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Tuesday Aug 01, 2023

Greater San Francisco Bay area-Hopscotch Interactive CEO & Chief Media Officer Emily Olman (@Hopscotch) scanned an $8 Million Listing (under construction) with a Matterport Pro3 Camera on Saturday (22 July 2023) in Atlanta while I interviewed Emily on video doing this.This WGAN-TV on Location show is for you if:1. You are a real estate photographer thinking about adding a Matterport Pro3 Camera to your tool kit2. You have a Matterport Pro3 Camera and want to learn best practices from a long-time Matterport Pro3. You want to know why the Developer wants a Matterport tour before the construction is completed.4. You want to see an $8 million 13,000 SQ FT listing - with three kitchens - on two acres in Atlanta.▶ Part 1 of 2 airs 5 pm ET Thursday, 27 July 2023 [See WGAN-TV Podcast]▶ Part 2 of 2 airs 5 pm ET Thursday, 3 August 2023 on [This Show]Here is the MLS Listing for: 1890 W Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30327(Emily's Matterport tour and DSLR shot images will be added to the listing by 15 August 2023.0)[During the show, Emily chats with the home's co-owner and co-developer Luke Denny.]Some of the Questions Emily AnswersUnfinished Mansion▶ Why create a Matterport tour (and photos) of the $8 million listing BEFORE it is complete?▶ Why is this helpful to the developer, investors, real estate agent, homebuyer? Other?▶ How do you approach creating digital assets of a space?▶ If the renovations were done in CAD by the architect, how might these files be used?▶ If the renovations were done not done in CAD and are only available on paper, how might you use this?▶ Why do you shoot DSLR images before you shoot Matterport?In General▶ What can go wrong?▶ How did your bring your Matterport Pro3 Camera (and related gear) on your flight to Atlanta?▶ Other use-cases for the Matterport As-Built of this house?Tripod Related▶ When do you use an aluminum tripod and when do you use carbon fiber?▶ Which tripod are you using (and why)?▶ Matterport Pro3 Camera height? Bathrooms? Versus Zillow 3D Home?iPad Related▶ Which iPad (and why)?▶ Which iPad case (and why)?▶ Do you use an Apple Pencil (and why) with your iPad?Scanning▶ How far between Matterport scans?'▶ Do you wait for the scan to finish on your iPad before moving the Matterport Pro3 Camera?▶ Stairs: how do you position the tripod legs?▶ Stairs: what is your tip for helping make sure the tripod does not tip over on the stairs?▶ Stairs: how many stairs do you move between scans (and why)?▶ Stairs: what else can you tell us about scanning stairs▶ Inside: do you hide from the camera (or do you rotate behind the camera)?▶ Outside: how do you hide from the camera (or do you rotate behind the camera)?▶ Why open doors before you can see the door in the scan?▶ How long does it take for the Matterport Pro3 Camera to rotate?▶ Why are you checking the connection between the Matterport Pro3 Camera and tripod during your shoot?▶ Where do you do your first Matterport scan?▶ How do you level the Matterport Pro3 Camera?▶ Differences between Matterport Pro3 Camera scanning versus the Matterport Pro3 Camera?▶ How (and why) to clean the Matterport Pro3 Camera lens?▶ Lens fog? How to transition from cold/inside environment to hot/humid outdoors?▶ How long does it take to scan with a Matterport Pro3 Camera?▶ Speed of using a Matterport Pro3 Camera versus using a Matterport Pro2 Camera?▶ Aside from the Pro3 rotating faster, why can it be much faster to scan with a Matterport Pro3 Camera?▶ What kind of problems/trouble can you have with a Matterport Pro3 Camera?Lights▶ This space has lights (and lots of daylight). If not, what would you have done for lighting?Emily did stills with a Tilt-Shift lens. I included a short segment of her doing this in this show too.

Thursday Jul 27, 2023

Greater San Francisco Bay area-Hopscotch Interactive CEO & Chief Media Officer Emily Olman (@Hopscotch) scanned an $8 Million Listing (under construction) with a Matterport Pro3 Camera on Saturday (22 July 2023) in Atlanta while I interviewed Emily on video doing this.This WGAN-TV on Location show is for you if:1. You are a real estate photographer thinking about adding a Matterport Pro3 Camera to your tool kit2. You have a Matterport Pro3 Camera and want to learn best practices from a long-time Matterport Pro3. You want to know why the Developer wants a Matterport tour before the construction is completed.4. You want to see an $8 million 13,000 SQ FT listing - with three kitchens - on two acres in Atlanta.▶ This Part 1 of 2 airs 5 pm ET Thursday, 27 July 2023.
▶ Part 2 of 2 airs 5 pm ET Thursday, 3 August 2023 on WGAN-TV YouTube Channel.Here is the MLS Listing for: 1890 W Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30327(Emily's Matterport tour and DSLR shot images will be added to the listing by 15 August 2023.0)[During the show, Emily chats with the home's co-owner and co-developer Luke Denny.]Some of the Questions Emily AnswersUnfinished Mansion▶ Why create a Matterport tour (and photos) of the $8 million listing BEFORE it is complete?▶ Why is this helpful to the developer, investors, real estate agent, homebuyer? Other?▶ How do you approach creating digital assets of a space?▶ If the renovations were done in CAD by the architect, how might these files be used?▶ If the renovations were done not done in CAD and are only available on paper, how might you use this?▶ Why do you shoot DSLR images before you shoot Matterport?In General▶ What can go wrong?▶ How did your bring your Matterport Pro3 Camera (and related gear) on your flight to Atlanta?▶ Other use-cases for the Matterport As-Built of this house?Tripod Related▶ When do you use an aluminum tripod and when do you use carbon fiber?▶ Which tripod are you using (and why)?▶ Matterport Pro3 Camera height? Bathrooms? Versus Zillow 3D Home?iPad Related▶ Which iPad (and why)?▶ Which iPad case (and why)?▶ Do you use an Apple Pencil (and why) with your iPad?Scanning▶ How far between Matterport scans?'▶ Do you wait for the scan to finish on your iPad before moving the Matterport Pro3 Camera?▶ Stairs: how do you position the tripod legs?▶ Stairs: what is your tip for helping make sure the tripod does not tip over on the stairs?▶ Stairs: how many stairs do you move between scans (and why)?▶ Stairs: what else can you tell us about scanning stairs▶ Inside: do you hide from the camera (or do you rotate behind the camera)?▶ Outside: how do you hide from the camera (or do you rotate behind the camera)?▶ Why open doors before you can see the door in the scan?▶ How long does it take for the Matterport Pro3 Camera to rotate?▶ Why are you checking the connection between the Matterport Pro3 Camera and tripod during your shoot?▶ Where do you do your first Matterport scan?▶ How do you level the Matterport Pro3 Camera?▶ Differences between Matterport Pro3 Camera scanning versus the Matterport Pro3 Camera?▶ How (and why) to clean the Matterport Pro3 Camera lens?▶ Lens fog? How to transition from cold/inside environment to hot/humid outdoors?▶ How long does it take to scan with a Matterport Pro3 Camera?▶ Speed of using a Matterport Pro3 Camera versus using a Matterport Pro2 Camera?▶ Aside from the Pro3 rotating faster, why can it be much faster to scan with a Matterport Pro3 Camera?▶ What kind of problems/trouble can you have with a Matterport Pro3 Camera?Lights▶ This space has lights (and lots of daylight). If not, what would you have done for lighting?Emily did stills with a Tilt-Shift lens. I included a short segment of her doing this in this show too.

