NVIDIA Broadcast App: Setup Guide

By Gerardo Delgado on September 17, 2020 | Featured Stories Ampere Broadcasting GeForce RTX GPUs Guides Livestreaming

About NVIDIA Broadcast

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

Requirements

GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, Quadro RTX 3000, TITAN RTX or higher
RAM 8GB RAM or higher
CPU Recommended: Intel Core i5 8600, AMD Ryzen r5 2600 or higher
Driver NVIDIA Display Driver version 456.38 or higher
Operating System Windows 10 64-bit
Connection Internet connectivity during installation

Quick-Start Guide

NVIDIA Broadcast creates virtual devices on your Windows PC that take your microphone, speaker or webcam output and apply an AI effect to it, enhancing them in different ways. You want to select this virtual device (called NVIDIA Broadcast) in your live streaming or video conferencing apps.

Installation:

  1. Download the App.
  2. Install it. During the installation, the app will download the necessary files for your system. The download is ~400MB, so make sure you have connectivity.
  3. Restart your system.

Setup:

1. Set up NVIDIA Broadcast:

a. Open the NVIDIA Broadcast app

b. Navigate to each device and select the input device at the top

c. For camera, select the effect you want to apply

d. You can turn the toggle on or off.  We recommend that you only turn on the ones you will use to avoid consuming unnecessary GPU resources

e. If needed, you can configure the strength or settings of the effect with the sliders under it

2. Configure your live-streaming or video conferencing apps:

a. Open the app that you want to use

b. Go to Settings, then navigate to the Audio and Video sections

c. Select the NVIDIA Broadcast devices:

i. Microphone (NVIDIA Broadcast)

ii. Speaker (NVIDIA Broadcast)

iii. Camera (NVIDIA Broadcast)

For more information on how to configure a specific app, click here.

3. You are good to go!

Advanced Settings:

  • Avoid issues with third party filters: Applications can sometimes apply effects, such as noise cancelling, similar to those in NVIDIA Broadcast. Applying an effect twice will often result in the effect not working correctly. We recommend disabling such effects in your app and drivers.
  • Changing Resolution. If you wish to adjust the camera resolution you need to do so with NVIDIA Broadcast. In your streaming/video conferencing app you should leave settings as default, or match your NVIDIA Broadcast settings. If you change your resolution in NVIDIA Broadcast, you will need to reload the camera in your app (i.e. turn it off and on).
  • If you connect/disconnect microphone/speakers often: If you change your microphone/speakers often (i.e you plug and unplug them), you can select (Default device) as your inputs in NVIDIA Broadcast. This will automatically use any microphone/speaker that Windows detects as the new default as inputs, so you don’t have to keep configuring them every time.
  • Setting NVIDIA Broadcast as the default Microphone: NVIDIA Broadcast can be selected as your default Microphone in Windows so that you don’t have to change it in every application. If you opt to do this, make sure that in NVIDIA Broadcast you select your actual microphone.  Do not do this for Speakers, as you would start filtering all audio coming through your device, such as videos and music.

How To Test

NVIDIA Broadcast has a test feature embedded in the app:

  • To test your microphone, record yourself speaking with a background noise. You can now play the file and turn the effect on and off, or adjust the strength, to see how the effect changes the audio.
  • To test your speakers, we have included several recordings that you can listen to while turning on and off the effect to see the change. You can also adjust the strength of the effect.
  • To test your webcam, just use the preview window.

Give us your Feedback!

NVIDIA Broadcast Virtual Background and Auto Frame features are currently in beta and the feedback you provide helps us make the software even better.

Discord

1. Go to Settings (cog wheel), and then select Voice and Video.

2. Select the NVIDIA Broadcast Microphone, Speaker and Camera as your Input and Output devices, and Camera.

3. For best quality, make sure that you disable any noise cancelling/removal effects in Discord.

OBS Studio

1. Go to Settings > Audio.

2. Select NVIDIA Broadcast as your devices:

a. In Devices > Mic/Auxiliary Audio, select Microphone (NVIDIA Broadcast).

b. In Advanced > Monitoring Device, select Speakers (NVIDIA Broadcast).

