Category: video

Resolution? Bitrate? Quality? And which Software should I use? How to capture Source A or B? Everything Video related will be gathered here.

OBS Studio: High Quality Recording and multiple Audio Tracks

In OBS-Studio you can very easily configure everything for “High Quality” recordings as well as multiple Audio Tracks. We simply need to go into the “Output” settings of OBS.  Simple High Quality Settings If you do not plan on streaming and do not want to record multiple audio tracks you can even keep to the Simple Output Mode as shown...

OBS Studio: Filters for Sources/Scenes/Devices

In OBS-MP we now have the ability to add filters to our Sources, Scenes and even our Audio Devices. The following filters are available as of writing this guide: Scenes/Sources Image Mask/Blend Crop Color Correction Scroll Color Key Sharpen Chroma Key Audio Devices Gain Noise Gate You can add them by right-clicking your desired Scene, Source or Device and selecting...

How to use the Replay Buffer?

The latest update of Open Broadcaster Software, for Windows, added a new feature called the “Replay Buffer”. This neat little option allows you to save the last X seconds of Video and Audio to your disk on the press of a button. You might know this feature already from Nvidia’s Shadowplay or other Software. You first have to configure the...

Why should I record in flv format?

Most streaming and recording applications currently allow you to record in MP4, FLV and sometimes also in raw formats or MKV/QuickTime Video. But simple flv files have a benefit that is often overseen. If your software crashes while you record your greatest footage of all time, the flv file that was written up to this point should still be usable....

How to use QuickSync?

In this Guide I will quickly explain how to activate and setup everything to use QuickSync. OBS will be used as the example streaming software, but the Guide can also be applied to other programs that can use QuickSync. If you are not sure what QuickSync is, check this article. And now let us first of all check if QuickSync...

FFMpeg – Transcode, copy flv to mp4 and more

Today we want to take a look at the very useful video encoding and decoding tool-set FFMpeg. (ffmpeg, ffplay and ffprobe) FFMpeg allows you to convert Video and Audio files to several different formats and codecs, as well as cutting, resizing and other functions. So why do we need this? Some Video editors for example have big problems with certain...

How to easily stream to two or more locations?

Streaming to more than one service can be done using an RTMP Server that relays your input to several outputs or using an external service. Services like restream.io offer free and paid options to send your stream to several services at the same time. This can be a viable option if you have not enough upload speed or bandwidth limitations...

How to do a 16:9 stream with any size of Video-input

Most webplayers nowadays use the 16:9 format in a webbrowser. It can sometimes even be a problem to stream or record in the 4:3 or 5:4 format and then watching your own stream. The result will be black borders. If you want to learn a bit more about aspect ratios, also check out this guide. But today I want to...

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...