Ricoh Theta Z1 raw image streaming

Is it possible to receive video in raw data format from the Theta Z1 camera during live streaming? Can I operate with only one lens in its original state, before stitching?

The streaming frames are available over the USB cable in these two formats:

  • 4K,H264: 3840×1920/29.97fps/120Mbps
  • 2K,H264: 1920×960/29.97fps/42Mbps

Additionally, you can stream over WiFi and community member @biviel has a plug-in to stream the video in HDR.

As far as I know, there is no way to get streamed frames in RAW format.

As far as I know, there is no plug-in to stream with one lens.

You can stream in dual-fisheye with the HDR Wireless Live Streaming plugin. The developer of that plug-in was thinking of implementing a single lens streaming feature to save on bandwidth, but I do not think he implemented it yet.

There is a single lens shooting plug-in for still images available.

Please provide more information on your use case. We can report on community feedback and requirements to RICOH. I do not anticipate that there will be any upgrade to the Z1 to allow for RAW streaming. However, it is good to pass on community feedback for consideration in future models.


Is there a way to check the necessary camera information or other source code to create a plugin that can perform real-time streaming using RAW images? Are the calibrated images available for live streaming provided by the camera internally, or is there code in packages like libuvc-theta or others that perform the calibration?

I do not know of a way to stream the frames in RAW/DNG format.

You can see how the camera handles streaming from a plug-in.

Plugin development information is here:

You can try opening an issue on the ricoh-theta-plugin specification

The calibration is handled inside of the camera. Are you referring to the stitching calibration?