Using OBS as a virtual webcam for Zoom conference calls
06 Mar 2021
Going really deep into the world of “virtual webcams” …
In its latest versions, OBS has an option to set its output as a “webcam.”
Yes – even while it’s processing input from another virtual webcam like Droidcam, Camera for OBS Studio, or Camo!
So, get this:
- You could pipe your iPad’s camera into OBS on your computer via Droidcam to improve your video quality.
- Then you could use OBS to add some gimmicks like title overlays or picture-in-picture (PiP) effects, or multi-input audio mixing.
- You can send this fully produced video stream out of OBS as a “virtual camera.”
- Finally, you could fire up a Zoom call and use this fancy stream as your “microphone” & “webcam.”
Please wish someone a happy birthday with a balloon border and a karaoke backing track for me during your next Zoom call! 🎈🎤
Posts In This Series
- Part 1 - Intro to streaming and recording concepts
- Part 2 - Recording an Audient iD14's sound in Windows
- Part 3 - Listening to computer sound through an Audient iD14
- Part 4 - Using a Behringer UCA202 with Windows, Android, or iOS
- Part 5 - Record 2 videos using the same microphone
- Part 6 - PiP webcam + screen sharing
- Part 7 - Using your phone or iPad as a webcam
- Part 8 - This Article
- Part 9 - What's a docking station?