Virtual tours are comprised of a series of spherical panoramic images, coded into a virtual environment, branded with customized graphics and themes, enriched with a multimedia assets. Virtual tours can be used for marketing and sales, education and training, and infotainment and gaming.
businesses, museums, hospitals, historical monuments… The opportunities are limitless.
- Spherical Panoramic Images vs. Still Framed Photographs: Still photography captures a framed image of the world typically in aspect ratios of either square 1:1, medium format 3:2, standard 4:3, or cinematic 16:9. When presenting an image of a room, trying to capture a sense of the space within a flat 2D framed image will either crop or distort the truth of reality. Spherical imaging removes the warp of the camera lens and presents the entire space as an immersive experience.
- Gigapixel imaging and Resolution: The resolution and detail captured is impacted by focal lengths of lenses. Fisheye lenses are defined by being able to capture 180º field of vision (FoV), while 35mm lenses are roughly in the 50º FoV. The larger the field of vision, the less tiles of photos are required to capture a sphere. However, this will reduce the amount of detailed information available for the camera’s sensor to record. Conversely, more photo tiles yields higher resolution, yet requires more time for capturing and rendering a spherical image. Populated environments, hours near sunrise and sunset, and partly cloudy with wind are challenging to produce a clean image. At about 24mm – 35mm focal length, robotic motorized tripod head become necessary, as the scale of tiling becomes unmanageable for manual production.
- High Dynamic Range imaging (HDRi): The dynamic range represents the amount of contrast (details within the bright light and dark shadows) a camera is able to record. The human eye can perceive detail with a very high dynamic contrast ratio, around 10,000,000:1 during night and 15,000:1 during daylight. Professional camera optic sensors are capable of 4,000:1 in a single exposure. Our standardized imaging techniques and software rendering enable capturing the dynamic range of low light indoor scenes with bright exterior day light to produce an image closer to the human perception beyond the limitations of camera hardware.
- Customized Branding: logos, menus, heads up display, graphical icons, style and color themes are just the beginning of customization. Brand your tour to suit your website, physical space, or company culture.
- Customize your tour with modules for a unique experience: transitions between scenes, auto-rotate, auto tour, custom field of vision projection, intro splash messages. No two tours are the same.
Multimedia Interactivity: Through the use of advanced web language code, OMNIception integrates multimedia to pop-up bubble to highlight and detail any point of interest.
Audio: Extend the immersive experience by adding the element of audio. Sound options include:
Global audio: Plays an audio track continuously as the audience explores your virtual tour
Unique audio per a scene: Each room can have it’s own unique sound track
Directional audio within a scene: Sound can be pinned to a point within a spherical panorama creating a directional source that ranges in volume as the viewer pans their field of vision