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Contest Update, OpenCV and VR Image Processing on Android, 4 Free 360° Image Viewers - Hi all, OK, I'm going for the longest subject line you'll see this week. That's because there's a lot of great information coming out of the community. If you're busy using your THETA, we've got lots of useful resources for you. Jesse C. Jun 28, 2019 10:56 AM
Using THETA with Drones and Visual Special Effects - Hey all, Hope you've got lots of fun things planned for the Memorial Day weekend and the start of summer. Two great projects from community members: Project of Jesse C. May 24, 2019 2:27 PM
Become a VR Camera Developer - We’re working to get more plug-ins in the THETA Plug-in Store. Come help us! You can Become a VR Camera Developer by coming to the meetup this week, wor Jesse C. Mar 12, 2019 1:12 PM
New RICOH THETA Z1 coming soon - Hey all, Hope you're staying dry! Information on the newly announced RICOH THETA Z1 is available here, with detailed commentary from Mic Ty at 360Rumors: Jesse C. Feb 25, 2019 9:51 AM
Own a THETA V? Join the Star Trail Timelapse Challenge! - Join the  Star Trail Timelapse Challenge now! Free Trial Stitching App Jesse C. Dec 14, 2018 9:02 AM
Tomorrow! RICOH THETA Microconference - San Jose - A Message from Community: Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow! Please bring a laptop... and your creativity! Let's have fun learning together. If you haven't RSVP'ed already, please do so here:  Jesse C. Nov 9, 2018 8:45 AM
Fun learning, free prizes, good food - RICOH THETA Microconference - Sat, Nov 10 - San Jose - RSVP here!­icoh-theta-microconference-tic­kets-51447469767 Fun event coming up, chance find out what's possible in the world Jesse C. Oct 31, 2018 11:40 AM
RICOH THETA V Plug-in Technology Smashes Through 25 Minute Video Limitation - Hi all, Cool use of THETA V plug-ins, getting rid of the time limit on filming video. It was 25 mins, current testing shows 48 mins at full 4K! Depending on your configuration, it can go a LOT longer than that, even! For more details: Jesse C. Sep 17, 2018 2:11 PM
TOMORROW! Developers, Creators, Users - Try a V! - Hey all, Hope to see you tomorrow night, downtown San Francisco. We'll be doing a deep dive into all things V. Great way to kick off the fall, taking a look at some cool 360 tech and connecting with other users. Details here: Jesse C. Aug 29, 2018 3:28 PM
Facebook 360 live streaming over Wi-Fi using RICOH THETA - Hey all, Useful step-by-step info on doing Facebook 360 live streaming over Wi-Fi by's Craig Oda. Set up your own live stream. Super fun! Jesse C. Jul 31, 2018 10:43 AM
New RICOH THETA Plug-in User Guides Available Now! - Hi all, With new RICOH THETA Plug-in Store open to the public now, you can add plug-ins to your THETA and do all sorts of cool new things. Fancy! To try them yo Jesse C. Jul 22, 2018 7:05 PM
Sign up now! RICOH THETA Plug-in Partner Program is now open - SIGN UP NOW Immediate Benefits: Experiment with THETA V features by installing third-party An Jesse C. Jul 3, 2018 9:51 AM
RICOH THETA Plug-in Partner Program Goes Live - Hi all, Hope the summer is off to a great start. Lots of vacations, summer schools, camps and more, I'm sure. RICOH just Jesse C. Jun 27, 2018 4:16 PM
360° Video Handbook and Cool T-Shirt Giveaway -­/ 360° Video Handbook and Cool T-Shirt Giveaway Enter before June 29 Join our free community and get entered into our free drawing to wi Jesse C. Jun 7, 2018 3:16 PM
RICOH THETA Live VR Lounge - presents the RICOH THETA Live VR lounge starring the RICOH THETA V 4K live streaming into an HTC Vive headset Jesse C. May 25, 2018 11:49 AM
Check out the new THETA V next week! - Hey all, We're going to be doing a Technical Workshop for THETA V programming next week! The details are up , but if you want to kick off the summer with s Jesse C. May 24, 2018 10:50 AM
