GoPro has announced that the current top model of its action cams Hero 8 Black with the help of a new firmware and the GoPro Webcam Desktop App can now also be used as a 1080p webcam for video conferences, for example via zoom, Google Meet or Microsoft Teams or video telephony. A special feature of the Hero 8 Black compared to other webcams is its particularly large wide angle.
GoPro Hero 8 Black
However, for the time being the GoPro Webcam Desktop App is only available under OS-X, a Windows version is under development. Here are the instructions in four steps:
1. installation of the beta firmware on the HERO8 Black. 2. installation of the new GoPro Webcam Desktop-App on your computer. 3. connect the HERO8 Black to your computer with any USB-C cable (to example with the cable that came with the GoPro). 4 After logging in to a compatible videoconferencing application, the GoPro Hero 8 can then be turned off selected from the list of available camera sources
The Hero 8 Black and the GoPro webcam desktop app 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 Google Chrome on Mac OS. The Hero 8 Black can also be used for live streaming on YouTube and to start a new movie recording in QuickTime.
The GoPro Hero 8 Black, Hero 7 Black and MAX can also stream live in real time directly to Twitch, YouTube, Facebook profiles and Facebook pages. RTMP also allows users to stream live to Vimeo, Facebook groups and Workplace by Facebook.
GoPro Hero 8 Black as Webcam
GoPro follows the example of many large camera manufacturers, who have each released special software to provide webcam functionality for some of their models: besides Olympus OM-D Webcam Software, Fujifilms Webcam Tool for its GFX and X-series cameras; Panasonic with www. slashcam.de/news/single/free-of-charge-LUMIX-Tether-for-Streaming-Tool- makes-15871.html (Lumix Tether) for the Panasonic GH5, G9, GH5S, S1, S1R and S1H as well as Canon with its EOS Webcam Utility for cameras such as the EOS-1D II/III, 5D Mark IV, 6D/7D Mark II, EOSR/RP as well as PowerShot G5X II, G7X III and SX70 HS. more infos at bei gopro.com