How to Set Up Stinger Transitions in OBS Studio - Streamplay Graphics

How to Set Up Stinger Transitions in OBS Studio

Here’s a quick tutorial showing you how to set up OBS stinger transitions.

Transitions aren’t a new concept, but lately have become more and more popular as streamers realize how cool they look and how much they add to your channel’s production value.

If you’ve recently picked up a new OBS stinger transition from our site, or got something customized specifically for your stream, then this guide will show you everything you need in order to get your transition video set up and running smoothly.

Video Tutorial

Stinger Example

Here’s an example of what you’ll learn how to do once you’ve gone through this guide:


1. Add a Stinger

Under scene transitions, click the + icon, then select Stinger.


how to add your stinger transition to obs


A window will popup for you to name your transition, you can leave it as default or name it however you want.

2. Add Your Transition Video

After you enter a name, a stinger properties window will popup now.

This is where you tell OBS which video you want to use for your transition, and where you can edit some of the settings.


adding your stinger transition file


First, under the Video File option we’ll want to click the Browse button, now find the video you’re wanting to use for your stinger transition and click Open. This will add your video as your transition.

3. Sync the Transition Point

Now in order to sync up your scenes exiting and entering with your transition video we need to adjust the Transition Point setting.

Transition Point is used to delay the point in which your scene actually transitions into the next.

This allows your stinger transition video to begin it’s animation, while keeping your initial scene still visible, then when your transition video covers the entire scene then that’s when you want your scenes to switch.


enter the transition point for scene switching


So you need to find out at what point (in milliseconds) you need your scene to transition.

If you already know what point (in seconds) your transition video covers up your scene, then you can simply convert it to milliseconds.

  • 1000 milliseconds = 1 second

Or do what I do and enter in a number, test to see how it lines up, then make adjustments based on whether you need to increase or decrease the milliseconds.

4. Audio

If your stinger transition has audio incorporated into it, then by default you won’t hear the sound it makes on your end, but your stream always will.

If you go into your transition properties you’ll see the setting, Audio Monitoring.


how to hear your stinger transition audio


By default this is set to Monitor Off – meaning you won’t hear the audio your transition makes, but your stream will.

If you want to hear the sound, and have your stream hear it as well, then change it to Monitor and Output.

And that’s how you set up your stinger transition in OBS Studio!

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

Have a good one :).

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