The use of a Virtual Camera is helpful for users who wish to level up their streaming content. Depending on the software you’re using, you can enable a Chroma key effect or even a virtual avatar with our Studio.
How to use OBS Virtual Camera with Studio
- Please visit this page to download OBS.
- Once downloaded, you may decide to connect OBS to any of your social media accounts, or just connect it to Restream so you can multi-stream with it later if you need it.
- From OBS Studio's main window, click the "+" under "Sources." You can choose to add a camera, a video, an animated image, or whatever tickles your fancy.
- When you’re all done setting up OBS sources, you can enable OBS Virtual Camera by clicking on the button "Start Virtual Camera".
5. You will then head back to Studio and choose OBS Virtual Camera as your Video Input like this:
And that’s it! Whatever is displayed on OBS is now also available on Live Studio.
How to use OBS Chroma key with Studio
Similar to using virtual cameras with Studio, using OBS green screen/chroma key feature is easy to do!
However, before you proceed, ensure that you have a physical green screen too.
- Visit this page to download OBS. When downloaded and installed, you may decide to connect OBS to any of your social media accounts, or just connect it to Restream so you can multi-stream with it later if you need it.
- From OBS Studio's main window, click the "+" under "Sources" and add a Video Capture Device (i.e., your camera as a source).
- Once added, right-click on it and choose Filters then under Effect Filters, click on the + icon and select Chroma Key.
Pick color that matches your background (normally green is enough, but you can use custom colors to precisely adjust selection for your background and lighting). Adjust similarity in a way so all background is gone, but speaker is not affected. Having color at edges of speaker figure is ok on this step.
Note that with bad lighting or non-uniformal background you may need to select color in the middle between brightest and darkest spot of your chromakey background.
Adjust smoothness and color spill reduction so edges of speaker are smooth and there are no flickering shadows anywhere. Increase color spill reduction to get natural skin color without reflected color of your chromakey.
4. Crop the camera source by dragging it's edge while holding Alt button.
5. Add any background - image or video.
6. Move background source to below layer of speaker's camera
7. Start a virtual camera.
8. Select Virtual camera in OBS.
9. Name it however you like. Hit close and that’s it! You should now see how the Chroma key effect on OBS is working.
Whatever is displayed on OBS is now also available on Live Studio. Have fun!
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