Copyright © 2001 - 2018 Virtual Terrain Tours   all right reserved.
Web design: Rick Wilborn  Revised Apr 24, 2018

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Anticipated questions… Q.  Why is there no music on the Virtual Aerial Tours? A.  Sound takes up disc space otherwise needed for optimum visual quality. An included music genre may not please everyone. The added cost for licensed music does not add substance to the goal of the production, which is  purely  visual. Q.   The BD does not always run smoothly, or at all, when using external BD Drive with Laptop. A.   Make sure that the USB cable is connected to a good source of power, such as a powered hub.  If the disk drive has a second usb connector for power, use it also.  You can connect to a small cell phone type usb power supply.  This will improve performance immensely.  Q.  Cannot always see the trail on Sierra Tours.  Cannot see at all times the exact location of the trail. A.  The trail may not be visible due to terrain and foliage.  Keep in mind that the imagery has a limited resolution, so just getting closer to the ground with the viewpoint will not increase the sharpness, it will just get more fuzzy.   The trails were not marked with overlay lines because it would possibly distract from the overall appearance during the videos.  In addition, it was not possible to accurately mark the trails continuously with lines.  So having errors is less desirable than using the frequent arrows to denote the trail location.  The main goal of the presentations is to provide an interesting and informative portrayal of the trail route and the surrounding environment, landscape and geography.  Opted for an elevated scenic approach to capture the essence of the area covered with a minimum of clutter.   The exact location of the trail at all times was not the intent of using aerial vantage point views, nor was it a reasonable expectation with this visualization method.    The emphasis is on a REALISTIC SCENIC TOUR, not a topo map rendition.
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Copyright © 2001 - 2018 Virtual Terrain Tours all rights reserved

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 Q & A

Inquiries

Anticipated questions… Q.  Why is there no music on the Virtual Aerial Tours? A.  Sound takes up disc space otherwise needed for optimum visual quality. An included music genre may not please everyone. The added cost for licensed music does not add substance to the goal of the production, which is  purely  visual. Q.   The BD does not always run smoothly, or at all, when using external BD Drive with Laptop. A.   Make sure that the USB cable is connected to a good source of power, such as a powered hub.  If the disk drive has a second usb connector for power, use it also You can connect to a small cell phone type usb power supply.  This will improve performance immensely.  Q.  Cannot always see the trail on Sierra Tours.  Cannot see at all times the exact location of the trail. A.  The trail may not be visible due to terrain and foliage.  Keep in mind that the imagery has a limited resolution, so just getting closer to the ground with the viewpoint will not increase the sharpness, it will just get more fuzzy.   The trails were not marked with overlay lines because it would possibly distract from the overall appearance during the videos.  In addition, it was not possible to accurately mark the trails continuously with lines.  So having errors is less desirable than using the frequent arrows to denote the trail location.  The main goal of the presentations is to provide an interesting and informative portrayal of the trail route and the surrounding environment, landscape and geography.  Opted for an elevated scenic approach to capture the essence of the area covered with a minimum of clutter.   The exact location of the trail at all times was not the intent of using aerial vantage point views, nor was it a reasonable expectation with this visualization method.    The emphasis is on a REALISTIC SCENIC TOUR, not a topo map rendition.
Virtual Terrain Tours
Web Design: Rick Wilborn   Revised Apr 24, 2018
will update as necessary