Monday Jun 26, 2023

What are the possibilities when you mash-up Matterport and Apple Vision Pro?How will the mash-up Matterport + Apple Vision Pro be different than the 5-year-old Matterport + Samsung VR integration (see video above, which never got traction)?Find out on Thursday, 22 June 2023 on:✔ WGAN-TV | Matterport + Apple Vision Pro: Imagining the 3D/AR/VR/XR/AI PossibilitiesMy guests will be Matterport early adopters and 3D/AR/VR/XR/AI Thought-Leaders:✔ Hopscotch Interactive CEO & Chief Media Officer Emily Olman | @Hopscotch✔ Tosolini Productions Founder and Creative Technologist Paolo Tosolini @TosoliniWGAN-TV Discussion Topics Include✔ Apple Vision Pro - features: AR, VR, AI, LiDAR, fitted head mount✔ Apple Vision Pro - navigation: eyes, hands (gestures and Digital Crown) and voice✔ Apple Vision Pro - chip to eliminate nausea✔ Apple Vision Pro - taking spatial photos and videos✔ Verticals, such as: real estate; construction (AEC) and facilities managementQuestions that I should ask Emily and Paolo on this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show?The much anticipated Apple Vision Pro was announced at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on Monday, June 5, 2023. Apple says it will begin shipping the $3,499 Apple Vision Pro in early 2024.What to know more about the Apple Vision Pro? See the Apple Vision Pro video (above).

Sunday Jun 18, 2023

Are you a Matterport Service Provider that owns - or is considering buying - a Matterport Pro3 Camera?Are you struggling to understand -- in non-geek speak -- things like?-- What is the Level of Accuracy (LOA) of a Matterport Pro3 Camera?-- What are the benefits of a Matterport Pro3 Camera in the AEC space?-- What are the limitations of the Matterport Pro3 Camera in the AEC space?Stay tuned ...To answer these questions (and more) about the Matterport Pro3 Camera for Architects, Engineers and Construction (AEC) professionals, my guests on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 15 June 2023 are:1. North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based 3DLS.XYZ Managing Partner Richard "RJ" Johnson2. Tustin, CA-based Architectural Resource Consultants (ARC) President and CEO John Russo3. Atlanta, GA-based RC Monkeys Director Silviu StoianWGAN-TV | Matterport Pro3 Camera for AEC: Expert Insights on Level of Accuracy, Benefits and LimitationsQuestions for My Guests -- to Answer in Super-Simple Non-Geek Speak -- Include=======================================================================================I will assume that the WGAN-TV audience members are Matterport Service Providers (MSPs) that are NOT engineers. MSPs may be talking with architects, engineers and construction professionals and this topic is like a foreign language that needs translation in super-simple English.=======================================================================================1. What is the Level of Accuracy (LOA) of a Matterport Pro3 Camera?2. What are the benefits of a Matterport Pro3 Camera in the AEC space?3. What are the limitations of the Matterport Pro3 Camera in the AEC space?4. What is Level of Detail (LOD)?5. What is Level of Development (LOD)?6. What is Level of Accuracy (LOA)?7. Why do these three terms matter?8. How do these three terms relate to each other?9. How can LOA influence the possible LOD?10. How do these three terms get used in the AEC space?11. How do these three terms apply to the Matterport Pro3 Camera?12. What is a noisy data set (and why does this matter)?13. What are Intensity Values (and why does this matter)?14. What are Classification and Segmentations Tools in context to the Matterport E57 File?15. Why do Matterport E57 Files have compounding errors in registration (and why does this matter)?16. How does the Matterport Pro3 Camera perform in context to LOD and LOA in the AEC space?17. Additional discussion of accuracy of Matterport Pro3 Camera scan data?18. Why does this matter in the AEC space?19. Matterport Pro3 Camera created E57 File (versus other scanning solutions to create E57 Files)20. Are there any AEC use-cases for the Matterport Pro3 Camera?21. Can the Matterport Pro3 Camera be used for "As-Builts"?22. Can the Matterport Pro3 Camera be used for weekly construction documentation?23. Discussion of accuracy of scan data (and why this matters in AEC space)24. What does LOD 200 mean in references to the international BIM Forum?25. What does Matterport say about LOA and LOD in context to the Matterport Pro3 Camera?26. What about a Matterport MatterPak created from a Matterport Pro3 Camera scanned space?27. What is different about the Matterport MatterPak compared to the Matterport E57 File?

