How to change camera border shape in OBS


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Open Broadcaster Software is a popular software tool used by streamers, content creators, and gamers to broadcast and capture their screens. One of the key features of OBS is the ability to customize the appearance of your streaming layout, including the shape of your camera border, so next, you will learn how to change the camera border shape in OBS.

Although OBS offers a default rectangular border shape for your camera, many users prefer to have a unique and personalized look to enhance the aesthetics of their streams. Before we begin, please make sure that OBS is installed on your computer and the camera signal source is configured. After that, follow the instructions listed below.

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How to change camera border shape

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To reshape the camera border in OBS, you may apply a filter called a webcam mask. Webcam masks are filters in OBS that allow you to crop parts of the camera image and choose which areas will be visible. This will allow you to create a unique shape that will fit the theme of your account.

Here are the steps to change the camera border shape in OBS using webcam masks:

  • Create a new profile for vertical videos in OBS and set the resolution to 1080x1920 or the opposite of widescreen.
  • Add a webcam source to your scene.
  • Add a filter to the webcam source by clicking on the “+” button in the Filters section of the source properties.
  • Select Effect Filters and click on the “+” button.
  • Choose Webcam Mask from the list of filters.
  • In the Webcam Mask Properties window, you can choose from a variety of shapes such as circles, triangles, vertical rectangles, rounded corners, or cutouts and indents along the borders.
  • Adjust the size and position of the mask to fit your camera frame.
  • Save the changes.

So, changing the shape of your camera frame in OBS is a simple yet effective way to add a personal touch to your live streams and recordings. So, experiment with different shapes and sizes to make your content stand out!

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