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Adding Virtual Background to Your Live Event

Adding a virtual background to your Live Event can help you create the right ambiance. Here are two ways to do this:

USING OBS + PHYSICAL GREEN SCREEN
This option is for teachers who want to add a virtual background. Since it’s not a built-in feature in our platform, we will need to use third-party software like OBS and Zoom. This option is only for computers.

We only need to use OBS if you have a physical green screen. If not, we will need to use the virtual background feature from Zoom and capture it in OBS.

Here are the applications we will need to use:

  • Zoom. Download here.
  • OBS. Download here.
  • For Windows, you'd have to Download the OBS VirtualCam plugin. For MacOS, it should already be built-in. If ever your OBS still doesn’t show a Start Virtual Camera button at the bottom right under Controls dock, go to this link to download the plugin.


Note: Using Zoom, OBS, and livestreaming at the same time might be too taxing for some computers. The recommended RAM is at least 8GB.

USING OBS + ZOOM
Here are the applications we will need to use:

  • Zoom. Download here.
  • OBS. Download here.
  • For Windows, you'd have to Download the OBS VirtualCam plugin. For MacOS, it should already be built-in. If ever your OBS still doesn’t show a Start Virtual Camera button at the bottom right under Controls dock, go to this link to download the plugin.
  • You will also need to make sure that screen recording for OBS is permitted by your MacOS. Here's how to do this.


Note: Using Zoom, OBS, and livestreaming at the same time might be too taxing for some computers. The recommended RAM is at least 8GB.

You may also add some background music from your computer, and patch a group video call. Here are other ways you can prepare for your session and some tips for when you're Live.

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