Thursday Apr 13, 2023

https://WGAN.INFO/Synthesia
Do you want to create sales, marketing and explainer videos to help tell your story, but are camera-shy?Synthesia is the world’s largest AI video creation platform with 100+ photo-realistic AI digital twin avatars.Using Synthesia, you can quickly create videos. It’s done in a web-based app that is accessible in your browser. No software to download. No plugin needed.Synthesia enables you to make awesome video content without the need for any physical recording process. That means, no cameras. No actors. No studios. None of all the things that generally make video production a lot more difficult. With Synthesia, anyone can make video content.Synthesia converts your text to video within minutes.On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET) Thursday, 13 April 2023, my guest will be Synthesia Photo-Realistic AI Digital Twin Avatar Alex.✓ WGAN-TV | 15 Tips for Using Synthesia to Help You Make Money, Save Money and Save TimeI will ask Alex to show and tell us about:✓ 100+ avatars (like her) including different ethnicities, ages and styles✓ 85+ fully customizable video templates✓ 120+ languages and accents✓ easy-to-use tools suitable for beginners (and robust enough for expert video editors)✓ free media libraryWe will also chat about mashing up ChatGPT and Synthesia.

Tuesday Mar 21, 2023

https://wgan.info/alex

Thursday Mar 02, 2023

If you are a Matterport Service Provider that owns a Matterport Pro3 Camera - or is planning to buy one - and you are interested in scanning for Architects, Engineers and Construction (AEC) professionals, this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show will help you understand if/when you can use the Matterport Pro3 Camera for:1. Outdoor Elevations2. As-Builts3. E57 Files4. Matterport MatterPaks5. Accuracy of Measurement6. Large commercial spaces7. Land for saleMy subject matter expert guest on this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show 5 pm ET Thursday, 2 March 2023 is Robotic Imaging Chief Operations Officer Will Buzan:✓ WGAN-TV | MSPs: Understanding Level of Detail (LOD) Meets Matterport Pro3 CameraPotential AEC clients may ask you about Level of Detail (LOD) when doing scans. And, these terms have precise meaning.Will will help us understand Level of Detail, including showing examples.1. Matterport point cloud vs. Leica RTC360 point cloud2. LOD meaning and interpretation for AEC - demo various level of detail3. no legal verbiage or disclaimer for MSPs4. What MSPs should be super-careful about?5. When/how MSPs might partner with Robotic Imaging6. What jobs in the AEC space can MSPs do with a Matterport Pro3 Camera?Two related WGAN-TV shows (videos below):1. WGAN-TV Transcript: Matterport MatterPak and E57 File: Pro3 vs. Pro2/BLK3602. WGAN-TV Transcript: | Matterport + Leica BLK360: 20 Questions (and Answers)What questions should I ask Will about LOD and Matterport Pro3 Camera on this WGAN-TV show?Best,DanAbout Robotic Imagining (from the Robotic Imaging website)What is Robotic Imaging?Our team consists of reality capture technicians throughout the world digitizing the future of industrial, commercial and residential real estate. Robotic Imaging digitizes the world with high definition laser scanners and reality models online. Architects, Engineers, Construction, Developers and project stakeholders work with our data to accelerate real estate development and portfolio scalability.How does Robotic Imaging work?Request and scan and we will deploy Robotic Imaging on your site. LiDAR, Drones, BIM and VR are foundational for our applications.How much does Robotic Imaging cost?The more accurate to reality, the more time and cost. Our high definition laser scanning can collect LiDAR and colorized RGB values at a variety of densities specific to your project. Reach out for a quote: capture@roboimg.comWhere and When is Robotic Imaging available?When your property is accessible, scanning can occur 24/7, on weekends, outside hours of operation and/or under specific certifications or procedures.How did Robotic Imaging start?Founded in Philadelphia by Real Estate Developers and Programmers. Reach out and connect with us: info@roboimg.comRobotic Imaging Links1. Robotic Imaging Website2. Mike Chawaga LinkedIn Profile3. Robotic Imaging Facebook Page4. Robotic Imaging YouTube Channel5. Robotic Imaging on Twitter: @RoboticImaging6. Robotic Imaging on Instagram: roboticimaging7. Contact Mike Chawaga: capture@roboimg.com

Thursday Feb 02, 2023

www.WGAN.INFO/SparksMediaGroup (Matterport tour examples)
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If you are thinking about getting started creating Matterport digital twins, you have many 3D/360 camera options (list below): (list of officially supported 3D/360 cameras as of 23 January 2023.)1. Matterport Pro3 Camera2. Matterport Pro3 Camera Acceleration Kit3. Matterport Pro2 Camera4. Matterport AXIS Kit [Motorized Mount (smartphone rotator)]5. Ricoh THETA Z1 / Ricoh THETA Z1 51GB6. Ricoh THETA X (likely to be officially supported soon by Matterport)7. Ricoh THETA SC28. Ricoh Theta V9. Insta360 ONE [replaced by Insta360 ONE X2]10. Insta360 ONE X211. Insta360 X3 (likely to be officially supported soon by Matterport)12. Insta360 One R - Dual Lens Twin Edition13. Insta360 One RS 1"14. Leica BLK360 (1st generation) [I predict Matterport will NOT support Leica BLK360 2nd generation]Which 3D/360 camera(s) should you buy (and why)?On WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 2 February 2023, Scan Your Space (a Division of Sparks Media Group) Founder and CEO Tom Sparks will be my guest to help answer these questions:=> WGAN-TV | Tom Sparks (Sparks Media Group): When and Why I use a Matterport Pro2 or Pro3 Camera, Matterport AXIS Rotator, Ricoh THETA Z1 or Leica BLK360 (1st Generation) to Create Matterport ToursWhat questions should I ask Tom Sparks on this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show about 3D/360 cameras?Best,DanP.S. Scan Your Space (a Division of Sparks Media Group) Founder and CEO Tom Sparks was previously my guest on this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show.

