Looking to create real estate video to showcase a house? This real estate agent has set up the camera on a tripod in the middle of each room to allow the user to explore the house, room by room. They have then trimmed and edited the video together to allow the user to spend 30 seconds in each room to explore and move around freely. The benefit of 360 video is that the potential house buyer can explore freely and move around the environment as they wish.
With 360 video you do not have to worry about not capturing the right angle - because it captures almost every angle. You do have to remember that everything around your camera will be in the video, the detail of every room, the camera operator, any equipment or cords. If you are holding it by hand - be prepared that your face will always be in the footage.
Commercials for the Super Bowl are famous for being can't-miss "events." With interactive mobile ads, all advertising can aspire to that same level of anticipation and engagement. Even in these early days of appvertising, some rules of thumb are already starting to surface. Here are a few tips to consider as you think about your strategy for the medium.
360-degree video is typically formatted in an equirectangular projection and is either monoscopic, with one image directed to both eyes, or stereoscopic, viewed as two distinct images directed individually to each eye for a 3D effect. Due to this projection and stitching, equirectangular video exhibits a lower quality in the middle of the image than at the top and bottom. Spherical videos are frequently in curvilinear perspective with a fisheye effect. The heavy barrel distortion often requires rectilinear correction before applications in detection, tracking or navigation.
360-degree video is typically recorded using either a special rig of multiple cameras, or using a dedicated camera that contains multiple camera lenses embedded into the device, and filming overlapping angles simultaneously. Through a method known as video stitching, this separate footage is merged into one spherical video piece, and the color and contrast of each shot is calibrated to be consistent with the others. This process is done either by the camera itself, or using specialized software such as Mistika VR or Kolor AVP that can analyze common visuals and audio to synchronize and link the different camera feeds together. Generally, the only area that cannot be viewed is the view toward the camera support.
For example, ads for health & fitness apps often feature images of fit healthy people. For action games you’ll notice they often use custom images that show of the characters or amazing graphics. Finance apps tend to show people, money and use the colour green a lot. While educational apps tend to show the app running on a device and often people holding that device.
If your camera exports a spherical fisheye or dual fisheye footage, some editing softwares require you to convert your footage into equirectangular format before you can edit them. Others, like Pinnacle Studio will work with these and convert them into equirectangular format for editing. If you have a device that captures your footage by stitching multiple cameras together (ex. a device that holds 6 GoPros to capture all 360 degrees), you will still be required to use stitching software to create a 360 file, video editing and stitching software are two very different things.
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This new app allows business to target potential customers based on their proximity to their location. These businesses can choose how they wish to reward customers that log their visits in the app, such as offers and promotions, events and treasure hunts- changing these as and when they wish. Business can list for free, but also have the opportunity to access features, such as virtual tours, digital brochures and social media links, if they subscribe to the premium version of the app.
A recent example of effective appvertising is the TRON: Legacy interactive ad for the iPad. The ad runs in an inviting banner within an iPad app. Once you click on the ad, you're able to control the interaction and choose what to do next. Explore the characters? See behind-the-scenes footage? Hear Daft Punk talk about composing the soundtrack? It's all there. You can also check out local show times, download screen savers and even e-mail friends, all without leaving the ad.
A mobile yellow pages with reviews and offers for everything from restaurants to shopping to hairdressers and so much more. With an average of 29 million monthly app users, Yelp allows businesses to list for free on the site, targeting users with offers and rewards. Yelp also provides businesses owners with the opportunity to engage with their customers both privately and publicly within the app, helping to establish a more personal experience for customers.