Virtual Tours: Exploring without taking a single step

Virtual reality has opened up a new realm of video production and viewing. You can 'visit' any place in the world without taking a single step. 

A virtual tour is a collection of 360° panoramic photographs, linked to each other though clickable objects or areas, to provide the viewer with an immersive experience of the environment of these photographs. What sets Virtual Tours apart from 360° Video is its nonlinear movement. As there is no forward motion of the video, forcing the viewer along, a Virtual Tour provides an immersive space where the viewer can stay and explore an environment at their leisure.

man wearing virtual reality headsets

Another feature of Virtual Tours is the use of hotspots, or clickable areas on an individual photograph, that can link it to one or more spaces within the tour. Hotspots can even link to additional comments or information about a certain object or area within a specific photograph, like a video about an artwork on the wall.

To create ambience in a photograph, a small video van even be added, to create a moving, life-like fireplace, as well as sound, indicating the realistic surroundings of a photograph, like the sounds associated with a shopping mall, or beach.

Virtual Tours offer absolute control of the viewer’s viewpoint, it uses less bandwidth than 360° Video and it can connect hundreds of photographs, making it an extremely versatile platform.

Virtual Tours work well for:

  • Retail Space
  • House Sales or Rentals
  • Tourism (Popular Attractions)
  • Hospitality (Hotels or Restaurants)
  • Facilities or Factories
  • Education or Induction

Teleport your clients or employees to anywhere in the world using virtual tours. Contact us today for a quote. 


Who is Sound Idea Digital?

Sound Idea Digital, founded in 1992 by Francois Karstel, is an established content production company concentrating on all aspects of video production, such as corporate, industrial and training videos. With over 25 years experience in film-making and video production, Sound Idea Digital is the leading film & video production house in South Africa

What we can do for you

Utilizing the latest technology and tools, our experienced team offers a comprehensive blend of skills ranging from script writing, filming, video editing, animation, sound recording and motion graphics.

Sound Idea Digital is a practical solution to corporate needs in a fickle and ever changing age.




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