Neofilm offers 360 panorama photography and videography. We enjoy creating virtual tours that are high resolution resulting in the most awesome virtual reality experience.
Virtual tours involve hot spots that lead from one panorama to another. Hot spots can be customized for other results as well, such as to display a closeup image, information, or to play a video. We can also create a map to navigate through the tour and/or to drill down into another map before entering a tour.
Features in Virtual Tours
Virtual tours can be used for standalone applications or integrated into your website. Above is an example of one integrated into this website. The navigation bar can be customized to fit your image.
Options on the navigation bar include but are not limited to a full screen mode, hide hot spots, go to next/previous panorama, home (first panorama in the tour), share tour, information (displays information about current panorama or entire tour), zoom in/out, virtual reality mode, and hide navigation.
360 Video can also be a part of a Virtual Tour. Currently the tour above has a 360 video in the kitchen. However, the video part of the tour does not appear to work on all devices (yet), like certain phones and tablets. We plan on trying a different hosting server to see if that resolves the issue. If you are experiencing problems viewing the kitchen this may be specific to your phone or device. In that case, just check out the rest of the tour and stay out of the kitchen, lol.
We’ve noticed that 360 video in general doesn’t play from facebook on, for example, the Moto Gen 5. But, the same 360 videos play perfectly on Moto Gen 5 when they’re on YouTube. So, if someone really wants 360 videos in their tour we may suggest having a tour with the video for computers and displaying the same tour without video when viewed from a phone (at least until this is resolved).
We have some 360 videos you can check out that we’ve been experimenting with, hosted on YouTube, embedded here: neofilm.us/360videos
Music or a narration may also be included to play during the entire tour. Or during different audio may play during different panoramas within the tour.
Virtual Tours typically consist of many panoramas, each usually a 360° panorama. Those panoramas can also be used individually within a website or individually shared on social media.
Virtual Reality mode enables the viewer to view the tour with VR Glasses. With 3D VR glasses on you can move your head around to explore your environment and then focus on a hot spot to activate it (e.g. go into the next panorama). I have a pair of inexpensive cardboard 3D glasses that work great. Of course, while this is a lot of fun it’s completely optional.
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Below is a 360 view overlooking Asheville Resevoir in North Carolina. We love hiking around and I definitely plan on shooting more of these soon. And I may even make a virtual tour of these hikes one day!