New Member
hi folks,

I am a NB here and very much appreciate the help.
I am looking for a simple background tool to let me digitally zoom in/out, in other words, to increase/decrease the field of vision.
OBS studio is MORE than capable of doing this, but it has a huge footprint.
Are there any tools (Open Source preferred) that allow me to have a background ability to digitally zoom in/out?
I am looking to support my webcam that goes up to 2k at 60fps, but not too concerned about the resolution.
I know Logitec has a such tool, but it is limited to their brand (also bloated and not OSS).
My OS is Win 10, pro.
Not sure what DirectStream does or if it solves my need.

Many thanks.


Active Member
Any reason not to use OBS, beyond the size? If it works, it works, right?

Sometimes, you do have to use a container that requires 10x the resources of the one plugin that it's hosting, because it takes all of that just to support *any* kind of operation. So a dedicated thing for just that one job is not really worth the effort to maintain.

If you're concerned about the manual workload to set it up every time, there are command-line options and plugins that can do that for you. To start with, run obs --help in a terminal, and see what options you have there.