OBS Recording Tips

You don't need a fast PC for recording. For example, while it has some small stutters this video was recorded on a Intel Dual Core 2.7Ghz (G1820) with only Intel Integrated "video card".

Simply record in 1024x768 on the lowest OBS x264 CPU quality and afterwards stretch it to 1080p 60fps with other software. In this way it is much less demanding then to have OBS record + upscale at the same time.


  • OBS Studio for recording the footage.
  • VidCoder for upscaling your recordings to 1080p 60fps. (Not Required)
  • Shotcut for simple editing of your videos and can be used to upscale your recording. (Not Required)

For OBS instructions view some guides on YouTube: Short 5 Minute Tutorial - Longer 25 Minute Tutorial

I use a "Game Capture" then set "Capture Specific Window" and select "TacticalOps.exe". You can also use "Window Capture" or "Display Capture". You need to have the game running before you can add it as a source.

Most likely you will need to set a higher bitrate then must of the tutorials suggest, specifically for 1080p 60fps recordings. You can record from a lower 4:3 resolution and then have it stretched to 16:9 1080p for upload.

Fix the Brightness / Dark Footage

In OBS when recording TO you must add a "Color Correction" Filter to your capture and set the Gamma to 0.45 - 0.50 to correct the dark video. Else the footage will be very dark as OBS doesn't record the "ingame" brightness from TO. Example of my Color Filter.

Disable the Black Bars when Spectating

Change the HUD Options of TO when playing in a Practice Session or Server, deactivate the check box that says "Show Widescreen". It does nothing more then add black bars to the top of your screen when you are a dead and spectating. It blocks allot of the viewable screen for no reason.

TO Sound Settings

The audio can sound glitchy if you have "Surround Sound" or "3D Surround" enabled in the ingame TO audio settings.

You must restart TO after changing these settings to take effect.