I'm trying out OBS as recording software.

It allows to mix sources on a single screen. In my case:

  • laptop camera for my face
  • USB cam for the bench, taped to a chair
  • 3 windows: DMM display, eLoad display and datasheet in acrobat reader
  • record from Jabra wireless headset microphone.



There are some watchouts:

  • resizing the windows can make characters too small for reading (see eLoad window)
  • my layout is way too busy - less is more
  • Better cam for the bench would be appropriate.
  • It's not easy to switch in and out screens while recording. It breaks the flow. It may be better to stop recording, select screens, then continue
  • No mouse activity highlight (some recorders show an animation when you click the mouse, helps give feedback to the viewer).