GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) announced that its flagship HERO8 Black camera now functions as a 1080p high-definition, wide-angle webcam. Users can update their HERO8 Black with a beta-release of the new firmware and install the new GoPro Webcam desktop utility to use their camera as a webcam today. The GoPro Webcam desktop utility is currently available for Mac OS users with support for Windows is in development.
"GoPro is bringing wide-angle awesomeness to webcam users," says GoPro founder and CEO Nicholas Woodman. "With a quick camera firmware update and desktop utility installation, users can use their HERO8 Black camera as a 1080p HD webcam for more immersive video conferencing, wide-angle instructional classes and so on. Fitting the entire scene in your shot is now simple thanks to HERO8 Black's wide field of view, and everything will look amazing thanks to GoPro's legendary image quality. We're excited to now help webcam users GoPro at home!..."
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