GoPro HERO8 Black Can Now Be Used as a 1080p Wide-Angle Webcam

GoPro HERO8 Black Can Now Be Used as a 1080p Wide-Angle Webcam

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The GoPro HERO8 Black action camera can now be used as a 1080p wide-angle webcam.

Users can update their HERO8 Black with a beta-release of the new firmware and install the new GoPro Webcam desktop utility to use their camera as a webcam today. The GoPro Webcam desktop utility is currently available for Mac OS users with support for Windows is in development.

"GoPro is bringing wide-angle awesomeness to webcam users," says GoPro founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman. "With a quick camera firmware update and desktop utility installation, users can use their HERO8 Black camera as a 1080p HD webcam for more immersive video conferencing, wide-angle instructional classes and so on. Fitting the entire scene in your shot is now simple thanks to HERO8 Black's wide field of view, and everything will look amazing thanks to GoPro's legendary image quality. We're excited to now help webcam users GoPro at home!"

GoPro HERO8 Black Can Now Be Used as a 1080p Wide-Angle Webcam


How To:
● Install the beta camera firmware onto your HERO8 Black.
● Install the new GoPro Webcam desktop utility onto your computer.
● Plug your HERO8 Black into your computer with any USB-C cable (the one that came with your GoPro, for example).
● Once logged into a compatible video conference application, simply choose GoPro from the list of available camera sources and you're good to go!

Suggested mounts for the GoPro include the Magnetic Swivel Clip Mount, Jaws Flex Clamp, and Suction Cup Mount. You can also combine those with a gooseneck for added reach.

HERO8 Black and the GoPro Webcam desktop utility are currently compatible with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Discord and BlueJeans as well as Webex, Skype, Facebook Rooms, Facebook Messenger and Slack when accessed via a Google Chrome Browser on Mac OS. HERO8 Black can also be used for live streaming to YouTube and to start a new movie recording in QuickTime.

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GoPro HERO8 Black Can Now Be Used as a 1080p Wide-Angle Webcam

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