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03-07-2018, 03:49 PM - 1 Like   #1
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couple questions about Theta v

I am getting more and more interested in Theta v - the quality seem to be improved to the point that it is more fun than owning a GoPro.

Few questions that I can't find answer reading reviews:
1. what is the cycling time from shot to shot for photo (the time needed in between two shots)?
2. what are the software available (desktop version) to edit the 360 photo?
3. is there a way/plan that Ricoh will add .DNG raw file version for photos (as SDK is available)?
4. beside pressing the shutter button and using the phone app (via bluetooth) to control the shutter, is there a dedicated remote control ?
5. how log does the battery last? will a fresh charge fill up the 19GB storage space shooting 4K video?
6. Is there a way to retrieve the files easily? It doesn't seem very convenient if you are traveling and need to clear the space out.

Thanks!

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Tough questions!

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6. Is there a way to retrieve the files easily? It doesn't seem very convenient if you are traveling and need to clear the space out.
With a USB cord, just like any DSLR.

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5. how log does the battery last? will a fresh charge fill up the 19GB storage space shooting 4K video?
Should last you quite a while if you're only shooting stills. When traveling, I usually charge mine every 2-3 days just as a precaution.

I just shot a 2-minute clip, and that was 900Mb. So yes, you should easily be able to fill the memory on a single charge. Seems like the camera could do with some more memory!

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4. beside pressing the shutter button and using the phone app (via bluetooth) to control the shutter, is there a dedicated remote control ?
I don't think so, but the camera does have a self-timer mode.

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3. is there a way/plan that Ricoh will add .DNG raw file version for photos (as SDK is available)?
That would be cool, if they could find a way for the stitching/leveling to be done on raw camera data.

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2. what are the software available (desktop version) to edit the 360 photo?
I just use photoshop, and then convert later in the theta desktop app.

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1. what is the cycling time from shot to shot for photo (the time needed in between two shots)?
I don't have an exact number, but you can take 2 shots back to back easily.

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Tough questions!



With a USB cord, just like any DSLR.



Should last you quite a while if you're only shooting stills. When traveling, I usually charge mine every 2-3 days just as a precaution.

I just shot a 2-minute clip, and that was 900Mb. So yes, you should easily be able to fill the memory on a single charge. Seems like the camera could do with some more memory!



I don't think so, but the camera does have a self-timer mode.



That would be cool, if they could find a way for the stitching/leveling to be done on raw camera data.



I just use photoshop, and then convert later in the theta desktop app.



I don't have an exact number, but you can take 2 shots back to back easily.
Thanks Adam! regarding the last (or my first) question - what is the "FPS" of Theta v, like how many shots can you continue to click the shutter button?
GoPro Hero 5 took like 3-4 seconds before I can take another shot (picture, raw), which I think is a major problem.
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Don't have mine to measure with right now, but maybe 2 or 3 fps?


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Don't have mine to measure with right now, but maybe 2 or 3 fps?
That is pretty good. Thanks again!

Just found out the Xiao Mi 360 camera can actually do raw file, though I preferred Theta's form factor. will have to do more comparison.
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