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The THETA offers a unique platform - 360-degree cameras represent a change to speed up our on set visual effects work. Once the theta V came out I started working on an app that could do the whole HDR creation process on itself. The openCV library offered the opportunity to do the complex HDR creation part which made the app possible.
Kasper OerlemansHead of Department Immersive Media & Visualization at Film Academy Amsterdam
The plug-in architecture and Android OS give us access to the whole video pipeline, allowing us to control the compression parameters before the stream even leaves the device. And the ability to run indefinitely with external power is unique among the cameras we support. We're looking forward to supporting the THETA community for a long time to come."
Having experimented with several platforms and cameras to develop computer vision models, you always reach a point where you need more. More in terms of image quality, resolution and better processing. The RICOH THETA has amazing image quality and the added plus of avoiding blind spots thanks to its 360 capabilities. And if that wasn't enough, the forum community is very active and helpful with any question you might have.
Luis Eduardo Arévalo Oliver
With a few customisations the RICOH THETA is a great product for building sites, especially internal fit-outs where it can be hard to capture all the action and hard to find the right place to position a camera. The RICOH THETA open platform allowed us to make the customisations we needed and to package them as an app in the RICOH app store. There's still so much more that can be done and we're excited to work with Ricoh to explore these opportunities.
Working with THETA platform was a great experience for me. I'm very impressed by THETA hardware in dealing with real time image detection on 360° images. Support of TensorFlow and OpenCV enables you to develop any computer vision application you could imagine. Relying on Android OS flattens the learning curve and you can develop a working plug-in in a few days.
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