HowTo: RICOH THETA V 4K Live Streaming With "UVC 4K" Driver For Windows 10



Yeah I think the training aspect is part of every single building during handover from construction to the facility manager. I am not terribly familiar with this process but have many customers who could speak to it in more detail. Basically the equipment that’s installed during construction comes with manuals and training videos, which could also include a training on how to understand what is behind the walls and access that information for retrofit and renovation work.


Please i need UVC 4K Driver just got theta V and realized that it did not work on the same system and principle as the THETA S version, i need to go LIVE in 360 that’s the main reason why I bought the camera.


Just sent the link to the driver. Make sure you test it before your event. You need to run the sound through your laptop microphone. The sound on the beta driver does not work from the camera. Make sure the camera has a decent charge before you start your event.


Seems like an opportunity for new school 360 video specialists to introduce the construction industry to new techniques, probably starting with very specific training scenarios, like the inside of a room with a lot of equipment. I imagine that initially it would be used only for a small portion of the training.

Ricoh has a demo of Multi-Imaging Technology which could be used for construction training, starting with still 360 images combined with still images and standard video.


Love that demo video! There is no question this can play a role in what we are building out for the future as far as training on equipment that goes into a building. Thanks for sharing Craig


The main idea is embed high-resolution images into the view of 360 sphere. That is a slick demo by Ricoh, but you can do similar things cheaply with a normal camera and your own software or inexpensive software like pano2vr or krpano.

See this.

StructionSite might be able to use the same technique with your own app for shots that require more detail.

There’s really so much potential with 360 images right now that there’s no shortage of million dollar ideas. Just have to build um. :wink:

Would love to see you guys hit the jackpot with software to help construction builders. :moneybag:

I knew Matt Daly before he became a billionaire.


YES, that video embed is really nice. That is definitely in line with what we’d be looking to do for the training process since the normal video quality will be cleaner


…and billionaire…HA, right


It will come. The market is huge and your team is off to a great start. Dream big when the frontier is young and anything is possible.


Hello, Can you send me the 4K blender link (64bit) please?


Sent by DM. Note that audio doesn’t work on live streaming. You can get audio from your laptop microphone or a separate line in and then mix it with your encoder like OBS.


Hey, would you please share the link with me ? many thanks in advance from germany!


sent by DM. let me know if you have any problems getting it.

  • Audio does not work from the camera. You need to mix it with your laptop microphone
  • community reports 10Mbps upstream needed for 4K live streaming
  • video is stable. heat is fine so far
  • need windows 10 1703 or higher
  • cannot get support on this from Ricoh official support. It’s a beta driver only


Hi, Please can you send me the direct link to test the 4k Live stream. You can send to my email…

Thanks as i await this


@Habib_Michael, I just sent you a DM on this system which should go to the email you registered with the system. You can delete your email from the note above so random spammers don’t find your public email.


Hello. Please send me the link where I can download the software :+1: thanks



Sent by DM. Be aware that sound from camera does not work with this driver for live streaming. The driver is still in beta, but the video seems fine and stable.


If I need a driver for Win10, I’d love to have the link.
As I read here for MAC OS it is not necessary can anybody tell, what I am doing wrong?
OSX 10.10. OBS 20.0.1 but I cannot select the ThetaV as a source…


Sent Win 10 driver link by DM. Will test OS X again after breakfast and then post more technical details on my configuration.

I actually do need to run an errand, so I’ll just do a quick post.

I’ll put more tests at the link below.

Are you not seeing any stream or are you not getting 4K streaming (you can get the stream, but the resolution is lower than what you expected?)

Update. I posted a screenshot of my setting at the link above.

Ideas for troubleshooting on the Mac:

  • test with QuickTime. Does it work?
  • reboot camera
  • reboot computer



thanks for testing. My Problem is simple but durable: it have no Theta UVC 4K in the box to select as a source.
no possibility to select it with QuickTime, nor does rebooting change anything…
Wich OSX do you use?