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Tourist
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GoPro 9 Webcam on Window10 - High CPU

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I'm happy to find the first non beta version (1.0.0.638) of the webcam driver.

I hope it solves the freezing of half of the webcam stream. 

i wanted to test it, so i installed the driver and ran the webcam for a long time. 

And didnt have the issue. (it happened randomly before, so i need more testing to see if it is resolved)

 

I did notice the 25% CPU usage of "GoPro Webcam.exe", thats huge for a webcam! and more than the beta driver. 

That makes me think it can be improved and i guess quiet signiificantly. 

 

please spend some time optimizing the CPU load of "GoPro Webcam.exe"

 

Cheers,

Sem

 

 

Tourist
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Re: GoPro 9 Webcam on Window10 - High CPU

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wanted to correct this, its not 25% CPU load.

In task manager It is 30+% CPU (i7 7700k) load and 41% GPU (GTX 1080ti) load for the "GoPro Webcam (32bit) process.
Tourist
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Re: GoPro 9 Webcam on Window10 - High CPU

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I stopped using my gopro hero 9 as webcam, for the following reasons: 

  • Sometimes the right half of the screen freezes
  • Teams crashes when i enter a meeting. (happens when teams activates the webcam mode, and somtimes still crashed when i first activate the webcam mode using preview. (result: all video feeds freeze in my Teams screen, Teams GUI becomes unresponsive) 
  • huge CPU and GPU load. (something i dont have when i use a logitech C920

In my test i configeed teams to directly use the gopro as webcam. 

I'll try again when a new version of the driver is released. 

GoPro
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Re: GoPro 9 Webcam on Window10 - High CPU

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Thank you for the information shared.

We'll also have this checked with the team.

 

Regards,

Ej

Sightseer
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Re: GoPro 9 Webcam on Window10 - High CPU

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Confirming the high CPU usage. Makes it impossible to stream. 
Please take care of this, it's a real shame to provide product that has obvious issues.
How did it pass QA at all?

Tourist
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Re: GoPro 9 Webcam on Window10 - High CPU

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Abosultely the same issue

It uses enourmous amounts for GPU and CPU. It's impossible to stream! FPS drops like crazy and its just like 2FPS even goes on minus tbh. I have i9-9900k and a gtx2080 and they can't handle it! I threw away the gopro and simply got a logitech cam. Hopefully this is being looked at as high prio!

GoPro
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Re: GoPro 9 Webcam on Window10 - High CPU

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Hi @coolflare8275 @hriston0626

 

Can you please check if the app is on version 1.0.0.638?

 

Thanks!

Ej

Tourist
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Re: GoPro 9 Webcam on Window10 - High CPU

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Hi,

 

The version is 1.0.0.638 , yes

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