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Inside the XSplit Gamecaster HUD

Starting a Stream or Recording

Inside the HUD, Press [Stream] to start live streaming or [Record] to start recording. If your settings are set to “Automatic,” XSplit will make some calculations before starting the stream or recording:

Adjusting Audio

To adjust the volume level of the microphone or the system sound, hover over its icon then click on the audio bar and move the mouse up or down until you find your desired volume level. Then click on the mouse button one more time to finalize your setting:

Activating your Webcam

To activate your webcam, first you need to select the webcam you will be using. You can do this by going to your XSplit Gamecaster Settings Tab and selecting the webcam you want to use:

Once you select your desired webcam, go to your PC game or the Console Viewer and open the XSplit Gamecaster HUD. Then click on the webcam icon to enable your webcam:

You can position and resize your camera inside the XSplit Gamecaster HUD. And you can also can change its visibility, adjust chroma key settings (Background), and apply aspect ratio restrictions (Scaling):

Twitch Controls

When you hover over the Twitch icon, you will see three buttons. Each one will be explained below. Please note that if you have not yet authorized your Twitch account with XSplit, you will be prompted to do so if you click on any of the three buttons:

  1. Edit Twitch Broadcast Title and Game Name - pressing this button allows you to do exactly as the heading says – it lets you edit your Twitch broadcast’s title and the name of your game:

  2. Show Twitch Chat Panel - opens XSplit Gamecaster’s integrated chat system. Here, you can participate in your channel’s chat. You can also use text commands to moderate your channel:

    1. Visibility - to make your Twitch Chat window visible to both you and your viewers in your stream or recording, check the box called “In Stream/Recording.” And, to make your Twitch Chat window visible from within your game, even when the XSplit Gamecaster overlay is not open, check “In Game HUD”:

    2. Style - here you can choose the text color for your viewers, your messages, and you can also use the opacity option to create a background for your chat to make it easier to read:

    3. Text Size - allows you to change your text size to small, medium, or large:

    4. Show or Hide Twitch Viewers List - lets you display or hide the list of your Twitch Viewers:

  3. Show Twitch Followers and Subscribers Panel - this is where you can change the settings for your Twitch Follower and Subscriber notifications. To customize your settings for new Follower notifications, click on the Heart button:

    To customize your settings for new Subscriber notifications (Please take note that only Twitch Partners have access to Channel Subscriptions), click on the Window button:

    1. Visibility - to make your Twitch Follower/Subscriber notification visible to both you and your viewers in your stream or recording., check the box called “In Stream/Recording.” And, to make your Twitch Follower/Subscriber notification visible from within your game, even when the XSplit Gamecaster overlay is not open, check “In Game HUD”: 

    2. Style - Set your Twitch Notification’s layout and theme by selecting from the options available, and configure the level of opacity by moving the slider until it reaches your desired level:

    3. Sound - click on the Bell button to enable sounds for your Twitch Notification alerts then click on “Browse audio file…” to select a custom sound for your alerts:

    4. Edit Welcome Message - click on the Pencil button (on the top right corner, beside the X button) to  edit your welcome message for your Twitch Followers:

Share to Social Networks

This lets you share the link to your stream to your friends in Facebook and Twitter. To open the Share to Social Networks window, click on its icon:

Then click on the buttons of the social networks you would like to use and click Share. Please note that if you have not yet authorized your Facebook or Twitter account with XSplit, you will be prompted to do so if you click on their respective buttons:

Image Overlay

This allows you to add an image to personalize your stream or recording. To activate it, go to your PC Game or the console viewer window and press the hotkey you’ve set to open the XSplit Gamecaster HUD and click on the image symbol:

Hover over the Image Overlay and click on the replace image icon:

A file browser will appear where you can locate the image you want to use as your overlay image. Please note you can only use one image at a time. Once you have found your desired image, click on Replace Image:

Note: You need to have a personal or premium license in order to replace the image.

Annotations

This feature lets you draw inside your game, while streaming or recording. To begin, open your XSplit Gamecaster HUD and click on the annotation icon:

You can now draw inside your game by holding and dragging the mouse pointer:

To show the list of tools available, press the [F1] key:

To exit annotation mode, press the [Esc] key.

Screenshots

This lets you choose from the screenshots you took and post them on Facebook or Twitter. To begin, click on the screenshots icon:

Then select your desired screenshot and click on a social network icon:

Then click on the buttons of the social networks you would like to use and click Share. Please note that if you have not yet authorized your Facebook or Twitter account with XSplit, you will be prompted to do so if you click on their respective buttons: