[LAU] Audio-Video desktop recording

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Wed May 12 01:28:56 CEST 2021

On Tue, 11 May 2021, David Kastrup wrote:

> Will Godfrey <willgodfrey at musically.me.uk> writes:
>> Thanks everyone. That looks pretty conclusive!  The thing is, I'd
>> never even heard of OBS before. I prolly need to come from under my
>> rock more often :P
> The downside with video editing and composing software is that the
> manuals suck because everyone loves rather making video tutorials for
> them, and I hate clawing my information together from scattered video
> tutorials...

OBS is not hard to figure out... any more than any other sw. Good 
documentation is always a boon for sure. But making good videos (like any 
art) is a lot more than knowing how to use the tools. Having never read 
any documentation or watched any video tutorial for OBS, I was able to 
make videos. Studio mode comes pretty close to the standard analog video 
switcher from my days at the TV station. Two screens, program and preview. 
Set up the next shot in the preview and transition to it as the new 

Very much, a play with it till you figure it out kind of SW. For specific 
knowledge a direct google (or other search) for that feature or task seems 
to find others asking the same thing and finding answers. This seems 
painful but really making good video after you know how will probably take 
longer. If you have done live switching before (or even watched someone 
else) it seems to cover anything you could ask for for live video 
switching. As with just about anything that has both control and live 
stuff, two screens is recomended, more if you also want to monitor extra 
video sources...

Len Ovens

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