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RICOH THETA V

Ricoh Theta V
 
360 video and still camera

RICOH THETA V Manual

 

 

 

 

 

 


<a href="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4Jem7mFtjyo?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0">Watch 360 Video YouTube Video</a>

 

RICOH THETA V

RICOH THETA V

360 video and still camera

Parts of the camera

Ricoh Theta Password

"decorative"

 

 

 

 

Select the SSID of the camera from the network list and enter the password

  • The serial number printed on the base of the camera is the same as the SSID and password
  • The SSID is "THETA" plus the serial number in the (B) section (in this case "THETAXN00001017"). The password is the numbers in the (A) section (in this case "00001017").
  • You can change the password from your smartphone.
  • The password is initialized by pressing the reset button (C).
  • When the dedicated app is started after the connection is done, the wireless lamp lights in blue.

 

CAMERA POSITIONING

The camera should be about 4-5 feet from the main subject, as this should give it enough prominence in the shot without making it uncomfortably close. That same experience you get when someone is “in your personal space” is easy to achieve, and generally not what you want in VR. Make sure your camera is level while you are shooting.

Infographic

 

EVERYTHING IS IN THE SHOT

There is no “behind the camera.” When shooting any scene, you need to either leave the room or make yourself part of the shot. The cameras works with a companion phone app that allows you to remotely take a photo or video, giving you the opportunity to hide close by, out of sight.

James Trotter

 

LIMIT MOVEMENT OF THE CAMERA

When planning your shoot, try to let the person viewing the experience be in charge of where they go. Use hotspots to allow for “teleporting” around an area or between scenes in a “first-person” perspective. Any disconnect between the camera’s movements and the viewer’s own body movements can be disorienting at best, and nauseating at worst.

Street view

 

When picking a locations look for areas that are visually engaging. The viewer is looking at the scene in a full 360 degrees.

Panoramic photo

 

LIGHTING

Quite often, for standard photography, you will use additional lighting or a flash to illuminate an area that doesn’t have good natural light. With 360, you can’t add extra visible lights because they will also be in the scene, and you’ll end up blinding anyone who looks back at the lights around them.

The best solution, of course, is to have good natural lighting in the scene, but that’s not always possible. If there is a particular area that must be well-lit, try using extra lighting behind other objects in the scene. Or, try using small directional spotlights pointing towards the subject and away from the camera. Also, consider the existing lights in the room or area, and perhaps look at using higher power fixtures that give you the lighting effect you need.


 

Software for Post production:

Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Photoshop

https://www.csusb.edu/its/software/faculty-staff-software

 

https://support.theta360.com/en/download/

Ricoh Theta Basic App Windows/Mac

Ricoh Theta File Transfer App Windows/Mac

Specs image

 

 

Editing 360 video

https://studio.knightlab.com/results/storytelling-layers-on-360-video/how-to-edit-360-video-in-premiere

 

Screenshot of editing software

 

Posting your content:

Live 360 to Facebook live

Posting to Facebook

Posting to YouTube

Momento360


 

START PRACTICING WITH 360 VIDEO

As you can see, there is a bit more to 360 filming that there is with standard filming. But, as with just about anything, the most important lessons learned are those learned by doing, so get out there and start shooting today!

Ricoh Theta V

 

CSUSB 360 Video Documentaries

 

Oscar Ramirez, Chicano Artist

https://youtu.be/hd2AzgxP0-I

 

Chicano Mural

https://youtu.be/T1ROvuhYRxo

Shatilia Refugee Camp 2020

https://youtu.be/Nmua3rbjvfc

 


Contact

Assistant Director, Academic Technologies & Innovation
Academic Technologies & Innovation

Email: jamest@csusb.edu

Office Phone: (909) 537-5063

Office Location: PL-002A