3. To select the NVIDIA Broadcast Camera, add a Video Capture Source to your scene, and select Camera (NVIDIA Broadcast). Leave all settings at default. If you wish to change the camera resolution, you must do so with NVIDIA Broadcast.

StreamLabs

1. Go to Settings.

2. Go to Audio, and under Mic/Auxiliary Device 1, select Microphone (NVIDIA Broadcast).

3. If you wish to use NVIDIA Broadcast when you monitor audio, select Advanced and under Audio Monitoring Device select Speakers (NVIDIA Broadcast).

4. To select the NVIDIA Broadcast Camera, add a Video Capture Source to your scene, and select Camera (NVIDIA Broadcast). Leave all settings at default. If you wish to change the camera resolution, you must do so with NVIDIA Broadcast.

XSplit Broadcaster

1. Go to Audio Settings.

2. Select NVIDIA Broadcast as your devices:

a. Under Audio Preview, select Speakers (NVIDIA Broadcast).

b. Under Microphone, select Microphone (NVIDIA Broadcast).

3. To select the NVIDIA Broadcast camera, add a Device Source to your scene, and select Camera (NVIDIA Broadcast).

XSplit Gamecaster

XSplit Gamecaster is not officially supported at this point. We are working with SplitmediaLabs to support it in the future. If you wish to test NVIDIA Broadcast with XSplit Gamecaster regardless, you can learn how to configure it below.

1. Go to Settings, and then Devices.

2. Select each device that you want to modify and select the NVIDIA Broadcast device:

Twitch Studio

1. Go to Settings, and navigate to Audio.

2. Select Microphone (NVIDIA Broadcast) as your Primary Microphone. Then close the settings.

3. To select NVIDIA Broadcast as your camera:

a. In the main screen, click on Edit Layout.

b. Go to Webcam.

c. Uncheck the Auto Optimize option first.

d. Then select Camera (NVIDIA Broadcast).

WebEx

You can configure WebEx in 2 ways:

1. When you connect to the WebEx meeting you are asked how you want to connect to the meeting. Select Call Using Computer, and select NVIDIA Broadcast for your devices.

 

2. When you are already connected, you can change your settings by going to Audio > Audio and Video Connections.

a. Then select Change Settings.

b. Configure your device settings to use NVIDIA Broadcast.

We recommend unchecking Automatically adjust volume and setting it manually.

Zoom

1. To configure the desktop application, go to Settings > Audio Settings.

2. Select NVIDIA Broadcast as your Speaker and Microphone device.

3. Go to Video and select Camera (NVIDIA Broadcast).

You can also configure your devices within a meeting:

1. Click on the little arrow in the bottom left option.

2. Select the NVIDIA Broadcast Microphone and Speakers as your devices.

 

3. Repeat the same in the Video option (second on the bottom left) to select Camera (NVIDIA Broadcast).

Slack

1. When you start a call, click on the settings icon on the top left.

2. Then configure NVIDIA Broadcast as your devices.

Microsoft Teams

1. Click on your account’s icon on the top right, then select Settings.

2. Go to Devices, under Audio devices select Custom Setup.

3. Configure NVIDIA Broadcast as your devices.

Skype

1. Click on Settings and go to Audio & Video.

2. Scroll down and change the devices to the NVIDIA Broadcast ones.

Google Chrome

  1. Go to Settings (3 dots on the top right, then Settings).
  2. Click on Site Settings > Microphone.
  3. Select Microphone (NVIDIA Broadcast).
  4. Go back to Site Settings, and then navigate to Site Settings > Site Settings > Camera.
  5. Select Camera (NVIDIA Broadcast).

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