Win a free Sony MESH Starter Kit + GPIO - Works with RICOH THETA! - Join the community for your chance to win a free Sony MESH Starter Kit + GPIO! Jesse C. Dec 13, 2017 10:46 AM
360° Tech in Construction - Free Webinar - Tues, Dec 12, 11am PT - Free webinar - How leading construction industry innovators are using 360° technology to save clients time and money We're hold Jesse C. Dec 7, 2017 9:58 AM
This week! 360° Video Production: Secrets of Success - Thurs, Nov 16, 11am PT - Hi all! Cool one coming up! A  free 360° Video Production Webinar with Michael Wohl, author of Jesse C. Nov 13, 2017 12:06 PM
360° Video Production: Secrets of success Nov 16, 11am PT - Sign up for our free 360° Video Production Webinar with Michael Wohl, author of  The 360° Video Handbook! Jesse C. Nov 6, 2017 8:23 AM
THETA V firmware update, 4K Streaming info, T-shirt and Video Editing book giveaway, and more! - Hi all! Tons of info on THETA V on the Unofficial Guide. If you've made the upgrade leap, it should be useful. If you're considering it, probably also useful! THETA V info here:  Jesse C. Oct 26, 2017 9:44 AM
Unofficial Guides Community T-shirt Giveaway - Hi all! We have an exclusive offer for you to show your enthusiasm for the 360° world: the chance to win a free Unofficial Guides T-Shirt! Between now and  Nov 10 , Jesse C. Oct 17, 2017 10:10 AM
Ricoh Theta V - Top 10 features; plus: comparison with other popular 360 cameras - Hey all, We're doing out best to collect information on the new RICOH THETA V. Lots of info and details on the Unofficial Guide: Jesse C. Sep 26, 2017 9:29 AM
New RICOH THETA with 4K Video and Spatial Audio Officially Announced - Hi all, Just finished watching the live press conference from IFA Berlin. It's official! Ricoh has announced the full specification of the new RICOH THETA will 4K video and spatial audio. The camera can be connected to phones and comput Jesse C. Aug 31, 2017 6:16 AM
Spatial Audio in the next version RICOH THETA - New exciting details around Spatial Audio functionality being included in the next version RICOH THETA. Very cool! This is an unofficial translation of an official RICOH interview with two of the main audio engineers working Jesse C. Aug 14, 2017 2:15 PM
Media Rumor about THETA V (new 4K THETA) - Hi all, Can't believe it's almost August! Hope vacations and summer camps and cool technology projects are going well for everyone! We've got a couple choice new informational posts on the Unofficial Guide. Did you hear about the next T Jesse C. Jul 31, 2017 3:35 PM
YouTube 360 Live Streaming with the RICOH R Dev Kit and Teradek VidiU - Hey all, Posting a new tutorial for using the RICOH R Dev Kit. The RICOH R Dev Kit and Teradek VidiU can be used to liv Jesse C. Jul 24, 2017 7:52 AM
Summer 360° Picture Challenge - Announcing the Unofficial Guide's Summer 360° Picture Contest! Send in your best summer activities! Win a shocking pink historic m15 used to document the original Unofficial Guide or a RICOH THETA erasable pen. Please send y Jesse C. Jul 18, 2017 2:36 PM
4 Top Free 360° Image Viewers for Developers - Hey all, Happy Bastille Day to our French developer friends, hope everyone is having a great summer! The Unofficial Guide has just published a useful overview of the " Jesse C. Jul 14, 2017 9:21 AM
3 Must Read RICOH THETA Tutorials - Hi all! Looking forward to seeing quite a few of you tomorrow night. So many RSVPs! It'll be a great night of education, VR, and learning. Don't worry, if you make a last minute decision to come, the Eventbrite list is closed, but drop me an em Jesse C. Jun 29, 2017 7:42 PM
