Blog Tag: rtv webinar

RTV’s Monthly Talk Shows Provide Continual Education

Albuquerque, NM Virtual Tours

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of being part of a panel of three on the “Rock the Shoot” round table hosted by RTV’s one and only Jacque Burke.

While I was on the panel with Michael Metzig of O C Real Tours & Brett  Weaver of SpotLight Virtual Tours to share our techniques for shooting Choice Hotels I too learned something that evening.

When Michael mentioned that his Photographer, Ben didn’t use flash but instead bracketed exposures and used the Exposure Fusion feature in the Photomatix Pro software, I was a little more then intrigued.

The thought of being able to shoot interiors without flash was very appealing considering I was looking at replacing a very expensive flash unit that had just exploded on me the week before.

Immediately after the Round Table I Googled Photomatix and downloaded the free trial version and began shooting some test images. Now I had come across this software before for HDR processing after an HDR Webinar in 2009 and never tried it because I just wasn’t impressed with most HDR images I viewed. They all seemed over-processed and unrealistic. However, I was not aware of the Exposure Fusion option!

 Well to say I was very impressed is a major understatement. The speed and ease of the software as well as the resulting fused image is nothing less then amazing. Well worth the price if admission especially with the 15% discount when using the Promo Code “beforethecoffee”. While I haven’t completely switched to Flash free images I will more then likely in the very near future after a little more experimenting.

Now this evening I only caught the tail end of tonight’s Webinar and was pleasantly surprised to find Brett Weaver on the panel once again. After the jealously wore off…LOL, I found myself again very impressed at what Brett was showing us with the Adobe PhotoShop Lightroom . Yet again, the seemingly easy corrections this software performs appears to be a major time saver. A bit more pricier then Photomatix, this will have to wait a little before it becomes part of my Virtual Tour processing arsenal. 

Never the less, the superb monthly RTV Virtual Tour Webinars continually hosted by RTV persistently proves to be a wealth of information not to missed. If you can’t make it, be sure to download from the RTV RPM site when posted a few days later.  You too may be surprised at what you learn.

Dale Hart
DragonFly 360 Imaging
Albuquerque Virtual Tours
Order a virtual tour: 505 962 2207

The FORMULA 20 | Protecting Your Business

There were 10 million victims of identity theft in 2008 in the United States.

1 in every 10 U.S. consumers has already been victimized by CC theft or identity theft.

1.6 million households experienced fraud.

The average Identity Theft life cycle lasted between 57 to 155 days of fraud or misuse.

10 percent of all victims spent at least 55 hours resolving their problems. The top 5 percent of victims spent at least 130 hours.

SOURCES: Javelin Strategy and Research, 2009

Ok, so you get the point. This stuff is bad and its happening all over the place. I think everyone knows at least one person that has experienced theft or fraud that had to spend a lot of time fixing it.

On this episode of The FORMULA we will be speaking with co-host John McGee on how to protect yourself, your family and your virtual tour business by using the popular LifeLock program.

RTV has worked out special pricing and a promotional code will be given out to anyone attending the live show.

Please join us on Tuesday January 19th at 7:00 PM EST as we talk about protecting your personal and business life from fraud and identity theft.

See you on the show!


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Real Tour Vision
International Virtual Tour Company

The IMAGE Testimonial

Dear RTV,

I was pleased to participate in the Webinar last night, the IMAGE, about lighting and framing. Ben Knorr was extremely helpful with his tips about lighting and looking for artistic framing of our shots. As a new RTV provider who has not done any Tour Track jobs, knowing settings of the camera that others use for these Hotel/Hospitality tours is very helpful. I enjoy learning something new from each of the webinars I listen to. I hope that my images quickly reflect that.

The Faststone Image viewer seems very helpful as well. What a great piece of software to get for free. I might need an entire webinar on how to use it. I think that RTV does a great job of keeping its providers educated. New technology and techniques are shared freely and that makes RTV a truly unique experience. Thanks for welcoming me into the RTV family.

Mary Jane Salopek
Virtual Tour Software

The IMAGE | It’s Magic Part 2

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Because we had such an overwhelmingly positive response to our previous show, we are going to continue exploring picture editing skills. In this next IMAGE webinar, It’s Magic Part 2, I will be showing you more ways to edit your pictures to fix errors and make them look like the pros. Join me as we continue the magic of image editing here on the IMAGE.

Previous Webinar:
The webinar attendance last week was amazing and we want to thank all of you for your e-mail feedback. Sorry to those of you who were not able to attend. Due to technical difficulties we were unable to record the webinar. Don’t worry though; we plan to recreate the webinar and record all that we covered. Soon enough we will have a recorded version of this webinar, and it will be posted to the IMAGE archive page on the RPM Marketing website, just like all of the other IMAGE webinar recordings.

RTV Marketing
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RTV TXT Connect Webinar Next Week

Attention all RTV providers:

Please join us on TUESDAY September 1st, 2009 at 7pm EST while Jason LaVanture and special guests John Gallinaugh & Brian Perry delve deeper into the new RTV TXT Connect program. We will show you several new live white label sites, how to link the site to your existing website, the rider sign ordering process, and how use and customize several new marketing pieces that the RTV marketing team has created for this exciting new product.

If you missed our last show you WON’T want to miss out on this one!! The RTV TXT Connect program makes property info instantly available on mobile phones and yields lead generation for real estate agents. YES I SAID LEAD GENERATION!!!

Find out how Daniel Lee, a fellow RTV provider has sold this technology to over 6000 real estate agents!

Find out how easy it is to apply ‘The Formula’ to your virtual tour business!

PS. The first 250 RTV providers to sign up for this new program will receive a $150.00 promotion on their purchase!

Register now in your TMS Left Navigation!

New marketing pieces now available in your marketing control panel:

* Post Card for Online Distribution
* Post Card for Local Print
* Flyer Handout
* Bookmark Handout (for lamination)
* PowerPoint Presentation and Show
– To Be Professionally Voiced Soon