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How to convert a virtual tour into a video ?

by Aperol » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:57 pm

Hi !
a client asked me to convert a virtual tour into a video to upload it on youtube... how is that possible ?
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by mediavets » Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:22 pm

Aperol wrote:Hi !
a client asked me to convert a virtual tour into a video to upload it on youtube... how is that possible ?

You could try using a screen capture program - I once briefly experimented with BB Flashback:

http://www.bbsoftware.co.uk/BBFlashBack.aspx

Or try using Pano2Movie - but that requires QTVR as input, it's a tedious process and I never managed to get very good results from it:

http://pano2movie.com/

Or go and shoot a movie at the tour location; or hire someone else to do it. Do you have video gear and video shooting and editing skills?

Or shoot a series of stills at a tour location, or use your existing pano source images and turn them into a movie - here are two programs that will do that very well:

Photo-to-Movie
http://www.lqgraphics.com/software/phototomovie.php (you can mix stills and audio with this one).

Muvee
http://www.muvee.com/en/ (you can mix stills and video clips and audio with this one - very easy to use and results quite good).

Or tell the client (politely) to forget get it - that would probably be my preferred option if I couldn't persuade him/her to accept a movie made from stills using, for example, Muvee. The client is NOT always right in my world.

Why has the client now suddenly decided he/she wants a video after commissioning you to create a virtual tour?
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by klausesser » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:10 pm

Aperol wrote:Hi !
a client asked me to convert a virtual tour into a video to upload it on youtube... how is that possible ?

A way might be to generate an automated tour with Pano2VR using Arturo´s 360 Gallery app and let it run while making a screen-movie.
That´s the most simple way i guess.

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by mediavets » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:27 pm

klausesser wrote:
Aperol wrote:Hi !
a client asked me to convert a virtual tour into a video to upload it on youtube... how is that possible ?

A way might be to generate an automated tour with Pano2VR using Arturo´s 360 Gallery app and let it run while making a screen-movie.
That´s the most simple way i guess.

best, Klaus

360panogallery:

http://ww2.360panotours.com/

Pano2VR:

http://gardengnomesoftware.com/pano2vr.php
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by Aperol » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:42 pm

thanks!
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by CommPropPhoto » Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:30 pm

I have just done exactly that but with After Effects and the Horizon Trapcode plug in.
Bit of a learning curve but if you have AE well worth the effort.

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by mkintner » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:37 pm

I use Camtasia to capture the motion and it works great! I setup the tour so it auto rotates and then record the screen. It works very well. Also with Camtasia you can also say don't show the cursor during the recording with is nice. So you cam move around and zoom and out and it looks good in the final video. Here is a sample of what I did. The video at the bottom of the page: http://www.amazingaerialphotos.com/2012/06/2012-us-canada-aerobatic-challenge/

I hope that helps.


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