OBS Studio

by Open Broadcaster Software

Who Uses OBS Studio?

Videographers

What Is OBS Studio?

Video recording system that offers online video/audio capturing, filters for video sources, audio mixer, and more.

OBS Studio Details

Open Broadcaster Software

https://obsproject.com

OBS Studio Pricing Overview

OBS Studio has a free version and does not offer a free trial.

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Pricing Details

This is a free software.

Free Version

Yes

Free Trial

No

Deployment

Installed - Mac

Installed - Windows

OBS Studio Features

Screen Recording Software
Annotations / Drawing Tools
Audio Capture
Backup and Recovery
Collaboration
File Sharing
Multi-Screen Recording
Screen Capture
Screen Recording
Speech-to-text Analysis
Video Editing
YouTube Uploading
3D Video Editing
Audio Tools
Brand Overlay
Collaboration
Media Library
Social Sharing
Speed Adjustment
Split / Merge
Supports HD Resolution
Text Overlay
Video Capture
Video Stabilisation

OBS Studio Reviews for UK Users

Showing 5 of 388 reviews

Overall
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
Customer Service
4.3/5
Features
4.5/5
Value for Money
4.8/5
Ian A.
Head of Computer Services
Education Management, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    4/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/10/2019

"Fantastic software for streaming"

Comments: As someone that has used OBS for many years, it is amazing to see how far it has come. With support for multiple streaming services, plus local recording (which we often use for creating user tutorials), it has been an amazing tool to use for streaming educational/informative content for work. With multiple scenes and sources setup and bound to keyboard shortcuts, I can quickly switch between them to ensure the viewer sees exactly what I need them to.

Pros: Incredible number of features
Easy to setup and use
Support for many different streaming services
No costs involved

Cons: If you have little or no technical knowledge, you may require some help to get started as it can be a little confusing. This, however, is true of most streaming software.

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  • Reviewed on 04/10/2019
Rolando J.
streamer
Broadcast Media, Self Employed
Used the Software for: Free Trial
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/10/2019

"The best Free and Only Broadcasting software"

Comments: i love it, its free, offers more than paid software, lots of tutorials everywhere to use it and it uses the least resources from software i used

Pros: Its free!!!
so many forum post and youtube videos to learn how to use it
the most popular application
does everything paid applications like xsplit do
auto configuration wizard for easy set up scans your system and internet and bases it on that
plug ins/add ons you can find on the web are easily install able

Cons: nothing, there is nothing to dislike about free software that works and does more than paid programs like xsplit and action.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/10/2019
Verified Reviewer
Operations Director
Education Management, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    3/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    4/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/06/2020

"Improved webcam recording and video tutorials"

Comments: Spot on. With a little time and patience, you can create the same quality clips that you would expect to get from a design agency.

Pros: We've been looking for a flexible way to record and edit our webinars and have found OBS the most useful app so far. We've tried proprietary software such as Logitech Capture, but were really disappointed with the functionality. OBS Studio provides us with a more professional presentation and has helped us to improve the consistency of our tutorials.

Cons: There's so much OBS can do that it can be a little intimidating at first. I'm not a fan on the default black background and it did take quite some time to get my head around all the different options available. This said, it was worth investing the time to discover what you can achieve using the full range of tools available.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/06/2020
Jason H.
Worship and Arts Pastor
Music, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    2/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 30/07/2019

"Free and relatively painless"

Comments: Overall, I have found this program to be dependable. It runs every week, and I have not had to troubleshoot anything in the program in over a YEAR. That alone is commendable for a program that I run on a weekly basis. I run apple products that need more hands-on management than this program. The interface is not as sleek, but it gets the job done. Give me a little more control over audio and video syncing, and some transition effects, and I would be slamming the #5 stars across the board.

Pros: IT IS FREE. May all of my complains and frustrations with this software be safely tucked under the umbrella of a customer who is pleased at the end of the day with a product that is reliable and costs him nothing. That is a miracle and I believe that it is getting easier and easier to use. I love the fact that once I have everything set up in the back end of the program, I can get going with one click. I use this program to record and live-stream our Sunday morning services at Church. On the off-chance that the wifi goes down or something, the ability to continue recording to an external drive has saved us on more than one occasion. It handles the basics such as screen sharing, adding logos, and even some basic audio input options very well. Overall, I am extremely pleased and it made the ability to live-stream in a church of 200 people affordable and attainable.

Cons: Set-up was a long process of educating myself with very little reward and no long-term application for the knowledge that I gained. There seems to be certain settings that you need to select for different types of streaming. Having to wade through numerous youtube videos in order to find what I needed specifically, was not fun. I would love for this software to develop presets for different purposes. Most all gamers tend to used the same presets with some variation depending on their individual internet speeds. Why not have a preset for gamers and another preset for bloggers, or live-streamers? I don't think it would take much and with a few basic questions, the program could do a lot of the heavy lifting that makes the back end of OBS a pain to work with.
Additionally the interface, while more intuitive than most open-source programs, does leave something to be desired. I often have to click through all of the setting options in order to find specific settings that need adjustment. Also, I have been running into issues with syncing external audio with the video during live streaming. The video buffer seems to be inconsistent, so the audio and video will start out synced and randomly get out of wack.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 30/07/2019
Christopher H.
Owner / Designer
Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/05/2020

"The only screen recording app you need"

Comments: I am an artist and designer and have recorded many time lapse videos, as well as art process videos, wherein I record my screen. That is just scratching the surface too, you can take it so much further. Screen in screen, switching on the fly from one screen to another for live broadcasting, custom overlays and inserts, the list goes on and on! This software is free and incredible. I cannot recommend it enough!

Pros: OBS Studio is amazing. First of all it's FREE. But quite honestly it is my go-to for screen recording over my built-in Quicktime screen recorder (on Mac) because of the versatility, quality control, ability to customize, and so many more features.

Cons: It can be complicated at first, but there are plenty of online tutorials and guides to get you up and running quickly.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 28/05/2020