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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. It may also use other multimedia elements such as sound effects, music, narration, and text. It is distinguished from the use of live television to effect tele-tourism.
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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