• STEP1

    Create a Google account

    You need a Google account to post videos to YouTube.
    Click the link below for details on how to create an account.
    Google account registration page
    Google account help page

  • STEP2

    Shoot a video using RICOH THETA and import it to a computer using the included USB cable.

    Windows: Use File Explorer to move or copy the file.
    Mac: Use the Photos app to move or copy the file. Note that for files of 4 GB or more, you should use the Mac transfer app "RICOH THETA File Transfer".
    RICOH THETA m15 detailed User Guide
    Mac transfer app "RICOH THETA File Transfer"

  • STEP3

    Launch "RICOH THETA", the Basic app for the computer, and drag and drop the imported video file.

    THETA V/S/SC video files use the MP4 format while THETA m15 uses the MOV format.
    You can also launch it by selecting [File] >> [Open] in the menu.
    Basic app for the computer RICOH THETA download page

  • STEP4

    Click the "Start" button to convert the file.

    A MOV file is created when converting THETA V/S/SC video and an MP4 file is created when converting THETA m15 video.
    Click the "Select" button to change the output destination.
    Select the destination as required, such as a drive with sufficient empty space and a location that is easy to find such as the desktop.

  • STEP4′

    Convert 360°Spatial Audio for YouTube

    When uploading RICOH THETA V video to YouTube, you must convert it to the YouTube spatial audio format.
    When using a camera other than RICOH THETA V or when using monoaural sound with THETA V, skip this STEP4′ and proceed to STEP5.

    1. Download the YouTube conversion app "RICOH THETA Movie Converter" and install it onto your computer or Mac.
    2. Drag and drop the MP4 file created at STEP4 onto the RICOH THETA Movie Converter icon to create a MOV file with the same file name.
    YouTube conversion app "RICOH THETA Movie Converter" download page

  • STEP5

    Login to YouTube, and click the "Upload" icon at the top right of the screen

  • STEP6

    Select the privacy setting, and drag and drop the converted file to upload it.

    Both MP4 format and MOV format can be uploaded.
    The privacy settings can be edited later.
    Uploading videos to YouTube means that you have agreed to the YouTube terms of service and community guidelines. Make sure that you are not infringing on the copyright or privacy rights of other users.

  • STEP7

    Click the "Publish" button, and you're done!

    Share your 360 degree video with the world using YouTube!

Handy Hints

How do I check the videos I have posted?

Go to the "My Channel" menu in YouTube,
and click the "Video Manager button" to check your videos.

*You need to use the Google Chrome web browser to view 360 degree videos.
*Google Chrome download page

RICOH THETA Official YouTube Channel