We won't offer you set rates for 360° tours by the image, we won't offer you a one-off template based solution that you may see elsewhere. We partner with our clients, creating long-term relationships (we've been working with P&O Cruises & Cunard since 2003), working closely with the in-house teams and development agencies to deliver world class solutions that continue to lead in our client's markets.
We source the best range of cameras and hardware available combined with extensive specialist experience to produce high resolution, world class images for our clients. Our workflow is fast, flexible and efficient; we use a range of techniques to optimise for different situations. Innovating and producing 360° images since 1997, we now train other photographers in this specialist field.
Fully navigable, immersive content, has to be seen to be believed..! So it’s one thing to have the hardware, it’s what you do with it that counts... We have a range of mounts to put our 360° video systems at the centre of the action. We can backpack mount them, we can fly them through spaces, we can waterproof them, what did you have in mind?
360° Video is a very cool technology, but then make it available for worldwide distribution on the YouTube platform and it becomes awesome. Take a look at the link in Chrome or Firefox, or use the YouTube app on iOS or Android, which adds Gyro control too.
Added at the end of Sept 2015 by Facebook, it's now possible to add 360° Videos within Facebook pages! Massive exposure and potential as these videos are compelling and commented on about viewing. Chrome and Firefox preferred browsers, Android works well, iOS coming soon.
World class images are just the start; it's the successful integration of the images where we can make a real difference, if this does not deliver, the images are wasted. We work with your requirements and designs to create the functionality you want and your business needs. Simple or complex, it's your choice and we can deliver for you.
Over the years some of our larger projects needed a more efficient, streamlined approach than offered by the current range of available software tools. So we built a bespoke Virtual Tour server based application, it's imaginatively called VTServer™! We now use this Content Management System (CMS) to manage and host 360° images for clients providing huge flexibility in terms of usage, hiding all the complex code, allowing complex Virtual Tours (VTs) to be embedded with just a single line of code. Minimum impact on you IT team or website developers... (Always a good thing... ;-)
So we couldn't think of a nicer term... What we mean is that we'll help you make the most of the images we shoot. So the images can be used within conventional VTs, they can also be converted to video clips for YouTube, they can be embedded in Facebook, they can be added to Google Maps, they can be White Labelled and offered to other Companies that sell your services... If you think of other ways to use them, just let us know...!
Sometimes the hardware or software that's needed for a project is just not available off the shelf. But whether it's social media tagging on a Gigapixel image of Cruise ship passengers or new ways to shoot 360° video, we like to say ‘Yes...!' With VTServer™ we've developed in house a solution needed to extend the use of 360° images within larger organisations.
We sell a range of hardware and software that you need to produce your own 360° images. Maybe a package containing all items if you're starting from scratch, or components to adapt your existing equipment. Always happy to offer pre sales chats, training and after sales support as we know the products well as we use them ourselves.
Always popular these accounts allow 360° photographers to upload images to one of our servers and create Virtual Tours. The account then provides a URL that can be used to embed the Virtual Tour in any website, easy to use and cost effective... Used in a range of markets these Virtual Tours are Flash and HTML5 friendly.
The key to shooting multi billion pixel (Gigapixel) images is to fully understand the procedures required, to use the best equipment available and to have quite a lot of patience... We use high accuracy specialist Swiss made robotic heads, high resolution Nikon cameras and process on custom built workstations. The results are quite simply amazing in their level of detail.
Some projects require more than one type of content, we can also create and deliver compelling Video content from shoot through editing, production and delivery. Mark Davison is our Video production specialist, showreel is available here to view.
Several of our recent projects have benefitted from 'time-lapse' photography sequences. Unique content can be created where time-lapse picks up movement that often overlooked day to day. Sequences can be used stand alone, or edited into conventional video sequences. Mark Davison is our Video production specialist, showreel is available here to view.