A set of images arranged to give the viewer control of which direction they look and what they see. It gives a sense of actually being there and looking around themselves.
More and more, customers are using the internet to research businesses before deciding which one to choose. If they have to travel a distance to you, showing them your offering remotely gives them the opportunity to make a better informed decision about your business.
Although the photography and image editing processes are mainly the same, Google tours are hosted by Google on their servers and they apply the tour controls and access whereas a bespoke 360 HD Tour is custom made with our tour controls and hosted on your web server or by us.
A Tour Video is derived from the edited 360 images taken when photographing a 360 Virtual Tour, whereas the Promo Video is filmed on a video camera and not connected in any way with the 360 imagery. Both are viewed as video's on services such as YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo etc. and have no interaction, unlike a traditional 360 Virtual Tour which is fully interactive.
360° images take, on average, about 4 to 6 panoramas per hour. For example, a 4-bed property will take about 3-4 hours for a full 360° tour. Stills photography would add another 2-3 hours, and for video filming on the same property would add another 3-4 hours.
We photograph in HDR, which means each photograph has to be taken on a tripod at various exposures, and "framed" correctly, ensuring distortions are minimised.
No. We will discuss your requirements prior to photographing the location. As long as we have access that's all that is required.
Depending on our schedule, we can get your tour fully photographed and rendered within 10 days, but we do like to spend time on the image quality, so it could take a little longer. During busier periods, the editing time is scheduled into the studio diary and we work through the editing in chronological order. We will give you an estimation of current workloads when you make an enquiry.
We cover the UK and beyond. In some countries, we are required to obtain a working permit/visa prior to travelling. For the UK, we have a simple pricing structure for each area - see our pricing pages for more information. If we can't accommodate you in a reasonable time because of geographical location, we may be able to recommend a good tour provider in your area.
For custom bespoke tours, it's up to you. We can either give you all the required files for you or your internet team to integrate into your website, or provide a simple link to place on your website and host the tour for you. Unlike some tour providers, there is no additional charge or annual fees for this service. We'll provide you with an exclusive web address also, for example; www.yourbusiness.360hdtours.co.uk.
For Google Street View for Business tours, links to embed codes are provided via Google Maps when viewing each panorama.
No and Yes. A 360 HD Tour on its own is not video and, therefore, cannot be uploaded to YouTube. We do offer an optional Tour-to-Video conversion service however just for this purpose.
No. The majority of devices and computers have an HTML5 browser installed on them. For legacy devices that don't support HTML5, we produce tours that playback in Flash.
Yes. We can provide a simple 1-page site with your tour on it. The web address will be www.yourbusiness.360hdtours.co.uk.
No, sorry. We only supply complete packages including the photography. That way, we have control over the entire process and ensure your tour is of the highest quality.
Yes. We are happy to discuss preferential rates with clients and businesses that require frequent use of the tour service. We also offer generous package prices if you are taking 2 or more of our services at the same time. In addition, we offer tour refreshes at preferential rates for existing clients who have remodelled their offering.
No. We provide free tour hosting if required (see terms and conditions).
Don't worry, if you only want the public areas to be on the tour, that's fine. The tour will consist of only the areas you require. If there are specific parts of a property or location that you require to be masked, we can do that at no additional charge and often without the viewer being aware.
No, sorry. 360 HD Tours retains all copyright to any imagery we produce. (see terms and conditions).
No, sorry. We only offer free hosting for our own tours.