Learn how to use Ricoh's inexpensive Theta camera to shoot 360-degree virtual reality stills and video.
(bouncy jazz piano music) - A lot of photo and video people are talking a lot about VR right now, and with good reason. VR technology represents a radically different way of capturing a lot of different kinds of subject matter. If you're interested in VR, then you're probably also curious about the Ricoh Theta, a small, inexpensive camera, that is right now the cheapest, easiest, best way to produce quality VR material. And in this course, we're gonna take a deep dive in to the Ricoh Theta. We're gonna look at how to shoot with it and how to set up shots with it, how to do all of the necessary post production that you need to do to produce either 360 degree stills, video, or VR scenes.
Along the way, we're gonna learn a couple of tricks to make it easier to transfer files to your computer, fix some problems that the Theta has with tilting horizons, and a couple of other little curiosities. So if you're looking for an easy way to get VR, you want to look into the Ricoh Theta. If you're looking for an easy way to learn about the Ricoh Theta, you've already found it. So, come with me as we take a look.
- Controlling the Theta with buttons or from an iPhone
- Shooting a 360° still with the Theta
- Editing 360° VR images
- Stitching time-lapse videos
- Using the Theta to create the "tiny planet" effect