While not required to stream, utilizing a camera to present your face to your viewers can make a big difference in establishing a relationship with your viewers. Because of the impact it can have, it’s worth taking the time to put your best foot forward, or is it face?
How do I add a webcam to my computer stream?
This ultimately will depend on the streaming software you're using. We suggest checking the website of your software for full details.
How do I use a webcam on Xbox One?
For full instructions on adding a webcam to your Xbox One broadcast, please see here. Note that you cannot change the size of your webcam while broadcasting directly from Xbox One.
- Camera Sizing: Depending on the type of content you want to provide, you may want the webcam smaller or larger. If you want the focus to be the gameplay, consider making your camera smaller or to not block key components of the game. If you want to be the star, increase your webcam size.
A good rule of thumb is for your camera to use no more than a fifth of your screen. So, for a typical stream of 720p that means your camera dimensions would be 256x144 pixels. Most streaming applications have an ability to adjust the size as well as crop your camera so get familiar with those settings.
- Lighting: Lighting is often overlooked. However, it's important that you have the right amount of lighting for your webcam. Too much lighting and you'll be washed out. Too little and no one will be able to see you. Experiment with adjusting the lighting in your room for what fits best.