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I stream using OBS, but as soon as I added my box lights to my setup I had to play with the settings on my camera (white balance, gain, exposure, etc) to get my bitrate & FPS back at a “recommended” level. If you have a lot of bright lighting it can effect your bitrate & FPS. I know there’s a more technical way to explain it, but I can’t think of it right now. Lol. My friend who streams on Twitch set up the OBS for me, and he went through it so fast & used a lot of terms I didn’t understand.
The thing is when I test to my local server I'm getting arround 500/100, then CB gave me this link to Amsterdam server and Belgrade and my download speed is arround 450 and upload just 4-6. It bothers me the difference with upload, why my download speed is normal on CB servers and upload is so low.
I'm not on CB but three things that easily drop my fps are:
1) A program in the background running. For a long while I had no idea how much damage NVidia dealt to my stream.
2)Internet history needing cleaned.
^Reboot if it doesn't improve right away.
3) If you have a lot of dark colors on cam it will think you're camming in the shadows. I've never been able to get my fps higher than 25 when I wear black on cam. When I do, I have to use an extra light source to get it bright enough for 25. With my normal lighting that gives me 31 fps, dark clothing being worn drops it to 16. For reference on my normal lighting, is two umbrella lights and a huge window in front of me that shines in direct sunlight during my cam shift. If I need my 3rd light source I use a sun lamp which thankfully is about the size of a desk lamp a doesn't take a ton of space.
When my fps was awful, but I have a great camera, lighting and internet... it was my lighting. If I wear black, or dark colors, my fps drops significantly unless I soften my lighting, or tweak my webcam settings. It took a lot of trial and error. Also not having any lights directly beside my cam, everything needed to be angled. I marked my floor with tape to show where the best positions for my lights are vs fps.