Screen Capture Videos With Open Broadcaster Software

How to use free Open Broadcaster Software to create power packed screen capture videos, and keep your audience engaged.
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  • Lectures 37
  • Length 2 hours
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

    Course Update - April 2016 I updated the entire course to reflect changes in OBS.

    Screen capture video is a good way to get started with video creation and editing, regardless of whether you want to create videos tutorials, e courses, or even marketing videos.

    Once you are comfortable creating screen capture videos, you can step up to the next level with webcam or even a DSLR videos.

  • Do you want to make screen capture presentation videos that look and sound great?
  • You don't have much experience with video or audio recording tools?
  • Or, you know a something about making video but want to take it to the next level
  • You don't want to spend too much money to get started?
  • You don't want to waste a lot of time, and want to get started fast

If that's you, then this course is for you.

You will learn how to

Use a free software that runs in Windows, OS X and Linux

It is very flexible, is powerful, yet is easy to learn and use without a steep learning curve like other video software. There are some tips to get the settings right for sharp, high quality screen recording.

Video capture software can cost hundred of dollars, and requires a lot of time just to get your first video out.

In this course:-

  • I will explain the important settings for you to get started,
  • I'll show you how to start with a simple screen capture video before proceeding to more advance video recording that includes recording your webcam creating a picture-in-picture effect
  • you will also be able to do green screen or chroma key video right from your home or office studio

This course takes just under 1 hour. The reason you see 2 hours total is because I cover both versions OBS.

What are the requirements?

  • You will need access to the Internet and be able to download free software.
  • Have a strong desire to create good quality videos

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Use Open Broadcaster software to create screen capture video presentations and courses
  • Create video screen capture presentation while recording yourself with a webcam
  • Make high definition, HD videos that look perfect on video sharing sites
  • How to switch scenes with Hotkeys to minimize or eliminate video editing
  • Create videos with green screen special effects technique to keep your audience engaged
  • Selecting and using good quality microphones and webcams that don't cost a lot
  • Setting up lighting and green screen on a budget

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for students who want to use free software to create video presentation
  • You want to record yourself with your webcam and narrate slide presentations
  • You want to create marketing videos quickly
  • If you are already familiar with Open Broadcaster Software, then this course is not for you

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to Open Broadcaster Software

This lecture shows you how to get the most out of this course so that you will be up to speed in using OBS


Two version of Open Broadcaster Software. Select the section that applies to save time.

Section 2: Download And Install Open Broadcaster Software

This lecture shows you where to download, and install Open Broadcaster Software. There are 2 version of Open Broadcaster Software. One is specifically for WIndows, and the other is a multi platform version called OBS Studio and works in Windows OS, OS X, and Linux.

The free software is available at

Section 3: Configure OBS Studio For Local Screen Recording
OBS Studio - Setting a Profile in OBS
OBS Studio - General Settings (Simple Output)
OBS Studio - General Settings (Advanced Output)
OBS Studio - Audio settings

The video settings in OBS and how to get sharp screen captures


How to set and use Hotkeys to control OBS with your computer keyboard.

OBS Studio - Advanced Setting
Section 4: Let's Get Started With Screen Recording

In this lecture, we look at the different sources where OBS can capture information including a video or audio playback during your screen capture.

OBS Studio - How to Use Scenes in OBS
OBS Studio - Recording your screen and your webcam together
OBS Studio - How to use Noise gate and Gain
Section 5: Advanced Screen Recording With OBS
OBS Studio - Advance Audio mix

In this lecture, I show you how you can record your screen at the same time with your webcam, but the webcam is recording separately to give you flexibility in editing

OBS Studio - Using Chromakey or Green Screen
Section 6: Tips for recording

A simple lighting setup to get you started if you want to record yourself with your webcam. This setup uses 2 units of 4 feet florescent light tubes placed at an angle of around 35 to 40 degrees to where you sit.

Additional tips to get sharp screen captures with OBS Studio
Section 7: Hardware suggestions

Selecting a decent webcam. The most popular and good quality webcam from reviews is the Logitech C920. An alternative is the Microsoft Life Cam Studio which can also record in High Definition.

Avoid webcams that cannot capture at least 720p video.


Selecting a good quality microphone can improve your recordings. In this lecture, you will hear samples from a USB microphone, a micro 4/3 camera, and a smartphone to give you an idea of the sound quality.

Microphones you can consider:-

  • Audio Technica ATR 2100 USB
  • Rode Podcaster

For recording in the home or office without a special quiet room or studio, get a dynamic microphone. Condenser microphone are too sensitive and tend to pick up background noise.

Section 8: OBS Studio - Updates And Questions Answered
Capturing audio from video playback during recording
Section 9: OBS Classic - Windows only Classic version

This lecture shows you why and how to create profiles. A profile allows you to save all your settings so that they can be recalled easily without having to reset them repeatedly


This lecture shows you how to:-

  • get the best settings for video and audio encoding
  • get your videos to display smoothly
  • how to balance video quality with video file size for internet streaming

At the end of this lecture, you will be able to

  • set perfect widescreen 720p HD and 1080p HD video in 16:9 ratio
  • your videos will display properly on Youtube or other video sites without black bars on the sides

This lecture shows you how to get the best available sound by setting your:-

  • speakers or headphones
  • how to increase audio output volume and recording volume
  • how to synchronize your microphone audio with video

Do a clap test to adjust your microphone sync offset in Audio settings


Reduce video editing by setting keyboard Hotkeys to easily start or stop recording. The important frame rate setting to ensure your video can be edited by other video software


Set the microphone noise gate to reduce unwanted background noise as you record, and produce videos with high quality audio.


This lecture shows you:-

  • the difference between Scenes and Sources in OBS.
  • what are the different Sources i.e. video capture, capture your screen etc

This lecture shows you how to use Global Sources in OBS so that you only set the settings for one source once, Your settings will be consistent throughout different scene. This is especially useful for webcam but can be use for recording your screen too.


Use the Scene Collection function to help you organize your scenes and sources for different types of recording


Set and use Hotkeys so that you can switch from one scene to another smoothly giving a professional look, and to reduce editing after your recording.


Adjust your screen capture with Edit Scene function to resize any video source eg. a logo overlay, your window capture, to ensure there are not black borders in your ensuing video.


Create screen capture video and record yourself speaking with a webcam at the same time to create attention grabbing videos.


Use chroma key settings to capture green screen or blue screen, special effects with your webcam. Record yourself so that you will be inside your screen captures.

Section 10: Summary And Offers
Course conclusion and Bonus

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Instructor Biography

James Woo, Entrepreneur, Instructor, Online Marketing, Media Creator

James, a former engineer, sales person, and since 2005, an online marketer. He used online marketing strategies to grow several local businesses. Some with over 50% sales from the internet.

Having an engineering mindset, he helps break difficult things down, and teaches others how to do things in a simple manner.

Being an innovator and connector, he likes to share what he know works, especially for small business owners who may not have the resources available to large organizations.

He likes to connect with people to create greater value in their lives.

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