GoPro Hero 8 camera can be used as a USB Webcam now. Really? Yes, you have read it right. If you are a teacher and want to record videos of lectures; If you want to join and office meeting online; if you want to do a video conference call; if you want to do live streaming but you have no webcam then you don’t need to worry because Go Pro Hero 8 camera can be your webcam. While the best part is you do not need any third-party converter or capture card. How to use it? Well, TOP10.DIGITAL has brought here a step-by-step guide for you.

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How to use GoPro Hero 8 as a webcam?

Well, to use the Hero 8 camera as a webcam is very simple. However, you will have to ensure that your camera has the latest firmware. If it is not then you can update it, the guide is here. Further, you need just two things a USB cord and Webcam Desktop Utility. IF you want to download this utility then click here. However, this utility software yet available for macOS while its Beta version is there for Windows. After that, follow the following steps.

  • Install desktop utility

Well, the first step is to install the Webcam Desktop Utility Software that you would have already downloaded. Once you will finish the installation a GoPro icon will appear on your status bar.

  • Connect camera with USB cord

After installing the utility software, now connect your GoPro Hero 8 camera with your computer via USB cable. As you will power on the camera, a blue dot will appear on the icon of the GoPro icon. It means your camera has been detected by the webcam utility software.

  • Set Hero 8 your preferred webcam

When there will be a blue dot on the GoPro icon, click it. Then a screen will appear in front of you where you can select your video conferencing platform and then choose GoPro Hero 8 as your default webcam.

It is also worth mentioning that you can flip and mirror the video as well. While the quality will be very high as the utility software uses 1080P by default.

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With which platform is Hero 8 webcam compatible?

GoPro Hero 8 is compatible with almost all major video conferencing platforms like Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, Microsoft Teams, Snap Camera, and Facebook Room. However, when you access it using the Chrome browser then you can use only Zoom, YouTube Live, and Webex.

Conclusion

GoPro Hero 8 can be a major solution for your webcam if you are in a need. TOP10.DIGITAL has brought you all the process to set it up. However, for more such news and updates, stay tuned with us.