It's no secret that we are becoming a society of content creators. From services like Twitch and Facebook Gaming to YouTube and Facebook, there are a ton of ways that people can create content that others can enjoy. And, in the last few years, live video has become the creation method of choice. But, when doing live video, there are a lot of challenges that can occur. Add to that our current environment of constant video meetings, you've got a lot of people looking for some help, and NVIDIA has it with NVIDIA Broadcast.
We've all seen videos of people walking in on meetings or heard children shouting in the background. But there's also the smaller things, like the sound of water running in a turtle tank or simply the sound of someone typing on a loud keyboard while they should be muted. These are exactly the problems that the NVIDIA Broadcast software is designed to tackle.
With this software on a computer equipped with an RTX video card, users can fix issues with their own audio to prevent the outside world from having to deal with their scenarios. But, even better, these same users can filter audio coming in, so when that person is eating soup on a video call, with no care in the world, you aren't forced to endure the slurping sound on your end. You may not be able to fix it for everyone, but at least you're protected.
The real magic, however, is in the video capabilities. NVIDIA Broadcast is able to take your video feed, make adjustments, and then feed it back as a new video source on your computer. So, in the case of a meeting, it shows up as another webcam after you blur your background, replace it with an image, or mute it out entirely. This is also useful for Twitch streamers, as you can import this removed background feed into Livestream Studio, Tricaster, OBS, and more, and overlay your camera feed over gameplay.
NVIDIA Broadcast is available now for free to RTX owners.
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