Currently we are the only aerial photo company in Arizona to offer helicopter aerial 360° Full Spherical Panorama imagery. We have designed our own camera mounting system that attaches to our helicopters and allows the camera to rotate 360° in the pan axis. This combined with using a special wide angle lens on our Nikon D40X & D300 cameras allows us to capture and entire sphere with a series of about 8 photos.
After the shoot we bring the photos back to our studio and use software to “stitch” and blend the photos into one continuous image that can then be texture mapped onto a simulated sphere in QuickTime or Flash for display on your website. The finished files are viewed with QuickTime or Flash and allow the viewer to interactively look at any angle… up or down. We can also convert the panoramas into 720p or 1080p hi-definition video clips.
This new application is perfect for developers of high rise condominiums to “see” what the view will be from a specific balcony even before the they break ground. It is also great for real estate agents representing luxury properties. Multiple aerial panoramics can be shot on a large luxury lot to show in great detail what the property looks like.
Golf Clubs also see the benefit to this type of imagery. Shooting a full spherical panoramic over the tee and hole and placing the panoramics on their websites are a great new way to show off the courses.
Law Enforcement Agencies find this type of aerial photography of great benefit to Crime Scene Investigation of major auto accidents. The ability to document the entire scene from above and view it at a later time from any angle is priceless.
We've seen quite an increase in demand for Spherical Aerial Panoramas from owners and real estate agents of luxury homes. Often times standard aerial photography fails to capture the essence of multi-million dollar estates.
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