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Carmen Electra's Striptease Video Workout and XSplit's VCam Software

It was around 2007 that I moved to Jacksonville and met up with some cool folks to hang out with. Some of these peeps were Navy folks which was the dominant military service in the area. Mayport was nearby, and so the Navy presence was pretty high. I was happy to find some circle of friends to be around, and it turns out we got up to some weird shenanigans.


This is Carmen Electra's Aerobic Striptease. Not something I'd recommend trying when streaming video games via Twitch.

I don't remember why, but this group of friends and I decided to put on Carmen Electra's Aerobic Striptease video. It was me, two Navy guys, and a Navy guy's wife. Yes, we practiced warming up, raising our arms and rotating our wrists. Yes, it was a striptease warmup.

XSplit has just released their newest software product, VCam. If you're streaming video games via Twitch, it might be a solid product to take a look at. It all depends on what you want and what you have. A lot of videogame streamers use green screens with proper lighting. However, that can easily reach up into the range of several hundreds of dollars, depending on the screen used, the lighting used, and how you configure it all. Currently, my lighting setup is actually pretty shitty. I don't have the LED lights in the proper place, nor do I have the screen close enough to me to really register as something very clear. It's muddy looking, and so thus warrants taking a look at the VCam software to see if it's worth getting an XSplit Premium License.

As an aside, I really do enjoy XSplit a lot. OBS in the past has operated very janky to me, and the UI is really a terrible aspect of OBS that doesn't jive with me. I think XSplit it's a higher quality product, and I would recommend purchasing a premium license for a year. It's 60 dollars which is your average AAA game on release, and even though I am not sponsored by XSplit whatsoever, I stand by their team. Check out XSplit if you're able to, I think it's worth it over OBS.

Back to VCam, software will always get you results that aren't as sharp as using a standard green screen. However, VCam I think is a little better than the competition because of its calibration software. For 15 seconds, you act naturally as you would on camera and the software is able to detect your chair, where your arms are naturally located (some software cuts 'em off), and the distinct lines of your torso, or whatever you might have on camera.

I still prefer the green screen/lighting method even though my current setup doesn't perform well. There's been times in the past where I've resorted to using software, but the software cuts off my arms, results in a laggy video stream feedback, or just doesn't perform the way I want. I'd recommend trying out VCam if you have a premium license through XSplit if you can't afford lighting or a green screen. It might improve your stream quality for the better.

So it was me and three other people on a Thursday afternoon, practicing Carmen Electra's striptease video. If you're streaming video games via Twitch, I wouldn't recommend practicing any of these moves on stream, and definitely don't broadcast the striptease video. It might get you some laughs, but the ban hammer will come down on your stream pretty hard. Stream safe, be safe. If you want to stop by my stream, here is my schedule.

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