OBS Studio

Free Video Editing Solution for Professional Video Creation

About OBS Studio

OBS Studio is a free open-source video editing and live streaming system that provides real-time audio/video capturing, sound mixing, aspect ratio configurations, and more advanced editing options to create professional video content. The systems configuration options allow users to upload media from multiple sources and alter video length, speed, and contract in real time. Additionally, OBS Studio provides multiple transition options to enhace clip quality while maintaining smooth transition sequences.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to OBS Studio

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Features

Total features of OBS Studio: 11

  • Audio Capture
  • Collaboration Tools
  • File Management
  • Multi-Screen Recording
  • On-Demand Recording
  • Screen Capture
  • Screen Recording Software
  • Video Capture
  • Video Conferencing
  • Video Editing
  • YouTube Uploading

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(818)
Value for Money
4.8/5
Features
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
Customer Support
4.2/5

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Saviour
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A Dynamic Tool for your video streaming preference Plus its "Open Source"

Reviewed on 1/8/2022

Realizing that I can still perform the functions of automation the way I want, I found ease in...

Realizing that I can still perform the functions of automation the way I want, I found ease in automation and usability with my team. OBS is a powerful and Dynamic Video tool I can recommend to any similar service provider within the niche. It is simple and consistent, its advanced features are mesmerizing, and its Open Source

Pros

First, I like that Its open source, and with that, it's user-friendly and consistently undergoing integrations to smoothen the user experience.
For advanced users, It serves advanced functionalities even while it is an Open source project
OBS hardly forces shuts down while in runtime.
One of the best features for me is customization. I like that I can tweak my automation with my timelines, to fit my needs.

Cons

Because the product is open source, the latest version upgrade comes with changes in syntax. i.e., Having a lower-third animation function, the commands change with a new update, and it can be difficult to get the product started if you do not visit the developer's forum to follow through with the changes.
If you want to implement most settings/preferences to take effect, you may have to restart OBS, which is normal with most software.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Premiere Pro and vMix

Reasons for Switching to OBS Studio

Having all the advanced functions in an Open Source software, with the feature of customization to fit my business needs is Gold for me.
Lord
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Easiest streaming Software ever!

Reviewed on 7/9/2022

I started using OBS in the heat of the pandemic. Clients wanted me to help them stream live to...

I started using OBS in the heat of the pandemic. Clients wanted me to help them stream live to their customers. Easy to setup and move. I'm glad it was recommended to me.

Pros

This product was a recommendation from a friend. I love the fact that is was so easy to use. It does not require a lot of expertise to be able to navigate through. Love it

Cons

I did not like the fact that you have to download plugins. I would've loved if they were integrated into the software.

Alternatives Considered

vMix

Reasons for Switching to OBS Studio

The simplicity of the OBS Software made it very easy for me to choose it.
Denise
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Obs review

Reviewed on 7/9/2022

Pros

I like the OBS is easy to set up and understand and stream with it is hard on the computer

Cons

OBS is heavy on the computer it slows down the computer very much otherwise it's a good app

Karel
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

My Experience with OBS Studio

Reviewed on 1/6/2022

I would highly recommend OBS Studio to anyone needing streaming/recording software. I'd argue that...

I would highly recommend OBS Studio to anyone needing streaming/recording software. I'd argue that it's the best software to use currently.

Pros

Firstly, it's free software so you don't have to worry about paying for the software or certain features on OBS.
In my experience, this is the best software to use for streaming and recording.

Cons

Sometimes I can get problems with OBS just giving me errors or not updating properly.

Marco
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Easy tool for streaming.

Reviewed on 9/8/2022

We are usign OBS for streaming our release news in APP. We stream on FB.

We are usign OBS for streaming our release news in APP. We stream on FB.

Pros

The tool is so simple that my entire team can set it up and work with it.

Cons

I can only praise OBS, I don't miss anything in it.

Alternatives Considered

Camtasia

Switched From

Camtasia

Reasons for Switching to OBS Studio

Because OBS had more "hot to" videos, than its competitors.
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OBS Studio offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Free Version
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Open source and free software

OBS Studio has the following typical customers:

11-50, 51-200, 201-500

OBS Studio supports the following languages:

English

OBS Studio supports the following devices:

We do not have any information about what integrations OBS Studio has

OBS Studio offers the following support options:

24/7 (Live rep)

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