Ricoh’s 360 Image Business Cloud Opens as a Pilot Service in North America - Hi all, Cool new announcement from RICOH THETA! Ricoh's 360 Image Business Cloud is opening in North America. Great platform for 360 developer projects and business services. Available only through an exclusive invi Jesse C. Jun 27, 2017 5:24 PM
How To: Create a THETA Image VR Gallery with A-Frame - Great short weekend project for RICOH THETA enthusiasts! Want to build your first VR project? Use 4 of your own RICOH THETA images and build a fun VR gallery in 20 minutes! Then navigate through in VR goggles or on a website or on a mobile phon Jesse C. Jun 25, 2017 10:34 AM
Virtual Reality: Transformation Tool for Learning and Equity in Middle Schools - Hi all! Ready for the June 30 Ed Tech Connect meetup coming up? Looking forward to seeing everyone and discussing how education and technology are providing new storytelling tools for younger students. Jesse C. Jun 25, 2017 10:29 AM
Ed Tech Connect coming up June 30! Connecting Education and VR - Hi all, Education tools and techniques are changing rapidly in schools across the country. Educators are enthusiastic about using VR to reach students and expand learning capabilities. The RICOH THETA is an excellent tool for VR storytelling. Jesse C. Jun 13, 2017 11:52 AM
360 Video Editing Software giveaway, New RICOH Module for IoT, more... - Hey all, Hope the Memorial Day weekend was fun and summer plans are getting going. On the RICOH THETA Unofficial Guide we're giving away 2 free versions of CyberLink PowerDirector. Handles 360 video editing and Jesse C. May 31, 2017 8:25 AM
Ricoh Multi-Imaging Technology Demo - In case anyone missed the meetup, I created a video of the multi-imaging technology demo that was shown. This allows high-resolution DSLR images and video to be combined with THETA S 360 images, providing a VR experience with high resolutio Craig O. May 3, 2017 9:02 PM
TONIGHT! Literally the newest tech demos from RICOH THETA, plus... a robot! - Hey all, Very excited to see everyone tonight. We've got TK Tone, the RICOH THETA product manager, coming back from the big NAB show last week with the newest technology demos from RICOH. Yow, I can't wait! (We Jesse C. May 2, 2017 9:57 AM
THETA to Support 4K Video, Spatial Audio and Open Camera OS - In addition to 4K streaming over WiFi, Craig O. Apr 21, 2017 10:25 AM
How To: Facebook Live 360 with RICOH THETA S - Hey all!  Exciting announcement from Facebook this morning, Facebook Live 360 is finally available widely. We’ve got a step-by-step walkthrough for setting it up with your RICOH THETA S.  Jesse C. Mar 29, 2017 9:05 AM
Join the THETA Unofficial Guide 360 Time-Lapse Video Challenge! - Hi everyone, Looking for a way to dive into a cool project with your RICOH THETA? The Unofficial Guide has started a time-lapse video challenge, great for b Jesse C. Mar 27, 2017 3:35 PM
Top 4 new GitHub Repos for RICOH THETA - Hi all! Several pieces of information from the RICOH THETA developers community: 1. We're gearing up for the next RICOH THETA meetup! It'll be the first week of May. If anyone wants to pre Jesse C. Mar 21, 2017 9:28 AM
TOMORROW! Share your RICOH THETA pics and videos - Hey all, Looking forward to connecting with everyone down on the Stanford campus tomorrow night for our "Making Money With VR" meetup. Should be a lot of fun! Want to share your best RIC Jesse C. Feb 27, 2017 10:13 AM
VR Storytelling - Please stop by! - Dear RICOH developers and filmmakers, As fellow 360/VR enthusiasts, we're always on the lookout for a good story in VR. This Thur Denis M. Feb 14, 2017 9:44 PM
First info around Feb meetup and demos from RICOH - Hi all! We're working on the next meetup, sending out a quick placeholder, to be held down on Stanford campus, Tues, Feb 28! Mark it on your calendars, we'll be filling Jesse C. Feb 2, 2017 10:40 AM
VR workshop this weekend - Hey there, Ricoh Theta and VR Film enthusiasts, If you're interested in film and game design in VR, come dive deep this weekend int Denis M. Jan 18, 2017 6:39 PM
