Ricoh THETA V Works with Google’s New Tour Creator VR Tool
Announced during its 2018 I/O developers’ conference last week, Google Tour Creator is a virtual reality tool that will allow content creators to easily build immersive, 360-degree tours on a single, simple-to-use platform. In conjunction with the unveiling of Tour Creator, Ricoh announced that its THETA V 360-degree camera is compatible with the program.
Using the THETA V—a product that we recently reviewed and gave high marks to on UNBOXED—content creators can capture and upload 360-degree images and Street View content into the Tour Creator platform. Additionally, the THETA V’s ability to capture 360-degree video with spatial surround-sound audio makes it a “perfectly matched” product for recording “highly realistic imagery and immersive content” for Tour Creator, Ricoh said in a statement.
“Tour Creator and Theta V are perfectly paired in that they both combine powerful capabilities and ease of use, making it very simple for people to create and share stories,” Kaz Eguchi, president, Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation, said in the statement. “There is a perception that creating VR is costly and difficult, but this doesn’t have to be the case. This isn’t the case. We are excited to bring the benefits of immersive imaging to a broad audience.”