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OBS (Open Broadcast System) - Beginners Guide Crash Course

teacher avatar Greg Hung, Travel Videographer

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Lessons in This Class

11 Lessons (59m)
    • 1. Livestream obs intro edit

      1:55
    • 2. Pros and Cons of OBS VS Vmix

      4:22
    • 3. OBS tour of the interface

      14:13
    • 4. OBS Scenes

      4:16
    • 5. OBS scenes 2

      4:17
    • 6. Applying luts to webcam obs

      3:37
    • 7. Obs streaming to facebook

      3:55
    • 8. Setting up your gaming scenes twitch

      5:40
    • 9. Streaming to twitch

      12:19
    • 10. Streaming to youtube using obs

      2:40
    • 11. OBS SUMMARY FOR SKILLSHARE edit

      1:23
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This is a beginner friendly crash course meant to help get you start livestreaming with OBS (Open Broadcast System). Learn the following:

  • What gear you need to Livestream and produce professional results
  • Learn about other livestream software
  • How to set up your gear on OBS as sources and scenes
  • How to enable OBS studio to do transitions
  • How to stream to Youtube, Facebook, and Twitch using OBS

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Greg Hung

Travel Videographer

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Hi I'm Greg. I'm a South African Canadian Travel Videographer aka Global Citizen. I first got into video filming with a sharp camcorder in high school making my own short films and tennis video and editing on a VHS.  In 2011 in Simon Fraser University (Vancouver Canada) I rediscovered my love for video while filming an earthquake hiphop safety video for a Media Course. 

After I graduated from Simon Fraser University (BA Communications) in Vancouver Canada I went on to pursue a successful IT career working 13 years as an IT manager. I went onto to complete my MBA in Technology Management SFU and found my Entrepreneurial inspiration to start my own travel video business in 2011 during the DSLR video revolution. I sold my downtown Vancouver Apartment, bought an iMac, a Can... See full profile

