How To Convert 360 Images To Video

Originally published at: How To Convert 360 Images To Video – RICOH THETA Developer Community

There are multiple ways to convert a 360 image into video. Many websites cannot display equirectangular images. By converting a 360 equirectangular image into a series of 2D images, they can be strung together into a video. 

This image

Can be converted into this video.

One conversion tool example is the online converter. 

You can choose three different video formats: .webm, .mp4, or .gif.

You can set basic settings like horizontal and vertical position, Field of View, Quality, Frame Rate and Frame Dimensions.

Here is a feature overview.

Main Features

  • Filters
  • Watermark overlays
  • Sound
  • Bulk conversions
  • Sharing


You can add filters to make the video Black and White, Sepia, Bright, Pale or Vignette.

Watermark Overlays

Watermarks can be added. There are multiple settings. 

Position within the video. Angle of placement.

Text color, font, and font size.

Text labels can be added to your videos / tours. 


You can add sound. This is limited to .mp4 videos. Developer states that adding custom sounds will be added in the future.

You can choose from 7 options:


There is a pulldown for popular sizes for social media sites.


A 360 image can be converted to a video. This can be used to make 360 more accessible, since video formats are supported widely in web browsers and mobile apps, but 360 viewers are not as common.

For the online converter, there is an API available with extended conversion capabilities. Integrate it with your platform and create videos like this one:

Further information on the online converter can be found in the developer community: