Hey guys, a friend of mine at work reached out to me yesterday with some streaming questions. I've got some experience recording on consoles with an Hauppage HDPVR, and I stream to Twitch from my PC with OBS, but I wasn't totally sure I knew how to answer his question, so I figured I'd ask here. His son likes to record his Fortnite gameplay. They do this by using the dad's macbook or whatever. They basically point the macbook at the television and record. Then they upload the gameplay footage later on. He wanted to know what he needed so that he could also get his son's face on the recording, like in a box on the screen. I told him I wasn't totally certain how he'd accomplish that with the setup he's using.
It's pretty easy with OBS, right? I just configure OBS to capture what's on my screen and then add my webcam in as a frame.
Does OBS exist for consoles? Is there a way to get a webcam element into a recording the way they're currently doing them? Is there a cheap alternative that I could suggest that would allow them to stream properly, without pointing a macbook at the television? I talked to him a little about an HDPVR but he said that sounded too complicated, and I can see how maybe that's true.
Any advice you guys have would be appreciated. I wanna help this dude out so he can get his son set up for Christmas.