Category: video

Do a Picture in Picture Stream with OBS and NGINX

In today’s tutorial I want to show you how to do a picture in picture stream with a friend (or more people). We will be using nginx compiled with the rtmp module, in this case the windows version will be sufficient. In this text guide I will explain two different setups. First the more simple setup, one output stream that...

Which Capture Card should I get for streaming or recording? And do I need one?

I want to start today’s Guide with a few questions: Why do you want to get a Capture Card? Do you want to capture a console? Skip the next questions and read the next paragraph, else read on. If you answered the last question with no, do you plan on using the Capture Card in a two-PC setup? If you...

What kind of Video Splitter or Switch should I get?

Sometimes you might want to get one Video Source to several Outputs or several Video Sources to one Output. Splitter: A splitter takes one input signal and sends it to X available outputs, for example 1×2 or 1×4 or even more. -> Connect a console to your TV and Capture Card Switch: A switch allows you to get X inputs...

How to select the correct Aspect Ratio for your Recording/Stream

You probably used a term like 16:9, 1080p, 1080i or similar yourself, but you maybe never felt the need to resize a picture or video and think about what aspect ratio will be suitable for the resize. Now some programs like OBS allow you to choose a downscale value which will keep the input aspect ratio intact. But sometimes you...

OBS: How to downscale or resize, and whats point filtering?

The Open Broadcaster Software currently (v0.522b) gives us two options to stream or record our footage on a different resolution than our input resolution. I dont want to talk about why you want to change your output Resolution as there are several reasons for this, so lets get on to our available options: Resize Instead of setting your Desktop/Footage resolution,...

Multi-Track-Audio and Video recording

Multi-Track-Audio and Video recording

What we want to achieve is the following, a Video file including 4 different Audio Tracks, to be used in Sony Vegas or After Effects for editing purposes: We need the following software: (some Software can be replaced with similar programs) Virtual Audio Cable Dxtory (Stereo mixer, can ease the configuration) Video Game Teamspeak/Mumble/Skype (you can also exclude Music IF...

VidStudio or vMix – Which one should I use?

I found two very useful programs to add different types of media to your stream. Both are similar but also have different options. VidStudio is completely free to use, vMix on the other hand, offers you a 60-day Trial to test its full functionality. You will now get a short overview of both Programs, and some example Screenshots. VidStudio Camera...

Possible setup solutions for a Multi-View(PiP) stream

This time I want to give you a brief overview of how to accomplish streaming more than one “video source” at the same time. Co-Op game play, Clan-Matches with more than one viewpoint. Hunger-Games with several streamers. So far I have seen different needs and setups that can be used to accomplish these things. Two or even more PC’s capable of...