A few weeks back I posted on using Windows Photo Story and YouTube and as a creative, easy way to create your own virtual tour for your listing presentations. A novel idea – or so I thought. But like so many other good ideas, I’ve found it has been usurped by a much more efficient method of accomplishing the same result.
One True Media is a site that aims to give its members a easy and effective way to create and share multimedia presentations on the Internet. It gives you the ability to upload and edit your images together into a brilliant animated montage or photo book without the need for yet another program to clutter your hard-drive.
Once you’ve uploaded your pictures to the site, you have the option of creating a montage or photo book with your images. To create a montage you choose the photos you wish to include, arrange them in a specified order, add animation and transitions and overlay a musical soundtrack (over 50 songs are provided on the site and you can also upload your own MP3s). This is all done through a Flash based interface that’s incredibly intuitive and easy to master. Creating a great looking presentation was truly a breeze using One True Media.
Best of all, once you’ve finished your masterpiece, One True Media gives you a number of online options to share it with others, either by e-mail or posting it to a blog through some generated HTML code. You can also order DVD copies or even hard cover books of your photos. Premium members can even download their creations to their video-enabled iPods.
Here’s the presentation I put together for this blog:
The virtual tour providers that are out there should be very worried about sites like this one. As it becomes easier and easier to create your own content, their services will be increasingly marginalized. One True Media just received $5 million in VC money which is hopefully going to push this site even further into the mainstream.