selling Ricoh Theta S 360 degree digital camera - Hi, I haven't used the camera and it comes in it's original box. If you're interested, proceeds benefit a 501(c)(3) org. My number is[masked]. text or call. Rauhmel, CEO, I. Jan 6, 2017 5:27 PM
Happy Holidays - Top 6 Must Read RICOH THETA articles from 2016 - Hi all, Sending our best holiday wishes to everyone! Hope and expect there's lots of good eating, family time, rest time... and many, many 360 videos and images! Forwarding the "6 Top RIC Jesse C. Dec 30, 2016 1:12 PM
Bring Your THETA on Tuesday, View Your Own 360 Pics/Videos in SonyVR Goggles - Hi all! Looking forward to seeing you this coming Tuesday, Dec 13, starting at 6:30pm. It’s the same location as last time at Brightc Jesse C. Dec 11, 2016 5:27 PM
Re: [RICOH-THETA-Developers] Brand new announcement - RICOH THETA + SonyVR - It works great. Craig O. Dec 6, 2016 10:55 AM
Brand new announcement - RICOH THETA + SonyVR - Hi all! RICOH and Sony have just announced that the RICOH THETA can be directly connected to the Sony PlayStation VR2. Images and video on the THETA can be directly a Jesse C. Dec 5, 2016 10:47 PM
THETA USB Live Streaming Now in Full 1080 HD - Free Upgrade - Hey all! Hope the holidays and the turkey were fun and delicious.  RICOH has announced a nice upgrade to their live streaming capabilities - jumping up to 1080p. It's a BIG difference! And it Jesse C. Nov 28, 2016 11:02 PM
THETA USB Live Streaming Now in Full 1080 HD - Free Upgrade - Hey all! Hope the holidays and the turkey were fun and delicious. (Resending, since my earlier email appears to have not sent properly. Apologies if this is a repeat.) RICOH has announced a nice u Jesse C. Nov 28, 2016 4:20 PM
Re: [RICOH-THETA-Developers] article on our meetup, WebVR - Preview not available Phil S. Nov 11, 2016 8:43 AM article on our meetup, WebVR - on the A-Frame / WebVR technology that Kieran Farr spoke about at the last meetup. The pictures from the meetup are in the article and the VR demo. You can also follow the article to build your own VR app in 15 minutes with y Craig O. Nov 11, 2016 7:33 AM
RICOH THETA Developers Contest winners announced! - Hey all, Some good ones to get the creative juices going. We'll be looking to find out more details, but if any of you test, fork, extend or otherwise form any kind of opinion on any of these RICOH THETA projects, we& Jesse C. Nov 7, 2016 9:08 AM
time lapse with RICOH THETA - speeding up interval shooting - Happy Halloween everyone! On the RICOH THETA Unofficial Guide main page ( ) we've got our "November Featured Developer - Jason Charcalla" which links t Jesse C. Oct 31, 2016 6:14 AM
Help with nighttime images through USB API? - Hi All, Jesse C. Oct 17, 2016 10:13 AM
New RICOH THETA Live Streaming Guide! - Hey all, Jesse C. Oct 7, 2016 3:17 PM
Re: [RICOH-THETA-Developers] VR womb experience - Thanks, Cliff. This looks like a great place to Julie M. Oct 5, 2016 12:24 PM
Re: [RICOH-THETA-Developers] VR womb experience - Âllo Julie, The closest thing I've seen is this 1st full-on 3D VR Anatomy program announced maybe a week ago (perhaps they have, or can point you to, something closer to your specific application) : Clifford T. Oct 5, 2016 11:47 AM
VR womb experience - Is anyone working on - or know of anyone working Julie M. Oct 4, 2016 11:44 PM
A-Frame, menu navigation - With Kieran's exciting presentation still fresh in our minds, Jesse came over to my house to work on A-Frame. We got the menus working in the spheres so people can jump from one THETA 360 image to another when they're wearing a Craig O. Oct 4, 2016 11:51 AM
Additional A-Frame Information - During the meetup, Kieran Farr introduced us to A-Frame. It's fast and easy.  I created four sample scenes using pictures from the RICOH THETA that we took last night. Craig O. Sep 29, 2016 4:50 PM