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1. Livestream obs intro edit: Hi everyone, Welcome to the crash course to OBS lies during for beginners, OBS is open broadcasting software. It's free to use a for Mac, Windows and Linux. And live streaming is set to become over a $70 billion industry. In 2021. It's grown over 90 percent over the past year. We're recording this in 2020. So I want to help you give you a headstart into live streaming. Live streaming is a great way to produce professional content, get attention from different platforms. We've already seen platforms like Facebook give priority to people that live stream. I want to teach you how to get set up with vice trimming on OBS. This course is designed for beginners that want to learn live streaming in a very accessible way. We're not going to be using a lot of jargon, lot, a lot of technical speak. I've taken some of those courses and I want to make live streaming a lot more accessible for the mainstream. So we're going to cover the interface of OBS, get a tour of what things do. And then we're actually going to start setting up things. We're going to set up different scenes, learn what scenes are. We're going to set up our different sources, our microphone or webcam. We're also going to go through and actually live stream, live over to Facebook, YouTube, and to twitch. I'm also going to show you behind the scenes of how I play my video games through my phone using Xbox Cloud gaming, and streamline over to twitch. I'm also going to share my livestream gear kits as a bonus, if you want to use the exact same hardware that I do, everything from lighting, microphones and two web cameras. 2. Pros and Cons of OBS VS Vmix: Alright, v mix versus OBS for live streaming software, what are some of the pros and cons of each program? Now that I've had time to spend with both programs, let's talk about some of the pros and cons. So first let's talk about OBS, the most popular program. And one of the pros is that it's free. You don't have to pay any money for it. And if you have Mac, Linux, or Windows, you can use OBS. It allows you to get the job done, tested livestreaming to twitch, Facebook and YouTube using the software. And it works. One of the things after using the mix is that I found v mix is a lot more mature. The interface makes a lot more sense. And you don't have any of those annoying resize handles when you set up, let's just say your webcam and you need to get it fit to the screen V mixed AS does that automatically from the beginning. You'll find in general, v-max software just does things. It's just less work to set up things like your sources if you want to configure things. And in my opinion, it's a lot more reliable. Unfortunately for Mac users, they can't use V makes unless you have a Windows emulator like bootcamp. So with boot camp, you can actually run an entire virtual windows machine and you could use V makes. But I haven't tested that out in a live streaming scenario, whether the performance is still pretty good, which is very important when it comes to live streaming. The other major difference between the mixin OBS is that mimics allows you to multi stream out of the box. I found with OBS. You can't do that out of the box. You'll need to something like race stream dot IO. To be fair, I did like how OBS allows you to apply lots. These are color filters. I've actually purchased lots for Adobe Premiere and Adobe Photoshop and was surprised that they actually do work in OVS. On the side of V mix, you have access to do live color correction to actually make adjustments. That makes sense. They're intuitive. You can scale pictures up. You can scale in the scale out. So you can actually do picture and picture. And it's very easy to do that. You can also customize your tax graphics, whether they're lower thirds or you want tickers out of the box, get a whole lot of text graphics that you can use. Those are not so easy to find in OBS. But V makes, makes it very accessible. It's very easy to find it out of the box. The whole way of structuring your OBS into different scenes can be a little confusing at first to get your head around. But once you understand that you need to create different scenes, you need attach sources to those scenes. The way of using OBS made a bit more sense. So at the end of the day, I'm still leaning towards V makes it does cost a little bit of money. You can only use it on Windows right now. But if you have a Windows computer, given the choice, I would definitely lean towards using the mix because it's a lot more powerful. And it'll just make your live streaming experience a lot more enjoyable to do. One thing I really loved above the mix that I didn't clearly fine on OBS is the ability to use a playlists. So with a playlists, you can queue up videos. You can put on a playlist to run on a playlist. So you could actually live stream videos for an extended period of time. Identifying that an OBS And maybe it's somewhere hidden in the menus. But in general, OBS requires a lot of tinkering around to get things to work. So I hope you enjoyed this pros and cons of using OBS versus v-max. 3. OBS tour of the interface: Hey everyone, Greg here and welcome to this crash course of OBS Studio. So OBS is open broadcasting software. This is a free software, allows you to live stream. So if you want to do things like this, be able to broadcast to maybe social media platform like twitch or Facebook. Obs Studio is free. You can go to OBS Project.com. And the good thing about it is that it's free, you can connect it to Windows, Mac, or Linux. So we are currently recording this as of December 2020, and we expect changes to happen. Live streaming is a very fast-moving industry. So in this crash course segment, we're going to learn the interface of OBS. We're gonna learn how to set up our various sources from our mic to our webcam. We're going to experiment with different scenes and transitions. And then we're going to end up going through starting a livestream to Facebook as well as Twitch. So that sounds good. Let's continue. So the first thing you need to do is to select your operating system, go to the OBS site, and pretty much you download and install the software. I'm not going to cover the installation is pretty much a Next, Next, Next install. And just select where you want to install it. Alright, so this is a tour of the interface. We can tell that we've got OBS Studio version 26.2, 64-bit Windows. And from the file menu you can look at your recordings. You can look at your settings and you can exits. The edit menu. Actually don't use too much. Looks like they've added some additional features here. For the view. You can change your display, how it's, how it's shown. You can remove stuff if it's too cluttered. Now profile is if you want to create different profiles where you set up different scenes. So I've got one for teaching. We can even import profiles or duplicate them. Ok, over here we have the ability to manage our scenes. Are, scenes are over here in the bottom left. We'll learn more about them in a second. And the tools, this is a new area. A lot of this stuff can be experimental. And you can see that they've got one for captions and they haven't auto configuration wizard if you want to follow that to optimize your OBS for either streaming or just recording or using a virtual camera. Alright, I'm not gonna do that now because we are actually recording. And we're gonna go over the interface. Okay, so we are looking at OBS Studio. So this is what the simple mode looks like. It's a little bit more of a simple display is not as much to look at. But if we look at the Studio button on the right here, what we have is a preview screen. So this allows you to set up the scene before you actually show it to the world. The right window is what the world is going to c. So that's your live window. So by having in studio mode, that's the, the extra benefit that you can sort of preview scenes before they go live. And then when you want to bring them live, you can either use this bar to bring it across or you can use the transition button to make that go live. Alright, so if we go to the bottom, bottom right, we've got settings is probably one of the most important areas. Over here. You can do things like set up your Stream Key, setup your resolution. Let's go over there. So let's click on settings. So you can choose your language, you can choose your theme, the colors. So you can give a different looks. You can ask it to check for updates on startups. There's a lot of choices here. We're not gonna go through every single one. I'm going to go through the ones that I think are going to be important to you because we want to get set up and started streaming very quickly. Okay, so on the stream stream area here we can choose a service that we want to stream to Youtube, Twitch. Now if we wanted to multi stream, we can use a service called freestream dot IO. Currently, I don't know of a way to multi stream. Multi streaming is if you're streaming simultaneously to multiple social media platforms at the same time. Alright, so your Stream Key, regardless of what platform it is, it should be kept confidential otherwise, someone can hijack your streams. So while we're going through this crash course, we're actually not going to show my Stream Key. And I recommend you actually go to the side, log on and get the key, or you can click gets dream key will go through more of that once we actually go live. Alright, outputs. If you want to do a local recording, you can change the path here. Says where he can change your video, bitrate your quality. If you're having lagging issues, you can bring down the quality. The default is 2500, so I'm just going to leave it there. For audio. 48 kilohertz is good-quality. This is just above CD quality for those of you from the CD player generation. And so if you want to add a microphone, you can do it here. You can see that I've got various Mike's here from my webcam audio to my best might, which is my Zoom H5, which I'm recording on right now, this one. Ok, for video, you can select the output resolution and the base canvas. I've got 1280 by 720, which is known as 720 P. Okay? So recommendation for resolution and depends on your computer hardware. If you have a web camera that can film at full HD, then you can try 1920 by 1080. So you can experiment here. So if you want to select full HD, or you could do is select 1920 by 1080. I'm not gonna do that because just for performance reasons, but this is where you would do that. So let's just put it back to 720. Alright, the hotkeys are if you want to set some shortcut keys to some, some of the actions it can do an OBS alright, advance. I don't touch anything in here, but I mean you can control processing and graphic card configurations over here, your file name formatting. Okay? So hit apply. If you've made any adjustments in the Settings area, hit OK. All right, so let's look at the other buttons here. So exits gal, the program studio mode. We've gone over that. So clicking it once goes to simple mode, or what I call Simple Mode. I recommend getting comfortable with studio mode that's more powerful, more practical. Okay, virtual camera will cover later. Start recording. So if you set up the path to record locally, you can just hit this button and it'll just actually create a video file. I do want to note that you can change the format that it does record too. So if we go back to settings, go to output and recording, we can change this recording format to something more practical, more mainstream MP4 or mod file. So apply it. If you want to start streaming, that's the button to do it. Alright, so for each of the panels, you have a icon that allows you to undock the panels if you went to rearrange things. So if I wanted to put the controls over on the left side, I could do that. Alright, so moving on. So at the very bottom We've got some performance dots for our CPU and frames per second. This is our recording timer. If we're recording locally. And this is the timer if we're actually live streaming. Alright, so this is all a ball transitions. So, so transitions are if you want to change between scenes. So let's just say that I've got another scene setup here and I want to transition what by audiences in the right window. So I can either just click this transition button or I can move the bar over manually. So over here, I can choose different transitions and the duration. All right? So we can also change through the transition over there. So a few different ways of doing it. Ok, over you. In the middle we have the audio mixer. So this allows you a quick way of monitoring your central audio for the program because you might have multiple sources. So we can see now that I'm getting some activity from H5 Mike, that's my main audio, so that's that's good. But sometimes you may have audio coming from your web cameras so you don't want that, otherwise you can have echo. So you can actually move these bars here. And just, Just a quick note when you're recording, you want to keep within the green and yellow area. You don't want to go beyond the yellow until red because otherwise you'll be clipping or peaking. Sources is where you add your various sources for video, audio or your desktop. And scenes are like a container. So we can create different scenes and attach various sources to that scene. And we'll go over this in a second after this tour. So if you've highlighted different sources, you have the ability to change different options in the middle here depending on what type of source. So if it's a logo, you know, we can change the source by clicking browse over here. We've got various filters. I'm properties. Just as an example. We've got various filters, right? We can apply lots color correction, stuff like that right? Now for the webcam, it's different, right? We can hit properties. We can configure the video, just the brightness, change the resolution, the frames per second. Lot of stuff that you can get lost in. We can also deactivate the device over there. Okay, for our microphone, we've got different properties. Actually, it's a lot simpler. And so we can select our device hit, okay. And there's audio filters as well. Right? If you want to, if you're going to get but more advance and filter some of the noise to suppress it or different effects, that's where it is. Alright, so let's go ahead and start from the beginning. Creative scene, add some sources. 4. OBS Scenes: All right, it's time to create a new scene and we're going to add our webcam are Mike and everything over to OBS. So let's start off in the scenes in the bottom-left area. Let's click the plus. Let's just call it new scene. And let's just move up this bar to give more real estate. So we can see there's not much going on right now. We need to add some sources so we wanna click Add. And if you want to add a webcam, you can select video capture device. If you've added something in the past, you can select an existing source. It remembers it. So let's just add my laptop, webcam. I have to. Okay, so now we have a pop-up window. We need to select the device. I'm going to select HD camera high, so that's my webcam for my laptop. We have the option to configure the video, will get a pop up if we want to adjust any of the settings over here from frequency to brighten the sharpness. And you may get some ability to change other settings depending on the camera, like the exposure. Alright, you can also customize the frames per second. If your camera has that ability. So if you're playing video games, a higher frame rate, like 60 frames is going to be smoother, but 30 frames is fine just for talking in front of the webcam. So let's hit OK. OK. So we have our laptop webcam added. So let's add some audio. By going to audio input capture device. You can see it remembers my previous sources. You can reuse those by going to add existing. Just gonna do a brand new so I can show you how to do it. So we're gonna go over and select the microphone that we want and just hit OK. Test, test, test. We can see are H5. Mike B is getting some audio, so this new scene is working. So what are some additional things we can do? We can add a logo. So let's just select an existing one. But if you're creating a new one, you can basically browse to an image on your computer. And you'll need to resize this. So let me scroll down here. And now I'll just click and drag. So we got our logo and top-left. You can put it wherever you want. And you can also change that file. Okay, I can also rename this seems so I'll just call it laptop web cam. Alright, it's laptop web cam too. Alright, so on laptop webcam to we've got our logo, our H5, Mike, and our laptop webcam. Alright, so why don't you go ahead and set up your scene and add various sources so that you can add your microphone, webcam, and a logo if you'd like. 5. OBS scenes 2: Alright everyone, in the last video, we learned how to add a scene and add the various sources. So in this video, we're going to learn how we can toggle between different scenes. I've created a, another scene to connect to my other webcam. So let's highlight that scene and let's look at the various sources here. I also want to note that sources at the top do take priority if you want to overlay them. So we couldn't see my webcam over there because this icon over here with the eye, you can deactivate them by just clicking. So if I wanted to make that logo disappear, I would uncheck it. Ok, so let's switch to studio mode. It's a easier way to display everything. And let's just say my logo was underneath the logic tech. I wouldn't be able to see the logo. Okay, so that's what it looks like. So we need to make some adjustments here. First, let's hit the properties of the largest tech. Let's configure the video. And maybe you want to adjust the brightness at some saturation. Later on we'll learn how to do more advanced things like add a lot or look-up table. If you are familiar with video editing, you can actually apply those lots. So it's a bit more of an advanced technique. But for now these are just basic settings to