Next, you'll see that the preview is a black screen. OBBS does not capture any video by default. To get started capturing, you need to add a Source. At the bottom of the window is a box called 'Sources'. Click on the + (or right click inside the box) and pick the source you want. As a few examples, select Game Capture if you're capturing a game, Window for non-game applications, or Video Capture Device for a webcam or capture card.
Double check that all your settings are how you want them in Settings -> Output. Then, just hit Start Recording or Start Streaming. We strongly encourage running a test for a few minutes to make sure that there are no issues, rather than just jumping in to your first stream or recording. If you run into any issues, or need further help, take a peek at our help portal. Once you're satisfied, you can go on to creating great content. That's all there is to it!
Once your recording is done, you can find it using File -> Show Recordings. You can change this in File -> Settings -> Output -> Recording.
File -> Remux Recordings will quickly and easily convert your video files into MP4.
Depending on the kind of lag, this could be related to a slow internet connection, your game using too many resources, or incorrect settings. Read the troubleshooting guides linked below.