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How to Crop Your Webcam in XSplit

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Do you need to crop out an area of your room? Does your webcam exceed the dimensions of your custom overlay? Sometimes you need to crop a webcam image in Xsplit before you cans stream on Twitch, Facebook Gaming, or YouTube Gaming. I'll show you how in this post.

(Note: This post covers XSplit Broadcaster. As of right now, there is no way to crop your webcam image in XSplit Gamecaster).

How to Crop Your Webcam Image in XSplit Broadcaster

To crop your webcam image in XSplit Broadcaster, follow these steps:

Step 1: Launch XSplit Broadcaster.

Step 2: Right-click on “Webcam” in the scene box (lower left-hand corner) to open the settings. Click the “Layout” tab. 

before crop xsplit broadcaster

Step 3: Use the bar slider or click the “+” and “-” keys to crop out any unwanted areas.  

after crop xsplit broadcaster

Step 4: When you are satisfied, click anywhere on the screen to close the settings box.

How to Resize Webcam Overlay in XSplit

You may need to resize your webcam overlay as well. In that case, select the source for for your overlay. 

Xsplit crop overlay

Crop the overlay in the same way you did your webcam screen. 

Xsplit crop overlay

You may lose some of edges of your overlay when you crop it. Talk to your designer if you need it resized to keep the detail. 

Use a Green Screen to Clear Your Background

If you only want to showcase your face and allow you background to disappear, consider using a green screen. Read more in my guide, How to Set Up a Green Screen for Streaming

You can also follow my step-by-step instructions on how to set up a green screen in XSplit (both broadcaster and gamecaster). 

Other XSplit Tutorials

Check out our other tutorials for XSplit for more information on how to use the program. We add new tutorials frequently. 

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Luci is a novelist, freelance writer, and active blogger. A journalist at heart, she loves nothing more than interviewing the outliers of the gaming community who are blazing a trail with entertaining original content.

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