A 360° virtual tour is a great tool often used by realtors to showcase their properties. Virtual Tours can allow a user to view an environment whilst on-line. With the expansion of video on the internet, video-based virtual tours are growing in popularity.
If you are a realtor looking to shoot quick and easy 360° virtual tour – the GoPano micro is something you should be looking at or the GoPano plus if you are looking for something a little high-end. Just attach GoPano lens attachments to your iPhone (or your camera if shooting with the GoPano plus) to create on shot-quick 360 virtual tours. You could then embed these 360 virtual tours on your website or share it with your viewers on facebook or twitter pages. We saw several GoPano users/realtors using our technology to create 360° video tours of their properties thus giving their users an experience that is almost as good as being there!
Checkout these cool 360° video tours create by some GoPano users.
1. John Hopkins University Virtual Tour.
The virtual tour allows prospective students and their parents an idea of “life on campus” at John Hopkins University.
2. Matt, a realtor with ‘Real Property Management, Utah’, uses his iPhone 4 and the GoPano micro to create quick 360° virtual tours.
3.Greg, North Carolina uses his GoPano micro to create virtual tours with his iPhone 5.
4. Lee, a relator from Hawaii share his virtual tour.
5. Marina, a realtor in New York city shares this 360° virtual tour video of a property in NYC.
GoPano user (and a graphic designer) Patrik from Italy shared this cool “little planet” style 360° video he shot with the GoPano plus.
Nerd alert: “Little planet” or stereographic projection is a particular mapping function that projects a sphere onto a plane. The projection is defined on the entire sphere, except at one point: the projection point.
Last month we teamed up with the Indianapolis Colts to shoot some rad 360° footage from inside the locker room. Checkout this cool 360 video below, (for the uninitiated – dont forget to click and drag in the video)
Since Apple announced the new iPhone 5 last week we have been swamped with questions, requests for a new version of GoPano micro. We’re hard at work experimenting with different designs for the new version and we will be launching a new GoPano micro compatible with the iPhone5 very soon. Stay tuned people!
P.S: Let us know what features you’d like to see in the new version of the GoPano micro in a comment below, or contact us through Facebook and Twitter!
To participate: Grab a Gopano micro. Show off your talent in a 360° video, don’t be shy, be creative, go crazy! Upload your 360° video on gopano.com and tag it “talent” (More on “tagging a video” here)
1. Contest starts on June 15th, 2012 and ends on August 15th, 2012. Yes, you can submit your already uploaded videos, though preference would be give to videos uploaded between the contest period.
2. Shipping included. (International winners are responsible for local duties or customs).
If you’re a fan of The Gadget Show, a British television series focusing on the world of technology… Then you might have seen our beloved GoPano micro 360 video lens free fall with presenters, Polly and Jason.
To determine which 360-degree camera is best, they threw themselves out of a plane, thousands of feet above the ground with the 360 gadgets strapped to their hands. Tune in for their daring test of the GoPano micro, here:
GoPano 360 Video Attachment Receives a Full Five Out of Five G-Rating
Up against the Sony Bloggie, the GoPano micro received a full 5 out of 5 G-rating from Polly and Jason who conclude about the 360 video lens, “The images it produces are truly stunning and it offers a massive field of view.”
Have you taken your GoPano micro lens skydiving? If so, let us hear you! Leave a comment for us below, or share your video link with us on Facebook and Twitter!