How To Use Your GoPro As A Webcam, Since Zoom Calls Are Here To Stay – Even though the coronavirus vaccines have been distributed and many have taken them already and are recovering, a lot of people are still going to be working and socializing from home for the foreseeable future. This means that it might be about time to upgrade your webcam to be sure you look at your best as you virtually meet with coworkers and friends, for those that have a GoPro camera, this handy software upgrade will turn it into a webcam compatible with zoom,
What to Do to Turn Your GoPro Into A Webcam
What you will need is a GoPro Hero8 camera or a GoPro Hero9 camera- the recent version of the well-known sturdy camera, which came out in the year 2019 and 2020 respectively. The Hero8 is ready for pick up at Amazon for $300. It will also require a USB-C cord, there is the one that comes with the camera that will work to plug the camera into your computer system.
For the first setup. You will use a microSD card reader to update your camera. In case your computer doesn’t have an in-built USB port you will then require a dongle.
This cheat only works for Mac users for now, but the windows version is in the making.
Lastly, you will require something to mount your GoPro on to use it as a webcam. You can choose from these various options here to buy from GoPro, such as JawsFlex Clamp ($49.99), Magnetic Swivel Clip ($24.99), or the Suction Cup ($39.99).
How to turn your GoPro into a webcam
Step 1: update your camera
Step 2: install the GoPro Webcam app, and connect your camera
Step 3: Preview your webcam
Step 4: open your GoPro Webcam
Step 5: Perfect your webcam setup