I’m trying to use my Theta V to livestream some of my son’s hockey games. Tried it for the first time last night, and while it worked, the quality was not nearly as good as recording locally. I was streaming with 4k at 20mbit to Facebook… I validated on the router and FB stats that it was indeed getting a full 20mbit.
I’ve uploaded example files here:
- locally-processed-still-photo.JPG - a still photo as processed by the camera. Looks quite decent.
- locally-recorded-raw.MP4 - a video saved directly to the camera, in the dual-fisheye view.
- locally-recorded-stitched-with-ricoh-windows-app.MP4 - the video above, as processed by the ‘RICOH THETA’ app on Windows. It looks fairly decent. Quite short, as I actually recorded it by accident… but am glad I did!
- streamed-to-facebook-clip.mp4 - A clip from the livestream on Facebook; I downloaded the raw stream file after it was finished, extracted a 60s clip (using ffmpeg to copy the video and audio as-is), and then re-added the 360 metadata to the mp4. I initially thought it was just out of focus - but looking at the video, the quality appears degraded everywhere.
Any ideas where I went wrong with this? Any chance the in-camera stitching just can’t handle this quality?
As a side note, is there an option to do a live stream using only the front lens? I haven’t been able to find anything yet.
Appreciate any thoughts!