The Tools tab consists of settings and preferences that you can modify. You can access the Plugin Store to download more features that will improve your Broadcaster experience.
I. Plugin Store
III. Stream Sharing
V. Audio Mixer
VI. Audio Effects
You can add additional sources, extensions, and outputs by installing plugins from the Plugin Store. Your currently installed plugins are accessed by selecting My Plugins under the Tools tab.
There are three types of Plugins you can install in XSplit Broadcaster:
Sources are plugins that are placed on the stage such as chat viewers, live alerts, and more.
Extensions are small programs that add features and expands XSplit Broadcaster’s capabilities.
Outputs support the most popular streaming platforms such as Twitch, YouTube Live, Facebook Live, etc.
To install a plugin, just select it then click the Install button.
Use the search at the top bar to find a specific plugin. Clicking the magnifier icon or pressing enter will begin searching for plugins.
You can see all of your installed plugins by clicking the Show My Plugins button on the upper right corner of the Plugin Store window.
You'll also have the ability to UPDATE ALL plugins altogether, or manually select each plugin by clicking UPDATE button. To remove a plugin, select a plugin item and click on UNINSTALL.
Some plugins will require permissions to run scripts in order to work. These include extensions provided by XSplit as well.
When attempting to use a source or extension that requires script permissions, this alert prompt will also be shown at the top bar of XSplit Broadcaster's staging.
To allow access, click EDIT PERMISSIONS to open the Permissions window.
On the Permissions window, check the box beside the source or extension you want to allow access to and click OK.
You can also access the Permissions window by going to Tools then clicking Permissions.
Let your audience know that you are streaming live.
Select Share my stream... and have the freedom to share your live post on Twitter and Player.me directly from XSplit Broadcaster. This feature can only be done if you are currently live.
Click on the social media icons where you want to share your live post. You'll be prompted to authenticate your social account if you haven't authorized any of them on your Sharing Settings.
Click on any Add Stream Link button to add the link of any active broadcast.
Game Check In
This allows you to tag a game you are currently playing on a Player.me post.
Express Video Editor
Express Video Editor simplifies your recording and quick video post-processing production. You can cut together your favorite moments into exciting montages and highlight reels.
To access the Express Video Editor, go to Tools > Express Video Editor.
Alternatively, it can also be accessed through My Recordings by clicking the EDIT VIDEO button at the bottom-right corner.
Use the Playhead to scrub through the video and select parts you want to split. Click + Add Video to import the video clip into your presentation. Select Trim if you want to cut out a part of the clip. Click on the Trash icon or hit the DELETE key to remove a clip.
Click the Export button when you're done cutting and combining your clips together. Select Export Project if you want to save the entire video timeline you built.
Select Export Clip if you only need to save a selected clip in your video timeline.
Note: You can only add MP4 videos to a project with the same resolution and that is not more than 10GB.
Monitor and adjust the audio levels of your devices individually. Go to Tools > Audio Mixer.
The audio levels are shown as dBFS (Decibel relative to Full Scale). It is recommended to keep it below the red range to prevent audio clipping.
Add audio devices by clicking on Add Devices, selecting either Playback Devices or Recording Devices and choose the specific device that you want to add.
Adjust the volume of the audio devices by adjusting the slider based on your desired value.
Mute any of the audio devices by clicking the Speaker or Microphone icon.
Note: You can change the orientation of the Audio Mixer by clicking on either Vertical button or Horizontal button.
Configure your Audio Settings by clicking Device Settings. For more information, click here.
Apply different effects to enhance the quality of your audio input device. The Audio Effects properties can be accessed by either going on Tools > Audio Effects or clicking the gear icon below the microphone dropdown tool in Audio settings tab.
Remove background noise from your microphone by enabling Noise Suppression. It will detect the noise and eliminate it from your output. You can also choose NVIDIA Noise Removal if you have an NVIDIA RTX-series GPU.
As compared to Noise Suppression which automatically detecting the noise, Noise Gate lets you manually set a threshold level which allows your audio to pass when above and blocks your audio when below that level.
Parametric Equalizer allows you to reduce or boost, adjust the center frequency and choose your desired Q corresponding to the range of frequencies that you want to adjust.
Compressor allows you to manually set a threshold level so that all audio signals above the threshold will sound the same in loudness and the audio signals below it are unchanged.
Add your VST3 Plugin in XSplit Broadcaster by placing your VST3 files on the default location in C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3\ or set your own location.
Once enabled, you can change your VST3 Plugin settings by clicking on the gear icon beside the VST3 Plugin drop-down menu.
Enable more VST3 Plugins by clicking the plus icon below the VST3 Plugin drop-down menu.