Presentations from Sept THETA SF MeetUp - 360 Photo, Video, and Product Kieran Farr, Senior Director of Business Development at Brightcove, pre Craig O. Sep 28, 2016 5:01 PM
Re: Re [[Possible drone Theta cam gimbal/stabilizer, if adaptable from phone] The SMOVE stabilizes and charges your phone for steady video shoots TechCrunch]: [RICOH-THETA-Developers] drone 360 videos - We need to check and make sure it works with the THETA. Maybe you can send the company an email and ask if they can loan you a SMOVE stabilizer to test with a RICOH THETA? In return, maybe you can create a sample video of using the stabiliz Craig O. Sep 28, 2016 3:33 PM
Re [[Possible drone Theta cam gimbal/stabilizer, if adaptable from phone] “The SMOVE stabilizes and charges your phone for steady video shoots – TechCrunch”]: [RICOH-THETA-Developers] drone 360 videos - Folks, This came in the day of the meet... “The SMOVE stabilizes and charges your phone for steady video shoots – TechCrunch”: Clifford T. Sep 28, 2016 1:36 PM
drone 360 videos - Thanks for Eddie Codel, Kieran Farr, and Christian Claus really incredible presentations. I'm trying to get the presentations so that I can share it with everyone. I learned so much. It was great. Craig O. Sep 28, 2016 10:15 AM
360 Live Streaming from HDMI to YouTube with Streambox - At the last meetup, there was discussion about how to get improved video resolution streaming to YouTube. Streambox now offers cloud-stitching . H Craig O. Sep 27, 2016 10:15 AM
Top 6 GitHub Repos for RICOH THETA - Hey all, Hope to see you next week, Tues, Sept 27th, starting at 6:30pm at Brightcove. I've been talking a lot with the three speakers, Kieran, Christian and Eddie, and it gets me very excited what everyone is doing w Jesse C. Sep 22, 2016 12:03 PM
Interview with Eddie Codel, giving drone video demo next week! - Hi all! We're pulling together all the details for the meetup next week, Tues, Sept 27th. The lineup of speakers is fantastic, should be a great chance to learn a lot, ask questions, get involved. Jesse C. Sep 19, 2016 12:35 PM
Re: [RICOH-THETA-Developers] Location for "360° Integration in Products, Photosphere Navigation, and 360° Video on Drones!" - Jesse, Thanks for organizing this event. I've been fascinated by the impact that drones are having on film and got excited about the potential for mounting a 360 camera on a drone after I saw this video. Craig O. Sep 16, 2016 11:25 AM
New THETA API v2.1 - All! Anyone working with the new THETA API v2.1 extensively? There are some pretty useful upgrades (like not having to find out the session_id first before taking a picture - nice!) and we'll be documenting them. We&# Jesse C. Sep 15, 2016 11:16 AM
Please contribute to List of THETA Apps - Calling on RICOH THETA meetup members! Ok, so you've used a THETA and you've done some editing. You've uploaded content somewhere. You've built a little app that uses API calls to grab content off the came Jesse C. Sep 13, 2016 9:30 AM
Location for "360° Integration in Products, Photosphere Navigation, and 360° Video on Drones!" - We've got a great location in SOMA for the upcoming RICOH THETA meetup. It's being graciously provided by our co-sponsor Brightcove. I've updated the site. For more details, see the full listing: Jesse C. Sep 6, 2016 1:56 PM
Next meetup Sept 27 and Tiny Planet video example - Hey all, Looking forward to seeing you at the next RICOH THETA meetup! It's coming up Tues, Sept 27, downtown San Francisco. It's co-sponsored by Product Managers in Video (streaming, VR/AR, CV, 3D, etc.) meetup. Jesse C. Sep 1, 2016 8:05 AM
