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Traps when setting up multiple cams

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So when you feel the need to use two cameras you’ll run into some trouble. If you use two of the same USB cameras they will show up with the same name in the “add sources” dialog. So when adding the first camera and you use “Create New” give it a talking name. Like “facecam”, “deskcam” or “overhead” to later know which one it is.

Traps when setting up multiple cams

After that choose one of your two cameras and wait for the preview window to see if you’ve chosen the correct cam. If not, change to the other, if yes hit OK and add the second camera. Done.

But there is a catch. If you have used any of the cameras in another scene you can’t add it as additional camera. Because OBS is already grabbing that video feed. So really pay attention when naming the cameras. If you want to be 100% sure put labels on the cameras so you know the physical camera labelled “Joe” is “Joe” in OBS.

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