Looking to start recording and streaming your own videos for internet sites like YouTube and Twitch but don't know how to get started? This courses purpose is to teach people like yourself Open Broadcaster Software, a video recording and streaming application for all major operating systems, so that they can do just that. Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is the program I personally use for all my recording and streaming purposes because it's the best app I've found.
Be sure to pick the program up for Windows, Mac, or Linux before we get started.
If you want to jump in and start recording videos, this course video shows you the basics for getting started with recording content.
When you record in OBS, you can have a much more interesting setup than simply recording one simple video on your screen. You can add images, your webcam, or even record multiple windows from your computer inside of one video recording. In order to have everything fit properly on your screen, you'll also have to use the edit scene functionality in order to control their size in positioning. In this video, we'll be discussing those subjects so that you can incorporate new sources into each scene you want to record.
It's all well and good to have multiple sources within your scene but in some instances you will need to have one source overlap another. To make the right object show on top, you'll need to know about ordering your source objects for every scene. A perfect example of this would be when you have a chroma keyed out webcam showing on top of a video game when recording a let's play series.
Color Key (Referred to as Chroma Key when incorporating webcam / camera video sources) is where you take an image/video source and remove a certain color from the shot. Most commonly, this is used to knock out a solid colored background from video - Professionals in video create a solid background color via a green screen and then remove it within their live control or video editing systems. You can produce the same effect within OBS and we'll be discussing how to do it in this video lecture.
In some instances, you don't actually want to display a full window or monitor when recording through OBS. Through sub-regions, you can selectively show only a portion of window source in your final video or stream. In this video, we'll discuss how to do that.
With a green screen you can use a webcam to show only your talking head in OBS. Here's the theory
and OBS setup behind how it works.
Green Screen Setup Example: http://amzn.to/2tkj3Ig
In this video, we'll start talking about the settings tabs within Open Broadcaster Software.
The encoding tab is where you control how a video and its audio is processed as it's recording.
The video and audio tabs allow you to control more aspects of what your recording will look and sound like.
Hotkeys are a staple to almost any computer application and Open Broadcaster Software is no exception. By setting up hotkeys on your keyboard, you'll be able to easily activated certain functions while recording by simply pressing a key or two on your keyboard.
The microphone noise gate allows OBS to automatically limit the amount of background noise that makes it into your recording by muting the microphone when you're not talking and opening it up when you are.
If you're going to stream any kind of video to an online website such as Youtube or Twitch.tv then you need to know your upload speed and how to choose your max bitrate based on that speed.
Upload Speed Test: http://testmy.net/upload
YouTube's live streaming service has become a lot more full featured in recent years and has become a strong contender for those looking to do live video. In this video, we'll go through the process of setting up a live YouTube stream.
If you're going to be streaming a video game, then the place you're most likely going to do it is Twitch.tv. Twitch has thousands of people streaming live video games to their service each day gaining followers, accepting donations, and interracting with their audience. We'll go through the process of getting OBS streaming live to Twitch.tv in this video.
Like many kinds of open source software, Open Broadcaster Software's feature set can be extended by integrating community created plugins. In this video, we'll go through the process of installing a plugin so that you can use it the next time you start up Open Broadcaster Software.
The simple scene switcher plugin allows OBS to automatically switch between different scenes in OBS as you switch between different selected windows on your computer monitors. In this video, we'll discuss how to set it up for use and demonstrate it in action.
Classic vs Studio OBS. Which do you like better
Talking about the Main UI of Studio in More Depth
How to Perform Transitions inside of OBS Studio
Changing video formats of previously recorded videos
Managing Recording Output Settings in a Nutshell
Keeping your scenes seperate for each recording with Scene Collections
In this video we'll discuss how we can use Audacity to get improved noise removal in video post production.
My philosophy in information technology and learning in general is that video learning is the best way to learn for yourself. I can provide the videos but it's up to you as my student to absorb and practice the information to become a more educated and skilled person.
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