GoPro has issued a firmware update for the Hero8 Black enabling your action camera work as a webcam for video conferencing.
The new beta firmware allows users to install GoPro Webcam desktop utility that lets the Hero8 Black function as a 1080p high-definition, wide-angle webcam.
The GoPro Webcam desktop utility is currently only available for Mac OS users, but GoPro says it is currently developing a Windows version.
To set up your GoPro Hero8 Black as a webcam, follow these steps:
- Install the new GoPro Webcam firmware on your Hero8 Black
- Install the new GoPro Webcam desktop utility on your computer
- Plug your Hero8 Black into your computer with a USB-C cable
- When you log into Zoom or Skype or whatever video conferencing app you use, go in and choose your GoPro from the list of available cameras.
Visit GoPro’s website to access the new firmware.