PropertyPreviews.com, a just-launched free video creation and distribution service for real estate professionals, is integrating with Eye-Fi, Inc., makers of a wireless memory card for digital cameras. The technology will allow real estate professionals to create a video tour of a property by automatically uploading photos wirelessly from an Eye-Fi card in their camera to PropertyPreviews.com.
Photos uploaded from the Eye-Fi card are automatically converted into a Controlled Motion Video (CMV) which gives visual movement to static property images. While the video creation is automated, users can personalize tours with editing tools and a variety of background music selections.
Eye-Fi’s wireless memory cards use wi-fi networks to automatically upload images from the camera to a computer and to the Web. Eye-Fi’s newest card, the Eye-Fi Explore, offers hotspot access which allows real estate professionals to upload property images without returning to their office or home wireless network. The Eye-Fi Explore also automatically tags users’ photos with information about where the image was captured, allowing agents to pinpoint their photos on a digital map. Eye-Fi Explore Cards can be purchased through PropertyPreviews.com.
PropertyPreviews.com site distributes its videos to a variety sites, including Zillow, Trulia, Oodle, Realtor.com, Google and YouTube
Eye-Fi has garnered numerous awards, including PC World’s “The 100 Best Products of 2008.” Eye-Fi products range from $79-$129 and are PC and Mac compatible.