To customize your streaming settings, select Custom in Stream Settings then click on the icon: And it will open the Custom Stream Settings window: Here is a breakdown of what each field is for: Server - lets you specify a target server for streaming.
Resolution - allows you to select different stream resolutions for XSplit Gamecaster. The higher the resolution, the more upload bandwidth and CPU usage is required. Frame Rate - lets you set the framerate for your stream. The higher the frame rate the higher the CPU usage. Bitrate - describes the rate data is transmitted in a given amount of time, measured in kilobits per second.
Stream Delay - lets you set a delay for your stream, which is useful for hiding gameplay from opponents watching your stream. Save to Hard Disk - allows you to save your live stream in the same locations as your recordings folder. Please note this is a carbon copy of your stream and will only output an FLV file. This feature is also available in automatic mode. However, unless you have clear reasons for doing so e. Record Settings Here are the descriptions of what each field is for: Resolution - allows you to select different recording resolutions for XSplit Gamecaster.
Choosing a higher resolution will increase CPU usage and upload bandwidth requirements. Frame Rate - lets you set the framerate for your recording. Higher frame rate uses more CPU. Quality - determines the encoding parameters for your recording. The higher the quality, the higher the CPU usage and the larger the file size.
Split Files - allows you to set XSplit Gamecaster to split your recordings based on size or time. Game Switching If you want to be able to switch games "on the fly" while you are streaming or recording, check the box of "Allow game switching": How Game Switching Works If "Allow Game Switching" is checked, the active game what you currently see on your screen and will be streamed or recorded. So, if you switch to another game, that game will be streamed or recorded because it becomes the active game.
And if you have disabled BRB Graphics, either a blank screen or the last scene from the previous game will be recorded or streamed Please note that Streaming or Recording will not be stopped automatically, even if you close your game, if you have "Allow game switching" enabled.
Microphone Settings In this region, you can select your desired microphone: What you see in the list depends on what devices you have properly connected and configured in your PC.
Camera Settings In this region, you can select your desired camera: What is shown in the list depends on the cameras you have properly connected and configured in your PC.
To learn more about chroma keying, please take a look at section 3. You can clear out the existing graphics by pressing Clear All: Then you can add your custom graphics by pressing Add Image and browsing for your desired image: Note that you can add more than one image by simply clicking on Add Image again.
The BRB Graphics editor accepts a wide variety of image file types: To change its position, click on your desired place represented by a dot within the monitor mockup: Hotkeys Scroll down the Settings Tab and you will see the list of hotkeys and their current keyboard assignments: Setting and Deleting Hotkeys You can use virtually any keyboard key as a hotkey along with using Ctrl, Shift, and Alt as modifiers for hotkeys.
To set a hotkey, click on the function you wish to set e. To remove a hotkey, click on the function and press Delete or click on the X symbol at the end of the box of the hotkey: Here is a breakdown of each function: This can only be used when you are not live streaming or recording. This mode allows you to use a variety of illustration tools to annotate your gameplay.
The annotations you create will also appear in your live streams and recordings. You cannot delete the hotkey for the Overlay. However, you can change its assigned hotkey. Cue Points A cue point is a marker of a precise time point in the duration of a video.
You can use cue points to help with quickly editing your videos in the express video editor See Express Video Editor for more information.