Streaming with GoPro HERO7 or HERO8 on Facebook and send content to Facebook, so that your family, friends and / or followers can enjoy your activity in case or during the practice of your favorite sport outdoors, and most importantly, in real time!!
The live streaming function of the HERO7 Black and HERO8 Black cameras allows you to send content to Facebook / YouTube, so that your family, friends and / or followers can enjoy your activity in case or during the practice of your favorite sport on the air free, and most importantly, in real time!
The process to broadcast live with our GoPro cameras is very easy, especially if it is enough for us to do it through Facebook.
The requirements to guarantee an optimal live broadcast are the following:
- 100% charged battery.
- GoPro & Facebook App on our Smartphone.
- Wifi connection or an internet access point through our Smartphone.
In 1-2 minutes depending on our smartphone and WiFi quality or mobile data, we can start the retransmission to Facebook, Look and enjoy this video!
Other recommended accessories:
- Pro 3.5mm Microphone Adapter (HERO7 & HERO8 Black compatible). This accessory allows you to connect a wide range of microphones through a 3.5mm connection and at the same time connect the camera to power or a Powerbank through the USB-C connection, allowing us to extend the duration of the retransmission.
- Multimedia accessory or Media Mod (compatible with HERO8 Black). This new accessory allows attaching light bulbs, microphones or LCD screens through its 2 shoes. It also includes 3.5mm connection for external microphones as well as HDMI and USB-C port.
In the past, an RTMP URL was required to stream live on YouTube, but with this update, the HERO7 Black broadcasts directly to the platform. Users can access the YouTube panel live and interact by chat without losing the thread during the experience. IMPORTANT: To broadcast live on YouTube, you will need to have 1,000 followers on our channel.
How to create an access point on our smartphone?
Creating an access point requires following certain steps on our mobile devices. It is possible to configure an access point whether we use a mobile with ANDROID or IOS.
If your device is an iPhone with IOS, here you will find how to create an access point, click here.
If your device is a smartphone with ANDROID, here you will find how to create an access point, click here.
We may need the help of our telephone operator as technical support to successfully configure our access point.
To make the process even easier, a new meter, in the GoPro App, shows you the coverage of the live broadcast, so you can anticipate if you can go from the starting resolution of 480p to 720p or 1080p (HERO8 Black). You also have the option to save a high-resolution 1080p copy to the camera’s microSD card. (view image)
Why can’t I stream to YouTube?
If you have enabled live streaming on your YouTube channel, it can take up to 24 hours for the process to activate. If you still can’t stream live, check your YouTube account to make sure you haven’t been banned or blocked from streaming. Also note that YouTube requires channels to have at least 1000 subscribers in order to stream live to their platform. Details about their policies can be found here.
Can I use my GoPro as a webcam?
Fortunately if possible, also having a high definition webcam with the video quality of a GoPro camera. Being able to use GoPro cameras as a webcam at home or at work, in addition to using them during the practice of our favorite sports, undoubtedly helps to get a better return on investment.
What requirements do I need to use the GoPro as a webcam?
The GoPro HERO7 and HERO8 Black cameras have an HDMI output port, which allows connecting the camera directly to our PC or MAC. The HDMI cable is not included with the camera, but it is easy to purchase one.
With the right settings, you can make a much more professional appearance and recording by using visual platforms such as Google Meetings, GoToMeeting, Skype, among others. If you are someone who enjoys games and wants to stream level games to the internet, this setting will show your followers like a professional presenter.
In addition to Facebook or YouTube, it is also possible to broadcast on a wide range of platforms such as: Workplace, Twitch, Vimeo, HUYA, Doyou, BILIBILI and INKE.
Next, we leave you some video of how to use the GoPro as a webcam: