OBS Window Capture popups & menus

Matt Donley Content Creation, Photo & Video

OBS has a special source type called Window Capture, but if you’re trying to use it to record a tutorial or lesson it doesn’t always work well because Window Capture doesn’t capture any additional popups, windows, or menus. It literally will only capture the one window you specify whether it is currently visible or not. This works fine for most …

How to create a walking hyperlapse

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What is a walking Hyperlapse? A walking hyperlapse is a type of hyperlapse that makes it look like you are walking at normal speed, while everything around you is speeding by. Just tell me how to do it! I’ll show you how to calculate your own custom settings below, but if you’d just like to try it out, record a …

How To Record a Digital Whiteboard Video

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UPDATED: 4/8/2020 In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to record a digital whiteboard video where you’ll record yourself writing or drawing on screen.  Including digital whiteboard techniques in your video is a great way to make your videos more interesting and to engage your students. You can draw on a blank white background, include a custom branded …

Choosing a Lavaliere Microphone for Video

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For recording videos for YouTube or for your training course, you’re going to want to use a lavaliere microphone to record your voice. Also called a “lav” mic, it’s a small microphone that you can clip to your shirt inconspicuously to record your voice while you’re on camera.lavmics

In this article, I’m going to show you what to look for when researching lav mics, as there are a lot of things to consider that depend upon how you plan on recording, and the type of videos you’ll be shooting. We’ll go over the following:

  1. Wired or wireless? – You probably don’t need to waste your money on a wireless system.
  2. Recording device & plug-in power – Make sure you know if your mic needs “plug-in power”, and if your recording device provides it or not. 
  3. Connection types – Many of them look similar, but there are huge differences you should be aware of, because you need to get the right mic for the recording device you plan on using.
  4. Polar pattern – Microphones have different characteristics in how they pick up sound. Choose the right one for the application.