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NVIDIA's Broadcast app makes it even easier to start streaming

By Hoots the Owl - on 3 Sep 2020, 4:54am

NVIDIA's Broadcast app makes it even easier to start streaming

Image Source: NVIDIA

Alongside the launch of its new GeForce RTX 30 series cards and NVIDIA Reflex, NVIDIA is showing streamers some love as well. The company previously introduced an updated NVIDIA Encoder in its GeForce RTX 20 series cards and worked with streaming apps to improve broadcast performance, and it's now expanding on that with the new NVIDIA Broadcaster app. While its earlier efforts focused on improving video encoding quality, that is just one aspect of a high quality stream and things like audio quality, camera, and room setup matter as well.

NVIDIA Broadcaster aims to make streaming a lot more accessible, particularly for folks who don't have the luxury of a dedicated home studio or expensive gear and green screens. By leveraging AI tech, Broadcast can turn any room into a home broadcast studio with an ambient noise removal feature, the addition of virtual background effects (or even a subtle blur) and auto-framing. 

The noise removal feature is an evolution of RTX Voice, and the AI can now even be used on incoming audio feeds to mute that one friend who keeps breathing way too heavily into their microphone. The auto-framing feature also sounds particularly useful and it can supposedly zoom in on you, using AI to track your head movements and keep you at the centre of the action. 

The app has uses beyond streaming as well and it will work with video conferencing apps like Zoom and Discord too. NVIDIA designed it as a universal plugin, so it'll work with most popular live streaming, voice chat and video conferencing apps. It's supported on any GeForce RTX, TITAN RTX or Quadro RTX card, utilising their dedicated Tensor Core AI processors to help the app's AI networks run in real-time alongside your games. 

The virtual background and auto-frame features are currently in beta – NVIDIA will be collecting feedback to help improve performance and quality.

NVIDIA Broadcast will be available for download later this month.

Source: NVIDIA