Using a green screen can free up more of your space for your content. This post will teach you how to set up the chroma-key function in XSplit, but won't cover the basics of how to set up your green screen.
Here is how you can set up your green screen in XSplit Broadcaster:
Launch XSplit Broadcaster, then make sure that your camera source is added. You can do this on the lower left-hand side of the program.
If it is your first time setting up XSplit, you’ll be able to right-click the webcam source that is already in the source box.
If the webcam source is missing or you would like to add a new one, click the “Add Source” option below the source box and select a new device from the pop-up menu.
When your camera is added, you may need to crop out any unwanted areas. To do this, right-click on “webcam” in the scene box, then click the “layout” tab.
Adjust the settings in the “cropping” portion of the menu to crop out any unwanted areas. You can either drag the bar or use the “+” and “-” symbols.
After cropping the image, click the “Color” tab at the top of the box. This will open up the chroma-key options.
Under the “Keying,” select the “Chroma Key” option, then adjust the bars on the right until you obtain your desired effect. Click anywhere on the screen to exit the options menu.
Should You Replace Your Green Screen Background in XSplit?
Depending on the look you’re going for, you can either remove your background or replace it with something more visually interesting. There are many great webcam background ideas for Twitch. Here are just a few:
When Eljayem_ began streaming with a webcam, he used a backdrop of a milk aisle and made sure that his webcam overlay was large enough you could see the milk from a thumbnail. Many randoms would come into his chat just to ask about it or make a joke. Several would become a part of his community.
Appear to live the life of luxury. You could also either wear a suit to blend into your environment or other apparel (such as scuba gear) that wouldn’t fit into the design.
Driver’s Seat of a Car
Note that a few viewers may potentially think you are actually driving. Make sure your mods know how to handle the situation. This background is another setting that is great for community engagement.
Remind people of childhood adventures in their own treehouses. Or use this backdrop as part of an all-night stream where you tell scary stories to your audience.
Major League Sporting Stadium
Not only should you have backdrops of you on the field, you could have other with you in the stands or on the stadium screen. Use each in a different part of your stream. Perfect for those who play sporting games.
International Space Station
Because, why not? Be the envy of Twitch by streaming from outer space! Or at least make it appear that way.
Like several others on this list, the fighter jet background is perfect for generating engagement.
Give your audience updates about your community or upcoming events behind the desk of a newscaster. Add newsy sound clips to bring the illusion home.
Film something ahead of time or use stock footage to create a very fun look. T10Nat filmed herself walking around her room and plays the footage in her background. It makes for very interesting visuals and her viewers love it.