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Learn to Record and Stream with Open Broadcaster Software (OBS)

Get great footage for your online YouTube or Twitch videos and streams by learning Open Broadcaster Software

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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.
  • Record games, screencasts, presentations and more for your YouTube videos or school / work projects.
  • Livestream on Twitch or YouTube with proper settings for a good connection
  • Setup OBS to get optimal video quality and output size
  • Make your recording sessions easier by tweaking hotkeys and other settings
  • Learn about companion software that can help you record videos but also assist you when you are done recording and need to go to post production
  • Filter out backgrounds with Chroma Key technology and a green screen
  • Control your audio with noise filters and gates for better quality
  • Separate your audio into multiple output channels so that you can edit your microphone audio and desktop audio seperately in post production
  • Learn the workflow of doing recordings and livestreams so that you can get your videos finished
  • Learn the basics of OBS plugins for those who want to extend the app's functionality
This guide will show you proper install, setup, and usage for OBS. We cover many of the most useful settings like how to change your FPS to 60, how to set hotkeys, and using chroma key in order to filter out the background. You will find what you need to set up a webcam talking head for doing livestreams, recording games, or creating a presentation. Learn how you can record audio to seperate audio tracks, how to set up filters and noise gates for your microphone audio, and how to find the correct upload bitrate for streaming.
In addition to covering OBS alone, there's also a section in the course for related software that you can use to finish your video productions. This includes the audio editing tool Audacity, IP Webcam for recording your phone inside of OBS on your computer, and AirDroid - another tool for connecting your phone for file transfers and screen captures.

OBS - How to Record and Stream Videos with Open Broadcaster is intended to be a complete guide for beginners leads into intermediate knowledge of the program, recording videos, and livestreaming. Using the course, you will be able to record videos, and stream to sites like YouTube and Twitch (though OBS also supports other sites that can be set up in largely the same way). If you need a video editor after your recordings, I'd recommend DaVinci Resolve (which has a free version but with the power comparable to Adobe Premiere). You can look for my other course on that just by searching DaVinci Resolve :)

Be sure to pick the program up for Windows, Mac, and Linux at https://obsproject.com/ before we get started.


In this course, you'll learn how to

  • record a variety of video footage using your computer including screencasts and game recordings
  • stream your live content to YouTube and Twitch.tv
  • integrate community plugins with Open Broadcaster Software
  • modify the commonly used settings to increase the quality of your recordings
  • add in as many source elements as you desire to create a customized video display
  • remove backgrounds from sources using color key / chroma key
  • eliminating background noise with the microphone noise gate or audio post-production program Audacity


Your Instructor


Chris Navarre
Chris Navarre

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.

If you want to get a taste of my approach to education and tutorial series, you can find me on my YouTube tutorial channel Chris' Tutorials.


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Where can I pick up Open Broadcaster Software?

obsproject.com

It's available for free download for Windows, Mac, and Linux. We'll be working with the windows version in this course. The other versions work perfectly well but may not have identical settings or support for specific plugins as of yet.

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