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Virtual Tours: Video, Photo, and VR

via LinkedIn Learning

Overview

Showcase a space or experience by creating a virtual tour. Learn how to create floor plans, shoot 360° video and photos, and piece together all of your 360° assets to build a tour.

In recent years, 360° and VR photos and videos have emerged as fresh, exciting platforms for viewing content. Whether it's showing off the inside of a business or simply sharing an experience, virtual tours are one of the most immersive ways to see a space from the comfort of your own home or mobile device. In this case, learn how to showcase a space or experience by creating your very own virtual tour. Instructor Richard Harrington shows how to create floor plans, shoot both 360° video and photos, and piece together all of your 360° assets to build a tour.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • How do you create virtual tours?
  • Meet your instructors
1. What Are Virtual Tours?
  • What are virtual tours?
  • Uses for virtual tours
  • Platforms for virtual tours
2. Prepping for a VR Tour Shoot
  • Taking a walk-through of the location
  • Discussing objectives with the client or business
  • Creating a floor plan
  • Creating a shot list
3. Gear for VR Tours
  • Stabilizing the camera with a stand or tripod
  • Choosing a VR camera
  • Controlling a camera remotely
  • Capturing VR content with a smartphone
  • Shooting panos with a traditional DSLR or mirrorless camera
  • Shooting HDR images with a traditional DSLR or mirrorless camera
4. Shooting a Panoramic Tour
  • Best time to shoot
  • Floor coverage
  • Choosing how many images you need
  • Shooting images with expanded dynamic range (brackets)
5. Shooting a VR Photos and Video
  • Capturing VR photos with an Insta360
  • Capturing VR video with an Insta360
  • Capturing VR photos with a GoPro Fusion
  • Capturing VR video with a GoPro Fusion
  • General advice on lighting for VR
6. Merging Panoramic and HDR Images
  • Merging a panoramic image with Adobe Photoshop
  • Merging a panoramic image with Lightroom Classic
  • Merging an HDR image with Aurora HDR
  • Merging a 360˚ HDR image with Photomatix Pro
7. Enhancing and Stitching 360˚ Images
  • Enhancing 360˚ images in Lightroom
  • Enhancing 360˚ images in Photoshop
  • Merging a 360˚ image with PTGui
  • Fixing and cleaning stitching errors in Photoshop
  • Covering the nadir in Photoshop
  • Enhancing and stitching 360˚ images from an Insta360
  • Enhancing and stitching 360˚ images from a GoPro Fusion
8. Editing VR Video
  • Importing VR video into Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Editing VR video with Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Refining VR video with Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Exporting VR video from Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Importing VR video into Final Cut Pro X
  • Editing VR video with Final Cut Pro X
  • Refining VR video with Final Cut Pro X
  • Exporting VR video from Final Cut Pro X
9. Developing a 360˚ Tour
  • Leveling and calibrating images for 360˚ tours in Pano2VR
  • Connecting nodes in Pano2VR
  • Covering the nadir in Pano2VR
  • Publishing for a Website and Google Business View From Pano2VR
10. Uploading VR and 360˚ Content
  • Publishing VR and 360˚ content to Facebook, part 1
  • Publishing VR and 360˚ content to Facebook, part 2
  • Publishing VR video with YouTube, part 1
  • Publishing VR video with YouTube, part 2
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Richard Harrington and Francis Torres

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