Greetings friends, we have been working from home for several months now, as much as possible, and video calls have become very popular, in fact, the preferred way for social interaction, with clients, etc.
Although it is known that backgrounds are now very fashionable, and everyone is free to use them, I see more professional some backgrounds that look like offices, or even the blurring of the background more than enough if we are in our bedroom, it always depends on who we talk to and everything.
In order to do that we’re going to need:
- A webcam, I use a Canon Alpha 6000 with an Elgato
- Game Capture HD60.
- A Windows PC, Linux, or Mac, works in all.
- OBS Studio
- NDI Plugin for OBS
- NDI Tools
Quick overview, and installation of OBS Studio
OBS Studio is a super powerful tool that allows us a versatility never seen in a free product. This product allows us to combine different video and audio sources, together with different layers, transitions, etc, to achieve a professional look in all our audiovisual compositions. In the end, a video call, is a real-time video and audio composition.
We will go to the official website of the project and download the version for our operating system:
Quick overview, and installation of NDI Plugin for OBS
To be able to present our camera to Webex, Zoom, or any other application, with the labels in front, we will have to take our camera as a video source in OBS and send it to an NDI Output, which will be our “virtual camera” for it, we will go to the official website of the NDI plugin for OBS:
Great! One step down, we’re going for the next.
Quick overview, and installation of NDI Tools
The last step is to install the NDI Tools, which as we are in the same PC will be crazy, but this could be done in another computer, which could show our OBS origin, imagine the possibilities! Let’s go to the mess, first of all the web, here it is:
OBS configuration with titles and with our webcam
We’re almost there, what nerves! We open OBS one last time, we create a new scene that has the webcam and an image above it, in my case the titles that you can see, that you can create with Paint, PowerPoint, Photoshop, etc.
That’s all for OBS.
Configuration in Microsoft Teams (or any other software)
Note, in your preview, you’ll be shown upside down. Don’t worry! The person who sees you sees you well! A greeting and I hope you like it.