THETA+ Video for Android announced

Announcement of “THETA+ Video for Android” 360° Image Editing App

Ricoh Imaging Company is pleased to announce the launch of “THETA+ Video” for Android, an Android app version of the THETA + Video app for editing video captured with the RICOH THETA 360° camera.

“THETA+ Video” makes it easy to edit and process 360° video captured with the RICOH THETA S and RICOH THETA m15 and time lapse videos created with the currently released app, THETA+. It enables actions such as trimming, switching the view, changing colour tone, and inserting background music. Video can be cropped to the preferred angle then posted and shared on social media channels such as Instagram and Facebook.  Editing as 360° video without cropping can also be done and posted directly on Facebook. Moreover, videos posted on Facebook and YouTube can be rotated when viewed.

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Common Features of “THETA+ Video for Android”, “THETA+ Video for iPhone” (already available)

・Filter

Choose 1 of 10 kinds of filter to change the colour tone of the video

・View

Users can choose how to view 360° videos. The app offers a selection of four viewing formats (Mirror ball, Little planet, Equirectangular, and Rectilinear). With the “Little planet” format, the video is reproduced in the form of small spheres floating in space.

・Trim

The video can be trimmed to the desired length.

*Playback speed setting is only available on “THETA+ Video for iPhone”.

・BGM

Users can select one of eight original tracks that are included with “THETA+ Video”, or a track of their own, and use it as background music for a video. The original sound source in the video can be switched to silent.

・Sharing

Edited videos can be posted on social media channels such as Instagram and Facebook.

Google Play download page

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New Award goes to PENTAX/RICOH!

RICOH THETA (m15)/ RICOH THETA S fully spherical camera and PENTAX 645Z medium format digital SLR camera named winners at Germany’s iF Design Awards 2016

RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce that its RICOH THETA (m15)/ RICOH THETA S 360-degree spherical camera and PENTAX 645Z medium format digital SLR camera have been selected as winners at the internationally respected iF Design Awards 2016, hosted by iF International Forum Design GmbH. Details of the awards are as follows.

RICOH THETA(m15) / RICOH THETA S 360-degree Spherical Camera

A series of RICOH THETA released in 2013, with the 360-degree spherical shooting function. Lineup models are the bright/colorful entry model THETA m15, for the joy of spherical shooting for various users’, and the high-end model THETA S with high functionality/ quality to extend the enjoyment. The series’ exterior design is for portability, easy shooting and simplicity. THETA S is completely free of unneeded factors by unifying parts, using a hidden LED display. With soft-feel texture, made of durable materials resisting aged deterioration by in-mold molding, THETA S presents a goal of both design and functionality.

PENTAX 645Z medium format digital SLR camera

Installed with a large image sensor with approximately 51.4 effective megapixels, PENTAX 645Z is a medium format, interchangeable digital SLR camera to produce ultra-high-definition, images with sense of depth. With a dustproof and weather-resistant mechanism, magnesium alloy cover and a tempered glass display panel, the body is durable and reliable for photo enthusiasts and professionals to enjoy casual outdoor shooting.
A tilted rear LCD monitor further freedom for live-view or HD movie shooting enables PENTAX 645Z to expand usage areas.

iF Design Awards

Established in 1953, the iF Design Award is a design award presented to industrial products from all over the world that display superior design. Each year there are many applicants for the award from Germany and around the world. The winning products are selected from seven categories: “Product Design,” “Communication Design”, and “Packaging Design.” “Service Design”, “Professional concepts” and “Architecture” and “Interior architecture”. Winners are highly regarded as products with a superior design that is recognized internationally. This year 5,295 products from 53 countries were entered for consideration, and after rigorous examination, 1,821 products received awards.

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RICOH THETA m15 Firmware Update v01.51

Add the following enhanced features (v01.51)

・Bug fix

RICOH THETA (Model: RICOH THETA m15) (v01.51)

・Direct download link for Software Updater (Windows) -> v01.51
・Direct download link for Software Updater (Machintosh) -> v01.51

*How to Update your RICOH THETA

・You need to install RICOH THETA for Windows®/Mac in order to update your RICOH THETA. Please download it from the link below.

RICOH THETA for Windows®
RICOH THETA for Mac

・For details on how to update using RICOH THETA for Windows®/Mac, see “Updating the Camera Firmware from RICOH THETA for Windows(R)/Mac” in the User Guide.

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RICOH THETA m15 Review

“The Ricoh Theta is a very special and innovative type of camera: at the mere press of a button, it can capture 360-degree spherical photos of your entire surroundings.  Those images can then be viewed interactively on a smartphone/PC, saved as traditional files, and even cropped or enlarged.  No other consumer device on the market can capture everything around you so quickly and easily!”

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Read more at: pentaxforums.com

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