I use Xsplit Broadcaster (3 month pro license) to broadcast live to YouTube using the VCam software as my video input source (lifetime license). However, even when I set my streaming resolution to be HD quality, and use HD-resolution background images as my VCam background, the background in my streams comes out extremely pixelated and low-quality. The background shows up MUCH worse quality than the resolution/quality of the picture I am inserting as the background when I view that file on its own in a gallery or Photoshop.
I have also noticed that in general, the Vcam auto-greenscreen feature is very poor at greenscreening and that my head, and hat constantly go in and our and blur black against my greenskin background, much worse than Zoom auto-greenskin for example (whenever I use Zoom, the backgrounds stay crisp and high-resolution, and I also merge in and out of my backgrounds less). I have a high-end computer.
I am thinking that perhaps the quality issues come from VCam rather than Broadcaster because the background already seems low-quality and pixelated in the Vcam preview viewer even before I start using Broadcaster . I am getting frustrated, regretting purchasing VCam and Broadcaster , and am close to giving up and using some other software. Can anyone help me to get VCam and Broadcaster to stop being garbage quality visually for my streams?
Again, I suspect that VCam is the culprit because it degrades my background images so badly even inside the VCam viewer, but here are my XSplit streaming settings for YouTube: codex x264, bitrate 4300, mode CBR, 1920 x 1080 @ 30 FPS, video output for VCam at 1920 x 1080 with ARBG 32.
My VCam uses an HD webcam and has hardware acceleration and quality controls both set to automatic. The background looks crappy in VCam no matter what I try.