As explained in part two of this series, OBS is a tool that makes it possible to create your ‘virtual camera’. We can use this camera in conferencing tools like Zoom, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Google meet, Signal, and so on. OBS is available for Windows, Mac and Linux, so it will probably work on your system as well. In this part I’m going to explain how to get and install OBS, then we’re going to use it together with the chromakey screen. I’ll focus on the virtual camera support, but the OBS suite can do a lot more. It is free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. It allows you to apply filters, supports NFI (via a plug-in) and much more.
Audio & Video
In the first part of the small series about videoconferencing, I talked about the hardware. As promised, this time it’s all about the software, and you don’t have to spend any money on it!
Since most of us are more or less forced to work from home, we’re using Zoom, Google meet, Microsoft Teams, Slack or other videoconferencing programs to keep in touch with each other. Even though most programs allow you to blur your background or replace it with a nice image, it isn’t ideal and the quality isn’t that good. On the other hand, you don’t want to be in a situation that you’re in the middle of an important meeting, and find out that you forgot to clean up that pile of laundry or other private goods that you rather don’t show to the outer world.