Monthly Archives: July 2017

From Photomontage to Videomontage!

New media does not stand still for long.

In order to support the move from photography to video in engagement and communication, Linknode are launching our unique TrueViewVisuals Videomontage service.

We know that in the future, immersive realities will have a significant impact on our lives, augmenting our world with information curated for us by Artificial Intelligence focused on interests, time and location.  Our professional tools for understanding change through planning are in for the journey, but for communication and sharing of plans and designs we realised we need to provide something more, something unique and engaging.

Our social communication is a benchmark for what is expected in 2017.  Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are increasingly video focused, supported by new standards in camera recording, broadband capacity and user expectations.

As a case study, earlier this month we took a road trip up to the North East of Scotland and captured some imagery of a planned project.

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“The videomontages produced by TrueViewVisuals are not only innovative, but look stunning also. The HD video allows for a greater appreciation of a development site, giving new perspectives and a realism that cannot be paralleled with static photography.” 

Alasdair Warnock, Green Cat Renewables

This builds on our strengths and capabilities, tested and used for five years in landscape assessment.  Using real-world video as the basis of our production we can deliver more realistic, faster and easier to update video for use in public engagement, campaigns and sales.

If you have any queries regarding these new features, or you would like to chat further about how we can help create amazing videomontages, please give us a call on 0141 374 2741 or email hello@trueviewvisuals.com

VentusAR 5.5 Released

Today we released VentusAR v5.5 into the app stores.

The release includes new features, bug fixes and performance improvements across Wind, Grid, Solar and Building domains.

iPad: Video Playback Functionality in Gallery

To allow us to support our upcoming video montage functionality, the VentusAR gallery can now store videos. Videos can be recorded on any camera and imported into the gallery.

iPad: Terrain service Extents shown on project details map

To help understand where custom terrain services cover, an outline has been added to the apple maps. This helps you to understand where the terrain data is loaded and what area it covers. This applies to custom terrain services and derived terrain services.

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Portal: Terrain Service grouping

A mechanism to group terrain services and derive terrain data from many terrain service has been added. When a terrain service is added to a project, it can be added to a group. This allows terrain data to be loaded from multiple terrain services into one group.

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If you have any queries regarding these new features, or you would like to chat further about how VentusAR can help you with your visualisations, please give us a call on 0141 374 2741 or email hello@ventusar.com