make your standard base picture look better. So hit apply. Alright, I'm going to hit OK. And please make sure you resize your video. This can be a bit clunky. I wish there was a way to resize this a bit better. One of the things I am not a fan of with when it comes to OBS. So if you want to resize it, make sure you click on those red square handles. And then when you want to see what it looks like, make sure to output it to the right window. Okay. So that's my picture there. And I'm getting audio from my mic here from the H5 Mike. But I can't see the logo because it's underneath this webcam layers. So I'm gonna move that up and transition. So there we go. I need to adjust my webcam to the left. So let's hit transition again. I need to move that logo up. Let's see if we can. So I just switch back to the studio mode. Okay, move that up. So when we go back to studio mode, you can see here we've got the logo on top and we've got our picture. Alright, so now we have two different scenes. So I can highlight my laptop scene, click transition. And I can go to my other web camera. So we've got some two camera action going on. Alright, so in the next lesson we're gonna learn how we can apply lots to our webcam. If we wanna get a little bit, create more of a custom color profile. 6. Applying luts to webcam obs: Alright everyone, so now we've configured our webcam. Are two webcams into two different scenes. This is my better web camera. This is the logic texts C9 20. I'll put links to my gear kit below for live streaming, everything from lighting to the microphone, everything. But you don't have to create two different scenes that we just have one web camera. But if you do, now you know how you can transition between the two and organize that in OBS. So now we're gonna take it a step further and learn how we can apply a color filter or a lot to our web camera picture. Okay, so let's go through how we can apply a lookup table or color filters her webcam. So highlight your web camera in the sources. And remember, you can attach various sources to different scenes. In this scene, the logic tech cam scene, I'm highlighting my largest tech camera clicking filters. And you can see we don't have any effect filters and we don't have any lots applied. So let's change that. Let's click plus. And there's some built-in color Corrections and effects that we can use. So we always have to go through the process of applying, giving it a name. So here we can make the adjustments, right? So we can create some cool looking effects. If we play around. We can see the changes that it makes. So if you don't want it, you can just simply just remove it. If you have a green screen, you can apply a chroma key. Soviet highlight chroma key. Let's just say I had a green screen over here. I could replace the background. Ok, and when you select one of these chroma keys, you can configure the different options to get the look that you want. This is actually pretty interesting, but Let's just remove that. So I want to show you how to apply a lookup table. So I've actually downloaded as set of third-party lots that I've purchased from a YouTube or Peter MacKinnon. So these are actually cube files. So I can actually try out some of these looks like teal and orange. So really give it a nice custom feel to your webcam. So you can see here I can apply the test out the various amounts. This is pretty cool. I'll just show you a different look that I could use. I could even go to noir, have more of a sort of black and white look with a little bit of color. But I'm gonna go with teal and orange. And these lots actually purchase for use in Premier Pro Adobe Photoshop, but little known fact and works for OBS as well. Okay, so that's how we can apply custom looks to our webcam feed. 7. Obs streaming to facebook: Hey everyone. In this lesson we're going to go through setting up OBS to livestream over to Facebook. And to do this, I'm on Facebook at the moments. I'm going to go to one of my Facebook pages, digital nomads in Asia. And what we're gonna do is click Create live, hit that live button. And I've seen other lessons where the interface is different. This video recording is current as of December 2020, I expect Facebook to change things. Alright, so now we're on the left window, we're just putting in our title and description. We need these to be filled in, otherwise we can't stream. So here we can actually select other groups and pages that we want to cross. Post too. Song us locked all of these. And this stream key I'm going to censor out by the time you see this video because again, that is confidential. Alright, so here we are in OBS, so let's click the settings. Let's go to stream. We're going to change the service from Twitch to Facebook Live server, just leave as defaults. And then we're going to replace that stream key, paste it in, hit apply. And yeah, there we are. And then we're going to click Start Streaming. We're gonna go back to Facebook. If it's working, we're going to see this window at the bottom right. See live. There we are. Alright. There we go. So this is our live window. The last thing we need to do, we need to do. A last thing we need to do is click go live. Alright, is starting. There we go. We're alive. Hey everyone, Greg here. And we are broadcasting using OBS. And OBS for those of you who are not that familiar, it's free live streaming software. You can use it for Linux, Windows, and Mac. So that's one of the advantages of using OBS. So we click stop streaming. And we can go over to Facebook and live video. Ok, we can actually view the posts after it's done, being using OBS and OBS. Alright. So that's how we can stream over to Facebook. 