Question / Help What is a good bitrate for recording 1080p 60Fps?

MasterZo

New Member
I've been using Obs for a few years now and have never found the "Best" settings. I've heard bitrate can be the problem, so I decided to post here. What bitrate setting should I use? Like Cqp,Cbr, Vbr, or whatever. And what numbers? Thanks in advance. :)

Specs: Acer Predator Helios 300

GPU: 1660ti (non max q)
CPU: i7 9750h
RAM: 16gb
Storage: 550GB + 2Tb HD

Last Log File: https://obsproject.com/logs/fr5Vubmb65tV7jBe

Edit: Just in case, I'd be recording Super Smash Bros Ultimate on an Elgato HD 60s, Minecraft, and possibly Fortnite.
 
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FerretBomb

Active Member
If you're only recording and not streaming, you don't use a bitrate. You should use a CRF or CQP level, which uses as much or as little bitrate as is needed to maintain a consistent image quality. Normally between 16-22, with lower being better quality but larger file sizes.

The only reason CBR/VBR (and so set bitrates) are used for streaming is because the streaming service back-end needs it for replication and delivery to the CDNs. Otherwise it's an awful choice and shouldn't be used.
 

MasterZo

New Member
If you're only recording and not streaming, you don't use a bitrate. You should use a CRF or CQP level, which uses as much or as little bitrate as is needed to maintain a consistent image quality. Normally between 16-22, with lower being better quality but larger file sizes.

The only reason CBR/VBR (and so set bitrates) are used for streaming is because the streaming service back-end needs it for replication and delivery to the CDNs. Otherwise it's an awful choice and shouldn't be used.
Thank you so much!
 

Lainsilk

New Member
If you're only recording and not streaming, you don't use a bitrate. You should use a CRF or CQP level, which uses as much or as little bitrate as is needed to maintain a consistent image quality. Normally between 16-22, with lower being better quality but larger file sizes.

The only reason CBR/VBR (and so set bitrates) are used for streaming is because the streaming service back-end needs it for replication and delivery to the CDNs. Otherwise it's an awful choice and shouldn't be used.
Hi! any setting to record and stream at the same time? i have ryzen 5 5600x 32gb ram 3200hz and gtx 1080ti
 

FerretBomb

Active Member
Hi! any setting to record and stream at the same time? i have ryzen 5 5600x 32gb ram 3200hz and gtx 1080ti
Open OBS.
Go to the Tools menu.
Auto-Configuration Wizard.
Choose 'streaming', and 'hardware encoder'.

After that, you can either leave Recording as 'same as stream', or use the above recommendations to save a higher-quality version locally. NVENC on your 10-series can encode two 4K60 streams simultaneously without issue (so both the stream version and the second local-record version can sit on NVENC), and without any impact on your in-game performance since it's a separate part of the GPU die, assuming you don't use any CUDA-required options.

Also, please do not necropost/hijack other users' threads if possible. It's preferred to open your own. :)
 
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