With the THETA off, press and hold the mode button. Keep pressing mode and then press power. The camera will go into live streaming mode.
With the camera in live streaming mode, the word Live will appear in blue.
Plug the camera into your computer with a micro USB cable. It will appear as a normal webcam. The camera will be called RICOH THETA S.
The THETA is now streaming in dual-fisheye mode. The stream is 1280x720 at 15fps. The data is in MotionJPEG format.
Many software can be used to stream to YouTube. Refer to YouTube Live Verified Devices and Software for more information.
Select Windows 32bit, Windows 64bit, or Mac
Turn your THETA off
Unplug THETA from your computer
With the THETA turned off, the software will prompt you to reconnect the THETA to register your camera.
After you connect your THETA, a Register button will appear.
Complete the registration.
Test the THETA UVC Blender driver with any software that works with a webcam. In the example below, I am using Skype.
Make sure you select THETA UVC Blender and not RICOH THETA S.
In Skype, the video does not have 360° navigation (as of Oct 2016) and it will look like a distorted rectangle. Skype is for testing only, not for use.
Create a new Scene. Any name is fine. Click on the plus sign. Under Sources, add THETA UVC Blender (any name is fine) and add a video capture device. Right click to open the pop-up menu.
Select THETA UVC Blender as the Device. Verify that the video stream is in equirectangular format.
If you see a black screen that says Status:0x800705AA, try to toggle your device between your two webcams. If you still see the error, disconnect all other webcams or disable the webcam on your laptop and then reboot your computer. The error above indicates that a connection is not established. See Troubleshooting section below
Leave the Resolution/FPS Type as Device Default.
Under Settings → Video, set the resolution to 1280x720.
As of Oct 2016, the maximum resolution for UVC Blender is 720p. It’s likely that a higher resolution driver may be available in the future. Please check the maximum resolution and adjust your settings if needed.
Select Stretch to screen.