8. Setting up your gaming scenes twitch: All right, okay, now we're going to learn how to create a gaming setup if we wanted to stream to somewhere like Twitch. So it really depends on the type of game that you have. We're gonna go through and create a new scene. Let's just call gaming. And I wanted to show you an example of how this works. So I've kinda actually connected to a game that I run on my phone using the Xbox cloud. So I'm actually connecting from my phone over to my computer by casting to it. So all my phone, I'm selecting cast and I have the Connect Program on Windows. So that's screen you're looking at on the left that is open before I select casts. So connect over here. This is version 10. This is built into Windows. So on my phone, I'm actually going to settings cast and then I'm selecting my laptop device because I have connect on. Now, I'm connected to my phone. And I'm actually going to be running the game from here. So Xbox game passes an app that allows me to run various games. But I want to go through the other elements that I have on my gaming scene before we actually run that game. So let's go through some of those. So we've got my microphone, which I've added. We all know that's important. And this over here, this is actually what we call a window. So it's connected to the Connect Application. So if we clicked on the various Windows, all the programs I have opened Now, I could connect to, but it's connected to connect. So if you're casting from your phone, that's how you would connect. If you have a different program and different game, you will see a different dot EXE. It'll probably be the name of your gaming title and then you can select the capture method. I'm just going with automatic right now. And so for that, you probably want to have your microphone and your webcam. So let's just see if I can get my webcam going. Okay, let's just select that one. And let's see what it looks like when we transition. So this would be my gaming profile. I have a window here, a little webcam window in the corner. And then when I play the game, it'll display in the middle there. Alright, if you wanted to add your desktop or an application you can select plus. And what you can do is select window capture. Alright, so there's different options that you have here depending on what's open on your computer. So for Windows capture, this is actually running on my computer right now. I've got my Google Chrome that's open right now. But if I want to connect to my phone application, I would select connect. If you wanted to add your desktop, you can like plus and select display capture. So with this you can select monitor. Let's just say I've got my HG monitor and my laptop monitor. I could select one of those. Ok. So why don't you go ahead and set up your gaming scene. And so just remember the layers are important. If you add your webcam, make sure that it's at the top, otherwise it won't display. So right now, I don't have my webcam checked, but if I click it on, I go back to my live scene. I can see that it's there. But if you can't see your webcam picture, makes sure that the webcam is at the top layer there. Okay. Okay. So, yeah, go ahead and set up your gaming scene. And then in the next step we're gonna go live to twitch. 9. Streaming to twitch: Hey guys. So in this video, I'm just going to quickly go over my setup to play my games on Xbox cloud and stream to twitch. So this could be a little bit confusing if you haven't done this gaming Stalin's setup, but you don't necessarily have to. You can game in different ways. You can play games locally on your computer. And this is just a new way of gaming. I like it because you can play current generation games through your phone actually. So my setup here is I have a Android phone, I have a subscription to Xbox game pass. And I'm casting from my phone over to my Windows computer using the Connect Program over here. And then on my phone I simply go to settings and cast, and then I cast to my laptop. So you see in the left we know here this is what it looks like. So I'm actually going to launch xbox game pass, and I'm going to select the game. So I think we'll choose Mortal Combat, will select play. Now for the controller, I've got a third-party PlayStation controller connected through Bluetooth to my Android phone. So this is pretty cool because I can control the game on my phone, but it's all displayed on my computer. So outside of OBS, I can actually just play the game on my computer normally. Ok, she cast it to my big TV. That allows me to play the Xbox games in a large screen. Sometimes it does crash, so that's normal. Let's just try again. Let's just try again. So let's go back to OBS here. Okay, so while it launches, what we need to do is get our streaming setup for Twitch. So make sure that you are on Twitch and you have created an account. And I'm going to go over the twitch and show you where you can find your Stream Key. So this is my twitch accounts. I'm not an influencer, but I'm experimenting with Twitch. So let's go ahead and try to find your streaming key. So we're going to preferences channel. There you go. So it's hidden under Preferences primary stream key. So you don't want to show that. Otherwise. Someone can hack your stream. So make sure you copy that. Okay, if you want to save your broadcasts after you twitch, you want to look at it after, make sure to check this. Okay? And latency modes, if you want better performance, choose low latency. Okay, the game is now loading. So let's go back to OBS. So we're gonna go to Settings. We're gonna go to stream. And the service we're going to select twitch server, just go with the auto recommended. And that pace your Stream Key here. Alternatively, you can click Get Stream Key authenticates. And yeah, either way you're putting this stream key in this area. Okay? Select ok. Alright, so let's just say I'm ready to transition this over to twitch because whatever is going live is on the right window on the program we know, so we need a transition over. There we go. And the last thing we need to do is click Start Streaming. Okay, so if you want to check out my twitch, it's called Sheikh way obj. Again, I'm still just starting out. My main goal here is to show you technically how do you set up a live streaming over to twitch using OBS. So my profile is she biology if you want to check out some of my twitch streams. And then