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
What is OBS Studio used for?
The three main uses for OBS Studio are:
- Recording video to your local computer
- Virtual camera: Changing the way you appear on web camera meetings
Learn more: What is OBS Studio?
Installing OBS Studio
You can download OBS Studio from OBSProject.com.
- Go to OBSProject.com
- Select your Operating System from the available options
- The installation file will download to your computer. Once it has finished downloading run the program.
- The setup will guide you through installing OBS Studio. Click Next.
- Review the license terms before installing OBS Studio. Click Next.
- Choose the install location and ensure you have sufficient space to install the program. Click Install.
It is also possible to run OBS Studio portably.
Using OBS Studio
Creating scenes and adding sources
Adding filters to sources
OBS Studio software tips and tricks
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