GoPro lança programa que permite usar Hero 8 Black como webcam no MacOS

GoPro launches program that lets you use Hero 8 Black as a webcam on MacOS

GoPro has released an update for the Hero 8 Black camera that allows you to use the product as a large angle webcam in Full HD resolution (1080p). The novelty is already available for users of MacOS computers and will arrive in Windows 10 in the future, according to the company.

Currently in beta, the program that allows you to use the steel camera as a webcam works via a USB-C wired connection. In addition to the Windows 10 version already in development, the company promises to bring improvements to the function control software in the future.

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In its current state, the GoPro camera can be used with programs like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Discord and BlueJeans. GoPro Hero 8 is also compatible with the Google Chrome browser and can be used via the web in solutions such as Webex, Skype, Facebook Rooms, Facebook Messenger and Slack.

The company also guarantees that the program can be used in live streams for services such as YouTube, Twitch, Facebook and Vimeo. For this, it is necessary to use RTMP technology and transmission software, such as OBS or Streamlabs.

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The update arrives at a great time for GoPro Hero 8 Black owners, as the social isolation caused by the pandemic has increased public interest in computer cameras. In addition to the maker of action cams, other big names in the industry have released a webcam feature for their devices.

How to use the GoPro Hero 8 Black as a webcam (MacOS only)

– Install the beta version of the camera firmware on your Hero 8 Black available on this site;

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– Install the new GoPro Webcam desktop utility on your MacOS computer, also available here;

– Connect the Hero 8 Black to your computer using any USB-C cable (the one that came with your GoPro, for example);

– After accessing a compatible videoconferencing application, just choose GoPro from the list of available cameras.

And, did you like the GoPro novelty? Leave your opinion about the new feature in the comments!

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