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.

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  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Business size

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

N/A

  • 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
(766)
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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  • Industry: Warehousing
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

OBS software Reviews

Reviewed on 16/5/2022

I use OBS to do my live stream on my sports channel and it has made my work easier. The OBS Studio...

I use OBS to do my live stream on my sports channel and it has made my work easier. The OBS Studio has some benefits, the quality of video being recorded are high and has multi-stream capability thus making my work easier.

Pros

The artwork in OBS is on another level, and what made me attracted to this software is the greenscreen tool its fantastic it enables you to change your background in an amazing way especially when you are live streaming.

Cons

One of the features that normally make me bored is the feature of multi-streams whereby it requires a quality graphic interface card and it's not that easy especially when doing doubles streams.

Charles boampong K.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best screen recorder and video editing software

Reviewed on 27/3/2022

As an open-source software that offers an extremely high screen recording and video recording for...

As an open-source software that offers an extremely high screen recording and video recording for professional work, I will recommend OBS for everyone, especially new YouTubers, Facebook content managers, and other digital marketers.

Pros

It has a great configuration and advanced tools for video streaming, recording, and editing.

Cons

It can be a little complicated as a first-time user, but you soon discover that it's easy to use.

Alternatives Considered

Albacross

Reasons for Choosing OBS Studio

I found it easier and much more convenient to use OBS.

Switched From

Streamyard

Reasons for Switching to OBS Studio

A friend recommended OBS to me.
Stepan K.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

OBS Studio - my first choice for screen recording

Reviewed on 28/4/2022

I was looking for a screen recording software and got recommendet OBS by collegue. Quick download,...

I was looking for a screen recording software and got recommendet OBS by collegue. Quick download, installation, setup few thing and I was recording. Quick and easy. Quality of the recorded footage is great. All of this happened 3 years ago and I am still big fan of OBS Stuido and it is my go tool for screen recording. And as a cherry on top of that, it is free. What more can I say?

Pros

I am really pleased with how easy and straightforward this software is. I don't like messing with loads of different settings. First time setup was setting up resolution, location for recordings and that was it. Quick and easy. I am usually recording simulations and games, which are CPU and GPU intensive on its own, so I appreciate minimal additional load from OBS during recordings.

Cons

I don't really have any. Maybe the GUI looks bit dated, but it is personal taste and doesn't affect usage.

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

Mando C.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Amazing tool

Reviewed on 14/6/2022

Its helping me a lot to control my camera crew (phone camera) to capture for instance church...

Its helping me a lot to control my camera crew (phone camera) to capture for instance church service while I take control in real time to edit and manipulate live views.

Pros

The product is not so easy to use first time but once you get the hang of it, its amazing.
I have not used all the features yet. I mainly use it to connect my desktop pc to phone camera via DroidCam using OBS and the results are amazing in as far as performance is concerned

Cons

Its not user friendly, and for beginners and below average computer users, it can be a pain, as I realised when trying to teach my friends how to use it.

Alternatives Considered

SlideDog

Reasons for Switching to OBS Studio

I thought the features and use was more to my test.
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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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