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OBS Studio

Free Video Editing Solution for Professional Video Creation

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OBS Studio Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

OBS Studio product overview

What is OBS Studio?

OBS Studio is a free open-source video editing and live streaming system that provides real-time audio/video capturing, sound mixing, aspect ratio configurations, and more advanced editing options to create professional video content. The systems configuration options allow users to upload media from multiple sources and alter video length, speed, and contract in real time. Additionally, OBS Studio provides multiple transition options to enhace clip quality while maintaining smooth transition sequences.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

24/7 (Live rep)

OBS Studio pricing information

Value for money

4.8

/5

777

Starting from

Free

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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OBS Studio features

Functionality

4.6

/5

777

Total features

11

2 categories

Most valued features by users

Collaboration Tools
Video Editing
Audio Capture
Video Capture
Screen Capture
Video Conferencing
YouTube Uploading
Multi-Screen Recording

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OBS Studio users reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

/5

777

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.04/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

548

196

28

3

2

Pros
It is one of the best open-source and free software I have come across. With such a wide range of features and broad range of plugin supports to expand on those, OBS is truly one of a kind software.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

The thing that I love the most about OBS is that it creates quality videos that are not too big in size when compared to other similar software, it just has a really good encoder.
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Marko P.

I never live streamed, but I just hear good things about OBS on this front. I definitively recommend and promote anyone to try this brilliant piece of tech.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Cons
It is less that intuitive to set up initially and there is no undo option so that, if you delete a scene or an element by mistake, you cannot undo your error.

SM

Sean M.

Sometimes it'll overload your system making it lag, it can be very frustrating too. I've lost many videos as my laptop kept crashing due to there not being enough ram available.

JA

Jahvell A.

That can means sending the wrong feed live at times - the power of OBS needs to be fully understood so that you don't make simple errors.

KM

Kenny M.

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OBS time

Reviewed a year ago

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Charron S.: Hi, my name is Charron. I'm a multimedia technician and I give OBS a four rating. And if...

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Jimmie G.

Creative Director

Events Services, 1-10 employees

Review source

Overall Rating

Holy Cow, this is FREE?!

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Jimmy W.: I'm Jimmy, I'm a creative director and I give OBS a five star rating. For more information,...

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Lo mejor que existe para streamers

Reviewed 2 months ago

Imprescindible para mi trabajo online, conferencias, clases y grabación, simplemente imprescindible.

Pros

Es código abierto, una comunidad que contribuye a mejoras continuas. Cada vez se desarrollan nuevas funcionalidades, es configurable, personalizable, funciona para Stream en cualquier plataforma o redes sociales, Grabación a cualquier formato, cámara virtual compatible con cualquier otro software como zoom, Video Prezi, Google meetings, etc. Puedes configurarlo como mixer como estudio.

Cons

Las configuraciones y mezclador de Audio cuestra trabajo mezclar fácilmente.

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Fácil de implementar para tus transmisiones

Reviewed 2 months ago

Muy buena herramienta aunque es necesario tener buen internet para que no salga cortada la transmisión

Pros

La manera fácil de usarla pero también de vincular la transmisión hacia otros canales como Youtube o Twich

Cons

No había mucha información dentro de la app sobre cómo hacer la configuración en una primera instancia para obtener los videos como uno lo necesita, pero viendo tutoriales se soluciona

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Reviewed 2 months ago

I use OBS to do my live stream on my sports channel and it has made my work easier. The OBS Studio has some benefits, the quality of video being recorded are high and has multi-stream capability thus making my work easier.

Pros

The artwork in OBS is on another level, and what made me attracted to this software is the greenscreen tool its fantastic it enables you to change your background in an amazing way especially when you are live streaming.

Cons

One of the features that normally make me bored is the feature of multi-streams whereby it requires a quality graphic interface card and it's not that easy especially when doing doubles streams.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Best screen recorder and video editing software

Reviewed 3 months ago

As an open-source software that offers an extremely high screen recording and video recording for professional work, I will recommend OBS for everyone, especially new YouTubers, Facebook content managers, and other digital marketers.

Pros

It has a great configuration and advanced tools for video streaming, recording, and editing.

Cons

It can be a little complicated as a first-time user, but you soon discover that it's easy to use.

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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My Experience with OBS Studio

Reviewed a month ago

I would highly recommend OBS Studio to anyone needing streaming/recording software. I'd argue that it's the best software to use currently.

Pros

Firstly, it's free software so you don't have to worry about paying for the software or certain features on OBS. In my experience, this is the best software to use for streaming and recording.

Cons

Sometimes I can get problems with OBS just giving me errors or not updating properly.

OBS Studio FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does OBS Studio offer?

OBS Studio has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Free


Q. Who are the typical users of OBS Studio?

OBS Studio has the following typical customers:
Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Q. What languages does OBS Studio support?

OBS Studio supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does OBS Studio offer an API?

Yes, OBS Studio has an API available for use.


Q. What level of support does OBS Studio offer?

OBS Studio offers the following support options:
24/7 (Live rep)

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