What's really good everyone?
So, I read this press release talking about real estate video, and how it is replacing virtual tours in the industry. This press release, specifically spoke about What I Want Real Estate. Check out the site, you will see what I mean.
The two kinds of video tours they are talking about are slideshows and actual full-motion video. Do I think the virtual tour industry is in jeopardy, absolutely not. However, I do think converting virtual tours to video is a service Team RTV should offer. We here at Virtual Vista, are going to be offering video conversion within the next two weeks. This way, people will be able to post their tours on YOUTUBE.com and other video hosting sites.
Look at this quote from the press release:
Obviously they haven't seen RTV Virtual Tours. They must be referring to the lower quality of the competition. As far as visibility goes, what they are offering is extremely limiting. Slideshows and full-motion video eliminate the interactivity we offer. Neither one of which gives the viewer the feel of actually taking the tour in-person, that a 360 degree virtual tour provides.
Also while I am on the subject of visibility, I have a few suggestions for some RTV dealers:
- Try to stay away from the partial 360's.
- Use enough hotspots as to not leave your viewer stranded anywhere in the tour, especially on incorporated stills within the tour. I believe, while the options are available, the user should never have to use the "next" or "back" button or the "drop-down box" to switch scenes.
Again these are just some suggestions, but I believe they increase the quality of Virtual Vista's virtual tours and could increase the quality of yours, as well.
Another point I would like to make is that their full-motion video is quite expensive.
Well, that is it from Virtual Vista, for now. I thought this press release was amusing, and a good heads up to the angles the competition may be trying.
Let's all get out there and keep showing people what Excellent Quality really is!!!