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How to do it?

There are a few different ways to get your photos and videos from the camera to your computer.

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We do not recommend using a USB Hub or Media Reader.

#1 - Use Quik for desktop

HEADS UP: This feature is currently supported only on the HERO7 Black or earlier cameras. Newer cameras may or may not work as expected when connected via USB cable.
Please refer to this link on How to Import Using Quik for Desktop​
If your camera is not being recognized in Quik for desktop, please refer to this article

#2 - Use an SD Adapter

If you have an SD adapter for your MicroSD card, you can insert the Micro SD card into the adapter and insert the adapter into your computer.

  • Open a new Finder window. Your SD card will be on the left sidebar under the 'devices' section.
  • Double-click on your SD card, and you should see two folders: DCIM and MISC.
  • Now double-click on the DCIM folder. In that, you'll see a folder named 100GOPRO. (Note - if you took more than 9999 pictures or videos, you'll see 101GOPRO, 102GOPRO, 103GOPRO, etc. folders).
  • From there you can drag & drop the files from your SD card to your computer.


Method #3 - Automatically with Image Capture

Image Capture allows you to:

  • Import files to a location of your choice
  • Delete files
  • View files before importing

Select the file(s) you want to Import and select Import, or Import All if you want to import everything.

Method #4 - Manually with Image Capture

If you do not have Image Capture set up to automatically launch when you connect your camera, you can easily do it manually.

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  1. Select the magnifying glass in the top-right of your desktop.
  2. In the Spotlight section type either: Image Capture or iPhoto

Once the selected application opens, you can import your files just like in Method #2.

How to setup Image Capture to launch automatically

To set up Image Capture to launch automatically when you connect your camera you must first either launch Image Capture. From there it's just a matter of selecting the desired program.

In Image Capture there is a setting in the lower left called: 'Connecting this camera opens:'. It gives you the option to select No Application, iPhoto, or Image Capture. Select Image Capture.

Instructions for Mac Users

Instructions for Windows Users (Beta)

Getting Started with GoPro Webcam for Mac


Step 1: Update your HERO8 or HERO9 Black to the most current firmware.

  1. Update your camera via the GoPro App or by a manual update.

Step 2: Install and launch the GoPro Webcam app

  1. Download GoPro Webcam desktop utility and install the software on your computer.

  2. In the Status bar, you will now see a GoPro icon.

Step 3: Connect your camera

  1. Power on your camera and connect it to your computer via USB cable.

    • Using a USB 3.0 port on your computer provides the best results to ensure battery life.

  2. In the status bar, the GoPro icon will display a blue dot to indicate a successful connection.


3. The camera is now in USB mode.

Preview Webcam

1. Click on the GoPro icon in the status bar and select “Show Preview”. This gives you the ability to understand your Wide field of view prior to going live.


2. You will now see the camera preview. You can switch between “mirror” and “flip”.

Camera Orientation

If you rotate your camera to a portrait orientation, the streamed image will rotate automatically.

Using the GoPro Webcam in your program

1. Open your webcam application and select GoPro Camera as your preferred camera (see below for supported programs). Heads Up... If the app is already open, you might need to quit and restart that application for the GoPro Camera option to be visible.


Example in Zoom:
2. The camera will go into GoPro Webcam mode as shown below.
3. In the status bar, the GoPro icon displays a red dot to indicate that the camera is recording.

Adjust resolution

1. To change your resolution, click on the GoPro icon in the status bar and select [Preferences].
2. Here you can choose between 1080p (default) or 720p.

Adjusting the Digital Lens to affect the Field of View (FOV)

Once your camera is connected and broadcasting (showing the red dot), you can select a different Digital Lens to change your FOV. This change takes a couple of moments.

