360 Video

I got my hands on a Ricoh Theta S 360 camera. The still photos are very sharp, unfortunately the video quality is quite soft.

The different stages of the file are interesting.

360-1

Still.

unstitched

Video Unstitched.

stitched

Video Stitched/Flat.

360

Video 360/Spherical screengrab.

The Theta software is buggy and will only convert the video from m4v files to mp4 depending on If you bring the image in via camera or from the app. Also if you bring it into Final Cut Pro or Premiere to edit, you have to then add metadata to the file so Youtube knows its meant to be a 360 video.

Hit play and then drag cursor for 360 orbit view (view in Chrome browser).

Note to Self:

  • Quality of 360 video above on Youtube is very soft and jittery, other 360 videos using the ‘Spatial Media Metadata Injector’ seem to be twitchy also.
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