Specialized omnidirectional cameras and rigs have been developed for the purpose of filming 360-degree video, including rigs such as GoPro's Omni and Odyssey (which consist of multiple action cameras installed within a frame), and contained cameras like the HumanEyes Vuze and Nokia OZO, There have also been handheld dual-lens cameras such as the Ricoh Theta S, Samsung Gear 360, Garmin VIRB 360, and the Kogeto Dot 360—a panoramic camera lens accessory developed for the iPhone 4, 4S, and Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
A great video isn’t just about images. Without clear audio you lose much of the emotional impact. Music can make a big difference in immersing your audience into your experience. Often time camera pick up white noise such as wind, which can take away from the playback experience. Why not add a soundtrack to your video to set the mood you want share. Be sure to pick a soundtrack to compliment the action on screen.
Video editors like Pinnacle Studio Ultimate offer 360 video editing that allow you to take your 360 footage to the next level. Simply add your 360 video to the timeline and trim or enhance the colors in your video as you would to a standard video. By right clicking on your footage in Pinnacle Studio you can access additional 360 controls, like adding 360 responsive titles, or converting fisheye to equirectangular formats.
With as many as 70% of travellers visiting TripAdvisor before making a booking, TripAdvisor Ads are a great way for leisure and tourism businesses to use location marketing to engage with potential customers. TripAdvisor Ads work by promoting your business in your target location in the form of exclusive sponsored placements with appear at the top of site’s search results.
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.
One of the most effective location based marketing channels is Google Ads, which continues to become more and more refined in terms of targeting, delivery and functionality. Location based marketing on Google Ads enables you to target users searching Google in specific locations. When combined with device bidding, you can effectively target mobile users, on the move, in the precise geographical location of your business, helping to convert online searches into real-life footfall.
Snapseed is another great basic photo editing app, but with features that make it slightly more geared towards the professional user. For example, with Snapseed, you can focus in on a certain point of the image and bring it to life with enhanced lighting and focusing features. This makes it perfect for marketers who depend on images to sell their products.
With over 500 million users, 50% of them regularly accessing the site via mobile, Facebook cannot be ignored. Facebook Places is similar to Foursquare but even more social, as users can share and earn rewards together. Anyone can set up a Facebook Places page for your business, but you will have to claim your Facebook Place, connecting it with your business Facebook Page to take control over it and promote it yourself.
During the last couple of years, SmartyAds developed powerful media buying and selling monetization platforms which are powered by the real-time protocol, header bidding, blockchain, and other innovative ad tech products. Thanks to advanced technologies, the platform's process over 300 million daily impressions, support almost every mobile and web ad format and ensure smooth cross-screen ad delivery.
If you're reading this, the odds are good that you've probably watched a video online before. Most of these videos are filmed with standard cameras that capture everything in the direction in which they're pointed. Once they're uploaded to a streaming website like YouTube, the steps for watching them are usually pretty simple: click the play button, sit back, and enjoy.
In this day and age, a business that doesn't use video marketing is like a teenager without a smartphone: very rare. Rapid shifts in modern technology have caused the marketing landscape to evolve with it. Many people seek dynamic, engaging forms of content. Most of us have watched at least one video (likely more) at some point today. If you're on the internet, especially a social media site, v [...]
A relative newcomer to the location marketing space, Waze Local offers users, in particular small businesses and local retailers, the opportunity to advertise to people based on current location as well as destination. After being bought by Google in 2013, Waze has a growing user base, making the app a highly effective channel for businesses to reach drivers on the go near their location.
In March 2015, YouTube launched support for publishing and viewing 360-degree videos, with playback on its website and its Android mobile apps. Parent company Google also announced that it would collaborate with camera manufacturers to make it easier for creators to upload 360-degree content recorded with their products to YouTube. However, in 2017, Google and YouTube began to promote an alternative stereoscopic video format known as VR180, which is limited to a 180-degree field of view, but is promoted as being more accessible to produce than 360-degree video, and allowing more depth to be maintained by not subjecting the video to equirectangular projection