Thursday Dec 08, 2022

1. Are you thinking about buying a Matterport Pro3 Camera, but not sure how you can justify the cost?2. Did you buy a Matterport Pro3 Camera and wondering about use cases other than residential real estate?My guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 8 December 2022 will be greater San Francisco bay area-based Hopscotch Interactive CEO and Chief Media Officer Emily Olman who will help answer these questions (above):► WGAN-TV 10 Use-Cases for the Matterport Pro3 Camera to Help Matterport Service Providers Make More MoneyEmily and I will assume that you are a Matterport Service Provider with a Matterport Pro2 Camera (and maybe you previously considered buying a Leica BLK360 (1st generation) to pair with the Matterport Capture app. (The BLK360 2nd generation is not compatible with Matterport (as of Monday, 7 November 2022 and that may not change).To help understand the use-cases (other than residential real estate) to make more money, I will ask Emily questions by Pro3 feature (that are not possible with the Matterport Pro2 Camera).For example, use-cases that are now possible because you can:1. scan outdoors2. scan large open spaces3. scan faster4. scan with greater distance between scan points5. scan with a higher Level Of Detail (LOD) of the spatial data6. none (or fewer) misalignment errors7. order Matterport Add Ons: MatterPak | E57 File | BIM File8. use third-party solutions (with a better result)9. use Matterport Partners solutions (with a better result)10. replaceable batteryWhat questions should I ask Emily Olman on WGAN-TV Live at 5?WGAN Forum Related Discussions► WGAN-TV Transcript: Matterport Pro3 Camera First Impressions | Southern 3D Tours► WGAN-TV Transcript: Matterport Pro3 Camera First Impressions | RKO Photography► WGAN-TV Transcript: Matterport MatterPak and E57 File: Pro3 vs. Pro2/BLK360► WGAN Cheat Sheet: Cost Worksheet for Matterport Pro3 Camera► THE List: MSPs with a Matterport Pro3 Camera or a Leica BLK360 Scanner► WGAN Forum discussions tagged: Pro3► WGAN-TV Podcast Play List: Pro3

Thursday Nov 03, 2022

Are you wondering how the Matterport Pro3 Camera shot MatterPak and E57 File compare to the Matterport Pro2 Camera and Leica BLK360 shot MatterPak and E57 File?Watch:▶ WGAN-TV: Matterport MatterPak and E57 File: Matterport Pro3 Camera versus Pro2 and Leica BLK360My guest will be:▶ Robotic Imaging Co-Founder and CEO Mike Chawaga (@MikeChawaga)Mike was previously my guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 (Thursday, 4 November 2021) for:▶ WGAN-TV | Matterport + Leica BLK360: 20 Questions (and Answers)What questions should I ask Mike about the MatterPak or E57 File created via a Matterport Pro3 Camera, Matterport Pro2 Camera or Matterport Capture app paired with the Leica BLK360 scanner?Best,DanAbout Robotic Imagining (from the Robotic Imaging website)What is Robotic Imaging?Our team consists of reality capture technicians throughout the world digitizing the future of industrial, commercial and residential real estate. Robotic Imaging digitizes the world with high definition laser scanners and reality models online. Architects, Engineers, Construction, Developers and project stakeholders work with our data to accelerate real estate development and portfolio scalability.How does Robotic Imaging work?Request and scan and we will deploy Robotic Imaging on your site. LiDAR, Drones, BIM and VR are foundational for our applications.How much does Robotic Imaging cost?The more accurate to reality, the more time and cost. Our high definition laser scanning can collect LiDAR and colorized RGB values at a variety of densities specific to your project. Reach out for a quote: capture@roboimg.comWhere and When is Robotic Imaging available?When your property is accessible, scanning can occur 24/7, on weekends, outside hours of operation and/or under specific certifications or procedures.How did Robotic Imaging start?Founded in Philadelphia by Real Estate Developers and Programmers. Reach out and connect with us: info@roboimg.comRobotic Imaging Links1. Robotic Imaging Website2. Mike Chawaga LinkedIn Profile3. Robotic Imaging Facebook Page4. Robotic Imaging YouTube Channel5. Robotic Imaging on Twitter: @RoboticImaging6. Robotic Imaging on Instagram: roboticimaging7. Contact Mike Chawaga: mike@roboimg.com

Thursday Oct 06, 2022

1. What are the first impressions of the Matterport Pro3 Camera by a Matterport Service Provider that uses a Pro2 (and has used a BLK360 scanner)?2. How does the Matterport Pro3 Camera compare to a Matterport Pro2 Camera?3. How does the Matterport Pro3 Camera compare to a Leica BLK360 Scanner?On WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 6 October 2022:✓ WGAN-TV | Matterport Pro3 Camera: First Impressions and Matterport Pro3 versus Leica BLK360My guests are:1. Greater Birmingham, Alabama-based RKO Photography President Roger Owens (@rko1)2. Greater Birmingham, Alabama-based RKO Photography Vice President Kay OwensRKO Photography has team members in these locations (and travels):1. Birmingham, AL2. Tulsa, OK3. New Orleans, LA4. Memphis, TN5. North Carolina (coming soon)6. South Carolina (coming soon)7. [travels to Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas]RKO Photography has eight team members and expects to reach 10-12 by the end of 2022.As long-time Matterport Pros - with eight (8) Matterport Pro2 3D Cameras, two (2) Leica BLK360 Camera/Scanner, two (2) Trimble x7s; multiple 360 1-click cameras (Ricoh Theta Z1s, Insta360s; and now seven (7) Matterport Pro3 Cameras, Roger and Kay can speak at length about their Matterport Pro3 Camera first impressions versus the Matterport Pro2 3D Camera and versus Leica BLK360 Camera/Scanner."Currently Matterport probably makes up 50 to 60% of our business, but we are developing a sales force and are actually beginning to pick up large customers directly," writes Roger. "We do not and will not compete with the people who are giving us work, but though hard work and developing our personnel and our system, it is all coming together. It is all about relationships. We are also developing branding through social media."RKO Photography specializes in large commercial spaces; including a project that was nearly 500,000 SQ FT that it completed using Leica BLK360 scanners.
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See examples of Matterport Pro3 Camera shot digital twins in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).
 

