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Using RICOH THETA S on Construction Sites by ConTechTrio

ConTechTrio recently reviewed the THETA S for use in the construction industry. This videocast is powered by JBKnowledge, technology experts in construction and insurance.

Why take a 360 photo on a construction site?

Traditional route is to use a smartphone or a digital.

A 360 camera [like the RICOH THETA S] allows you to take less pictures, meaning it takes less time. It also improves the quality of the pictures.

If you walk into a room, different parts of construction projects of have lots of elements that you’re trying to document. If you do that, you’ll take lots of photos.

But what if you could take less photos, in an experience where you can look all the way around it?

How do you do it?

Hooked up to his iPhone 7 Plus.

Three Primary Workflows

  1. Capture - take a picture either with the button on the camera, or with the app.
  2. Transfer - move file to a smartphone or tablet
  3. Upload - move file to the cloud, either social media or a construction software platform such as Holobuilder, Structionsite, or Bluebeam Revu

Below is his THETA app.

At project site.

Able to move the same image around. (same image is shown above in different section)

You zoom in and zoom out.

Video works.

The full video covers much more information.

See the full video

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Community member @TonyNicolaidis (on Twitter) recommended this device for WiFi access.

I have no experience with it. I am just passing the information along.

Community member Harry Peter just shared this on Facebook from the Holobuilder site.

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Another great video by ConTechTrio with information about the RICOH THETA at 46:40.

From Rob McKinney at ConTechTrio:

  • We use the THETA S
  • We use Holobuilder

Rob McKinney talks about the RICOH THETA V in his Construction Tech podcast at 29:01.

Main features discussed:

  • 4K video
  • Waterproof case

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New video by Rob McKinney showing THETA use with PlanGrid