What is a 3D virtual tour ?
A 3D Walkabout virtual space or virtual tour, is a complete three-dimensional representation of a space. You can virtually walk through and experience the space as if you were actually there.
We take 360° images/scans of individual rooms, such as your kitchen, living room and bedrooms and then connect all of these 360° images for a virtual walk through of the property.
Can you scan outdoors ?
Yes! We can capture exterior spaces with 360° views. We can even do a complete walk around of the property while showing all four sides of a given structure inside or out.
What is "virtual tour hosting" and why do I need it ?
How long will my virtual tour be online ?
Each virtual walkthrough tour (composed of all of your rooms etc) needs to be hosted on a dedicated server and you need to rent the space. All basic plans have rent for up to 5 months of hosting included.
If the virtual tour is still needed after 5 months, you can keep it for as long as you need at a rental cost of $ 15.00/month + tax. We will contact you before the 5 months expire to find out if you want to delete your tour or if you want to continue renting the space, at which time you will receive an invoice. You will NOT be automatically charged and you can cancel at any time without any term commitment.
How do I pay for the service ?
We accept VISA, Mastercard, E-Transfers, PayPal, Cash and company cheques. In order to keep prices at the current rate, all payments are due BEFORE the cameras roll. Rent for the virtual tour space after the basic 5 months expire will be invoiced and can be paid with the above methods. Semi annual and annual plans available. Please inquire.
How do you share a 3D tour with your audience, clients or potential customers ?
We provide a dedicated web-page on our site that includes the virtual tour, your floor plan (if available), all pertinent information about the property and how people can contact you, if they would like to know more. We also provide an embed link that is easily placed onto your own website if you prefer. Your 3D Tours are accessible from anywhere in the world at any time.
Are there any restrictions as to what to watch 360° videos with ?
While most 360° videos have limitations, our system can be viewed on any browser on desktop, mobile phones or tablets. We have not seen any issues.
How is a 3D Virtual Tour different from traditional virtual tour ?
A traditional virtual tour isn’t really virtual. It’s just a gallery of stationary panoramic photos. Although techniques vary, most traditional tours don’t allow the viewer to move around within the space. At the very most, traditional tours offer 10 individual locations to view the space. Traditional photographers use DSLR cameras to capture multiple photos which are then stitched together to form a panorama which is viewed from a player.
What do I need to do before a 3D session shoot ?
You do not need to provide anything for us to shoot the virtual tour other than have the place look presentable as you would when a potential buyer comes to view the place. It needs to be "ready to shoot" at the booked appointment time. We shoot "as is", meaning whatever the location looks like is what we capture. Please respect our time and be available at the booked time or provide instructions how to access the property or how to obtain lockbox codes, if nobody will be there to meet us.
Can I add a floor plan ?
Yes. A 2D floor plan can be added to your individual webpage as well as the virtual tour itself. As such, each room on the floor plan will be linked to the specific virtual tour of that room. We can use jpg or png files as floor plans. The files need to be available at the time of the shoot or they will not be able to be added afterwards.
What if the weather is bad on the day of my appointment ?
Our 3D cameras use High-Dynamic-Range Imaging (HDR) allowing the camera to adjust to changes in light so both light and dark areas can be captured at the same time. This means that a space is good for scanning even on cloudy days. As long as there is interior lighting, the finished project will look as good as a model created on a sunny day.
How large of an area can be shot ?
There are no restrictions, but you may loose some details as the area becomes too large. You can overcome this by combining several shoots. If you have an extra large area, please contact us to discuss the best plan of action.
How do I advertise my property with a virtual tour ?
We will provide you with links to your individual 360VirtualNB.com page and an embed code, if you like to add the video itself to other websites. While your 360VirtualNB.com page will have all the information potential buyers or clients would like to see, you still need to get them there. It is no substitute for Social Media or ads on Kijiji or similar sites, but when people visit your 360VirtualNB.com page, they will see EXACTLY what you have to offer.
As a private seller, how can I list a property to gain visibility ?
We will provide you with links to your individual 360VirtualNB.com page (as well as an embed code, if you like to add the video itself to other websites).
Social Media is a great way to get your property out there. Post links to your virtual tour page on Facebook and Twitter and ask friends and family to share it, especially ones that don't live close by so that people from away can find your property more easily.
Share it frequently, not just one time. Sites like Kijiji are also a good place to list your property and to showcase links to your virtual tour page. It is advisable to "re-list" your property every so often. You need to work it a little bit to get it in front of as many people as you can.
How do I schedule a 3D session shoot of my property ?
How long does it take to do a 3D virtual session shoot ?
Most shoots with 6 scenes take 2 hours or less. We know how to set up the gear to get the good shots and we review the footage prior to leaving.
How long before I get the finished product ?
We book shoots with editing time in mind, meaning that we schedule shoots based on available time for us to deliver your product fast. Under normal circumstances, we deliver within 48 hours of the shoot - virtual walk through and web page created. For weekend shoots, you can expect delivery by sometime Tuesday. If we anticipate that it will take longer than 48 hours, we will advise in advance before the shoot.
Can I put a voice over or some drone footage on my 3D video tour ?
Yes and No. We run a full production house and offer additional services at competetive rates. The current system we use for the walk through does not allow to add additional audio. However, we can take the individual tours, provide voice overs for them in separate 360° videos and add drone footage as well.
Please discuss with us what your plans are and we would be happy to provide you an all inclusive quote for special services.
What type of privacy settings do you provide ?
Unique, private web links and passwords can be created if the property is not to be shown to general public, like in the case of you wanting to provide a unique tour for specific people to see. Please advise when you are booking your shoot.
What other types of service do you offer ?
Other services we offer are full HD video capture, 4K drone captures of aerial footage, editing, motion graphics, script writing, voice over recording, color correction, web design. Please inquire.
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