GoPro announces a beta update that converts the HERO8 Black into a webcam
Many users out there are still settling into the prospect of remote working as a potentially long-term possibility; meanwhile, an increasing number of students and teachers alike may find that they need to adjust their educational pursuits to the same kind of reality.
Both groups may thus be growing frustrated with the in-built webcams found on their existing PCs. However, GoPro may have an appropriately 2020 solution for some of these people.
The action-cam OEM has released a beta of its new HERO8 Black firmware that allows the user to install and use the new GoPro Webcam desktop utility with the same device. This enables the camera to turn its 1080p high-definition and (possibly most importantly for some cases) wide-angle properties on this application.
Therefore, it might easily supplant the average notebook sensor - presuming there is even one worth speaking of, naturally.
However, the company has announced that this new feature is only compatible with macOS at present, although the development of a Windows analog is apparently in the works.
Nevertheless, this new beta may be a considerable boon for Mac and GoPro fans who need to conference, lecture or perhaps simply document recent life-altering circumstances from home.