(Pocket-lint) – Recently Nvidia wowed the world of PC gaming with the reveal of the latest and greatest graphics cards in it’s RTX 3000 series.
Alongside that announcement, Nvidia also revealed an app designed to help improve the quality of your video broadcasts for free.
This app, known as Nvidia Broadcast, is designed use artificial intelligence to improve your live streams and video calls in a number of ways. This includes removing background noise from your microphone, applying virtual backgrounds without a green screen and automatically keeping you in the frame.
What is Nvidia Broadcast?
Nvidia Broadcast is theoretically every streamer’s dream. This is an app designed to enhance the content you’re creating without the need to spend extra money on fancier hardware.
Using your current microphone and webcam, Nvidia Broadcast can essentially enhance your voice capture and make your live streaming efforts seem more professional.
Nvidia Broadcast offers three main features that include:
- Auto framing – using artificial intelligence, the app can track your movements, meaning it’ll follow you around the room if you’re moving about within the field of view. Nvidia says this is like having your own cameraperson and ensures you’re always at the centre of the action.
- Virtual backgrounds and blurring – Nvidia Broadcast offers the ability to adjust the background of your camera’s view in a similar way to what you’ve probably already seen with Zoom, Skype and other apps. At a basic level, you can simply blur your background but you also add custom virtual backgrounds and even create green screen effects without a green screen. Thereby overlaying your camera feed over game footage without having to faff about with green screens.
- Noise removal – this is app also includes an improved version of RTX Voice, which uses AI to actively remove background and environmental noise from your microphone. Whether that’s dogs barking in the distance or the hum of your air conditioning, Nvidia Broadcast promises to make your voice clearer and your stream more professional.
Which apps support Nvidia Broadcast?
Nvidia says that Broadcast is designed to be a universal app that’ll work with everything you’d expect it to, whether that’s streaming software like OBS Streamlabs or video conferencing apps like Zoom, Teams or Skype. You’ll also be able to use it with Discord and more too.
So it’s not just for gamers or for online broadcasts but can generally be used to improve how you look and sound on the web.
Can you use it?
As you might expect Nvidia Broadcast is designed to work with Nvidia RTX graphics cards. That doesn’t mean just the 3000 series though.
The company says it’ll work with any GeForce RTX, TITAN RTX or Quadro RTX graphics card. You’ll get the best experience with the latest graphics cards though, thanks to Tensor Core and software optimisation improvements.
If you don’t have an RTX GPU, don’t fret as all is not lost. Nvidia has also updated RTX Voice so it will work with older GTX graphics cards as well. So at least you can improve the quality of your microphone even if you can’t take advantage of all the other benefits Nvidia Broadcast offers.
How to use it
The Nvidia Broadcast app isn’t quite ready for public use just yet but Nvidia says it will be available later in September.
Writing by Adrian Willings.