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Do Your HD Slideshows Look This Good?

TGIF everyone! Jim has been pumping out a lot of HD Slideshows, or HD V-Slides as we’ve been calling them at (King of TC Virtual Tours).  I wanted to send you all a few samples of Jim’s work so you can compare them to ones that your creating.

If yours HD Slideshows don’t look the same there’s most likely a very simple reason. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call or email and find out why. 

Here’s a couple tips for your Friday:

Come up with a snazzy name for this product as you introduce it to your customer base. You and I both know this IS just a slideshow but WOW does it look darn good. Take advantage of that and use it to your benefit. 

Hit reports are being wrapped up right now for those of you that have bought the standalone player. Look for this feature any day now.  Also you can now send your standalone slides to  Hits are being tallied right now…just not displayed.  Hang on tight because were coding like crazy here!

Finally please feel free to take ANY copy that you see from our blogs and my website and use this for your own launch.

Price wise you will see many updates to BlueLaVa this weekend that play up our HD V-Slides.  We’re going to be pricing the commercial version of this pretty high too.  Keep your eyes open for that. 

Have a great weekend everyone!  We love your continued support and dedication to our product line.

Yours Sincerely,


PS. Don’t forget about our show next week that will be focused on the right way to launch new products and services.  Sign up here:

Making an RTV HD Slideshow is a Snap!

This month’s tech tip pertains to the new RTV HD Slideshow.  This amazing new option has already become very popular with our providers and their clients.

Below is terminology that will help you along the way:

Ken Burns – Ken Burns is a documentary director and cinematographer. The “Ken Burns effect” is the slow zooming in and zooming out of still photography to portray a sense of motion. When Ken Burns is selected for a slideshow it creates an interesting effect for still pictures where the photos randomly zoom in and out.

Pano- A selection used to play a scene as a panorama so it scrolls from left to right.

Fit Long – The photo is cropped so that the entire width of the photo is displayed in the viewer. Some height may be lost.

Fit Short – The photo’s smaller side, generally the height, is shown completely and the width of the photo may be cropped or have a blank border on the right and left sides. For still photos you are most likely to see the whole photo using this setting but it will not fill the screen.

Below are the directions to add a slideshow to an existing virtual tour.

1.  Log into TMS

2.  Locate Tour

3.  Click Pencil icon

4.  Click Slideshow – There will be a pause while the images load. Important – Be sure to create the slideshow after you have added HD images if you are including them in the tour, otherwise the low resolution images will be in the slideshow.
On the left all your pans and stills from the tour will be listed.

5.  Click Move All to Slideshow to add all the scenes to the slideshow. The title and Spinfo will be brought over also.
If you want to only add certain scenes then drag those scenes onto the gray area on the right and drop them in.
Once you have all your desired scenes from the tour in the slideshow you can choose to upload more scenes from your computer (up to 30).

6.  Click Upload and browse to your folder of images. If your images are over 1080 pixels high then we will automatically resize them, compress them, and sharpen them. If you do not want that done then make sure they are under 1080 pixels high!

7.  Highlight the image(s) and click Open – The more you select the longer it will take to upload. There will be an indicator showing you the upload status on the right. Any uploaded image will default to the Ken Burns effect. If you upload pans you will need to change them to Pano under Select Type above the image name. You can also choose to set all the scenes to the same effect next to Set All Types in the upper right of the screen.

These uploaded images will appear on the right with your selected scenes from the tour. You can rename them if you wish or add Spinfo.

8.  Once you have the scenes you want in the slideshow you can drag and drop them around on the right to change the order.

9.  Once you are done click the Continue button.

10. On the next page you will see your agent info on the left. This is carried over from the tour.  On the left are the slideshow colors. The colors are carried over from the tour as well. Type in the code for a color if you wish to change it or click on a box to change that color. A color picker will open. You can use the slider in the middle to choose a general color and then pick up the small round circle in the color area on the left to fine tune the color. Once you have the color click on the ‘rainbow’ dot in the lower right and the color will be added. Once you are done click Continue.

11. This page will have a View button in the upper right so you can immediately view the slideshow. If you have changes to make you would click the slideshow button again and make your changes. This last page will also show a standalone URL. Copy and paste this if you need it or it will be in the Deliverables.

12. Go into the Buttons editor and put a dot in Yes for the slideshow and click Save at the bottom of the page.

You are done!!

 You may also want to visit today and purchase our all new Standalone HD Slideshow Module.  For a limited time this new technology from RTV is only $249.00 / Year for unlimited slideshows with unlimited scenes!

Thanks for your continued support and dedication to our product line!

Team RTV
Virtual Tour Software
866-947-8687 Ext 4
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The Benefits of an HD Slideshow

The benefits of an HD slideshow are limitless. This week we are doing a virtual tour of a dental office. The slideshow will be used to introduce the staff. Car providerships could also benefit by showcasing vehicles on a slideshow. A chamber of commerce might want to showcase businesses in town through still photographs. A furniture store could use this as an internet “flyer” for special sales events. Product lines could be shown for any manufacturing company. The list of applications for this new slidehshow are limitless. What new income streams will you open up using the new Standalone HD Slideshow Module?

NE Mississippi Virtual Tours appreciates the continued support from RTV.

Hugh Jordan
See it Sell Studios
Corinth Virtual Tours
Order a virtual tour: 662-664-0965

RTV Launches New HD Slide Show Module

Today RTV launched our brand new Flash Based High Definition (HD) Slide Show Player as a FREE add on to any existing RTV Hosted Interactive Virtual Tour.

View Sample HD Slide Shows now!

Later next week the Stand-Alone HD Slide Show Module will be released allowing all RTV virtual tour providers the ability to create slide shows independently of their V-Tours for a small fee much less than that of a virtual tour credit.

Many of the original RTV Virtual Tour Providers remember the very first RTV slide show 1.0 from five years ago. It did the job, but the time for a complete overhaul of the player was imminent. The new technology allows for a much easier expansion and adoption of enhancements and is quite elegant looking in appearance.

Download our instructions right here and see how easy it is to make an HD RTV Slide Show!

Within one hour of the HD Slide Show being launched, over 100 brand new slide shows were created. The new slide show uses a very simple, user friendly slide show creator which automatically pulls images directly from the interactive 360 virtual tour.  The interface is so user friendly that everyone already knows how to use it even though they’ve never actually used it before. Finally the new RTV Batch Uploader allows all RTV virtual tour providers to batch upload any number of HD images to their slide show at once rather than having to select the images individually. The auto scaler and sizer built into the system re-sizes and scales the images for fastest load time. Best of all, the new HD Slide Show player will display panos from the 360 virtual tour, play an embedded video file, track hits, can be shared on social sites and with friends, and tracks hits. 

A very big thanks for those of you who have given us your continued support and business over the years. We love returning the favor in being able to offer you continual new technology, enhancements, talk shows, virtual tour leads, and of course an ever growing supply of national account dispatches.

Enjoy RTV!
Virtual Tour Software
866-947-8687 Ext. 4