XSplit Vcam is a popular background removal tool that eliminates the need for a green screen. It can also blur your background to mimic the effect of a dedicated camera and the best part is this app is free.

Today we are here to guide you on how to use XSplit Vcam. Whether you are streaming or doing presentations, you will learn how to maximize this app to its potential.

Let’s get started.

XSplit VCam Recommended PC Configuration

XSplit Vcam is available for everyone but here are the recommended settings to make the most out of the app.

  • CPU – Intel 6th gen or higher with HD Graphics
  • GPU – Nvidia 8-series graphics card or higher
  • OS – Windows 10 or MacOS

What Are the Minimum PC Requirements for XSplit VCam

Desktops

  • OS – Windows 10 64bit
  • For Standard Quality
    CPU – Intel Core i5 4th generation or Ryzen 5 2nd generation
    GPU – Intel HD530+ or Nvidia GTX 850+ or AMD R260+
  • For High Quality
    CPU – Intel Core i7 5th generation or Ryzen 5 3rd generation
    GPU – Intel HD530+ or Nvidia GTX 950+ or AMD RX 460+
  • For the Highest Quality
    CPU – Intel Core i7 8th generation or Ryzen 7 3rd generation
    GPU – Intel UHD630+ or Nvidia GTX 1060+ or AMD RX 580+

Laptops

  • OS – Windows 10 64bit
  • For Standard Quality
    CPU – Intel Core i5 6th generation or Ryzen 5 3rd generation
    GPU – Intel HD620+ or Nvidia MX150+ or AMD Radeon Graphics 3rd Gen
  • For High Quality
    CPU – Intel Core i7 6th generation or Ryzen 7 3rd generation
    GPU – Intel HD620+ or Nvidia GTX 950+ or MX250+ or AMD RX Vega 8+
  • For the Highest Quality
    CPU – Intel Core i7 10th generation or 8th generation with 30W TDP or higher
    GPU – Nvidia mobile GPU or AMD Discreet GPU for laptops

What is XSplit VCam Premium?

XSplit VCam can be downloaded for free on their website but your video output will have an XSplit VCam watermark. Subscribing to XSplit VCam Premium removes this watermark. It also removes the loading screen plus you get 24/7 support.

Downloading and Installing XSplit VCam

  1. Download XSplit Vcam on their website at www.xsplit.com/vcam or click here.
  1. Click on the Download button and it will automatically download the installer.
  1. Open the XSplit Vcam installer and complete the setup. The installer will guide you through the process.
  1. Finish the installation and launch XSplit Vcam.

XSplit VCam Initial Setup

  1. Once you have installed XSplit VCam, the hardware calibration will appear when you first open the app. If everything loads, this means that the software has detected that it will work with your current setup. Click Next.
  1. XSplit Vcam will now detect your camera and a preview will appear if it finds one. If you have multiple cameras attached to your computer, select the right one in the drop-down menu. Click Next.
  1. Sign in or Sign Up to XSplit Vcam.
  1. Your browser will open and you will have to register to XSplit Vcam. You may easily do so by connecting your Google, Apple, or Yahoo accounts.
  2. Once you are done signing up, return to the app and you will now see the XSplit Vcam dashboard.

How To Use XSplit Vcam

  1. Launch the app.
  2. Select your webcam on the upper left corner if it does not show up automatically.
  1. Once you see your preview, proceed to the left side of the screen. That is your background dashboard. It will show up different presets that you want to use.
  1. Select a background that you want or you may add your new background.
  2. If you just want to blur your background, click on Original then use the slider to adjust your background blur. Click Remove if you just want an empty background and overlay your face on a different app.
  1. Open your streaming app, voice conferencing app, or camera then set your camera input to XSplit Vcam.
  2. That’s it! Have fun with your new backgrounds and avoid background clutter during your important meetings.

How To Test If XSplit VCam Is Working

  1. Open XSplit Vcam.
  2. Choose your camera on the drop-down menu if it is not selected yet.
  3. Change your background or apply any effect that you want.
  4. Open your Windows Camera by pressing the window key on your keyboard. Type camera then press enter.
  5. Your Windows Camera app will open your webcam by default.
  6. Change it to XSplit VCam by clicking the Change Camera icon on the top right.
  1. Press the Change Camera Icon until the XSplit VCam logo shows up. Wait a little while and it will now display your face with the desired VCam preset.
  1. There you have it. You can now test your XSplit VCam if it is working before connecting it to Skype or Zoom.

How To Use XSplit Vcam With Skype

  1. Open XSplit Vcam.
  2. Make sure that your camera is detected.
  3. Select the preset, background, or effect that you want.
  4. Open Skype.
  5. Go to your Skype Settings by clicking the three dots and then clicking Settings.
  1. Click Audio and Video settings.
  2. If XSplit VCam is not yet selected and you do not have a camera preview, click on the drop-down menu and select XSplit VCam.
  1. Skype will now use XSplit Vcam as your camera source whenever you will take video calls.

How To Use XSplit Vcam With Zoom

  1. Open XSplit Vcam.
  2. Check your camera if it is selected.
  3. Change your background, adjust the background, blur or select a background preset.
  4. Open the Zoom Voice Conference app and sign in to your account.
  5. Go to the Settings by clicking the Gear icon on the upper right corner of the window.
  1. Go to the Video Settings.
  1. Select XSplit VCam under the Camera drop-down menu.
  1. Your XSplit VCam camera preview will show up on the screen. You will now use the app whenever you enter a video conference.

How To Use XSplit VCam With OBS Studio

If you are streaming and you want to remove or change your background, XSplit VCam is a neat option. Follow these steps if you want to use XSplit VCam with OBS Studio.

  1. Open XSplit Vcam.
  2. Determine if your camera is selected.
  3. Customize your camera look. Change your background, adjust blur, and many more.
  4. Open OBS Studio.
  1. Select a Scene then click the plus (+) sign under Sources to add a new source.
  1. Click on Video Capture Device.
  1. Create a new Source by typing a new name and then hitting Ok.
  1. Select XSplit VCam under the Device drop-down menu. Then click Ok.
  1. Your new XSplit VCam source will now appear on your OBS screen. Adjust the size accordingly.
  1. Have fun streaming with your new background or presets.

Is XSplit VCam Available On MacOS

Yes! XSplit VCam now supports MacOS. You may now use one of the best background removal tools on your Apple device.

Using XSplit VCam uses the same steps as the one for Windows written above. Follow these steps to use Vcam in no time.

There is a catch though. XSplit VCam is not yet available on first-party MacOs apps such as FaceTime and Safari. This is due to Apple’s tight security when it comes to third-party apps.

You may still use VCam on other applications though. It will only have a small warning that an app may not support virtual cameras.

Wrapping Up

XSplit VCam is an easy way to add flair to your live stream. Whether you are working from home, streaming, studying, or talking with friends, this app will help you be more presentable.

We hope that this tutorial will help you and do not forget to read more of our stream tutorials, gear guides, and a whole lot more.

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