How to use OBS for Screen Recording or Streaming – Beginner Tutorial

In this step-by-step tutorial, learn how to get started using Open Broadcaster Software. OBS is an extremely powerful and versatile screen recorder and allows you to stream to services like Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube.

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  • Timestamps
    • 0:00 Introduction
    • 0:29 Download & install OBS
    • 0:59 Auto configuration wizard
    • 4:11 Modify streaming & recording settings
    • 4:31 Set up a scene
    • 5:16 Add display source
    • 6:18 Fix black screen issue on laptops
    • 7:00 Add audio sources for mic & system audio
    • 8:17 Audio mixer
    • 8:45 Controls to stream or record
    • 9:32 Show recordings
    • 9:53 Remux recordings
    • 10:35 Change default recording to mp4
    • 11:49 Shortcut key to start/stop recording
    • 12:49 Add additional scene with webcam
    • 13:37 Adjust source size & position
    • 14:45 Crop sources
    • 15:54 Drag & drop sources to add to scene
    • 16:36 Add color source
    • 17:29 Source layers
    • 18:16 Show/hide sources
    • 18:39 Lock sources
    • 18:57 Group sources
    • 19:32 Scene transitions
    • 20:51 Shortcut keys for scene transition
    • 21:42 Source audio & video filters
    • 23:03 Transform source
    • 23:35 Customize user interface
    • 24:11 Profiles
    • 24:39 Scene collections
    • 25:19 Studio mode
    • 26:20 Wrap up

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