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12-25-2017, 12:45 PM   #46
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Such roadmap should also be introduced to their DSLR products as well...

12-26-2017, 10:24 AM   #47
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Meh, too many times the same improvement.... I prefer real adds-on like on DSLRs, versus "progressively incremental" scheme that looks more like standard maketing communication "illusion".
Please Ricoh Imaging, carry on with targetted and differenciated communication according to your different types of customers.
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1/ New versions of the Ricoh Theta apps:

RICOH THETA App Version Update Information (January 23rd, 2018)

■ Movie converter app for YouTube RICOH THETA Movie Converter
・Bug fix

RICOH THETA App Version Update Information (February 1st, 2018)

■ RICOH THETA S for iOS
・Wireless LAN client mode is now supported.
You can connect to a smartphone via wireless LAN access point.
You can connect to THETA V using the Internet connection on your smartphone.
Now you are free from troublesome wireless connection switching.
- Click here for details on how to use it RICOH THETA V - User Guide
- Instruction Video 

■ RICOH THETA S for Android
・Wireless LAN client mode is now supported.
You can connect to a smartphone via wireless LAN access point.
You can connect to THETA V using the Internet connection on your smartphone.
Now you are free from troublesome wireless connection switching.
- Click here for details on how to use it RICOH THETA V - User Guide
 - Instruction Video 
・It is now possible to remotely shoot images by pressing the volume button on your smartphone.

■ App for computer
・It is now possible to correct rotational shake in captured videos.
* Supports video shot using camera firmware 1.20 and later.

2/ New firmware 2.00.2 for Ricoh Theta V:

Notification of firmware update for “RICOH THETA V” camera (January 26th, 2018)

RELEASE NOTES: Version 2.00.2

・Wireless LAN client mode is now supported.
* Requires the latest version of the smartphone app (iOS 1.15.0 or above, Android 1.16.0 or above).
・Bug fix
・We have found that a small portion of the Ricoh Theta V units exceeded the declared value for Radio wave output of WLAN (5GHz) for both US and Canada. Therefore, we have corrected the output values corresponding to these individual units via firmware update.
Please note that this change does not affect the wireless performance of the Ricoh Theta V.

It is now possible to upgrade firmware for the RICOH THETA V camera from the smartphone app (Android only). Please note that there are times when the firmware file will be around 700MB in size resulting in a lot of data traffic and it will take some time to complete.
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Biospheres with a spherical camera: the Theta V at Amazon HQ: Digital Photography Review

02-01-2018, 11:57 AM   #50
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Thanks for the details, my Android App had been updated but now i know why.
06-29-2018, 03:22 PM   #51
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Since early February (my latest post on the same topic):

- The Ricoh Theta apps was updated on the 1st of March, the 19th of April, the 31st of May and the 28th of June.

- The Ricoh Theta V firmware was updated on the 1st of March (Version 2.10.1), the 13th of March (Version 2.11.1), the 10th of May (Version 2.20.1), the 4th of June (Version 2.21.1) and the 30th of June (Version 2.30.1).

Impressive pace!

In addition, the Ricoh Theta Plug-In Partner Programme went live on the 28th of June:

RICOH THETA Plug-in Partner Program Goes Live | Global | Ricoh

http://www.ricoh.com/release/2018/pdf/0628_1.pdf

QuoteOriginally posted by Ricoh:
First-of-its-kind program lets developers access tools and support for developing Android plug-ins that deliver new features and functions for the RICOH THETA V camera

TOKYO, June 28, 2018 - Ricoh today announced that the RICOH THETA Plug-in Partner Program (URL: https://api.ricoh/products/theta-plugin/), including development tools and support for members, has gone live. The program—initially announced in January 2018 and unique in the 360-degree/virtual reality camera industry—allows third-party developers to create their own Android™-based plug-ins for the RICOH THETA V, a camera capable of capturing fully-spherical photos and 4K video.



The RICOH THETA V incorporates an Android-based operation system. Given its open architecture, the camera's functionality can be further expanded by installing plug-ins.

