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Creating a video tour

A quick guide on creating your own video tours

Video Tours are a main Micrio feature. They allow you to create a totally self playing tour through your image, using multiple viewports set out over a custom time line, with additional main audio like a voice-over.

Creating a video tour

To create a new video tour, select video tours in the top bar, and click the + button in the side bar to create your first video tour.

Setting the tour duration

The first thing you'll want to do after creating a new video tour, is decide the total duration of the tour. Perhaps you already have a voice-over audio file of 2 minutes, then you should set the duration to 120 (seconds).

You can do this using the Tour duration input field in the editor side bar.

Video hotspots

The most important part of the video tours are the video hotspots. These are the views the camera will focus on during the tour.

To create a hotspot, click on the green + button in the bottom left of your screen. This will create a new view rectangle in your image, which you can then freely place and resize. During the creation process, you can freely zoom and navigate through the image, allowing you to precisely set the viewport to your needs.

The timeline bar

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The timeline bar is the bar at the bottom of the editor interface. With this, you can set the tour viewport order, and camera speeds and durations.

After creating a video hotspot, you will see a new gray block appearing in the time bar. This is the period when the camera has this view focussed, ie doesn't move.

You can adjust the position of the view area by dragging it through the timeline, and you can adjust its duration by dragging the left and right handles of the grey block.

Tour audio

The unique part of a Video Tour is that you can add a single piece of audio that will be played when the tour is running. A single, long voice-over that tells you about what you see during the touring progress is perfect for this.

Deleting the tour

To remove the current tour from this image, click the delete icon in the side bar.

Example application

A great example of this (in Dutch) is a tour through the outside architecture of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, as made by NTR Schooltv: An interactive video tour of the Rijksmuseum . Click "Start Details" when you've opened it to see a wonderful application.

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