Set stream resolution
Webcaster X2 streams at 1280×720 (720p) by default. You can change the encoding resolution in the Preferences before your start your broadcast.
What is stream resolution?
- The resolution is the size of each frame and is sometimes called frame size.
- Usually these values are expressed as a pair of values such as 1280×720. The first value describes how wide your picture is (in pixels) and the second how tall it is.
- Some resolutions also have short forms. For instance 720p or HD means 1280×720.
- The higher (larger) the resolution, the more data needed to accurately describe everything in your video.
- If you have limited uplink bandwidth, you may need to stream at a lower frame size.
- Facebook has specifications for the maximum resolution they accept. Currently this value is 1280×720 (720p).
- You can configure the resolution that Webcaster X2 sends to YouTube, Facebook, or Twitch.
To set the resolution your live stream you need:
- Your Webcaster X2
- An HDMI display (that supports 1080p video) connected to your Webcaster X2
- A USB mouse connected to your Webcaster X2
Note: If you change the video resolution while streaming, the change only takes effect after the stream ends.
- If not already on the Preferences page, click the Preferences icon at the lower right corner of the screen. The preferences screen opens.
- Click Encoding resolution in the Stream Details section.
- Use your connected USB mouse to select the resolution for your live stream. For example:
- Right click to exit the Preferences menu.
Note: When you first get your Webcaster X2, the default resolution is 1280×720. If you change the settings, Webcaster X2 remembers those changes the next time you use the encoder.