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Thursday Sep 15, 2022

1. What is the Urbanimmersive Franchise Network?2. What are the 8 reasons real estate photographers should join the Urbanimmersive Franchise Network?Watch WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 15 September 2022 when my guest will be Urbanimmersive VP, Business Development and Partnerships François-Hugues Liberge :WGAN-TV | 8 Reasons Real Estate Photographers Should Join the Urbanimmersive Franchise NetworkI will ask François to elaborate on these eight (8) reasons rReal estate photographers should join the Urbanimmersive Franchise Network:1. Focus on what you love2. Join a national group while keeping your own identify3. Get preferred pricing on Urbanimmersive services4. Create recurring revenue streams5. Get help with your marketing6. Protect your clients7. Receive potential orders from national accounts8. Help you with taking care of your customer service To get up-to-speed on Urbanimmersive services, watch this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show that aired live on Thursday, 9 June 2022: https://vimeo.com/718889931

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).

Friday Apr 15, 2022

1. Are you a real estate photographer thinking about buying a Matterport Axis?2. Are you a real estate agent thinking about buying a Matterport Axis?3. Are you a Matterport Pro2 3D Camera user thinking about buying a Matterport Axis?4. Wondering how the Matterport Axis compares to a Matterport Pro2 3D Camera, Ricoh Theta Z1, X and SC2?5. As a Matterport Service Provider, how can you position the Matterport Axis to your clients who ask your advice about the product?Then watch WGAN-TV Live at 5 - 5 pm ET - on Thursday, April 14 2022:✓ Matterport Axis Motorized Mount Smartphone Rotator: 1st ImpressionsMy guests will be two WGAN Forum Members that often post reviews in the WGAN Forum:Jeff Nitschke (@lilnitsch)OwnerCaptureNWNorth Idaho and Eastern Washington Statewww.CAPTUREnw.com[Jeff was previously my guest on WGAN-TV: A MSP Customer Journey: Jeff Nitschke with CaptureNW]and ...Dave Avilla (@Dataventurer)Real Estate Photographer andColdwell Banker Realty AgentGilroy, Californiawww.CBnorCAL.com | CalDRE # 01075392[Dave was previously my guest on WGAN-TV: 31 Statistics to Help Sell Virtual Tours to RE Agents]Dave plans to shoot the same property with the Matterport Axis and Ricoh Theta SC2.Jeff plans to shoot the following home with the Matterport Axis that he previously shot with:1. Matterport Pro2 3D Camera2. Ricoh Theta Z12. Ricoh Theta X3. Ricoh Theta SC2

Tuesday Apr 12, 2022

On WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm ET | GMT -5) on Thursday, 7 April 2022, my guest will be Planitiar (iGUIDE) Marketing Manager Chris White (@Chris_iGUIDE) to show and tell about:✓ WGAN-TV | iGUIDE Refresh: New 3D Tour Display and iGUIDE ANSI Compliant 2D Floor PlansiGUIDE, an industry leader in 3D tours and floor plans, introduces an enhanced interface designed to create a faster, better, and more attractive user experience.The iGUIDE enhanced 3D tour (example above) promises to create a fresh yet familiar way for viewers and virtual visitors to interact with a space."Changes are thoughtfully designed for maximum impact while retaining the functionality current iGUIDE users value," writes Chris.Changes to the iGUIDE Viewer include:1. Streamlined floor plan for better navigation and a more immersive experience2. Grouped toolbox to put commonly used commands together for ease of use3. More refined menu bar with a new background and space for branding and an addressOffering the capability to minimize the menu bar and floorplan, users will enjoy a more immersive virtual environment while retaining robust control of Viewer functions.In addition to showing and telling about the iGUIDE Viewer refresh, Chris will discuss what's new with iGUIDE.

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

Monday Jan 24, 2022

RICOH THETA unveils new 360-degree camera model: THETA XHitting the market in March 2022, the advanced model features many firsts for the brand including a large touch screen display for enhanced usabilityTOKYO, Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh Company, Ltd. (President and CEO: Yoshinori Yamashita) today announced the launch of the RICOH THETA X. Designed in pursuit of enhanced usability and outstanding quality, this advanced model joins RICOH THETA's series of 360-degree cameras that shoot immersive still images and videos in a single shot and is equipped with many firsts for the brand: a large touch screen, interchangeable battery, and external memory card.Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here.The RICOH THETA X's most innovative feature is the 2.25-inch full-color touch screen display, making standalone camera use much easier by reducing the need to connect to a remote control or smartphone app. Other first-time function additions include an interchangeable battery and an external memory card for more efficient and reliable shooting. Smartphone connectivity has also been improved, as the RICOH THETA X no longer requires the need to enter an SSID when establishing a Bluetooth connection. RICOH THETA X also boasts real-time stitching capabilities with stabilization, removing the need to stitch videos – this improves the processing time of 360-degree videos on computers drastically."Since RICOH THETA released the world's-first 360-degree camera in 2013, it has been utilized in a wide range of fields to expand the possibilities of photographic and video expression. The pandemic caused an even greater need for immersive imagery and virtual tours to boost business efficiency, especially in the real estate, construction, design, and automotive industries—and we only expect that to expand into additional industries," said Shinobu Fujiki, General Manager of RICOH Company's THETA Business division. "As we strive to meet the needs of our customers through the innovation of our digital devices and services, this camera is designed to help streamline workflows and deliver high-quality imagery for business users and consumers alike." Ricoh Company Media Release continues in the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com) here: https://forum.we-get-around.com/topic/16301/page/1/ricoh-theta-unveils-new-360-degree-camera-model-theta-x/

Friday Nov 19, 2021

After that sinking feeling when you drop your Matterport Pro1, Pro2 or Pro2 Lite 3D Camera, then what?On WGAN-TV Podcast (first aired Thursday, 18 November 2021) Gainesville, Florida-based MatterFix Founder Mike Vorce (@MatterFix) – a Matterport Authorized Repair Service Provider - will show and tell us:✓ WGAN-TV Podcast: Top 10 Matterport Pro1, Pro2 & Pro2 Lite Camera Repairs (Revisited)-- Which repairs can you DIY (with one of these MatterFix repair kits?==> Matterport Camera WiFi Antenna Replacement Kit==> Matterport Camera Housing Repair Kit==> Matterport Camera Charger Port Replacement Kit-- How can you avoid some of these repairs?-- How do you recognize the problem (and the likely repair needed)?-- How much does each repair typically cost?-- What if you are outside the United States? Including MatterFix UK1 - WiFi Antenna✓ Camera was dropped✓ Other connection problems2 - Camera Top or Bottom Plate(s) Dislodged / Housing Not Fitted Together Properly✓ Camera was dropped3 - Batteries✓ Camera will not charge or only charges to 50%4 - Charger, Charger Port or OLED Panel✓ No reading on display when charger is plugged in5 - Pro2 Lite Battery Life✓ Upgrade Pro2 Lite by adding second battery6 - Unstable Error✓ Capture device shows “unstable” error after a scan7 - Sensor Errors✓ Pro1✓ Pro2 & Pro2 Lite8 - Failure to Align Error✓ Capture device displays “failure to align” error when camera moved to new scan position9 - Blurry Images (in models), Stitching Errors in Capture App, Noisy or Erratic Rotation✓ Usually related to the Clutch Assembly and/or Stepper Motor10 - Excessive Fan NoiseIn addition to covering these Top 10 Matterport Pro Camera Repairs (Revisited), topics, I also ask Mike:1. Chat about: MatterFix is now an officially authorized repair partner for Matterport cameras!2. How and why he decided to offer repairs of Matterport Pro1, Pro2 and Pro2 Lite Cameras3. Repair Pricing4. One-year MatterFix Warrantee5. Free! 12 months of WGAN-TV Training U (in Matterport) with a MatterFix Repair of $250+ for WGAN Forum MembersAbout MatterFix (from the MatterFix Website)MatterFix.io is a Matterport Authorized Repair Partner to provide repair services for all Matterport cameras.At MatterFix, we provide out-of-warranty repair services for Pro1, Pro2 & Pro Lite Matterport cameras. We pride ourselves on providing a quick turn-around time (typically next-day service), reasonable pricing, and a one-year warranty on all of our repairs. Having owned a small chain of mobile device repair shops for eight years, we have extensive experience repairing electronic devices. MatterFix is an independent repair service company not affiliated with the Matterport company.Being Matterport Service Providers ourselves, we know how important it is for you to keep your camera operating properly. We provide repairs for a wide range of issues, from physical camera damage & WiFi antenna replacement to board level micro-soldering & component replacement. We do not charge for estimates or evaluations, and there is never a charge if we cannot repair your camera.While we can fix most Matterport camera problems, certain repairs can only be resolved by Matterport directly. Whether we repair your camera or the camera should be sent to Matterport for service, we will always advise you of all of the repair options available.1-Year Warranty included on all repairs.

Saturday Nov 13, 2021

Residential Real Estate Agents have a new option for creating 360 tours: Pivo Real Estate.On this WGAN-TV Podcast – first aired live Thursday, 11 November 2021 - my guests will be 3i Inc. (Pivo) Director of Business Development Doron Kasmi and 3i Inc. (Pivo) Business Development Part Team Lead Amanda Oto to demo and discuss:✓ WGAN-TV Podcast | Introduction to Pivo 360 Tours with Pivo Pod Black for Residential Real Estate-- Unboxing: | Pivo Real Estate Kit Case | Pivo Pod Black | Pivo Remote | Pivo Bracket (for smartphone) | Pivo Tripod |-- Downloading: download Pivo Tour smartphone app (iOS | Android)-- Pairing: how to pair the Pivo Pod Black to your smartphone via Bluetooth-- Creating: create 360s with a Pivo Pod Black + Pivo App (iOS | Android) + Smartphone-- Locating: distance between spins ( "Capture Points" )-- Naming: name the Capture Points via the Pivo Tour smartphone app (iOS | Android)-- Publishing: how to publish the Pivo 360 Tour to the Pivo Real Estate platform-- Enhancing: how to add a floor plan to a Pivo 360 Tour-- Other Pivo Uses: | Follow Me Recording | Follow Me Video Chat |-- Pricing: Pivo Real Estate Kit | Pivo 360 Tours via Pivo Real Estate platformWhat questions should I ask 3i Inc. (Pivo) Director of Business Development Doron Kasmi and 3i Inc. (Pivo) Business Development Part Team Lead Amanda Oto on WGAN-TV Live at 5?[Please post your follow-up questions to the We Get Around Network Forum (www.WGANForum.com).WGAN Forum Related Discussions✓ 3i Inc. (Pivo and Beamo) Raises $24 Million in Series A Funding Round✓ WGAN Forum discussions tagged: Pivo Real EstateBest,DanPivo Real Estate Links✓ Pivo Real Estate (website)✓ Pivo Tour smartphone app (iOS | Android)✓ Instagram: pivo3dspaces✓ Pivo Real Estate Blog✓ Pivo Real Estate Community (Group) on Facebook✓ GetPivo YouTube Channel✓ Pivo Real Estate on LinkedIn

Friday Nov 05, 2021

1. When should you use a Leica BLK360 paired with Matterport?2. When should you use each of the Leica BLK360 settings?3. How far can Leica BLK360 scan locations be from each other within a Matterport digital twin?These are 3 of 20 questions that I will ask Philadelphia-based Robotic Imaging Co-Founder Mike Chawaga (@MikeChawaga) on this WGAN-TV Podcast episode that first aired live on Thursday, 4 November 2021:✓ 124-WGAN-TV Podcast | Matterport + Leica BLK360: 20 Questions (and Answers)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

