OBS Studio Review

OBS Studio provides a host of customizable settings. In the Settings panel you can specify your bit rate as well as choose between hardware or software encoding for video encoding.

Scenes can be created in the lower section of your screen by placing various sources into them, including game windows or capture cards, images, texts and more. You can move these sources around freely as well as change their size or even crop them for added control.


OBS Studio boasts many impressive features that allow you to produce professional looking video productions, such as multiple video and audio sources, multiple scenes, an image slideshow with text captions, built-in audio mixer, scene transitions and more.

The software is easy to use and features multiple configuration options for fast adjustment of settings. Utilizing its modular ‘Dock’ UI, windows can be quickly moved around to achieve your ideal setup for work, with each window popping out into its own separate window for ease of viewing and work on.

There is an array of filters available for both audio and video editing, from Chroma Key to cropping pictures without losing their aspect ratio, as well as plugins available that add even more filter options.

One of the more popular uses for this software is recording gameplay footage to share on YouTube, using different devices such as webcams or gaming consoles to capture gameplay footage and edit to add commentary and effects later.

Hotkeys can also be useful, particularly for people with disabilities or eye sight issues who need to streamline their workflow while streaming or recording. Furthermore, this software offers many other features designed to make streaming and recording experiences better, including auto reconnect if your internet connection drops, color customization for all interface elements and push to talk – plus 4K resolution recording!


OBS Studio stands out as an open and free source software with a large support community, offering users numerous online resources. Furthermore, the program boasts more extensive options than its competitor Streamlabs.

This program can capture and display video from multiple sources simultaneously, such as window captures, images, text, webcams and capture cards. Users can set up unlimited scenes with custom transitions that switch between them as desired; additionally there’s an audio mixer which allows them to mute, adjust volume using virtual faders and apply effects to their videos.

OBS makes adding sources easy. The left side of its interface features a menu where users can add various elements to their scene, while its main section offers live video preview and list of available options. Sources are divided into window captures and game captures – window captures work like regular Video Input Capture sources while game captures allow users to pick specific windows or select entire games from a drop-down menu.

OBS gives you more than just the option to select the sources for your scenes; it also enables you to configure streaming and recording settings. For instance, an encoding preset helps determine the balance between quality and file size – usually lower presets provide higher-quality videos while higher ones may increase file sizes while requiring additional computing power.

Adjust the frame rate, which determines how quickly or slowly your stream plays back. Network buffering settings also exist that affect how long it takes for scenes to arrive at your streaming service.


OBS is a cross-platform screencasting and streaming program compatible with Windows, Linux, and MacOS that enables users to stream and record video, audio, images and scene transitions during live streams. Furthermore, this program features hotkey support enabling nearly any action such as switching between scenes, beginning or stopping recording sessions and muzzling audio sources to be performed from within OBS itself.

Based on your hardware setup, you have control of adjusting resolution and bitrate of video output. This is essential as this will determine the quality of the final product but finding an optimal balance between quality video content and speed can be challenging.

OBS also features an advanced layer system. Each source you add appears on its own layer, enabling you to control their order in your final image or video.

As an example, you could add your webcam in the topmost layer while recording gameplay in the bottommost one. Later during editing, these two layers can then be combined seamlessly for an aesthetically pleasing and professional-looking result.

OBS Studio allows users to record up to six individual audio tracks at the same time. This feature is especially beneficial when recording multiple people at once and needing to edit individual voices later on. Though not supported by all streaming platforms, OBS’s version offers this additional level of professionalism for those wanting it.


The program features an impressive variety of editing capabilities. If you want to shave off minutes from a video’s original size or rearrange scenes and sources according to a story-telling narrative, there are numerous tools at your disposal. Furthermore, the app includes an extensive library of audio and video filters which you can use to further personalise your creations.

OBS stands out as an indispensable editing feature by offering its ability to create multiple scenes, which you can launch during a stream or recording. These scenes serve as arrangements or layouts of sources you would like visible during broadcast.

Your recording software enables you to easily adjust the positioning and properties of each source on the canvas, including adding filters such as chroma addition or crop tool for images that enhance them or changing their size with just one click. Furthermore, hotkeys enable quick access to any action – such as switching scenes or recordings instantly; starting or stopping streams/recordings without hassle; muzzling audio sources without delay or pushing to talk; etc.

To ensure everything is in place before going live, take advantage of Studio Mode. This feature divides your preview screen in two, displaying live video being watched by your audience on one side while edits are made on the left panel. When finished making changes simply press on the button to switch back into live stream and show it to viewers without disturbing their experience. In this way, your production can ensure it goes live flawlessly without disrupting their experience.


OBS Studio provides everything a broadcasting novice or veteran needs – video encoding, screen recording, graphic overlays and managing multiple stream sources are just a few features it offers. Furthermore, community-developed plugins extend its capabilities even further.

OBS Studio goes beyond basic capturing and streaming; it can also be used to create video blogs (vlogs). These live or recorded recordings usually consist of talking head footage mixed with screen captures from games or applications – ideal for posting onto social media and YouTube for sharing!

To get started with OBS, download and install it from its official website. When finished, choose either “Launch OBS Studio” to launch immediately or wait for its icon to appear on your desktop computer.

Once OBS is launched, press + in the Scene panel to create a new scene and choose Display Capture as its Source; an onscreen window will appear that allows you to capture video feed from either your computer or a connected iOS device as cameras.

As soon as OBS is installed, any red square can be dragged from its preview window to reposition and resize a source. Filters can further improve picture quality while chroma key allows green-screen shots, as well as cropping for aspect ratio changes. OBS also features multiviewing of scenes, sources and transitions before pushing live, Studio Mode production previewing with up to eight simultaneous scenes being monitored simultaneously – this gives users plenty of creative flexibility!

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