Setup: Live Streaming Tool
Install any steaming tool. Our club is using OBS studio, which is free and easy to manipulate. Here, we’d like to share our setup with using OBS.
For the installation / Setup, you can find how-to video on You-tube. The following explanations are just for a reference, you might be interested in.
Go to OBS homepage, and get an appropriate one to your PC.
Settings of Output / Video
Output setting controls streaming band width and encoding method. Better streaming quality requires higher band-width on your network, it is totally up to the environment you are using. Looks like encoding is available x264 or hardware(nvenc). If hardware option is available, better to choose because it will free up CPU usage, which also being consumed by Zoom.
Video setting controls actual resolution and frame rate. Base resolution is input resolution and that will be down-casted to actual streaming resolution. FPS is set to 30 and should be good enough.
Window capture and Video capture
Window capture enables capturing any application including Web Browser. Our club is using Window capture capability to reflect browser content, which is running timer tool, dynamically. Video capture enables capturing webcam images, detected on your computer.
In order to set these two resources, please find Sources from small window like below. Double-Click will let you configure each souce.
If double-clicked, you will see below image. Any name is fine.
Example of Window capture. This example sets web browser, which is showing timer content
Example of Video capture
Two sources are now being located in one pallet.
Start virtual camera
Once everything is set, start streaming. Go to right bottom and hit “Start Virtual Camera”. Now you are ready to play a timer role on Zoom.
Set-up at Zoom is quite easy. You just need to choose “OBS Virtual Camera” as your resource to play a video.
Now you are showing web-browser and your face simultaneously.