In this tutorial, I show you how to record and stream video using Logitech’s free webcam software, Logitech Capture. It’s like having a little webcam production studio on your desktop.

Versatile Little Video Creation Tool

No, it’s NOT an OBS killer! But Logitech Capture is a simple, but versatile video creation tool. It’s straightforward functionality can be used to create live or recorded video lessons, tutorials, and presentations. Even unboxing, DIY, and reaction videos for YouTube!

But to get the most out of Logitech Capture, I highly recommend using a second monitor for the interface. Otherwise, for anything more than a simple webcam recording, you’ll be flying blind, relying on keyboard shortcuts to manage your show. I explain further in the video.

At this time, Logitech Capture is Windows-Only, and only works with Logitech’s C920, C922, and Brio 4K webcams.

Logitech Capture Workflow

Here is the basic workflow for recording and streaming in Logitech Capture:

  1. Assign your video sources. You have two to work with. Can include combination of webcams and screen displays
  2. Adjust source settings. Add coloured borders, mirror, adjust exposure, white balance, etc.
  3. Adjust overall recording settings. Set resolution, aspect ratio, frame rate, recording location
  4. Set microphone input. Set audio output source you want Logitech Capture to capture – typically your computer speakers
  5. Combine your two video sources into layered, picture-in-picture shots. Two arrangements you can use
  6. Adjust microphone input level
  7. Start recording. Switch between shots using source buttons at bottom of interface. Or, use customizable keyboard shortcuts
  8. Stop recording by toggling record button

Streaming to YouTube or Facebook

Logitech Capture is a nice little webcam recording app. But you can also use it to live stream. All the switching between sources, and picture-in-picture arrangements can be streamed live to YouTube or Facebook. To be clear, Logitech Capture doesn’t stream on its own. It acts like a “virtual camera” in live streaming applications.

For example, to stream to YouTube:

  1. Start Logitech Capture. Layout your show.
  2. Log into your YouTube account, then click the camera icon in the top right corner of the YouTube window.
  3. From the dropdown choose “Go Live”
  4. In the live streaming interface select “Webcam”
  5. Enter all the necessary information
  6. Click “More Options”
  7. Then, most importantly, under the camera icon, select “LogiCapture”

Now, when you go live, all the features and functions you use in Logitech Capture will show up on your YouTube live stream.

Tools used to make this video (Affiliate links):

Camera: Canon EOS M6

Lens: Canon EF-M 22mm f2 STM Lens

Camera Microphone: RODE NTG-2 

Webcam: Logitech HD Pro C920 Webcam

Voice-Over Microphone: Blue Yeti Pro

Lights: VILTROX L116T CRI95+ Super Slim Dimmable LED Light Panel

Green screen: Elgato Collapsible Green Screen

Editing: Camtasia 2018

 

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Michael Kinney

Michael is an award-winning media creator with 30 years of professional video production experience. He's written, produced, directed, hosted, recorded, and edited a variety of media projects - from TV documentaries to interactive learning.

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