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360VR Photography

360VR Photography mixes keen observation and careful orchestration of the whole environment to create high quality 360° panoramic images and interactive Virtual Reality tours for web sites and digital media. We bring many years of photographic experience and digital imaging expertise to the task.

We use both fisheye lens systems and rotational cameras to capture full 360 degree images for authoring both iPIX™ and QuickTime VR™ virtual tours.

360VR Web Services

360VR Web Services designs and hosts web sites featuring our virtual tours like the one you see here for showcasing Residential Communities, Corporate Facilities, Product Installations, Site Surveys, Tourism, Hospitality, etc.

Our web clients receive the utmost in satisfaction for their virtual tours because we understand and use the latest VR technologies and how to best present them to your web audience.

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360VR Studio’s goal is to work with each client’s needs and budget. When you choose to hire our 360 panoramic VR services you get the creative talent of an experienced professional commercial photographer specializing in 360 degree imaging and a team of Web integration and design professionals.

Although we cannot quote a specific price without consultation, a single panoramic view (one 360 degree image) may cost $3500. and several days of planning and production to produce. View an example here: Times Square

For a more typical project, a 360VR panoramic image delivered Internet ready for QuickTime or Java viewing ranges from $500. to $750. View an example here: NY Yacht Club model room

The unit cost per pano is based on a creative photography fee and charge for post-production costs. The post production component involves computer time and expertise for image assembly and web integration stages. Expert post production is crucial to the quality of the results and includes image editing, color balance corrections, restoring scene details in highlights and shadows and miscellaneous retouching to produce an exceptional product for the client. Also the tripod footprint can be replaced with a floor cap logo or the floor is restored completely. Average post production time is about 3 hours per pano.

We also base our fees by industry type and usage by the client. There will be a difference in the perceived value for clients in different markets such as between an educational non-profit and a Fortune 500 client.

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What is an interactive 360VR image?

Our 360VR images are full 360 degree spherical panoramic pictures used in building Virtual Tour products. You can interactively explore and look around a travel destination, rooms of a hotel, a conference or business facility, a concert hall or movie set, a museum or campus.

What is a QuickTime VR?

QuickTime is a high performance multi-media platform developed by Apple Computer for playing iTunes, video and digital media files including 360VR images on your computer. A Mac computer will already have QuickTime installed while a PC computer may need to have this additional software installed. QuickTime is a free download and is used by iTunes to download music and video for iPods. QuickTime extends your Web browser’s capabilities to view web pages that contain rich media files like QuickTime VR Images.

What is a Java VR?

Java is multi-platform computer language from Sun Microsystems and used to give web pages more functionality. We use small Java Applet programs like PTViewer for our Java VR Web pages to play back our 360VR images. All popular Web browsers are Java friendly and should automatically play back Java delivered content.

Should I choose Java or QuickTime for my web site?

Pick Java VR if you have to choose the single largest and most available Internet delivery solution for your web site audience. The main disadvantage is the poorer performance of showing larger higher resolution images.

Choose QuickTimeVR if you can control the hardware and/or software used to view your virtual tour like a company network, kiosk installation, CD-ROM or PowerPoint presentation. QuickTime will handle larger higher resolution files for full screen presentations much better than Java as well as streaming sound and video.

A Macintosh computer will already have QuickTime installed while a Windows PC computer may need to have this additional software installed. You can offer to display both and give the visitor a choice. The main disadvantage is not all Windows PC will have QuickTime already installed.

I don’t have a web site. Can I still use 360VR Images?

We can host your virtual tour or set up a new web site for you. If you don’t need a web site, 360VR images can work with most software capable of playing QuickTime and Java. This means you can easily integrate 360VR images into a HTML presentation.

I do have a web site. How do I put these images on it?

When you review your 360VR images or 360VR Virtual Tour package in your client review area of our web site you will also have the underlying client-side HTML code to integrate them into your web site. Your Web Master can copy and transfer this code to your own site. If you need help we are here to help you also.

How soon after you take the pictures can I see the images?

Normally 1-2 weeks after we leave your location and have received your deposit or payment. We will host your new 360VR images in our client review area of our 360VR.com, 360Vtours.com or 360phototourism.com Web sites for your review.

After the approval stage, a link will be sent to you to download all the necessary files or a master CD can be mailed to you for an additional fee.

Our quoted fees cover photography, production costs and short term hosting. The customer keeps the files with an unlimited license to use them. The original copyright ownership of the images remains with the photographer unless otherwise negotiated.

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