As part of the program, Ricoh made available the Ricoh THETA V application programming interface (API) and software-development kit (SDK) in April. Now, with the official start of the program, Ricoh is providing additional resources for plug-in development. Once individuals sign up to become members of the RICOH THETA Plug-in Partner Program, they can access tools and online support. RICOH anticipates interest from developers in a variety of vertical markets to create plug-ins that will deliver customized functionality for the THETA V. Members can upload and share plug-ins on the RICOH THETA Plug-in Store, which will open to consumers and businesses in July 2018.

To date, Ricoh has internally developed two plug-ins, which come pre-installed in the RICOH THETA V camera. These are Remote Playback*, which allows mirror playback of 360-degree still images and video data stored on the camera on a large screen monitor; and USB Data Transfer, which enables still images and videos captured by the RICOH THETA V to be transferred to a USB storage device.

In addition, Ricoh will be releasing three additional plug-ins when the Plug-in Store goes live next month. These include “wireless live streaming,” which enables wireless live-streaming on YouTube™; “automatic face blur,” which provides facial recognition and enables faces to be blurred in images to protect the privacy of subjects; and “file cloud upload,” which automatically uploads the images saved on RICOH THETA V to Google Photos™ when connected to a router.

* Other devices are required, including a separate wireless display adapter.
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Since late June:

- The Ricoh Theta computer app was updated five times: on the 23rd of July, the 23rd of August, the 2nd of October, the 11th of October and the 8th of November.

- The basic smartphone app 'Ricoh Theta for Android' was updated five times: on the 26th of July, the 8th of August, the 23rd of August, the 27 of September and the 8th of November.

- The basic smartphone app 'Ricoh Theta for iPhone' was updated five times: on the 28th of July, the 21st of August, the 2nd of October, the 1st of November and the 8th of November

- The editing smartphone app 'Theta + for Android' was updated four times: on the 1st of August, the 28th of August, the 11th of October and the 8th of November.

- The editing smartphone app 'Theta + for iPhone' was updated four times: on the 1st of August, the 28th of August, the 27th of September and the 8th of November.

- The Ricoh Theta V firmware was updated four times: on the 2nd of July (Version 2.31.1 - bug fix), the 2nd of August (Version 2.40.2 - bug fix), the 30th of August (Version 2.41.1 - bug fix) and the 8th of November (Version 2.50.1 - see below).

QuoteQuote:
  • The version of the USB Data Transfer plug-in has been upgraded. Various settings can now be made.
    • Move, copy and delete each file
    • Format of external devices (ext4/FAT32)
    ※When handling files that exceed 4GB, dedicated software is required. View details here.
  • The power lamp can now be used to display the battery level in detail.
    • 80% or more     Blue
    • 50 to 80%      Yellow
    • 30 to 50%      Lights red
    • Under 30%      Flashes red
  • Changed the device name displayed when connecting by Bluetooth.
    • Old: Numerical part of the serial number (12345678)
    • New: THETA + serial number (THETAYL12345678)
  • Shooting video is now supported by Self-timer function.
  • Bug fix
Source: Download | RICOH THETA

Now we know where Ricoh Imaging's software development money is going...
11-08-2018, 11:50 PM   #53
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Isn't it time for updating hardware and bring a new Theta?

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New firmware 3.00.1 for Ricoh Theta V:

Notification of firmware update for “RICOH THETA V“ camera. | RICOH THETA (May 22nd, 2019)

RELEASE NOTES: Version 3.00.1
  • Improved a function to correct rotational shake when shooting video. (When transferring to a smartphone with zenith correction turned on)

    Click here for comparison with previous version.

  • It is now possible to set ISO priority mode, shutter priority mode, and manual mode for shooting video.
    xxx
  • Still image quality has been improved.
    xxx
  • The differences in brightness in the stitched sections of the image during interval shooting has been reduced.
    xxx
  • The interval shooting time with still image became shorter.
    xxx
  • Display lamp visibility has been improved.
    xxx
  • It is now compatible with Time Shift Shooting plug-in.
    xxx
  • Bug fix.
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