How to Setup Capture Card OBS

If you’ve ever wanted to show off your gaming skills to the world, a capture card is essential. A capture card allows you to record or stream your gameplay from a console or PC. In this article, we’ll show you how to set up a capture card so you can start sharing your gaming sessions with the world.

  • Purchase a capture card that is compatible with your Obs setup
  • Connect the capture card to your computer via a USB
  • Install any drivers that may be necessary for the capture card to work properly
  • Open Obs and go to Settings > Video
  • In the video settings, select the name of your capture card from the list of available devices
  • Select the desired resolution and frame rate for your captures and click Apply

How Do I Get OBS to Recognize Capture Card?

If you want to use a capture card with OBS, there are a few things you need to do first. Make sure that your capture card is properly installed and configured. You can check the documentation that came with your capture card for instructions on how to do this.

Once your capture card is up and running, open OBS and go to the Settings menu. Click on the Output tab and select “Capture Card” from the Output Mode drop-down list. Next, click on the Sources tab and add a new source.

Select “Capture Card” from the Source Type drop-down list. You should now see your capture card listed as a source in OBS.

How Do You Set Up a Capture Card?

A capture card is a device that captures video and audio signals from an external source and records it to a computer or other digital storage device. There are many different types of capture cards available on the market, ranging from simple USB adapters to high-end PCI Express cards. The type of capture card you need will depend on the type of input signal you want to record, as well as the quality of the recording you need.

To set up a capture card, first, determine what kind of input signal you want to record. Common input sources include video game consoles, cable/satellite boxes, VCRs, and DVD players. If you want to record footage from a webcam or other camera, you will need a separate video capture device.

Once you know your input source, find a compatible capture card for your needs. Once you have your capture card, install it on your computer according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If you’re using a USB adapter, simply plug it into an available USB port.

For PCI Express cards, insert the card into an empty PCIe slot and screw it in place. After installation, open up your chosen recording software and follow its instructions for setting up the capture card within the software interface In most cases this will involve selecting the input source (e.g., HDMI) and choosing the desired recording quality settings.

How Do I Get My Video Capture Device to Work on OBS?

If you’re looking to get your video capture device working on OBS, there are a few things you’ll need to do. First, you’ll need to make sure that your device is compatible with OBS. To do this, you can check the list of supported devices on the OBS website.

If your device is not listed, it may still work with OBS if it uses a DirectShow driver. Once you’ve confirmed that your device is compatible with OBS, the next step is to connect it to your computer and set it up in OBS. In the ‘Devices’ tab of the settings window, click ‘Add Video Capture Device’.

A new window will appear where you can select your device from a drop-down menu and configure its settings. If everything is configured correctly, your video capture device should now be working with OBS!

How Do I Connect My Capture Card to My Computer?

A capture card is a device that allows you to record video and audio from another source – usually, but not always, a game console. You can think of it like a digital recorder for your TV. There are two main types of capture cards: those that connect via USB, and those that require an internal PCI slot.

We’ll cover both types here. If you have a USB capture card, the first thing you’ll need to do is install the drivers on your computer. Once that’s done, plug the capture card into an open USB port on your PC.

Now open up the software that came with the capture card – this is where you’ll actually record your gameplay footage. In the software, look for settings that let you choose what input to use; select your capture card as the input source. Finally, hit record and start playing!

If you have an internal PCI capture card, installation is a little more involved. First, shut down your computer and unplug all cables (including power). Open up your case and locate an empty PCI slot – this is where you’ll insert the capture card.

Carefully insert the card into the slot and secure it in place with screws (if necessary). Now reconnect all cables and power up your machine. Install drivers for the capture card as before; once again, open up recording software and select the capture card as the input source before hitting record and starting to play!

How to Hear Audio from Capture Card OBS

If you’re looking to hear audio from your capture card Obs, there are a few things you’ll need to do. First, make sure that your computer’s sound settings are configured correctly. You can do this by going to the Sound control panel in Windows and ensuring that the correct playback device is selected.

Next, open up Obs and go to Settings > Audio. Under the Output Device dropdown menu, select your computer’s speakers or headphones. Finally, click on the Apply button and then the OK button to save your changes.

Now when you launch a game or other application that is being captured by Obs, you should be able to hear the audio through your chosen output device!


Setting up a capture card obs is simple and only requires a few steps. First, connect the HDMI cable from your device to the capture card. Next, open OBS and select the settings icon in the bottom right corner.

In the window that appears, click on “Video” and then select your capture card under “Device.” Finally, change the “Mode” to “Capture Specific Window” and choose which window you want to capture. Now you’re ready to start recording or streaming!


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