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Creating Thrilling Content: How to Capture Extreme Sports in 360º

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Posted date : 2020.10.07

Capture the exciting, adrenaline-filled moments of extreme sporting in 360º with a RICOH THETA in hand! THETA cameras are perfect for any land or water activity with excellent stability functions resulting in high quality imagery and video. 

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To be prepared and have the correct camera equipment on hand, we recommend the RICOH THETA V, Z1,or SC2 for extreme sports. The THETA V can shoot high-quality video for up to 25 minutes and has a quick WiFi transfer speed. An exclusive 3D microphone designed for this model can capture balanced audio and includes a wind screen that is ideal for outdoor environments. 

The Z1 is the flagship model option that offers noise reduction performance and achieves the highest image quality of the THETA series. Additionally, the SC2 comes in a variety of colors and can record 4k video along with 360º spatial audio. 

Water Sports:

In the warmer months or places, you can bring your RICOH THETA along to capture your water excursions in 360º! The Underwater Housing Case designed for THETA cameras can provide you with the option of capturing the moment both above and below water. Activities like paddle boarding often have a convenient screw hole on the board where your monopod and THETA can be attached. 

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If you find yourself scuba diving or deep diving in the ocean with your THETA, we recommend shooting a sample video like this one to capture all the moving marine life around you! One important thing to note is that you should avoid pointing the lens at the water’s surface. This causes the sunlight to directly shine into it and can result in uneven brightness levels in the photo or video. 

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Our favorite part about shooting underwater is that you can capture a variety of different photos and videos and then utilize the THETA+ mobile app to trim and edit your footage. Just one shot can provide so many different angles to a single photograph, whether it’s of yourself snorkeling with friends or a shark swimming by you! You can check out our blog for more underwater shooting tips.

 

Mountain Sports:

If the mountains are more your style, consider using the THETA Strap Attachment to ensure your camera is safe and easily accessible during climbing or hiking adventures. Bringing along a monopod or utilizing the self-timer button is beneficial for avoiding your finger showing up in the frame or keeping your hands free if you’re in a cold, treacherous environment. Please visit this article to learn more how to use and have fun with easy and creative shooting techniques!

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The RICOH THETA models are designed to capture clear 360º images or videos during hand-held shooting with advanced stabilization, but it’s always a good idea to ensure your camera is extra secure when undergoing extreme activities. Avid cyclists and mountain bikers can consider mounting a monopod on their bike, while hikers or snowboarders can utilize the THETA Strap Attachment to ensure their camera is safe.

If you are performing extreme outdoor sports, be sure to have your THETA pointed in front of you to capture the moment and avoid getting a shot focused on your feet (no one wants that!). If you are embarking on an activity with friends, keep the THETA in the middle of the group so no one is left out. 

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We can’t wait to see what 360º adventures you take with your RICOH THETA! Be sure to tag us in photos you share on social media and check out our other blog posts for tips on shooting outdoor and travel scenes or capturing 360º images while climbing.

The most thrilling 360 video taken by @danmaniel

 

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Credit:@Chicapaya, @snow_j, @suzuwanders, @danmaniel, @takapyon_gram, @Yokotatsu915

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