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More and more you see vloggers on YouTube or social media using a green screen. The program "OBS" is particularly popular for this purpose. But how does it work? How can you use a green screen to create such videos? And how do you then get these images into Zoom or Microsoft Teams? I will gladly give you the answer step by step:
In both Zoom and Microsoft Teams, you can work with virtual backgrounds. There are also several presenter views that instantly make your presentation a lot more engaging. If you want to go next level, you can also use tools such as OBS work.
Below I describe step by step how you can build entire scenes in the background thanks to the green screen feature in OBS (Chroma Key):
So the software we are about to work in is OBS (Open Broadcaster Software). So the first step is the installing this software.
When you first open OBS, you need to go to "Sources" to set up the devices or files you need during your presentation or video. I provide explanations of some of these sources:
Tip: always work with clear descriptions. Otherwise you risk losing the overview after a while.
The next step now is to make the green background you have from your green screen disappear. You do this as follows:
Depending on the result, you can now adjust some parameters to improve your image. Tip: Good lighting is important when using a green screen.
Now that this is all set up you can:
For the latter, you need a piece of software, viz. OBS Virtual Cam. This plug-in allows you to replace the image from your webcam with the image you have now created in OBS.