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- Created 2012-03-14
is a simulation of an existing location, usually composed of a sequence of video or still images. They also may use other multimedia elements such as sound effects, music, narration, and text.
The phrase "virtual tour" is often used to describe a variety of video and photographic-based media.
indicates an unbroken view, since a panorama can be either a series of photographs or panning video
. However, the phrases "panoramic tour" and "virtual tour" have mostly been associated with virtual tours created using
s. Such virtual tours are made up of a number of shots taken from a single
. The camera and lens are rotated around what is referred to as a no parallax point (the exact point at the back of the lens where the light converges).
A video tour is a full motion video of a location. Unlike the virtual tour's static wrap-around feel, a video tour is as if you were walking through a location. Using a video camera, the location is filmed while moving from place to place. Video tours are continuous movement taken at a walking pace.
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