If you are planning to host people on your live stream, say for a Just Chatting session or a game of Dungeons and Dragons, finding the right overlay that has webcam frames for each guest is crucial. While some overlays come equipped with four (give or take) webcam frames for live stream guests, on occasion, you may need more frames to accommodate in Streamlabs Desktop (especially if you’re using Collab Cam, which now allows you to invite up to 11 guests with Ultra). In this blog post, we’ll show you how to copy webcam frames, so you can easily accommodate everyone on your stream.
For the sake of this tutorial, we’ll be using the Nat20 by Streamlabs overlay, which was designed with D&D in mind.
How to Copy Webcam Frames for Multiple Stream Guests
- First, launch Streamlabs Desktop on your computer.
- Next, navigate to the overlay section by clicking the fourth icon in the top left panel of your screen.
- Select the overlay that you want to use for your live stream by clicking Install on the overlay’s landing page. FYI, there are tons of free overlays to choose from, however by joining Streamlabs Ultra you gain access to premium themes in addition to the pro features of Streamlabs Desktop (plus a host of other pro-level tools created for streamers like you).
Pro-Tip: If you’re looking for themes built for multiple stream guests, navigate to the Collab Cam Overlay Collection.
- Head back to the stream editor by clicking the video camera icon (the first icon) in the top left navigation panel.
- Here, you should see a panel detailing the different screens available in your overlay. Select the scene with webcam frames that you’d like to copy.
Please bear in mind that some Collab Cam webcam frames are created as a static image that may not support copying/adding more frames. You can verify this by selecting the webcam frame and determining if it’s a separate element or a part of a static picture. In the case of the Nat20 theme, the Collab 3 screen would be the best one for copying frames to accommodate for additional webcams.
- Now, it’s time to copy your webcam frames. There are a number of ways to do this.
Under the Sources Panel in the Cams folder, you can select one webcam frame along with a label (e.g. Guest 1 and the Webcam Frame following it), right-click to copy (or use keyboard shortcut control + C), then right-click and select Paste (Duplicate).
Once the webcam frame and label are copied and pasted onto the scene, they’ll layer on top of one another. Drag and drop the elements to where you want them on the screen and repeat as many times as needed.
Alternatively, if you need a lot more than one or two frames, you can copy and paste the Cams folder as you would an individual webcam frame and label. For example, this will save you time if you need eight webcams—instead of copying the webcam frames individually, you can just copy the folder with the initial four frames and arrange them accordingly.
- For organizational purposes, we recommend dragging and dropping the webcam frames plus labels into one folder under your Sources (e.g. the original sources folder).
- That’s it! Your webcam frames are copied. You can now change the labels to display your guests names and add their cameras to your live via Collab Cam.
Happy streaming with your guests!