How to Use a Green Screen for Live Performances or Live Streams using OBS & Streamyard

In this video I’m going to show you how to set up a green screen which could be useful if you’re limited for space and thinking about doing things like live performances and conference calls.

Why Use a Green Screen?

Now if you’ve watched any of my previous video you’ve probably noticed that I don’t actually have that much space to work with, although I do tend to move things around a bit to keep things refreshed.

Well I’m guessing a lot of you out there are feeling those limitations too with your own projects, especially as lots of us are limited to staying indoors at the moment.

So, I thought it’d be fun to show you how I’m using a green screen to shake things up a bit.

Setting up a Green Screen in OBS

If you’ve never used OBS before, be sure to check out this handy guide I put together which should get you up and running.

To use a green screen in OBS, you need to add the Chroma Key effects filter to your video capture device. To do this just right click on your device source and select Filters. Now under Effects Filters click on the plus sign and select the Chroma Key. If the screen you’re using is green you can now exit this panel, otherwise select your chosen colour.

Now add an image that will be displayed within your screen. After doing this make sure that your camera (video capture device) is above your image.

Setting up a Green Screen in OBS

Setting Up A Green Screen In Streamyard

I’ve also put together a handy guide which should get you to grips with Streamward in no time.

Setting up a green screen in Streamyard is perhaps the easier of the two to get going with quickly. All you have to do is set up a broadcast as usual and you’ll notice the option within the Cam/Mic menus. It’s as simple as uploading and switching between your chosen images.

Setting up a green screen in Streamyard

So, there you have it! Have fun experimenting with your green screen.

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