Thursday Sep 29, 2022

1. What are the first impressions of the Matterport Pro3 Camera by a Matterport Service Provider that uses a Pro2 (and has used a BLK360 scanner)?2. How does the Matterport Pro3 Camera compare to a Matterport Pro2 Camera?3. How does the Matterport Pro3 Camera compare to a Leica BLK360 Scanner?On Thursday, 29 September 2022, my guest will be Southern 3D Tours Matterport 3D Imaging Specialist Larry Gamel .By this Thursday, Larry expects to have done his third Matterport scan using the Matterport Pro3 Camera: including one house that he scanned with the Pro3 and Pro2; and two new construction homes that he is expects to scan on Tuesday, 27 September 2022.Added on Thursday, 29 September 2022:Larry writes, "I did the two new construction jobs and they went well. I've also done a job for [redacted] that was 4800 SQFT with around 10,000 SQFT of exterior. It took a little over 2 hours. I also did a short term rental and had to use the pro 2. That's when the differences really stood out."In the last five years, Larry has done:1. around 800 Matterport digital twins with a Matterport Pro2 Camera2. Matterport digital twins of many large spacing; including nearly 120,000 SQ FT3. Matterport digital twins scanned with a Leica BLK360 Scanner (paired with Matterport Capture app)4. Matterport digital twins for 3rd party companies5. Matterport scans for his real estate practice (In addition to being a MSP, Larry is a REALTOR)
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See Matterport Digital Twins shot with the Matterport Pro3 Camera in the We Get Around Network Forum:
https://www.wegetaroundnetwork.com/tag/pro3

Thursday Sep 01, 2022

Commentary and Analysis by
Dan Smigrod
Founder and Managing Editor
We Get Around Network Forum
WGAN-TV Live at 5
WGAN-TV Training U (in Matterport)
Matterport hit a grand slam home run with the design, build, distribution and pricing of the Matterport Pro3 Camera for Matterporters around the globe.
The Matterport Pro3 Camera solves 10 problems and enables at least five new use cases for Matterport Service Providers (MSPs). 
While the Leica BLK360 image laser scanner paired with the Matterport Capture app solves most of the following challenges with its LiDAR scanning tech for capturing spatial data (versus the Matterport Pro2 3D Camera’s structured light tech), the BLK360 $20,400 starting price – versus the Pro3 $5,995 starting price – is simply too high (and capturing spatial data too slow) to scale a global network of Matterporters with the necessary image laser scanner required for scanning much of the built world. 
Until the Pro3 announcement on August 30, 2022, that was a big-big-big problem for Matterport.
Given Matterport’s ambitious plans for its Matterport Capture Services On-Demand program - now in 150 plus cities among seven countries – and the challenges of the Pro2 and BLK360, my only surprise about the Pro3 is that it took Matterport so long to introduce it. For more on this topic, please see my post in the We Get Around Network Forum in January 2022: Why Matterport will Build and Sell a Leica BLK360 Clone for Less Than $7,500.
Unlike Leica that likely needs to make a profit on each BLK360 LiDAR scanner sold, I could imagine that Matterport is uniquely positioned with the Pro3 to sell at or near cost because Matterport has additional fly-wheel revenue stream opportunities from scanning spaces, including:
[We Get Around Network Forum Founder and Managing Editor Dan Smigrod's Commentary and Analysis continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).

Thursday Jul 21, 2022

1. Are you seeking robust data analytics for Matterport digital twins and Mattertags?2. Are you seeking insights that allow you to understand your customers better?3. Do you want to be able to better understand how visitors to Matterport tours interact with your models?4. Wondering what the demographics are of your Matterport tour visitors?5. Wondering how to schedule and share reports with stakeholders easily and efficiently?My guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 21 July 2022 is Matterport Partner Mattertaffic CTO and Founder Diego Orofino (@mattertraffic).Diego will demo and discuss all this and more on:✓ WGAN-TV Live at 5 | Intro to Mattertraffic for Real-Time, In-Depth Matterport Stats(Diego is also runs a long-time New York City-based Matterport Service Provider business: RealVirtualZone)Diego will do a deep-dive demo of Mattertraffic that includes:1. Mattertraffic Real-Time Traffic (Matterport digital twin and Matterport Mattertags)2. Mattertraffic Granular Location Insights3. Mattertraffic Audience Demographics4. Mattertraffic Schedule Reports (automated delivery)5. Mattertraffic Shared Reports6. Mattertraffic Navigation Heatmaps (coming soon)7. Mattertraffic Matterport Mattertag statistics8. Mattertraffic implementation workflow9. Mattertraffic pricing10. What problems does Mattertraffic solve?11. What are the best use-cases for Mattertraffic?12. Why did you create Mattertraffic?13. Specific Mattertraffic implementation shopping/e-commerce conversion tracking examples?(such as Whirlpool example | Matterport Digital Twin | Adweek)14. Syncing15. Custom Links (sub-set of tour)16. Uses Cases: Retail | Real Estate | Hospitality/Travel (such as Museums)