we're actually going to play the game. You click Start Streaming. I've tested this out. So we're alive right now. Hello Twitch. Just doing a tutorial on how to setup your OBS to stream the twitch. So right now we're live, we can see the counter going on. My computer CPU is being worked a little bit. 46% were at 30 frames per second. Alright, so we're watching the cinematics. Let's just go over to continue. Some more advanced things you could do is put overlays, but we're not going to get into that. My main goal here was to help you connect your game to twitch and to show you how to do it. Ok, so we're actually just loading the game. I'm just gonna do a little bit of game play once we connect. So just to recap what we did, we created a new scene and twitch. We connected our webcam. We connected the application window to the actual game. And the microphone. So now we're actually playing the game. So the performance is OK. It's, it can be a little bit choppy. I mean, this is out of the scope of the course. But some tips to get better performance are to bring down the latency. And at helps to play a game that isn't too graphic intensive. And this is one of the older games. So it actually runs pretty well off of my phone. I actually low game straight on my computer. It actually does get a bit choppy, but because the processing is happening on the cloud with Xbox game pass, it actually is pretty playable. Alright, so I'm going to exit the game from my phone and I'll just show you. We can actually play other games. We didn't get mortal combat to work, but we do have other games. Let's just see if we can get it to work. So this is the xbox game paths. We have Fighters and rollers. Let's just try load Street Fighter and select play. And I'm actually in currently producing a separate course on Xbox cloud gaming. It's just a course on introducing you to the various ways that you can video game in 2020 beyond, because there's so many different ways of gaming. You can retro game, you can play arcade games on your browser. We can actually do the Xbox game paths like this. Or it can actually play through EA Play where you actually connect to something like the stream network. And you can play games from Electronic Arts through a subscription. So this is the whole subscription gaming. And there's console gaming. And yeah, it's a great time to game. And that's why I wanted to help make streaming more accessible to the mainstream. Because lot of the videos I've seen do make it more confusing than I think it needs to be. Okay, so now we're playing street fighter. Alright? So I'll do one fight on Street Fighter just to see the performance. You can see our CPU is at 18%. We'd been streaming for four minutes. And something else we can do, we can click Start Recording locally. Alright, we'll just play versus a CPU. Alright, so once this going, I can actually go to my main screen and I can play here. Obs is just the, the interface to start the stream. Okay. Let's select my fighter. Are party to that. Ok, select my opponents. That no scenario. Here we go. Okay, so this is my view, but on Twitch, I've actually got the webcam view going on right now. Hey, let's just stop recording locally. That actually has an impact on the performance. We are still streaming rose from another world. Alright. So the controls are actually pretty responsible, is getting a bit chopping up. Alright? So I think you get the idea of what's possible from OBS streaming the twitch, and a little introduction to cloud gaming. So in the next lesson, we are going to learn how to stream over to Facebook using OBS. 10. Streaming to youtube using obs: Hi, in this lesson we're going to learn how we can live stream to YouTube using OBS. So I'm gonna go to my YouTube channel. You do need a YouTube channel to do this. And I have multiple channels. This one is digital nomads in Asia. So I'm actually gonna do a livestream talking about different ways of earning an income. So we're going to click on the camera icon. We're gonna select go live. And then we're just going to wait for you to populate. We need as the stream KI. Alright, so let's copy that stream key. And I'm just gonna put a title here. Alright, I'm going to select save. Okay. So we're gonna go over to our settings. Go to the stream area, changed the service to YouTube. Okay, and paste our stream key there. It apply. Okay, and start streaming. So let's go back to our YouTube window. And we're waiting for the indication that it's actually live. There it is. Hey, youtube. Greg here and we're gonna talk about a few different things. I'm actually just broadcasting live from OBS right now. So OBS is a way to live stream to Mac or Windows for free. So for those in the video lesson, that's how you live stream over to YouTube. Just remember to click stop streaming When you're done. And click and stream when you're done. And make sure that you put in your tags. 11. OBS SUMMARY FOR SKILLSHARE edit: So thanks for taking that crash course to OBS. So I hope you got started live streaming with OBS. You were able to set up your webcam or your microphone and you were successful at doing your first live streams. So the next step is to customize and optimize your different scenes and actually start live streaming. Tried to get engagement, try to get views, and just tried to practice a lot livestreaming to the various platforms. If you do have a Windows computer, I do encourage you to try V-max. It's a little bit more intuitive. It's a bit more advance. He makes us a bit more polish as bit more mature. Yes, you do have to pay a little bit of money for it. That's currently $60 US, but it will allow you to do more things like picture and picture live Color Correction. And the interface just makes a whole lot more sense. You can also do multi-step hearing, which means it can stream to the social media platforms. At the same time, I do invite you to check out the V-max course. If you do have a Windows computer and you do decide that you want to upgrade and learn how to live stream with that software.