most cameras now use DNG format as a documented and standard raw format rather than a proprietary encoding. This is the case for the other Theta competitors that already support raw output.
I haven’t experimented with the android.api.camera implementation on the Theta but it seems that raw support is sometimes possible through this API, although in somewhat non-standard ways. The best way to provide raw support would be to simply expose it ro the higher level interfaces through OSC and the Theta app.
But… If anyone has spent time trying to access raw data already using the plugin APIs please share your findings either positive or negative!
I don’t think anyone has experimented with the API extensively. It’s possible that there is functionality that is not in the documentation.
If the community can figure something out that does not require firmware modifications from Ricoh, this would be the best solution. There’s Android shell and API access, but no root right now.
If we need Ricoh to make a change, it will likely take or long time or be impossible.
My understanding from talking to a Ricoh manager in a casual conversation a year ago is that there are concerns about exposing too much information in the metadata. To review the metadata and get authorization to release the metadata with the RAW image would take a long time. Right now, I don’t think Ricoh has anyone assigned to review the metadata for possible OK to release.
Thus, it would be best if we can figure out something from the community.
Hi, @codetricity, @jcasman
I’ve reproduced the issue above mentioned with my THETA V. Got it!
Please try the following steps to confirm my reproducing it.
1.Power on Theta V.
2.Connect your phone with Theta V over wifi and Bluetooth.
3.Start Theta app and set HDR rendering mode while seeing the preview.
4.Take s shot! and transfer the photo to your phone and view it.
5.Close Theta app.
6.Toggle off wifi and Bluetooth on your phone.
7.Press Mode button for 2sec.to enter Plugin Mode.
8.Press Wifi button to change bracketing mode.
9.Press shutter button to take 3 shots.
10.Press Mode button to enter normal mode.
11.Shut down Theta V and reboot it.(You can skip step.10)
12.Press Mode button to enter Plugin mode.
13.Press wifi button to change bracketing mode.
14.Press shutter button again to take 3 shots.
15.Plug Theta V to your computer and browse DCIM folder.
16.You’ll find 4 Dual Fisheye images 3 equirectangular images.
so I think there is no official way to turn off image stitching, I found a plugin by Ichi (http://theta360.guide/plugin-guide/fisheye/) Sample Command is (mParameters.set("RIC_PROC_STITCHING_TYPE", "RicNonStitching");) , so is there a way we can use this plugin to get unstitched image same time wifi transfer to PC?
There is no example to transfer it to a PC or mobile phone with Wi-Fi. It’s technically possible to do this, but no one has finished a plug-in yet.
Someone on this site finished a modification of Facial Blur to download the file.
It’s a straightforward modification. You may want to take the picture with the CameraAPI and from within the Plug-in, use the WebAPI (you can access it from inside the plug-in) to transfer the image. This might be easier to implement.
If you finish the plug-in, please submit it to the plug-in store. @jcasman can help you with the submission. We’re trying to get more community plug-ins in the store by the end of the year.