Categories
Plugin Development

THETA Plugin Logs

THETA plugin logs can be enabled to help with development of RICOH THETA Plug-ins. Plug-ins can be developed for V, Z1, and X models. The camera must be in developer mode. THETA plugin logs can be set with the Android Debug Bridge or adb. This tool is part of Android Studio. More information on plugin […]

Categories
Camera Settings Z1

RICOH THETA Manual Shutter and ISO

To set the RICOH THETA shutter, ISO, and aperture you must first set the camera to manual program. If the camera is set to “normal program”, all settings are configured automatically. When the camera is in manual program mode, you cannot use EV compensation. Let’s first look at the API and then at how the […]

Categories
3d models Plugin Development Z1

Create HDRI from 360 Images

You can take a series of photos using a THETA which can be stitched together with your favorite software to create a high-dynamic-range image in HDR or EXR format. This image can then be used as a source of lighting and reflection data for a 3D scene. You can create HDRI from 360 images. Taking the […]

Categories
Camera Settings Z1

RICOH THETA Force Shutdown and Settings Reset

Sometimes the RICOH THETA camera will get stuck. This may happen during development. If there is a stuck plug-in running inside the camera or a WebAPI command causes the camera to become unresponsive, you should first try a shutdown. Normal Shutdown Button: Power button only for around 8 seconds Force Shutdown In these cases, you […]

Categories
Z1

How to Reset RICOH THETA Compass

If your RICOH THETA Z1 OLED screen shows this icon, you should recalibrate the internal compass. The compass can lose calibration if exposed to a magnetic field. For example, if you have a standing desk, the internal motor of the standing desk may cerate a magnetic field that affect the internal compass of the RICOH […]

Categories
repair

RICOH THETA Lens Repair

RICOH THETA lens repair can be a sad discussion. Officially, you need to replace the entire assembly, which can be expensive. If you scratch or damage the lens, you will need to send the camera into a service center and replace the entire lens unit. A community member reported that the cost in the UK […]

Categories
X

RICOH THETA X Introduction

RICOH THETA X has 11K image, internal GPS, color touchscreen

Categories
repair

RICOH THETA Battery

RICOH THETA battery replacement discussions online show that people are successfully replacing the DB-110 battery in the V and other models. The RICOH THETA V, Z1, and SC2 are not designed to be serviced at home. To replace the battery, you should take it into an authorized service center. However, in order to save cost […]

Categories
Editing Tools

How To Convert 360 Images To Video

There are multiple ways to convert 360 images to video. Many websites cannot display equirectangular images. By converting a 360 equirectangular image into a series of 2D images, they can be strung together into a video.  This image Can be converted into this video. One conversion tool example is the 360photo-to-video.com online converter.  You can […]

Categories
Camera Settings Z1

THETA WiFi Reset

You can easily perform a THETA WiFi reset by either pressing down the WiFi button V models or the mode and Wi-Fi buttons on the Z1 model. The RICOH THETA Wi-Fi password is set as the numbers from the serial number from the factory. For example, if the serial number is YN10010104, then the default […]