OBS Studio 28.1 Beta 1


Razvan Serea

October 12, 2022 2:54 p.m. EDT

OBS Studio is software designed to efficiently capture, compose, encode, record and stream video content. It is the rewrite of the widely used Open Broadcaster software, to allow even more features and cross-platform support. OBS Studio supports multiple sources, including media files, games, web pages, application windows, webcams, your desktop, your microphone, and more.

Features of OBS Studio:

  • Real-time high-performance video/audio capture and mixing, with unlimited scenes, you can switch between them seamlessly via custom transitions.
  • Live stream to Twitch, YouTube, Periscope, Mixer, GoodGame, DailyMotion, Hitbox, VK and any other RTMP server
  • Filters for video sources such as image masking, color correction, chroma/color keying, etc.
  • x264, H.264 and AAC for your live streams and video recordings
  • Intel Quick Sync Video (QSV) and NVIDIA NVENC support
  • Intuitive audio mixer with filters per source such as noise gate, noise removal and gain. Take full control with VST plug-in support.
  • GPU-based game capture for high-performance game streaming
  • Unlimited number of scenes and sources
  • Number of different and customizable transitions when switching between scenes
  • Keyboard shortcuts for almost any action such as start or stop your stream or recording, press to talk, quickly mute any audio source, show or hide any video source, switch between scenes, and much more
  • Live preview of all changes made to your scenes and sources using Studio Mode before pushing them to your stream where your viewers will see those changes
  • Support for DirectShow capture devices (webcams, capture cards, etc.)
  • Powerful and easy to use configuration options. Add new sources, duplicate existing ones and adjust their properties effortlessly.
  • Simplified settings panel to quickly configure your broadcasts and recordings. Easily switch between profiles.
  • Light and dark themes available to match your environment.
  • …and many more features. Free. At all.

OBS Studio 28.1 Beta 1 Changelog:

Added NVENC AV1 hardware encoder on Windows

  • Currently only works with NV12 (OBS default) and P010 color formats
  • Currently does not support “rescale” function in advanced output mode
  • Only available and shown for NVIDIA RTX 40 series video cards
  • Available in single output mode for recording (Beta note: Please test this to ensure quality is as expected for “high” and “indistinguishable”! I can tweak internal quality coefficients if needed.)

Updated NVENC Presets

  • Presets have been split into 3 different settings: Preset, Tuning and Multipass Mode
  • The presets are now P1-P7, with lower numbers being lower quality, higher numbers being higher quality. Note that higher presets may result in higher GPU usage, which could impact the performance of games running concurrently with OBS. The number of concurrent NVENC encoding sessions may be lower when using the higher presets. OBS will automatically map your current NVENC settings to the nearest preset when upgrading.
  • The setting is used to determine whether to prioritize latency or quality. It has three settings: high quality, low latency, and ultra low latency.
  • Multipass mode is used to determine whether a second pass is used in the encoding and has three settings: Off, Quarter resolution, and Full resolution. Enabling this option will result in better quality at the cost of increased GPU resource usage.

Other Changes/Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where Direct3D 9 games stopped capturing correctly with game capture on Windows 11 22H2
  • Moved “Always on Top” to the View menu
  • You can now select a specific source for the virtual camera

Download 64 bit: OBS Studio 28.1 Beta 1 | Portable | ~200.0 MB (Open Source)
See: OBS Studio homepage | Other operating systems

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