Thursday Mar 24, 2022

The sweet spot for Matterport is spatial data for enterprise at scale. Then, if you add Matterport's recent acquisition of Enview, which is a company that teases out those analytics of three-dimensional models at scale, once Enview puts the tools and solutions in place for Matterport, that is the single greatest use case for Matterport. 
The sweet spot is spatial data at scale for enterprise. 
Let me see if I can give you an example. If you're a facilities manager and you have 150 different commercial office spaces across the United States, for that matter, across the world, and you're tasked with, "hey, what if we put in this light bulb versus this light bulb in all those three by six boxes that have the fluorescent lights, how much money would that cost? 
How much money would that save? What would be the energy efficiency?" Whatever questions that get queried. 
Well, the old-school way of doing that is, you'd send an email to the 150 different counterparts at each one of those buildings and say, "hey, Jim John, those fixtures in the ceiling that are three by six, that each have four fluorescent light bulbs, how many do we have in that 100,000 square foot location?" They say, "well, I don't know. Let me go walk all these floors and count these fixtures, and I'll get back to you." That is a Herculean manual task done old-school. 
Now imagine, you have a Matterport spatial data, digital twin, of all those 150 buildings, and you have this powered by Enview solution, and you're able to say, "okay, here's the object I'm looking for with AI. Go find all those three by six light boxes in 150 buildings, tell me how many boxes do I have by building and total?" That should be a 10 minute exercise that would otherwise take weeks and tons of people time, and totally inefficient. 
Now, let's go count fire extinguishers and let's go count windows because we have this inefficient glass. If we go put this other type of glass in, we'll be able to save energy by 50 percent. But, we need to know how many windows that we're talking about in 150 buildings. 
Go count the windows. That's an example of Matterport in the best, highest use case, where it can add the most value to enterprise, and charge the most money. That's all about software, that's all about recurring revenue. Has nothing to do with what device that I use to capture the data? 
We didn't talk about it. But if you were to ask me, I would say, "in the long run, Matterport should be out of the camera business." They shouldn't be making any devices. They should be out of Capture Services (On Demand). They shouldn't be running a labor-intensive business. 
They should just be the essence of what is the best, highest use case for Matterport, and that's spatial data meets enterprise at scale. Everything I look at, I tend to evaluate in terms of quadrants. I think about it in terms of my career over time. Did I like working for that company? 
Did I like who I worked for? That was in Quadrant four. I was happy, and the company was happy. Quadrant 1 in the lower case was, I was unhappy and the company was unhappy. That's metaphorically what we're talking about. Let's get in the right box. 
If you take all the different use cases for Matterport, if you were telling me about residential real estate, obviously, Matterport doesn't really add a lot of value in terms of spatial data and it takes a long time to capture, and all these things. 
I'll put it in that lower box where it doesn't add a huge amount of value versus competitors. Matterport probably can't charge as much for it. By the way, they can't sell a lot of add-ons over time for it. Now, this top quadrant box, which I would describe as what is the highest use case for Matterport? 
Things that involve spatial data that matter for enterprise. That's a sweet box up in this top right corner. That provides a ton of value to enterprise, and that is something that Matterport can charge a lot of money over time as recurring revenue. 
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Continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com)

Monday Feb 21, 2022

Commentary and Analysis byDan SmigrodFounder and Managing EditorWe Get Around Network Forum and WGAN-TV Live at 5Monday, 21 February 2022My manicurist, Brenda, told me Friday (18 February 2022) that she is thinking about buying Matterport, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTTR) stock, after a friend told her about how Matterport had been trading as high as $37.60 per share after going public via a SPAC deal at $10 per share and Matterport was now trading at $6.83 per share; near its low of $6.20 per share.“I’ll invest $500. It will be fun,” Brenda told me with a smile.(Brenda initially said the company was Matterhorn and didn’t mention the specific dollar amounts or SPAC, but that was the gist of what her friend told her.)I could imagine that Ola Rollén, President and CEO of Stockholm, Sweden-based Hexagon AB is thinking nearly the same thing: buy Matterport now for a few billion dollars while Matterport is trading at its surprising “blue-light special” pricing.While Matterport begins every media release with “Matterport, Inc., the leading spatial data company driving the digital transformation of the built world,…” that statement is likely a much-much-much better description of the much-much-much bigger Hexagon.“Our Vision: A future where data is fully and autonomously leveraged so that business, industry and humanity sustainably thrive,” writes Hexagon on its website. “Our Mission: Putting data to work to enable autonomous, connected ecosystems that boost efficiency, productively and quality for our customers.”Aside from the lofty words, what do the two companies have in common?
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Continued in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForumn.com) here:
https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16479/page/1/will-matterport-be-acquired-by-hexagon/

Monday Jan 31, 2022

WGAN-TV Podcast #132: Matterport Timeline: 2014-2022 | Milestones, Insight and CommentaryHi All,Are you wondering about the history of Matterport since the "early days" through the lens of a Matterport Service Provider?On WGAN-TV Podcast #132 - that first aired live Thursday, 27 January 2022 at 5 pm EST - my guest Hopscotch Interactive Founder Emily Olman (@Hopscotch) discusses the following:✓ WGAN-TV Podcast | Matterport Timeline: 2014-2022 | Milestones, Insight and CommentaryIn the video (above), you can get a taste of the milestones. I will ask Emily for more insight and commentary about the "history" of Matterport from the perspective of a Matterport Service Provider.Best,Dan

Friday Jan 14, 2022

Hi All,[Transcript below ...]Are you experiencing a race-to-the-bottom in pricing in your market?Make potential virtual tour competitors irrelevant with mashups (example above).If a potential client says - "I want a virtual tour like that!" - it's likely that few virtual tour photographers would know how to do this mash-up (or lack the gear and software) that uses:1. ThreeSixty Tours for aerial hero image with 3D and 360 location pins2. Matterport - Look for 3D location pins3. Leica BLK360 - Outdoor scanning of a golf course4. Labpano Pilot Era - for individual 360 photo spheresThe creator of the virtual tour above is: Brisbane, Australia-based Wingman Media Brisbane (@Wingman) Owner Mike Lysov.Mike will be my guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 13 January 2022:✓ WGAN-TV: How to Make Potential Virtual Tour Competition Irrelevant with MashupsDemo and discussion will include:1. Demo This Tour - including pointing out which gear and software was used to create each feature2. Behind-the-Scenes Tour - show the how - backend - of ThreeSixty.Tours hosting platform for this tour3. Discuss how this virtual tour helps make potential virtual tour competitors irrelevant with mashupsWith so many 3rd party tools and solutions for virtual tour photographers, it's likely that you can mash-up services – and gear - to create an offering that makes your potential competitors irrelevant.Special Offer for We Get Around Network Standard Members✓ Free use of ThreeSixty Tours (Whitelabel Pro 5 Domain Subscription) as long as you are a Standard Member (Saves $19.99 monthly) | Highlights of WGAN Standard Membership Benefits | Join WGAN Standard MemberQuestions I should ask Mike on this episode of WGAN-TV Live at 5?WGAN Forum Related Discussions✓ How to Make Money with ThreeSixty Tours; Making Your Competition Irrelevant✓ WGAN-TV Live at 5: How to Make Your Matterport Competition Irrelevant✓ Blue Ocean: Make the Competition Irrelevant✓ Transcript: WGAN-TV Intro to 3DVista Virtual Tour Pro Software for MSPsHappy New Year,DanP.S. The top-of-the-line ThreeSixty Tours Whitelabel Pro Domain 5 Plan includes:✓ Responsive viewer embed✓ Social Sharing with Facebook, Twitter and Google+✓ Unlimited Panoramas✓ Unlimited Tours✓ Panorama Branding✓ Tour Branding✓ MLS friendly (no branding option)✓ Option to override branding settings on a per-panorama and per-tour basis✓ CSV Data Import/Export✓ 5 Custom Domain Names (White Label)✓ Seamless integration with WP3D Models Wordpress Plugin (Model Base: ThreeSixty Tours)
Transcript
https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16228/page/1/transcript-make-potential-virtual-tour-competition-irrelevant-with-mashups/

Monday May 03, 2021

Hi All,What's the Future for 3D Tour technology for Real Estate Photographers?Watch (above) WGAN-TV: Imagining the Future for 3D Tour Technology for Real Estate Photographers on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 with Dr. Kelley Cours Anderson (@kcoursa), Researcher at Texas Tech University (and incoming Assistant Professor of Marketing at College of Charleston effective 14 May 2021).WGAN-TV Live at 5 Show Includes► Imagination is a driving force in market development, growth, and market futures.► Methodology: Qualitative, Socio-historical analysis. Including a historical review of Silicon Valley, starting from the early 1900’s and a historical review of over 8 years in the development of a 3D/VR-tour technology.► The Silicon Valley’s technoculture provides guidance for market futures, such as 3D tour tech, but also constrains the future market.► While developers use their imagination to launch this market, the photography customer (including those first experiencing as an end-consumer) are pivotal in expanding this media into multiple markets beyond developers’ expectations.Possible Futures:➨ Positive: wider legitimacy, targeted marketing, convenience➨ Negative: (tensions) – photographer customers’ creative rights and end-consumers’ privacy rights► Ethical growth and potential legitimacy is possible through external imagination.What is the future for 3D Tour Technology for Real Estate Photographers?Find out on this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show.Plus, we discuss:✓ why the data captured matters (and why it may be more valuable than the 3D tour)✓ does innovation come from "Silicon Valley" or photographers or elsewhere (and why)✓ the tension/constraint of who owns the 3D tour✓ verticals such as museums, insurance and mortgage documentation✓ tips for 3D Tour photographers such as diversify your portfolio (and why)It's fun to hear about the future given that many of us are focused on today, tomorrow or next week.By the way, Dr. Kelley Cours Anderson was previously my guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5:✓ Transcript: WGAN-TV Virtual Tour Super-Heroes at Your ServiceGot a follow-up question for Dr. Kelley Cours Anderson (@kcoursa)? Post it here.And, thanks to @kcoursa for participating in another WGAN-TV Live at 5 show.Best,DanP.S. It's likely that you are familiar with Dr. Kelley Cours Anderson. Her research is often quoted by Matterport regarding homes with virtual tours sell faster and at a higher price.✓ Matterport Blog (February 25, 2020) With 3D Tours, properties sell up to 31% faster and at a higher priceListings with a Matterport 3D tour statistic examples include:- Sold 20% faster (less days on market)- For 4.8% more (higher sale price)

Thursday Jul 11, 2019

Pro3 | VRBO/HomeAway | 360º Cameras | SDK | CDN | MSPs | International | Partners
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Hi All,Find out how Matterport plans to scale exponentially - and why that 'matters' to you - from Matterport Chief Marketing Officer Chris Bell on WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm EDT | GMT -5) on Thursday, 11 July 2019.Among my questions for Chris, how Matterport plans to grow exponentially powered by:✓ People, process, technology, vertical and geography expansion✓ Will there be a Pro3 camera?✓ How will Matterport Service Providers benefit from this growth? ✓ What about Matterport Scanning Services?✓ How does international figure into growth?After an hour, it's your turn to ask Chris questions directly.Two Easy Steps to Join the Show Live1. Now: Download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app (Mac, Windows, iOS, Android)2. When the show is live, Click Here (Automatically Launches the Zoom Meetings app and you will be in the WGAN-TV Virtual Green Room. I will bring you on the show when we begin Q&A with the WGAN Community)“The Matterport Cloud is an unrivaled dataset of precision 3D environments that represents an enormous opportunity to scale the company’s data services business exponentially. This will open up new strategic partnerships and investments as we realize the full value of this data for a rapidly expanding set of market opportunities around the globe,” said Matterport CEO RJ Pittman in the Matterport Press Release on 3 December 2018 announcing RJ joining Matterport.I have written about exponential growth coming to Matterport for five years now. (So, I may not be the best at predicting when.)✓ Matterport + Meero + VRBO/HomeAway = Exponential Growth✓ 10 Reasons Matterport will acquire GeoCV✓ Imagine one company ordering 20,000+ Matterport 3D Tours✓ Matterport + All 360º Cameras = Exponential Growth (for all of us)✓ Matterport Exponential Growth powered by It's APIs/SDKs✓ Exponential Growth Coming Soon to Matterport✓ Matterport Cloud to Support Other Cameras?✓ Matterport and Leica partnering in 2018✓ Ashton Kutcher/News Corp/CBRE invest in Matterport✓ Sweet Deal: Matterport Equity for Influence✓ Matterport Syndication: a Blessing or Curse?✓ Matterport Announces Massive Chinese Partner✓ Preparing Matterport for IPO or AcquisitionHow to Watch WGAN-TV Live at 5 (Three Options)1. Use the link: www.WGAN-TV.com (See bottom right for the pop-up player for WGAN-TV Live at 5)2. Watch on our YouTube Channel (Tip: To get a reminder: SUBSCRIBE and Click on the Bell3. We'll record the show and add the episode to our WGAN-TV Podcast in the Apple iTunes Podcasts App and post to this WGAN Forum discussion. (Within a week of broadcast, you will be able to watch this WGAN-TV episode on Roku TV and Amazon Fire TV.)Special thanks to @Jwbuckl for arranging for this interview.Best,Dan

