After a long break, we’ve re-started shooting self-hosted 360 virtual tours again – take a look and scroll around…
360º tours like this can easily be embedded in your website and for much less than you might think. Ideal for estate agents, hotels, bars, restaurants, visitor attractions etc… static tours each require a 30 minute site visit and a bit more post-editing back in the studio. The embed code is supplied so you can link to it from your website and the whole process can sometimes take less than 24 hours. Naturally, prices depend on the site location (travel) so the more you have the cheaper each one becomes. Clickable room-to-room walkthroughs are even possible and at last, all 360º tours are now mobile device compatible (viewable on phones and tablets) which is why we’re making them again after several years in the wilderness.
N.B. Static virtual tours are not a new idea – we were doing them back in 2007 but now they don’t need to rely on plug-ins or being uploaded to Google Maps (uploading to Google is fine while you’re able to but the opportunities change like the wind).
Now these are pretty new. So new in fact that YouTube has only just started handling them. Is it the future of television? The quality’s not great it’s true – just waiting for the technology to catch up! It might also be a bit laggy because it’s self-hosted. If you’re using Chrome you can click here to see it on YouTube.
To get better video streaming a version of the above was uploaded to YouTube. Unfortunately uploading/viewing them is not yet a straightforward process and at the time of writing (January 2016) it won’t work on Firefox or IOS (all Apple mobile devices). Here’s the link though if you’re interested. When the technology catches up they’ll be a big hit for sure. The future of television one day?