OBS Studio Record Multiple Video Tracks Separately

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In this guide, we will be taking a look at how you can record multiple video tracks in OBS Studio. So what this means is if you want to record your webcam separately from say some gameplay then you can do this, and have your webcam in a separate video file to your gameplay video file using OBS.

OBS Studio is short for Open Broadcaster Software Studio, this amazing program is a free and open-source program for video recording and live streaming. It is a very popular choice among content creators, streamers, and gamers who want to capture and share their video content.

There are many different settings and options within OBS Studio and one feature you are trying to find is being able to record multiple video tracks into separate files. So there is not actually a setting that allows us to do this at the time of writing this guide, there is however a workaround that works perfectly providing you have some decent hardware.

So keep reading to find out how you record two video tracks separately in OBS.

Can you open two instances of OBS Studio at the same time?

Yes, you can open two instances of OBS at the same time on a computer. Opening multiple instances can be useful for example, if you want to capture or stream from multiple sources at the same time, or when you need separate setups for different purposes.

Just keep in mind that running and recording with two instances open of OBS Studio can be a little bit resource hogging, so you will need to have a decent PC to be able to do this.

How to record video tracks separately in OBS Studio

Below are the steps showing you how you can record your desktop, gameplay, webcam, etc into different video files using OBS.

First, you need to open OBS Studio

Once open you now need to create two scenes

In the first Scene choose what source you would like to capture

Now select the second scene and select the second source that you would like to capture into a different video file

Keep OBS Studio open and open another OBS Studio instance, you will get a window warning you that OBS is already running click Launch Anyway

In the second OBS Studio window click the first scene and hide the source, now go to the first OBS Studio window and hide the second scene source

You should now see a different source displayed in each OBS Window

You can now click Start Recording on each OBS instance and the program will begin to record to different video files

I hope the above guide has helped you record separate video files using OBS on your computer, if you liked this guide and found it helpful then I am sure you would enjoy reading our other Windows guides.

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