OBS added AV1 encoding support for Intel and AMD within its BETA version. Seems like the test run was successful, as the support is now officially out of beta, and running successfully.
OBS v29 now offers AV1 encoding for everyone, including AMD Radeon RX 7900 and Intel Arc GPUs.
OBS had already introduced improved AV1 encoding support for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series. It was only a matter of time before the software was fully optimized for modern GPUs.
Now that the AMD Radeon RX 7000 series is supported, gamers and streamers can record their gameplay with the most efficient codec available. However, streaming while using AV1 is still not possible. This codec does not support streaming services yet.
OBS Studio v29 also introduced some improvements for NVIDIA Video and Audio filters. The software now enables temporal processing which improves masking quality. Overall performance and compatibility is also increased due to the default P5 preset used by the NVENC encoder.
Here are some of the features of the OBS v29:
- Added support for the AMD AV1 Encoder for the RX7000 series GPUs on Windows
- Added support for the Intel AV1 Encoder for Arc GPUs on Windows
- Note: CQP is available but not fully supported
- Added support for the Intel HEVC Encoder on Windows
- Added an upward compressor filter
- Added a 3-band equalizer filter
- Added support for native HEVC and ProRes encoders on macOS, including P010 and HDR
- Added support for macOS Desk View
- Added update channels for opting into receiving beta/release-candidate builds to Windows
- Work is still underway to get everything ready on the server side, updating via the built-in updater may not be available until later in the OBS
- 30.0 beta-testing period
- Websockets updated to 5.1.0, which has a number of bug fixes, UI improvements, and new stream reconnect events
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