Hey guys! In this video series we’re going
to be showing you everything you need to start a gaming channel on YouTube.
You don’t necessarily need to be a good gamer to have a successful channel. In fact, a lot
of people watch channels based on the personality of the gamer they’re watching or the production
value of their videos. In this series, we’re going to leave it up to you to add your own
creativity and personal flair to your channel and we’re going to focus on the technical
stuff. Over the next few weeks we’re going to be
releasing a bunch of tutorials showing you how to start your gaming channel using free
software, covering things like: recording gameplay footage in OBS, getting your audio
just right in Audacity, creating picture in picture and green screen effects in HitFilm
Express, and a whole lot more. Before we get started we’ve teamed up with
AMD to bring you guys an exclusive prize draw. Download the latest version of HitFilm Express,
our all-in-one editor, compositor and VFX software from the card on-screen or the link
in the description and you’ll be entered in with a chance to win an awesome gaming PC
courtesy of Armari and AMD. Today we’re going to be looking into the
first step: recording your footage. There’s are a lot of options when recording your footage
and in this seriese’ll be focused on PC gaming specifically but if you are recording
on a console the process is somewhat similar. To record our screen we’re going to be using
OBS, which is a free open-source program designed for recording and streaming. You can download
it at obsproject.com. Select the installer for your operating system, then once downloaded
run it on your computer. * We are going to be recording the voiceover
today as well but we’ll be covering that in a separate tutorial as there’s a lot
to cover in getting the audio right. * Once it’s installed, open up OBS. Let’s
go into the Settings, Video tab. The Base Resolution should be set to the same size
as your monitor. If you want to output a smaller resolution in the final recording, you can
set that in the second field. You can change the recorded frames per second in the last
tab here. A black screen and no source means that OBS
doesn’t know what you want it to capture. Come down to the plus icon under the Sources
window and select Display Capture. Click OK. If you’re using more than one monitor you
can select which one OBS will focus on. Checkmark whether or not you want to capture the mouse
cursor, then press OK again. If you don’t see anything, check the troubleshooting link
in the description for more info if you have 2 GPUs in your computer.
If for some reason your capture isn’t filling up the screen, you can use the red handles
to grow and reposition it. You can also right-click the Display Capture and go into the Transform
section for quick adjustments. Control F will fit to screen quickly.
It’s worth mentioning that there is an auto-configuration wizard if you don’t want to dive into OBS’s
encoding settings right away. It can be found under Tools, Auto-Configuration. Note that
this doesn’t assist with your scene or source setup.
If you have audio playing and see the colored bar jumping, that means that OBS will record
the sound that your computer plays. Click the speaker icon to turn it off mute it.
Let’s go into the OBS settings and make sure everything will come out looking good.
Under Output, the first thing you want to look at is the Video Bitrate. Under Output,
come down into the Recording section. The Recording Path is where on your computer the
footage will go when you stop recording. Change this to wherever is most convenient for you.
Next is the Recording Quality. You’ll need to test the options and find what works best
for you, based on what kind of quality you want to see and how much disk space you have
for large file sizes. We’ll leave the Recording Quality to be
the same as the stream, and the format to mp4, since this is a common format it’ll
be compatible with a lot of editing software. For the format, we recommend using either
flv or mkv. This is because those formats won’t lose the data if something goes wrong,
like your computer shuts down or OBS crashes. HitFilm can’t currently read these formats,
but there’s an easy fix. In the Advanced section under Recording, checkmark Automatically
remux to mp4. This will also create an mp4 which can easily be read by HitFilm.
With all of our settings optimized, we’re ready to begin recording our screencapture.
If you’re not looking to record a voiceover alongside it, go to the bottom right, under
Controls, and click Start Recording. When you’re done, hit Stop Recording.
The screen capture can be found in the location you specified in the settings earlier.
Remember that when you download HitFilm Express you’ll be entered into our prize draw to win an exclusive gaming PC courtesy of Armari and AMD. The deadline for this prize draw is September 29th, 2019. We really hope this first video has helped get you started with your YouTube gaming channel. Join us in the next video where we’re going to make the audio sound perfect. We’ll see you then.