Ricoh partners with 360° content social platform Spinnable
Ricoh has partnered with Spinnable, a social sharing platform dedicated to 360-degree content. The partnership allows Ricoh Theta S owners to directly upload 360-degree videos recorded with the camera to Spinnable. The Spinnable platform is currently available as an iOS app, and will soon be launched for Android, Samsung Gear, and desktop, as well.
The Ricoh Theta S is a consumer handheld camera that records 360-degree high-definition video via a 14MP image sensor, wide-angle lenses, and Ricoh's own ultra-small twin-lens folded-optical system. Currently, Theta users can only upload their creations to YouTube, Google Street View and Ricoh's website. Spinnable opens up another option to Theta users, who will be able to view and pan around within the video using either their phone’s integrated gyroscope or by swiping a finger.
In a press statement on Wednesday, Spinnable co-founder and CEO Mark Demarest said, 'Although Spinnable is hardware agnostic, we’ve chosen the Ricoh Theta S as the first camera to directly integrate with Spinnable because of its compact form factor, image quality and price point.' Spinnable users can now purchase the Ricoh Theta S directly through the app, as well.
Ricoh Theta S Offers an Immersive 360° Experience With Spinnable for Social Media Content
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10, 2016 — Spinnable, an immersive technology company for 360 Social Sharing, today announced a strategic alliance with Ricoh, creator of the Theta S. Spinnable and the Ricoh Theta S — the first handheld camera to capture truly spherical 360-degree images and high-definition (HD) video — make it easy for anyone to create, consume and share content in full 360 degrees, capturing what is going on all around them, not just what is in front of them.
Spinnable is working with Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation to bring a massive shift in the way people experience media, while making production accessible to artists, brands, and the mass-market.
Spinnable users can use the Ricoh Theta S to capture and then directly upload images to the Spinnable app, which is currently available for iOS, and will soon be available for Android devices. Once in the app, the media can be moved with theswipe of a finger, or by panning, using the phone's gyroscope. The Ricoh Theta S camera can also be purchased through the app.
“Although Spinnable is hardware agnostic, we’ve chosen the Ricoh Theta S as the firstcamera to directly integrate with Spinnable because of its compact form factor, image quality and price point,” said Mark Demarest, CEO and Co-Founder, Spinnable.
The Ricoh Theta S captures the entirety of a scene in a high-resolution photo or video, in a sleek, pocket-sized design. It records high-resolution spherical images of nearly 14 mega-pixels and HD video at 30fps, with a maximum recording time of 25 minutes. Its high quality images are enabled by an enlarged image sensor and wide-angle lenses that allow more light through Ricoh’s proprietary ultra-small twin-lens folded-optical system.
“Spinnable is creating a new, highly engaging way for consumers, companies and artists alike to share life’s experiences with one another, and our Ricoh Theta S is the ideal camera to capture this content,” said Jim Malcolm, president, Ricoh Imaging Americas. “We are excited to be a part of the new and growing Spinnable community.”
Spinnable is also enabling musicians, athletes and celebrities to provide fans with a more intimate, immersive look into their lives, from backstage, on the court, and in the studio, to red carpet events, and those beloved everyday selfies. With these relationships, Spinnable will be creating content that can be accessed exclusively through the app. The company will also be launching live-streaming events in 360 degrees directly through the app.
|Brussels' lights by Litho|
from Your City - Queue
|Sunset in The Grand Tetons by ed rader|
from My Best Photo of the Week
|Oil, water & paint by timbazi|
|1939 Ford Coupe by WordyDave|
from Car Shows 2018
Pixelmator today released Pixelmator Pro 1.2 Quicksilver, a major update to its image editing app for Mac.
Although Raw performance of the EOS R is very similar to the 5D Mark IV, Canon's done some tweaking on the JPEGs - take a look at our studio scene to see for yourself.
If you've backed one of the company's crowdfunding projects, the reward will not arrive and you won't get your money back either as Meyer Optik Görlitz's parent company, Net SE, is completely dead.
The importance of APS-C, a future a7S model in development and why customers want two card slots – read our full interview with Sony's Kenji Tanaka.
Google's Super Res Zoom technology uses pixel-shifting methods to achieve zoom results comparable to some optical solutions. Google has published an in-depth explanation on its AI blog.
CyberLink has release the latest version of its photo editing and design program PhotoDirector.
Toy manufacturer Tomy has launched a no-battery-required smartphone printer that is remarkably like the one Holga has been promoting via a Kickstarter campaign but which is already available for $40/£39.
A handful of Sony users have noticed a particular model of SanDisk SD cards is showing errors when used with Sony a7 III camera.
The Fujifilm X-T3's 4K video more than lives up to its impressive specification, making it one of the most capable video cameras we've ever tested.
VSCO has made it easier to find the right presets for your photos with a few interface changes to its smartphone app.
TinyMOS is back with NANO1, an all-new astrophotography camera that's one-third the size of the TINY1 it announced three years ago.
Huawei's latest flagship device comes with the widest range of focal lengths of all current smartphones.
After shaking up the Lightroom ecosystem with Lightroom CC last year, Adobe has released version 2.0 of the cloud-centric photo organizer and editor. We look at new features like People View, how far Lightroom CC has come in its first year, and where Lightroom is headed.
Today, at Adobe MAX 2018, Adobe previewed Photoshop CC on iPad, a full-featured, desktop-class version of Photoshop for iOS.
The weather and has most definitely taken a turn toward fall here, and our shooting opportunities have followed suit. We brought the Canon RF 35mm F1.8 along to a harvest festival of sorts and a few of our usual haunts.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed House Bill 1346 into effect, which imposes a fine upwards of $300 to drone operators who invade the privacy or harm the physical wellbeing of citizens.
Sigma is a company in flux, but CEO Kazuto Yamaki is undaunted by the upcoming prospect of developing lenses for eight lens mounts. The challenge will be keeping the company's identity along the way.
If you've been meaning to convert all of your old photos, video, and audio to digital formats, but simply lack the time or willpower to get through it all, a new service from Kodak will help you get the job done.
Almost all new cameras include impressive video features, but for the best results you'll often need an off-camera recorder. Chris and Jordan take a look at the brand new Ninja V from Atomos, and explain why it might just be one of the most useful tools you can add to your camera.
Collect allows you to transform 360-degree into a more easily digestible format by transforming it into directed traditional videos.
Sick of using your plain ol' keyboard to edit your photos in Lightroom and Photoshop? TourBox is hoping to expedite your post-production workflow using a clever combination of dials, buttons, and knobs.
Bag and accessory manufacturer Hex has launched two bags as part of its latest collection: the Clamshell Backpack and DSLR Sling.
Crank out instant photos with Holga Digital's new analog printer, currently being funded on Kickstarter.
We got some hands-on time with Leica's new S3 medium format camera, which boasts a new higher-res sensor as well as other improvements.
Luna Display started its life as a crowdfunding project on Kickstarter. Now, it's available to purchase directly online.
We sat down with the Google Pixel camera team to learn about key new camera features on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, and an explanation of the sophisticated software advancements that power them.
A lawsuit filed on Tuesday claims the cameras in Apple's iPhone 7 Plus and newer dual-camera models infringe on a patent that was granted in 2003.
Nikon's Coolpix P1000 has moved the zoom needle from 'absurd' to 'ludicrous,' with an equivalent focal length of 24-3000mm. So far, it's a fun camera to shoot with – if a bit over the top.
Like the LG V40 ThinQ the A9 combines a super-wide-angle, regular wide-angle and tele camera, but adds a depth-sensor to the mix as well.