TriDef SmartCam for XSplit User Guide

Use TriDef SmartCam to remove your background in XSplit Gamecaster or XSplit Broadcaster. Just select TriDef SmartCam from XSplit’s camera settings.

To get the best results out of TriDef SmartCam, please read the Tips section below.

Getting Started

Download TriDef SmartCam for XSplit from and run the installer. After installation you will be asked to enter an activation code or start a 7 day trial. Please refer to the Activation page for details.

XSplit Broadcaster

TriDef SmartCam is integrated into XSplit Broadcaster version 2.5 and newer.

To enable TriDef SmartCam, launch Broadcaster as usual and add a webcam source. Right-click the source then select the Color tab. Select TriDef SmartCam from the Keying section.

Complete your presentation by adding a game capture source and place yourself on top of the game.

XSplit Gamecaster

TriDef SmartCam is integrated into XSplit Gamecaster version 2.5 and newer.

To enable TriDef SmartCam, launch Gamecaster as usual, and select the Settings tab.

Click the BACKGROUND option below the camera preview, then select TriDef SmartCam from the list.

You’ll now see yourself in front of a black background. When you switch to your game, the black area will be transparent, so the game itself will be visible instead of your background!


When TriDef SmartCam is selected, several advanced settings are also made available.

TriDef SmartCam’s background replacement can operate in one of two modes. In Normal mode, SmartCam will detect you and any movement in the background. Other people moving in the background will be included, as will your arms and other objects that are in motion. This may not be desirable in some circumstances, particularly in public settings.

For those occasions, Head & Shoulders Only mode would be more suitable. In this mode only you will be visible, specifically your face and upper torso. Arms usually wont be visible in this mode, and neither will objects or people behind you. Tick the Head & Shoulders Only checkbox to select this mode.

The Quality setting allows you to trade off image quality for processing speed. A higher quality setting will result in more accurate foreground detection, but requires more processing. This results in higher CPU usage which can reduce your game’s frame rate.


To get the best results out of TriDef SmartCam:

  1. Don’t have light behind you. Light coming from behind you, even through a window, makes your face appear darker.
  2. Use even lighting, ideally with light facing you, such as a desk lamp.
  3. Wear clothes that contrast with your background. Wearing white clothes in front of a white wall makes it difficult for SmartCam to detect you.