Adding spatial audio to Ricoh Theta 360 Video

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I recently made this 360 video tour of Salford University’s anechoic chamber. You’ll need headphones, and I think navigating these videos works best on a mobile.

The visuals were shot using a Ricoh Theta and the audio with a soundfield microphone. The Theta camera only records mono sound, and the quality is really poor, and hence I captured the sound on a better microphone. I thought it would be really easy to change the soundtrack, but I was wrong. Editing 360 video with spatial audio is currently not straightforward. So I thought I’d describe how I did it, in case you want to do the same.

Let me know if you have any tips on stream lining the process in the comments below.

Note, when you upload a 360 video to YouTube, even after it has said uploading and processing is done, this isn’t true for 360 video. There is a…

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