Re: [RICOH-THETA-Developers] Deadline NEXT WEEK! $45,000 in prizes for cool RICOH THETA apps - You can get quite good footage by simply putting the THETA on your drone and pressing the physical "record video" button on your THETA before you launch your drone. After your drone lands, you can then use Craig O. Aug 5, 2016 7:59 AM
Deadline NEXT WEEK! $45,000 in prizes for cool RICOH THETA apps - Hi all, Hope the summer is going well. Sending out a quick reminder, the RICOH THETA Developers Contest has a registration deadline of Aug 10th, coming up in one week! If you register by then you still have time to submit Jesse C. Aug 4, 2016 12:40 PM
Please add short intro to your RICOH THETA profile - Hi all, Hope the summer is going well. We're busy working on the next RICOH THETA meetup. We'll let you know topics and scheduling as it firms up. In the meantime, I'm hoping you can t Jesse C. Jul 25, 2016 11:14 AM
Thank you! - Wowwowow! That was a lot of fun! So cool to hear about the different ways people are using THETAs, like a VR company live streaming launch, streaming HDMI output, VR editing, spatial/360 audio, education in K12... and ton Jesse C. Jul 13, 2016 5:40 PM
THETA HDMI live streaming to YouTube in 1080p - and other MeetUp Notes - The note below on live streaming to YouTube with HDMI was posted to the Unofficial Guide this morning by a community member. I have sent an email to Boinx to confirm the functionality. I have not tested it yet. If someone tests this, p Craig O. Jul 13, 2016 9:19 AM
Basic Info on THETA Advanced Usage and Programming Intro - Hi, I recently received several questions about streaming video from the THETA and basic "How do I start programming the camera" questions.  Thank you for your questions. It helps us to focus on the topics of the m Craig O. Jul 12, 2016 12:32 PM
Photography Project with RICOH THETA (NY) - Hey all, Looking forward to seeing you tonight! We'll be there at 6:30pm, there're be pizza and sodas... Come meet fellow THETA users and let's have some 360 degree fun! Passing on som Jesse C. Jul 12, 2016 9:09 AM
Control of THETA over USB - At the last meetup, there was considerable interest in controlling the camera over USB. Since that time, the community has produced a lot more documentation o Craig O. Jul 7, 2016 9:16 AM
Re: [RICOH-THETA-Developers] RICOH THETA Meetup July 12 - Craig, The idea of displaying live streaming 360° video in VR goggles is super cool. I agree, it's possible WebRTC would do a better job with latency issues. I found some info on this topic. It’s a blog post from J Jesse C. Jun 30, 2016 2:20 PM
Re: [RICOH-THETA-Developers] RICOH THETA Meetup July 12 - I've been hearing a lot of questions about the need to stream a live 360 video feed directly into another device like a mobile phone for display in Google cardboard or a headset. With Craig O. Jun 29, 2016 10:19 AM
RICOH THETA Meetup July 12 - Hey all! Last month we went over the RICOH THETA's camera API, now Jesse C. Jun 29, 2016 9:43 AM
Meetup Location - Hi everyone, We're getting to work on our next meetup and we want to know what location works best for the group.  I set up a poll on the meetup page and you can vote for whether you'd like the next meetup to be in Oakland, San Francisco, Palo Tyler May 27, 2016 2:03 PM
THETA 360 Contest Updates - Jesse C. May 26, 2016 11:01 AM
Meetup Follow Up - Hi all, Thanks to everyone who came to our meetup on Saturday at HanaHaus!  It was great to talk to you all and get some cameras into your hands. If you want to review the information we had, or if you couldn' Tyler May 23, 2016 11:15 AM
Yes, I would like to join in. - I have the Ricoh for about a 9 mo Tony C. Apr 28, 2016 2:44 AM
RICOH THETA 360 YouTube Streaming - Hi everyone! I have some interesting news for you: A few days ago, the Theta Developers Unofficial Blog posted a tutorial on Tyler Apr 27, 2016 10:13 AM

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