How to use GoPro as a webcam during webinars?

Learn how to use a GoPro as a webcam for webinars, enhancing video quality with superior clarity and a wide-angle view.

Do you conduct webinars or plan to start, and dream of having top-quality video? Try GoPro as a webcam and get the best possible visual outcomes. While standard webcams can do the job, using a GoPro as a webcam provides superior video quality and a more professional appearance. This guide will walk you through the steps to use your GoPro as a webcam during webinars.

Why use a GoPro as a webcam?

Using a GoPro as a webcam for webinars can be a great way to enhance the quality of your video thanks to its high resolution and wide-angle lens.

Before diving into the setup, let's look at why you might want to use a GoPro as your webcam:

  • Superior image quality: GoPro cameras offer higher resolution and better image quality compared to most built-in webcams.
  • Wide-angle lens: The wide-angle lens capture more of your surroundings, making it ideal for presentations or demonstrations.
  • Portability: GoPros are compact and easy to set up anywhere, giving you flexibility in your webinar environment.

What you'll need

To use your GoPro as a webcam, you'll need the following:

  • GoPro camera (Hero8 Black or newer recommended)
  • USB-C cable (longer if necessary).
  • GoPro Webcam desktop utility (for Windows or macOS)
  • A mounting option (e.g., tripod or suction cup mount)
  • A stable internet connection
  • Optional: HDMI capture card (for higher-quality streaming)

Step-by-step guide to setting up your GoPro as a webcam:

Step 1: Gather your equipment

Ensure you have a GoPro stand. Use a suitable USB cable (longer if necessary).

Mount your GoPro in a stable position using a tripod or suction cup mount. Ensure it is at eye level and pointed directly at you for the best angle. The wide-angle lens will capture a larger area, so position it carefully to avoid unwanted backgrounds. Plug the USB cable into your GoPro and then into your PC.

Step 2: Connect your GoPro

Download and install the GoPro webcam desktop utility from the GoPro website. You can find it here. You need to copy and paste the link into your browser. This software is essential as it helps your computer recognize the GoPro as a webcam. 

GoPro operates on both Macs and Windows and beneath we’ll focus on Windows. To install the webcam, follow the provided steps on the webpage. Click on the download button to get the GoPro webcam utility. Install the software by following the on-screen instructions. This includes accepting the terms and installing the necessary drivers.

After installation, restart your computer to apply the changes.

Step 3: Launch GoPro webcam utility

Go to your search bar and open the GoPro webcam app. Check the system tray for the GoPro webcam icon and click it. Click on "Preview" to see the live feed from your GoPro.

Step 4: Set up streaming software

How to set up LiveWebinar as the streaming software for GoPro webcam?

Selecting GoPro as your webcam on LiveWebinar is easy and intuitive. Of course, before you do it, you need to follow the above mentioned preparatory steps involving the very integration with GoPro Webcam.

So, how to turn on GoPro within the LiveWebinar platform?

First you need to open your LiveWebinar and create a new event or go to the already prepared event. Enter the webinar room. Once you’ve entered the link to the event, a window will appear with audio video settings ready to be set up. You can choose your camera and adjust the microphone the way you wish.

Later on you can also choose the proper camera at any time you wish, as you will find audio video settings in the upper right corner of the navigation bar. Select “GoPro Webcam” as your camera source. You should see the GoPro feed in the preview window. Adjust lighting and positioning as necessary for optimal video quality.

Step 5: Test your setup

Before starting your webinar, conduct a test run to ensure everything is working correctly. Check the video and audio quality and make sure there are no connectivity issues. Adjust any settings as needed to ensure a smooth presentation.

Tips for optimal performance

  • Stable Connection: Ensure your GoPro is securely connected to your computer and that the cable is not loose.
  • Battery Life: Keep your GoPro plugged in or have a fully charged battery to avoid interruptions.
  • Lighting: Use good lighting to enhance video quality. Natural light or a ring light can make a significant difference.
  • Background: Choose a clean and professional background to maintain focus on your presentation.


Using a GoPro as a webcam can significantly enhance the quality of your webinars, providing superior video clarity and a wide-angle view. By following these steps, you can easily set up your GoPro as a webcam and take your online presentations to the next level. Want to check out what it looks like at LiveWebinar? Set up a free account and then choose the best plan for you! Happy streaming!

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