Turn Your GoPro Hero8 Black into a Webcam

 

GoPro has released a free downloadable software that can render the Hero8 Black to double up as a webcam. However, the software is only available for MacOS users. Support for Windows users is still under development.

Image courtesy GoPro

Image courtesy GoPro

“These days, everyone has different video conferencing needs. Now that HERO8 Black works as a high-definition webcam, users can easily share wide-angle perspectives that better demonstrate their craft—from homeschooling and art teachers to chefs and aspiring chefs to fitness instructors—to their viewers. And, those simply looking for a high-performance webcam will appreciate HERO8 Black’s ability to capture themselves and their environment in a more flattering manner than traditional webcams allow,” reads a statement on their website.

Users will only require a USB-C chord to connect the Hero8 black to the laptop or desktop. The software is compatible with a wide range of video calling apps like Zoom, Google Meet, Skype and Facebook Messenger, among others.

Here’s a quick video by GoPro that explains how to set up the device as a webcam.

 

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