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Adding a Webcam

Adding a Webcam

To add a webcam, go to the Source list, then to “Webcam, capture card, video devices” and select your Webcam from the list:

To add a webcam, go to the Source list, then to “Webcam, capture card, video devices” and select your Webcam from the list:

After selecting your webcam, right click on it in the Sources list to access its properties.

Here is what you need to know about the Cam tab (your webcam’s properties):

  1. Video Output: This controls the quality of the image output by your webcam. Here, you can set the Frame Rate, Color Space/Compression and Output Size of the webcam.We recommend you use the following settings: 30.00 Frame Rate, YUY2 or MJPEG Color Space/Compression and an Output Size of 1280 x 720 (if available):

  2. Video Input: This controls the video capture settings of your webcam, such as the white balance, focus, exposure contrast, brightness, etc. What you see in this menu will depend on the type of webcam you have. We recommend you turn off auto-focus and auto-exposure because these are most likely to disrupt the performance of your camera:

  3. Force Deinterlace: Converts interlaced frames into non-interlaced frames. This is useful when trying to get rid of the lines being shown in your camera feed. Click on it once to enable it (you’ll see a checkmark beside it once it’s enabled):

  4. Adding a Delay: In the Playback area of the Cam tab, you’ll see a field to enter a delay in milliseconds (ms). Use this setting to sync your webcam with the video feed from a USB 2.0 capture device:

  5. Chroma Key: If you are using your webcam with a Chroma Key backdrop, you can activate it by clicking on the Color tab and clicking on the Chroma Key option under “Keying:”

    The sliders on the right will help you fine tune the Chroma Key.