How to Record with OBS

Take a video, it will last longer.
Ash Ash (357)
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While OBS is known for its streaming capability, did you know you can also use it to record video? It's simple to set up and just as easy as streaming.

What is OBS

OBS stands for Open Broadcasting Software. It's free and totally open-source software that supports a huge variety of streaming platforms. If you're new to OBS, check out our OBS master guide for a complete breakdown of how it works.

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Assuming you have OBS installed, launch the software.

If you need to install OBS, visit the OBS downloads page to get a copy of the installer.

Before you start recording, you need a subject to record. Add a video source by clicking the plus icon at the bottom of the screen. Add any text, image overlays, or effects you want to appear in your recording.

OBS Save Recording

In the bottom-right corner of the OBS window, click Settings. A window will open, select Output. To set the recording save location, click the Browse button in the Recording section.

Click OK.

OBS Start Recording

When you're ready, click Start Recording. After the video is finished, click Stop Recording.

If you enjoyed this guide, you might appreciate our guide on how to stream with OBS.

Take yourself back to the time of summer camp, bonfires, and scary stories with The Quarry
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Nostalgia is at an all-time high and what better way to take yourself back to the time of bonfires and summer camps than to dive into The Quarry, the horror-drama spiritual successor of Until Dawn from developer Supermassive Games and publisher 2K Games. Like Until Dawn, The Quarry features a cast of teenagers with various levels of relations with one another, finding themselves in danger and needing to rely on their surroundings and ingénue to survive. The plot of the game kicks off with an introduction to the setting, Hackett’s Quarry, by two camp counselors on their way to the camp a day early. Something in the middle of the road causes them to swerve off and get into an accident which, from there, The Quarry's story unfolds as players begin to make their own choices. Each choice creates a new branching path in the story that affects the game later on, as stated by the path chosen sign appearing to remind the players of their chosen fate.