OPEN Broadcast Software – livestream for free from your PC or MAC

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OPEN Broadcast Software or OBS for short, is a free open source software suite for your PC or MAC that easily enables live streaming and video recording from your desktop.

With so many people looking for ways to connect these days, OBS is an easy way to help you keep in touch with friends and family or live stream the action while playing your favourite video game from just about any computer.

We’ve included a link to a basic tutorial video at the bottom of this post to help get you started and understand how it all works.

Open Broadcast Software Screen Example

Open Broadcast Software User Interface

OPEN Broadcast Software Features

  • High performance real time video/audio capturing and mixing. Create scenes made up of multiple sources including window captures, images, text, browser windows, webcams, capture cards and more
  • Intuitive audio mixer with per-source filters such as noise gate, noise suppression, and gain. Take full control with VST plugin support
  • Streamlined Settings panel gives you access to a wide array of configuration options to tweak every aspect of your broadcast or recording
  • Set up an unlimited number of scenes you can switch between seamlessly via custom transitions.
  • Powerful and easy to use configuration options. Add new Sources, duplicate existing ones, and adjust their properties effortlessly
  • Modular ‘Dock’ UI allows you to rearrange the layout exactly as you like. You can even pop out each individual Dock to its own window

OPEN Broadcast Software is compatible with a wide range of webcams, video capture cards, external switchers, recorders, NDI capable cameras, and more, all of which you can find at Vistek.

Download your own free copy of OBS Studio here: https://obsproject.com/


Hazelnuttygames – OBS Beginner Tutorial – Open Broadcaster Software Guide

Hazelnuttygames YouTube Channel

Video Description – OBS Tutorial for beginners! Get started with Open Broadcaster Software with this easy to follow beginner guide for new users. OBS is a highly versatile, easy to use, free piece of video capture software for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. You can use OBS to record or stream video games, desktop software, a webcam, or any combination of the above! I use OBS to live stream, I record many of my videos for YouTube with OBS and I use OBS to record my own WoW arena gameplay to review privately and analyze why I suck.


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