Does the latest official Theta app have less functionality for the S?


#1

I recently added a Theta V to my stable, and as such I had to update my official Theta app in order to connect to the new camera. Now it seems that my old Theta S has less adjustable options in the app than it did with the older app, and I cannot get any live view in video mode at all. I could swear that this used to work better than this. Using Android here.

Is it just my imagination or has the official Theta app crippled it’s Theta S functionality recently?


#2

Was the live preview only in “still image” mode before?
Can you see the live preview in still image mode and then switch to video to start recording?


#3

I don’t remember what it was like before, that’s kinda the point - I’m hoping somebody else remembers more clearly, but I thought there was live preview and image adjustments in both modes before.

I don’t need to see the live-view actually, after so many years of shooting 360 with multicam rigs I honestly don’t find the live-view useful at all and never use it for framing, but I need to change white balance - which seems to be no longer possible with the app. I thought one could do this previously, but one certainly cannot now.


#4

I did confirm that I can’t change the white balance the the THETA S video using the mobile app. I can change it with the THETA V.

I don’t recall ever change the white balance for the video though.

It’s not clear if this API ever worked with the THETA S.

https://developers.theta360.com/en/docs/v2.1/api_reference/options/white_balance.html

According to the user manual, it doesn’t seem like the white balance for the video of the THETA S could ever be adjusted.

https://support.theta360.com/en/manual/s/content/settings/settings_01.html


#5

Bummer :frowning: Thank you for looking into it, this forum rocks.