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:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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

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Features

Total features of OBS Studio: 10

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

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(895)
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.
T. Ryan
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Extremely powerful tool for broadcasting multiple video and audio sources.

Reviewed on 19/5/2021

Overall I think OBS is fantastic. It is a bit kludge-y in certain aspects but I have been using it...

Overall I think OBS is fantastic. It is a bit kludge-y in certain aspects but I have been using it for about a year and a half now and I can't imagine switching to a different tool. It has been able to handle multiple camera scenarios with ease. I just love it.

Pros

This product allowed me to quickly put together professional "studio grade" composite video scenes that were then easily broadcast to a number of online sites. I used it most frequently with Twitch and it has nicely integrated twitch features, but it can also be used to broadcast to facebook or youtube given that you have things configured correctly. The ability to apply video and audio filters as well as support for a variety of different audio and video formats for inset playback was extremely useful.

Cons

This product has a bit of a DIY flair. For anyone with a background in video editing or audio editing it wont take too long to figure out how to set up a scene and broadcast with OBS. However, the onbaording for new users is virtually non existant. I certainly wouldn't give OBS to someone with little to know technical experience and expect them to be successfull. In today's tech landscape, especially when it comes to streaming there are so many unsophisticated users attempting to get started that I think a few more passes to the UX and UI would be beneficial.

Alternatives Considered

Camtasia, Bandicam Screen Recorder and Snagit

Reasons for Switching to OBS Studio

OBS has much better integrated streaming features that many of the other video / screen capturing products i looked at do not.
Juan pedro
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  • Industry: Broadcast Media
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • 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

Obs is a really good open source experience

Reviewed on 10/6/2021

Wonderful experience reliable always on my tool set for all my projects

Wonderful experience reliable always on my tool set for all my projects

Pros

You can achieve most you will do with payed software
The tools grow on every version and it gets better

Cons

Lack to capture devices connections as AJa for example
Today main suppor on black magic products is good but meet to expand this

Alternatives Considered

vMix

Reasons for Switching to OBS Studio

Price
João
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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

OBS The Social Inclusion Tool

Reviewed on 18/11/2022

Overall OBS is an excellent software for both recording and live broadcasting, besides being free...

Overall OBS is an excellent software for both recording and live broadcasting, besides being free it offers the best features available on the market, it is worth mentioning that the negative points are related to the difficulty that the software presents for certain settings and for the user who is starting, as well as the lack of a profile setting that saves the scenes and styles so that the user doesn't bother changing computers.

Pros

Excellent quality recording with a quick response to capture, making the transition smooth and sharp.The input and output audio quality settings are impeccable, bringing a better experience to live broadcasts. Excellent response on connections to other servers for live broadcasts.Excellent compatibility with third-party tools that integrate many new features into both recording and broadcasting.Easy to manage the location of the recording files, as well as the formats.

Cons

Difficulty to make some integration settings.Difficulty applying the configuration saved in the software when reset.Lack of an option to save all the integrations and scenes configured in the profile, so that regardless of the computer the user uses, the user always keeps the configuration saved.

Dale
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  • Industry: Wholesale
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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

Best FREE screen and stream recording software out there

Reviewed on 31/3/2022

Overall i've found OBS to be a great free streaming software. For the purpose of streaming its...

Overall i've found OBS to be a great free streaming software. For the purpose of streaming its fantastic with all the 'bells and whistles' next to the paid version that are out there. I've used it in both capacities for streaming gaming to twitch, as well as an educational stream over twitch through both schools and colleges.

Pros

The fact that OBS Studio is free and open source. It has tons of support and a very well rounded community backing its use. Any issues using the software is quickly solved by the great cupport community. Other than this the software is very intuitive and easy to use, especially if the main purpose is streaming, and screen sharing across a stream.

Cons

The issue I had with the software was calibrating OBS audio so that there were no delays in the streams audio. The good thing about this however, is there is a built in audio delay where you can purposefully delay someones audio so it matches the delay of other person streaming or recording. Not only is audio delay and issue, but audio sync with the video being streamed, but this has got far beter with each version update.

Alternatives Considered

XSplit Broadcaster

Reasons for Switching to OBS Studio

OBS had a easier user interface and the over UX semmed far easy for a beginner to use than other software of this type.
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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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