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How to Record Screencasts with Open Broadcaster Software

When recording or streaming a screen capture for tutorials and other types of video presentations, all-in-one solutions that provide tools for both recording and editing are popular. However, these programs can be expensive. An excellent alternative is to use dedicated software for each part of the process: audio, video, and editing. This is an approach we've taken to using, because it gives the best results.

For the screen recording stage, Open Broadcaster Software, more commonly known as OBS, is a great choice. OBS has the advantage that absolutely anyone can use it, because it's free, open source, and fully cross platform with support on Mac, Windows and Linux. When combined with solid audio and video editing software—also free—you get a very powerful and flexible video production workflow.

In this series of short tutorials we'll show you how to setup OBS for screen recording and take advantage of some of its awesome features. Note: OBS is a powerful program, and there are many ways you can use it, but for the purposes of this series we'll take you through the method we use as part of our own video production process.

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