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We’ve been creating property sites using RTV over at BlueLaVaMedia. You can see some examples on our website. If you like what you see, check out RTV’s Fusion system. It will let you do virtual tours, walkthrough 360 tours, and of course property sites. As far as a lens goes Thomas, I would recommend that you use a sigma 8 for your high end 360 panoramas and if you get into real estate the Theta Z1 is nice because you can use that in any tour system you choose (most anyway) and it will also work with the Zillow home tour program. Here’s one we did with the Z1 and the Zillow embedded – https://tours.bluelavamedia.com/s/8918-Wintergreen-Av-Traverse-City-MI-49685 Click on the virtual tour, then 3D Home. The only trouble I see Thomas is 360 cameras are really hard to come by. My advice is to place your order and hang in there.
– JasonFebruary 15, 2020 at 12:06 am in reply to: Best 360 Photography into Virtual Tour for Real Estate #23827
Putting on my BlueLaVa hat on I MUST recommend RTV. We have a Traverse City real estate photography company that we’ve been running now since 2007 and have just recently gone beyond 7000 homes photographed. During this time the RTV virtual tour software system has helped us dominate our market over and over. You can use the links above to visit our site and also check out RTV. Our customers love our virtual tours, property websites and weekly seller’s reports. Those separate us from the pack!
Real estate photography is REALLY heating up. Realtors know that homes with professional photos sell homes faster and for more money. That being said those photographers that are able to master getting the right “look” can do extremely well if priced correctly. We just launched our new property sites last week. Check them out below –
If you take breathtaking photos, panoramas, or video and deliver them in something like this to your customer you’ll not only be giving them the best photos in town but also a nice marketing punch they can use to help market the property. You look good….they look good. It’s a win-win!November 9, 2019 at 6:38 pm in reply to: Being sued for virtual tour patent — IVRPA referenced. Real or Scam? #23388
Very good summary Scott! It’s always good to hear from you my friend. Has anyone found out if this is a scammer? Did anyone just tell them to pound sand? I’ve talked to a few RTV customers thus far and I’ve been telling them to just ignore it. Would like to hear if anyone has actually spoken with Richard Wilson.
Hello everyone! If anyone is looking to try something truly unique, try out RTV’s virtual tour software. There is a discount for IVRPA members too. Just mention that you’re an IVRPA member and we’ll hook you up.
3D Vista has come a long way. I do like their marketing however I’ve never tried the system. There are benefits to both sides. If you’re not going to do a lot of tours a shelfware system is a decent way to go. You will have one cost and ZERO ongoing virtual tour software fees and the MOST flexibility on the product. This will require programming, launching a hosting server and keeping that going for the customer. The hosted and private labeled solutions come in very handy when you’re doing a lot of productions (especially good for real estate) and you need speed mixed with lots of features. These features will typically include weekly stats, lead capture, photo delivery tools, photography manager tools, single property websites and more. It really all depends on what you need. We use a hosted solution over at our Traverse City real estate photography company here in Traverse City. We do about 1300 real estate productions a year and of those about 300 order drone with it. We could not do it without a pay per tour hosted solution. Hope that helps!October 10, 2019 at 10:52 pm in reply to: Being sued for virtual tour patent — IVRPA referenced. Real or Scam? #23200
Hello again everyone! I agree with Jürgen 100%. I suggest that someone back here google the company you get the letter from “Tour Tech. Software, Inc.” and find this link in the SERPS – https://casetext.com/case/tour-tech-software-inc-v-rtv-inc-1
Using the information provided there reach out to the attorney for the Plaintiff and ask about the validity of the letter. It makes sense that it would continue to amp up however as I talk to more and more photographers this is happening to, the Gmail account and the fact that the company has moved from NY to FL creates suspicion.
Word to the wise – use a burner phone when you call so you don’t put yourself under the spotlight and keep us posted back here! Here to help as much as I can.
JasonOctober 1, 2019 at 12:07 am in reply to: Being sued for virtual tour patent — IVRPA referenced. Real or Scam? #23134
Hello friend and IVRPA associates. Seeing the reference about Scott Witte and the link above Joergen really brings about a trip down memory lane! I’m not sure if anyone back here remembers or not, but Scott and I did a webinar together about this. We rallied the RTV troops and encouraged those in our photography network to make a donation to help stop this from spreading. Unfortunately, it could not be stopped and (as I have found) it is very true. After all these years it is still happening throughout the USA. I never thought in a million years it would find its way to me, but as luck would have it, it did.
RTV has been going through a long and painstaking process over the last two years to make sure that the users of our virtual tour software are FULLY protected from this. It was not an easy task but I’m happy to state that we have settled the matter. Our licensing information is on the bottom of our home page in small font. If you like you can read more about said matters here – https://casetext.com/case/tour-tech-software-inc-v-rtv-inc
Because RTV offers both a private labeled virtual tour hosting platform and performs national photography services for many large hotel brands, apartments, and medical facilities it was vital for us to get adequate licensing to not only cover new and existing photographers but to also cover each and every virtual tour production that we create for our national photography clients.
To my knowledge, we are the first and only virtual tour hosting platform to have virtual tour patent protection and licensing spread to new and existing photographers. I’m sure there will be many more as time goes on, but at least for RTV the issue is behind us.
Should any of you out there currently using the RTV system get a letter like this simply reply and let them know that you are using RTV. Have them refer to the licensing tag on the bottom of our website. Because we allow our photographers to private label our virtual tour hosting system, Mr. Wilson and his team will likely not be able to tell that you are using our virtual tour software. It has come up a couple of times now, and we can give you a stock letter to send to them if you need it.
If anyone has any questions please feel free to give me a call 231-932-1586.
That’s GOT to be plenty of horsepower Daniel. If you’re just thinking about doing photo stitching with PTGUI or another similar photo stitching program it ought to be more than enough. The RTX 2080Ti is a powerful graphics card.
Are you also thinking about adding full-motion video into your virtual tours as well? If you’re going to have a card like that you should think about adding video into your business plan for sure! It will handle it I think.
Think mixed media. Panoramas, drone video, and amazing still photos to cover all the bases.
Hello everyone! RTV’s virtual tour software allows for still photos, spherical panoramas and 1080 full-motion video playback. Everything is HTML 5 and we’re always working on adding in new features, listening to what photographers want and overall just making it better. The virtual tour system is 100% white label and https secure. We don’t have monthly fees and it’s a pay per tour fee – $12. While it’s mostly used for real estate, it also works well for putting together business virtual tours. RTV’s been working with and helping professional photographers stand out since 1999. In 2005 we started sending photography and virtual reality jobs to the photographers in our network. That has grown to quite a bit since then. There’s a free trial on our site if anyone would like to test it out. We’re a new member and I’m working on what our discount will be for IVRPA members. If you do come to us from here please mention it and I’ll make sure that your Real Tour Vision salesperson does something special for you for being a member. Blue Skies!