Managing Rico Theta Videos on a Mac
The theta software sucks but the camera is decent #theta360 – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA
At one point you could mount a Ricoh Theta camera on a Mac like so . . .
Mass Storage: Press Wireless and Shutter. While continuing to hold these buttons, plug THETA into computer with USB cable. Camera will be powered off.
It appears this no longer works on Macs running an updated OS. I never found one that worked . . . but supposedly it does on older version. I tried a number of things on various machines here but even diskutil list in terminal wasn’t seeing the Ricoh.
Molly even went to great lengths to call and talk to a person on a phone but he was less than no help. There seems to be a pretty basic assumption that you only want to take video in the camera and upload it via their app.
Much like the GoPro, it’s hard to tell what’s going on in the Ricoh via the device itself. It tells you it’s on, wi-fi is up etc. but storage remaining and a few other things that might matter are not apparent.
Get Your Video & Cleanse the Camera
To get the content to your phone and remove it from the camera, you’ll need to go into the Ricoh app settings on your phone and do this.
From there, you can do the transfer from your phone to your computer using your mechanism of choice.