Friday Mar 22, 2019

Which 3D or 360º Tour Platform is right for you? Kevin helps you decide.
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Hi All,Imagine shooting the same multi-million mansion with:✓ Matterport 3D Tour✓ GeoCV 3D Tour (including 3D aerial)✓ Nodalview (360º Tour)✓ Zillow 3D Home (360º Tour)✓ Cupix 3D TourGreater Los Angeles Matterport Service Provider Home3D.us (@Home3D) Kevin Dole imagined that. And, except for substituting one house for one of the shoots, that's exactly what Kevin Dole is in the midst of completing.Kevin will be my guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET | GMT -4) on Thursday, 21 March 2019 to talk about his experience with five platforms.Among the questions I will ask Kevin ...1. What was the learning curve for shooting?2. What was the learning curve for post production?3. What was the shooting experience like with each platform?4. What was the post production experience like with each platform?5. Show us each tour that you shot. Which do you like best and why?6. What did you like/dislike about shooting each platform?7. What did you like/dislike about post production for reach platform?8. Can you tell us about the GeoCV aerial 3D shooting and post production experience?9. What else would you like to share about your experience shooting/publishing with five platforms?Kevin will be starting new topics in the WGAN Forum around many of these questions. I could imagine that each topic will be a single subject such as:1. each camera/platform2. comparing learning curve3. comparing shooting experience4. comparing post production experience5. comparing 3D/360º Tours6. overall conclusions and recommendationsThis is an amazing labor of love for Kevin to shoot and publish with five different platforms. And, I am SO thankful that Kevin is sharing this amazing experience with the WGAN Forum Community.This WGAN-TV show will likely be tremendously helpful if you are thinking about:✓ which camera/platform to get✓ adding a camera/platform✓ switching a camera/platform✓ what this other platforms are likeWhat questions would you like to ask? Please join us on the show and ask your questions live.By the way, this project was made possible (in part) by the WGAN 360º Camera Loaner Program.You can borrow a camera - free* - if you are a WGAN Basic, Standard or Premium Member. WGAN 360º Camera Loaner Program Order Form (Private Message me for the password.)Not yet a WGAN Basic, Standard or Premium Member? Compare WGAN Membership Plans | WGAN Membership Benefits | www.JoinStandard.comBest,Dan*Except for return shipping with insurance for the value of the camera

Wednesday Sep 12, 2018

How do you charge TV stations and Newspapers for Matterport 3D Tours?
Hi All,The following WGAN-TV Live at 5 Pricing program airs LIVE ....5 pm ET (GMT -4) today, Monday, 23 October 2017 - Pricing Strategies for Local TV and Local Newspapers and Non-ProfitsAnyone can view this WGAN-TV Pricing program live.The recording will be viewable free for WGAN Basic, Standard and Premium Members (see All Access Pass in the WGAN Welcome Onboard Letter)Best,DanP.S. WGAN Forum Members are welcome to join the virtual studio audience to participate in the discussion.

Sunday Sep 02, 2018

Matterport Pricing for News Media is Different than Real Estate. Find out how.
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Hi All,Here is the recording of today's (Monday, 23 October 2017) WGAN-TV Live at 5 program about Pricing Strategies for TV Stations, Newspapers and Non-Profits for Matterport Service Providers.WGAN Basic, Standard and Premium Members receive an All Access Pass to the We Get Around Matterport Training Academy Videos, including this one.Not yet a Member? Around 40 Membership Benefits, including the All Access Pass. Compare Plans | www.JoinStandard.comAlready a Basic, Standard or Premium Member? See the Welcome Onboard Letter for your free All Access Pass.Best,Dan

Thursday Aug 09, 2018

Why barter? When to bater? Why hotels and restaurants? What rate? Tax on barter? Case Study?
Bartering Matterport for Hotels, Restaurants and MoreHi All,The following WGAN-TV Live at 5 Pricing program airs LIVE and will be recorded ....5 pm ET (GMT -4) Wednesday, 11 October 2017 - Bartering Matterport for Hotels, Restaurants and MoreTopics1. Why barter?2. When to barter?3. What to barter for. We'll cover at least hotels, restaurants and fitness clubs4. What rate (rate card) to use to calculate barter?5. Why get your family involved in barter?6. Bartering directly7. Bartering via a Barter company8. Case Study: How I bartered for 7 nights in the $3,500 per night Penthouses of this hotel (and some additional room nights)9. What percentage of your income should you barter?10. How We Get Around handles tax on barter income (I am not a lawyer or accountant. I do not give legal or tax advice.What else would you like to cover about bartering?Anyone can view the WGAN-TV Pricing programs [b]live[/b]: live!The recording will be viewable free for WGAN Basic, Standard and Premium Members (see All Access Pass in the WGAN Welcome Onboard Letter)Best,DanP.S. WGAN Forum Members are welcome to join the virtual studio audience to participate in the discussion.

Thursday Aug 09, 2018

Optional Extras. Bundles. Why Name Bundles. Bulk Pricing. Discussion of Free.
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Hi All,The following WGAN-TV Live at 5 Pricing program airs LIVE and will be recorded ....5 pm ET (GMT -4) Thursday, 12 October 2017 - Matterport Service Providers: Bundle Versus Optional ExtrasTopics1. Optional Extras (high perceived value / high margin)2. Optional Extras (more examples)3. Bundles (Packages) Examples4. View other Matterport Service Provider Bundles (Packages)5. Advantages of Bundles6. Discussion of Free [Matterport] Space with Bundle (Package)7. Naming your Packages8. Bulk Pricing (What's that? And, why?)9. Advantages of bundles (packages) over ala carte 10. Advantages of ala carte over bundles (packages)11. Blue Ocean Strategy: making your competition irrelevant (a taste) Anyone can view this Pricing program live Thursday, 12 October 2017 at 5 pm ET (GMT -4)Best,DanP.S. WGAN Forum Members are welcome to join the virtual studio audience to participate in the discussion.

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