Here are some popular tools that support GoPro Webcam on Mac

  • YouTube Live - Using Chrome
  • Zoom - App/Chome
  • Webex - Using Chrome
  • Slack - Using Chrome
  • Google Meet
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Skype - Using Chrome
  • Twitch - via OBS
  • BlueJeans - App
  • GoTo Meeting
  • Facebook Rooms - App/Chrome
  • Discord - Using Chrome
  • Snap Camera

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm having trouble connecting the GoPro. What steps can I take to fix this?
  1. Close the platform/app you are using and then unplug the camera.
  2. Turn your GoPro off and then back on again.
  3. Reconnect the GoPro to your computer. If possible, try using a different USB port on your computer.
  4. Reopen your platform/app.
  5. If you still don't have success, do the same steps above using a different USB cable.
My camera isn't being recognized.
  1. Unplug your camera from the computer
  2. Ensure that you have the correct setting applied in [Preferences] > [Connections] > [USB Connection]
    • Select [MTP] if you want to use file transfer
    • Select [GoPro Connect] to use GoPro Webcam
Can I use a different GoPro model as a webcam?
  • Using a GoPro as a webcam is only offered through the HERO9 Black and HERO8 Black at this time.
Can I connect my camera wirelessly?
  • Wireless connections are not supported for the webcam function at this time. You will need to use a USB cable to connect the camera to your computer.
Can I change my camera orientation (portrait vs. landscape) and still have the image appear right-side up?
  • The GoPro must be in an upright, horizontal position.
Can I have the Webcam firmware and the GoPro Labs firmware installed on my GoPro at the same time?
  • At this time, you can only have one version of the firmware installed at a time.
More FAQs and troubleshooting can be found here.

Getting Started with GoPro Webcam for Windows (Beta)

Step 1: Update your HERO8 Black or HERO9 Black to the latest firmware.

  1. Update your camera via the GoPro App or by a manual update.

Step 2: Install and launch the GoPro Webcam app

  1. Join the Facebook group called GoPro Webcam Beta (Facebook account required).
  2. Download the GoPro Webcam desktop utility and install the software on your computer.

Step 3: Connect your camera

  1. Power on your camera and connect it to your computer using a USB cable. The camera will go into USB mode.

Preview Webcam

To preview your webcam setup, right-click on the GoPro icon in the status bar and select [Show Preview]. This will give you the ability to understand your Wide field of view prior to going live.

Using the GoPro Webcam in your program

1. Open your webcam application and select [GoPro Camera] as your preferred camera (see below for supported programs)


Example in Zoom:
Heads Up... If the app is already open, you might need to quit and restart that application for the GoPro Camera option to be visible.
2. The camera will then go into GoPro Webcam mode
3. In the status bar, the GoPro icon displays a red dot to indicate that the camera is recording:


Adjusting the Digital Lens to affect the Field of View (FOV)


Once your camera is connected and broadcasting (showing the red dot), you can select a different Digital Lens to change your FOV.
1. Right click on the GoPro Icon and the options will appear.
2. Hover over Digital Lens and your Lens options will show. The FOV change takes a couple of moments.

Here are some popular tools that support GoPro Webcam Beta for Windows

  • Zoom - App/Chrome
  • Webex - App/Chrome
  • Slack - App/Chrome
  • Google Meet
  • Microsoft Teams - App/Chrome
  • Skype - App/Chrome
  • GoTo Meeting
  • Facebook Rooms - App
  • Discord - App/Chrome

Heads Up... For Chrome support, click the Chrome’s menu button (top-right corner), then select [Settings] > [Privacy and Security] > [Site Settings] > [Camera].

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm having trouble connecting the GoPro. What steps can I take to fix this?

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  1. Close the platform/app you are using and then unplug the camera.
  2. Turn your GoPro off and then back on again.
  3. Reconnect the GoPro to your computer. If possible, try using a different USB port on your computer.
  4. Reopen your platform/app.
  5. If you still don't have success, do the same steps above using a different USB cable.
My camera isn't being recognized.
  1. Unplug your camera from the computer
  2. Ensure that you have the correct setting applied in [Preferences] > [Connections] > [USB Connection]
    • Select [MTP] if you want to use file transfer
    • Select [GoPro Connect] to use GoPro Webcam
Can I use a different GoPro model as a webcam?
  • Using a GoPro as a webcam is only offered through the HERO9 Black and HERO8 Black at this time.
Can I connect my camera wirelessly?
  • Wireless connections are not supported for the webcam function at this time. You will need to use a USB cable to connect the camera to your computer.
Can I change my camera orientation (portrait vs. landscape) and still have the image appear right-side up?
  • The GoPro must be in an upright, horizontal position.
Can I have the Webcam firmware and the GoPro Labs firmware installed on my GoPro at the same time?
  • At this time, you can only have one version of the firmware installed at a time.

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More FAQs and troubleshooting can be found here.