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Make amazing sounding and looking videos here at Udemy affordably and easily with Open Broadcaster Software.
3.5 (19 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
5,117 students enrolled
Created by Sage Lewis
Last updated 12/2014
English [Auto-generated]
Current price: $10 Original price: $20 Discount: 50% off
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Make mind-blowing video courses right here on Udemy
  • Bring your knowledge and brilliance to the world with the power of Open Broadcaster Software
  • Amaze your friends and impress your colleagues by putting out super cool looking video courses in no time
  • Learn how to make green screen effects that will make you look like a technological guru
  • Use Open Broadcaster Software to create high-end video courses in one take with no editing
  • Learn all the settings Udemy prefers to put out true HD video
  • Learn which microphones and cameras you should use to get the best effects
  • See how to setup lighting that will give you the best possible look
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  • You will need access to the Internet and be able to download free software.
  • You will need a strong desire to create really good video courses as putting this all together will take determination and commitment.

This course is not sponsored by or affiliated with Udemy, Inc.

  • Do you want to make great looking and sounding video courses here at Udemy?
  • But you don't have any experience with video recording tools and devices?
  • You also don't have much (or any) money to get started?
  • Would you like to take your video courses to the next level?

Open Broadcaster Software is for you!

This video recording tool is incredibly powerful and incredibly free.

It is available for Windows 7, Windows 8, OSX 10.8+ and Linux.

We will walk through getting Open Broadcaster Software all setup on your computer. You'll be making amazing looking video courses in no time at all.

Creating video courses is not particularly easy if you've never done it before. Making video courses that look and sound great is even harder.

Open Broadcaster Software gives you the basis for making world-class video courses.

The capabilities inside of Open Broadcaster Software are often only available in tools that cost hundreds of dollars.

Get setup fast and easy now with Open Broadcaster Software.

Who is the target audience?
  • This Open Broadcaster Software course is mean for want-to-be instructors that need a little help navigating all the technology of video course creation.
  • This course is also good for experienced instructors that are looking to either take their video creation up a notch or find alternatives to how they are already creating videos.
  • This course is not necessary for anyone who already has experience with Open Broadcaster Software.
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
2 Lectures 03:51

Learn what Open Broadcaster Software is and why you might want to give it a try.

Preview 01:47

Open Broadcaster Software is not the standard tools of business video creators. But its origins are actually much more inspired and requiring of many more capabilities than the average course creator

Preview 02:04
Getting and Installing Open Broadcaster Software
1 Lecture 00:47

This is where you find and download Open Broadcaster Software.

Preview 00:47
Open Broadcaster Software Fundamentals
6 Lectures 22:22

To navigate Open Broadcaster Software you need to understand how scenes and sources work. This structure is fundamental to working with the tool.

Preview 06:13

In order to put out high quality video you have to force yourself to know enough about video compression guidelines that you can get them setup correctly.

Understanding Video Compression Guidelines

This is how you setup Open Broadcaster Software so it produces the optimal video and audio that Udemy loves.

Open Broadcaster Software Settings for Udemy Video Recommendations

By creating multiple scenes you can use Open Broadcaster Software as a powerful video switching tool. This is how you do it.

Scene Switching in Open Broadcaster Software

This is how you setup chroma key (otherwise known as green screen) in Open Broadcaster Software.

Chroma Key - Green Screen

You have some different options when it comes to saving your videos in Open Broadcaster Software. I'll show you how to save them correctly.

Saving Your Videos
4 Lectures 14:39

We will discuss the pros and cons of using a webcam and then look at which webcam I prefer.

Picking A Webcam

We'll talk about the critical importance of microphones and then look at which microphones I recommend.

Microphones - An Absolute Must!

Here I walk you through my lighting. Lighting is really crucial to making a nice looking video.

Lighting Setup

These are the still pictures of what my lighting setup looks like.

Pictures of Lighting Setup
4 pages
1 Lecture 01:43

Here we wrap up Open Broadcaster Software and discuss where to go from here.

Open Broadcaster Software - Conclusion
4 Lectures 38:14

With permission, Mike Sheehan allowed me to record some issues he was having with Open Broadcaster Software.

In particular, he couldn't get his screen capture to work. We found that the issue was because of CPU usage. He was over taxing his computer.

This video shows how we reworked his CPU settings.

Here is the help file we used:

High CPU Usage Causing Recording Issues

Mike Sheehan gave me persission to record our conversations about some troubles he was having with OBS.

This video walks through the recording settings, changing from flv files to mp4 files and then working on where we want to save our files.

Walking Through Recording

Here Mike and I talk about buying a green screen and configuring it in OBS.

Working with Green Screens

In this video Mike and I finish up by talking about uploading our video to YouTube.

Uploading to YouTube
About the Instructor
Sage Lewis
4.5 Average rating
83 Reviews
6,896 Students
6 Courses
Web Marketing Professor Since 1999.

Sage travels to keynote or instruct on the following topics:

  • Social Media
  • Search Marketing – Optimization & Paid Search
  • Link Building

Topics where he has spoken:

Social Media

  • Duck Brand Duct Tape
  • Development Dimensions International
  • Monsanto
  • Search Engine Strategies –San Jose, NYC,Chicago
  • Colleges –ClevelandState, Lone Star, Tri-C
  • COSE

Search Marketing – Optimization & Paid Search

  • National Speakers Association
  • ClevelandClinic
  • Motorola
  • Search Engine Strategies –San Jose, NYC,Chicago
  • American Chamber of Commerce
  • COSE
  • eMarketing Techniques Conferences

Link Building

  • Search Engine Strategies –San Jose, NYC,Chicago
  • Click Z
  • Link Building Mastermind group

More about Sage Lewis:

Since 1999, Sage has taken a great deal of pride in cultivating and maintaining his expert status in the Web marketing industry. His online expertise has provided rich content to industry leading websites such as SearchEngineWatch as a Link Expert Columnist; ClickZ as a Search Marketing Expert Columnist; and Search Engine Guide as an SEO Video Columnist.

Sage is also the President of SageRock Inc. — a leader in Web marketing for over 10 years offering search engine optimization, paid search, social media and analytics. The firm has been recognized four separate years as a leading Search Marketing provider both by Marketing Sherpa and NEOSA.

Additionally, Sage has become known as as “The Web Marketing Video Guy” on YouTube where he has created 100’s of videos that have amassed over 555,000 views.

Finally, Sage is the author of "LInk Building is Dead. Long Live Link Building!" The #1 Best Selling Advertising Book at Amazon!

Sage is an Amazon Top 100 Business & Investing Author.