[OBS Guide] How to Record Screen and Webcam Simultaneously

OBS has gained great popularity among game players for its professional and robust screen recording and live streaming features. Do you know that OBS can be used to record the screen and webcam simultaneously so that you can show your face and voice in the video? This article provides a complete guide on how to do it. Moreover, this post will cover the OBS alternative, EaseUS RecExperts, to record the screen and webcam with more manageable steps.

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Updated on Apr 19, 2024

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With its professional and robust features, OBS Studio, a free and open-source cross-platform recording platform, is a fantastic tool for capturing online meetings, filming tutorials, preparing video lessons, or documenting the gameplay process. 

You may need to use the camera to record your face and voice in your video during the recording process. How do you go about doing that? 

In this tutorial, we will show you how to record both the screen and the webcam at the same time using OBS Studio. In addition, EaseUS RecExperts, a better alternative to OBS, will be introduced to enable you to record screens more quickly and with fewer clicks.

❗ Is It Possible to Record the Screen and Webcam Simultaneously With OBS?

The answer is YES. It is feasible to record the screen and webcam simultaneously with OBS Studio when your device comes with a built-in webcam or connects to an external camera.

Users can record the screen and webcam simultaneously by adding both sources as separate inputs in OBS. They can then tweak the settings to position the webcam video on the screen and simultaneously record both sources. This capability is helpful when making video tutorials, gaming content, or any other type of video that requires both screen and webcam footage.

📚 [Step-by-Step Guide] Record Screen and Webcam With OBS

Now that you're aware that OBS can record screen, webcam, and audio all at once, it's time to get started. Now, to record your screen and webcam, follow the steps below.

👜 Preparation:
1️⃣Check if your computer or laptop has a built-in webcam. If yes, make sure it works fine and recognize the object clearly. If not, connect an external webcam or camera.
2️⃣Check if your microphone works correctly.
3️⃣Download and install OBS Studio on your device, and choose the version that is compatible with your system.
👨🏼‍🔬 Editor's Note:

OBS has a complicated interface, and you may get confused about its operation if you are a newbie. It is more suitable for experts. 

EaseUS RecExperts is a user-friendly macOS and Windows screen recorder suitable for beginners and professionals. With a simple interface and operation, you can use it to record screens with webcam with a few clicks. Click here to get more information.

Step 1. Launch OBS, click File, and select Settings to choose the audio source and adjust output specifications.

adjust video and audio setting

Step 2. Click the + icon under the Scenes tab to add a particular screen as the recorded scene.

add a particular screen

Step 3. Click the + icon under the Sources tab, and choose Video Capture Device to select the camera. Now you can see a webcam floating on the screen.

video capture device

Step 4. Click Start Recording in the right-hand menu, and now OBS is recording your screen with audio and face. When fished, click Stop Recording

obs start recording

💡 Kind Tip:
After recording, you can find your recordings under the path: File > Show Recordings. And you can change the recording location by clicking File > Settings > Output > Recoding.

📖Read also: [Full Guides] How to Record Screen with OBS Studio

If you prefer to watch a video to solve the problem, here it is. This is about a 8 minutes 32 seconds video with the step and instructions on how to record a screen and webcam with OBS Studio. These are the main points in this video.

  • 0:00- Intro
  • 0:16 - Installing OBS Studio
  • 2:02 - Setting up OBS Studio to screen record with webcam
  • 7:25 - Outro

🏆 [Alternative] Record Screen and Webcam More Manageable

As previously indicated, OBS has no operational advantages, can be challenging for novice users to use, and may require some time to become proficient in all of its functions. What's worse is that OBS Studio lacks formal technical assistance because it is open-source software. It takes a lot of time for users to troubleshoot difficulties or find answers because they must rely on user manuals and community forums.

So, in order to reduce the difficulty of your operation, EaseUS RecExperts come into your hand. It is an all-in-one screen recorder with both video recording and editing features. You can use it to record screens with a webcam easily.

Key features of EaseUS RecExperts:

With so many benefits, EaseUS RecExperts can work as an alternative to OBS without any issues, which has a much easier operation. So, don't hesitate to act now and download it. Follow the simple steps to record the screen and webcam with EaseUS RecExperts.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts on your computer. Choose a recording mode from "Full Screen" or "Region". To record a part of the screen, select the recording area manually.

Choose a Recording Mode

Step 2. After selecting the recording mode, click on the camera sign on the interface. This will let the tool record your screen and the webcam at the same time.

Select the Webcam Sign

Step 3. You can also change the background with the AI Recognition ot green screen feature. Classroom, blur, studio, or your local images are supported. Just click "Webcam" > "Settings" > "Remove Background" to download and use these modules. Then, click the "REC" button to start recording.

Pause or Stop Recording

Step 4. After recording, the recording list window will open. Here you can view, split, delete, manage your recordings easily.

Recording List Window

❓ FAQs on OBS How to Record Screen and Webcam

1. Can OBS record the screen and webcam separately?

Yes, OBS can record the screen and webcam separately. Follow the steps below to record them separately:

  • Launch OBS, and click + to create a new scene.
  • Select your webcam in the device section.
  • Click + under the Sources button, and select Display Capture.
  • Click Starting Recording under the Controls tab.

2. Can you record two scenes at once with OBS?

OBS isn't able to record multiple scenes at the same time. If you want to capture different screens simultaneously, you can turn to help from EaseUS RecExperts, which allows you to record multiple without any lag.

3. Can I record on Zoom and OBS at the same time?

Yes, it is possible to record on Zoom and OBS at the same time. However, it is important to note that running both applications simultaneously can be resource-intensive and may require a powerful computer to ensure smooth performance.

EaseUS RecExperts

One-click to capture anything on screen!

No Time Limit, No watermark

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