This page documents the setup of a Linux system for screencasting

On Screen Display

Show Keyboard commands

When showing software it's usefull for the students to see which keyboard shortcuts are pressed. This on screen display (OSD) can be installed like this:

 sudo apt install screenkey

will install the screenkey application. Run it from the taskbar:


Show Mouse Clicks

Stream Canon 5D via USB

Stream from OBS to a virtual camera source

We can't stream directly from OBS into Jitsi, BigBlueBitton, Google Meet, Skype, etc. For this wee need a virtual camera source.

  sudo modprobe v4l2loopback devices=1 video_nr=10 card_label="OBS Cam" exclusive_caps=1
  sudo apt install qtbase5-dev
  git clone --recursive
  git clone
  cd obs-v4l2sink
  mkdir build && cd build
  cmake -DLIBOBS_INCLUDE_DIR="../../obs-studio/libobs" -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr ..
  make -j4
  sudo make install