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Ricoh Theta S 360° Camera

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The Ricoh Theta S is a photo/video camera that captures true 360° images seamlessly. The Ricoh does not require any stitching and is an easy solution to the complexity of 360° video production. 

 

Ricoh Theta S Instructions:

 

The Ricoh is an easier-to-use alternative to multi-camera 360 rigs. It uses two cameras with curved lenses to produce 1080p equivalent 360 videos, and up to 14MP still 360 images. The Ricoh has its own Wifi network, and can connect to your smartphone to enable wireless control.

 

Setup:

 

  1. To turn on the Ricoh, press the power button on the side.

  2. If you would like to operate the Ricoh from your smartphone, press the Wifi button immediately below the power button.

  3. Download the RICOH THETA S App from the Apple App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android), and connect to the Ricoh’s Wireless network. The password for the Ricoh’s network, located on the bottom of the camera. (The password for Ricoh #1 is  00140135, and Ricoh #2 is  00132672).



Shooting Still Images:

 

  1. To select the still image shooting mode, press the shooting mode button to select the still image mode.

  2. Position the camera upright, and press the shutter button. The image will be saved to the Ricoh’s internal memory.

  3. If using the app remote, simply use the “Take” button to snap an image remotely.




Shooting 360 Video:

 

  1. To select the video capture mode, press the shooting mode button until the blue video camera is illuminated on the side of the Ricoh.

  2. Position the camera upright and press the shutter button to start recording; press it again to stop record.

  3. If using the app remote, simply tap “Record” to begin recording, and “Stop recording to stop.

 

Importing from the Ricoh:

 

On Mac

  1. To import 360 images and video on a Macintosh, Plug the Ricoh into one of your computer’s USB ports.

  2. The Photos application or iPhotos will automatically open. Now select and import pictures or video files to your computer.

  3. At this point export “Unmodified Original” files to your desired location.

 

On PC`

  1. To import 360 images and video on a PC, Plug the Ricoh into one of your computer’s USB ports.

  2. Import photos and videos by using AutoPlay.

 

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