NVIDIA Broadcast App FAQ

  • What is NVIDIA Broadcast?

    NVIDIA Broadcast is an app that transforms any space into a home studio, upgrading standard webcams and microphones into premium smart devices through the power of AI. Improve the video and audio quality of your livestream with AI capabilities, such as microphone noise and room echo removal, virtual background, webcam auto frame and video noise removal. With dedicated AI processors called Tensor Cores on NVIDIA RTX GPUs, the AI networks are able to run high-quality effects in real-time.

     

    When not broadcasting, these features can also enhance your video conference calls and voice chats, making NVIDIA Broadcast a perfect AI companion for anyone.

  • What effects are available in NVIDIA Broadcast?

    The NVIDIA Broadcast app includes:

    • Noise Removal: use AI to remove background noise from your microphone feed – be it a loud mechanical keyboard or doorbell ringing. The AI network can even be used on incoming audio feeds to mute that one friend who won’t turn on push-to-talk.
    • Room Echo Removal: Use AI to filter out the room echo - or reverb - that typically occurs in small rooms, for clearer audio output.
    • Virtual Background: use AI to remove the background of your webcam feed and replace it with game footage, a replacement image, or even a subtle blur.
    • Auto Frame: use AI to track your head movement, automatically cropping and zooming so you’re always in the frame, even as you move around.
    • Video Noise Removal: Enhances the quality of a webcam, removing the visual noise that is present in low light situations to get a cleaner picture.

     

    Note: The Room Echo Removal and Video Noise Removal effects added in version 1.2 are currently in beta. Please provide your feedback to help us improve!

  • Can I use more than one effect at a time?

    Yes! In version 1.2.0 we introduced the ability to run more than one AI effect per device. You can run two effects in your microphone, speaker and/or camera, for a maximum of six active effects at one time.

     

    Please note that combining effects increases impact on your system.

  • What is Video Noise Removal?

    Video Noise Removal is an AI effect that reduces visual noise from your camera feed, which typically occurs in low light situations. This effect is useful for webcams, as their sensors oftentimes capture visual noise, giving off the appearance of a low-quality feed. Video Noise Removal cleans up the visual noise, providing higher picture quality akin to a premium webcam.

  • What is the difference between Noise Removal and Room Echo Removal?

    Room Echo Removal is an AI effect that reduces the room echo (or reverb) from your audio. This typically occurs when you have a space without sound isolation. This is particularly useful for users working or studying from home in smaller rooms without proper soundproofing acoustics.

  • What devices are compatible with NVIDIA Broadcast?

    NVIDIA Broadcast works with most PC microphones, speakers or headsets, and webcams. These include most recent models from popular manufacturers such as Logitech, ElGato, AverMedia, Razer, Asus, HyperX, SteelSeries, Rode and Bose. It even works with Apple Airpods!

     

    Make sure that if your device has a similar feature to NVIDIA Broadcast (e.g. Noise Removal) you turn it off, so you don’t try to apply the same effect twice.

  • What apps are compatible with NVIDIA Broadcast?

    NVIDIA Broadcast is compatible with a wide range of broadcasting, video conferencing and voice chat apps. These include: OBS Studio, Streamlabs, XSplit Broadcaster, Twitch Studio, HuYa, DouYu, Bilibili, Discord, TeamSpeak, Skype, Zoom, Webex, Microsoft Teams, Slack, Google Meet, Bluejeans and more.

  • How do I enable NVIDIA Broadcast features?

    NVIDIA Broadcast works by creating a virtual Windows camera, microphone, or speaker on your PC. These devices will be listed as one of the available devices in your video or voice chat application. Simply enable features from within the NVIDIA Broadcast app, then select the NVIDIA Broadcast device in your video or voice chat application. Get started with our setup guide.

  • What are the system requirements for NVIDIA Broadcast?

    • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, Quadro RTX 3000, TITAN RTX, or higher

    • RAM: 8GB of RAM

    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit

    • Driver: NVIDIA Studio Driver 462.46, Game Ready Driver 465.89, NVIDIA RTX Enterprise Driver 462.59, and above

    • CPU: Intel Core i5 8600, AMD Ryzen r5 2600 or higher recommended

    • Internet Connectivity during installation

  • Why is connectivity required to install NVIDIA Broadcast?

    During the installation process, NVIDIA Broadcast will download the latest AI models for your GPU. This ensures that you have the latest version, and reduces the download size by only requiring you to download the models needed for your GPU.

  • Where do I download NVIDIA Broadcast?

    You can download NVIDIA Broadcast here.

  • I’m an app developer, how can I integrate NVIDIA Broadcast technologies into my application?

    Developers interested in integrating the technology of NVIDIA Broadcast into their application can request access to the NVIDIA Broadcast Engine SDKs from our developer site.