Monday Sep 27, 2021

WGAN-TV Podcast | Intro to GIRAFFE360 for Residential Real Estate Agents and BrokersHi All,Residential Real Estate Agents and Brokers have another option for shooting, viewing and sharing virtual tours of listings, including photography and floor plans that is now offered in 26 countries, including the United States (as of September 2021).In this WGAN-TV Podcast recorded on Thursday, 23 September 2021, my guest,GIRAFFE360 Senior Account Executive Andrew Congleton (@AndrewCongleton), discusses:✓ Intro to GIRAFFE360 for Residential Real Estate Agents and BrokersTopics Includes1. Backstory about GIRAFFE360 | Founded in 2016 | $6.3 million in funding: including $4.5 million in November 2019 | 120 employees2. Show example of a GIRAFFE360 virtual tour, photography and floor plan (and interactive floor plan)3. Show the GIRAFFE360 LiDAR camera (and describe features and camera setup: camera, case and tripod)4. GIRAFFE360 two buttons on the front? (spoiler alert: Photos | Virtual Tour/Floor Plan) | 270 MP Virtual Tour5. How long does each virtual tour scan take? Why does the camera rotate twice?6. Show the GIRAFFE360 LiDAR camera scanning (indoors and outdoors)7. Show the GIRAFFE360 shooting HDR photos (100º, 110º or 120º FoV)8. How to charge the GIRAFFE360 camera? How long with the charge last?9. Describe GIRAFFE360 "fully automatic room scanning"10. Describe GIRAFFE360 "photography, floor plans and virtual tours are automatically uploaded"11. Show examples of GIRAFFE360 96 MP HDR high-resolution images (and how created)12. More info about GIRAFFE360 wide-angle HDR photography and professionally edited images (96 MP images)13. Discuss the GIRAFFE360 claim: "The highest quality in the world!"14. Discuss the GIRAFFE360 (color) 2D schematic floor plans with Room Labels and Dimensions15. Describe why real estate agents - estate agents - in Europe like GIRAFFE36016. GIRAFFE360 training includes?17. Describe GIRAFFE360 video chat within the tour feature.18. How are GIRAFFE360 camera upgrades handled?19. What's included in the two GIRAFFE360 Bundle options?20. How to get the GIRAFFE360 Bundle pricing options?Got a question for GIRAFFE360 Senior Account Executive @AndrewCongleton? Please post to this WGAN Forum discussion:   ✓ WGAN-TV Intro to GIRAFFE360 for Residential Real Estate Agents and Brokers Best,DanGIRAFFE360 Websites and Contact Info1. GIRAFFE360 Website2. GIRAFFE360 Facebook Page3. GIRAFFE360 YouTube Channel4. GIRAFFE360 Twitter5. GIRAFFE360 LinkedIn Page6. Andrew Congleton on LinkedIn7. andrew.congleton@giraffe360.com8. WGAN Forum Member: @AndrewCongleton

Monday Aug 30, 2021

WGAN-TV Podcast: Intro to iGUIDE Radix for Insurance and Restoration Damage Estimating | iGUIDE versus MatterportHi All,✓ Does your company do fire/flood restoration that includes insurance claim damage estimating?✓ How can iGUIDE Radix be used with Xactimate?✓ What's the difference between iGUIDE Radix and Matterport TruePlan (Xactimate plans)?Planitar (iGuide) Marketing Manager Chris White (@Chris_iGuide) is my guest on WGAN-TV Podcast (recorded on Thursday, 26 August 2021) to give you an:✓ Intro to iGUIDE Radix for Insurance and Restoration Damage Estimating---Here are the three iGUIDE links Chris mentions during the show:1. iGUIDE website2. iGUIDE for Insurance and Restoration3. DXF file for download (example)Here are the two previous WGAN-TV Live at 5 shows that I reference:1. WGAN-TV: iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit: Intro, Demo and FAQs (Thursday, 18 March 2021)2. WGAN-TV: iGUIDE Stitch: Post Production Software Training (Thursday, 1 July 2021)Plus, this related WGAN-TV show:✓ WGAN-TV iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit versus Matterport Pro2 Camera---Here is the media release that iGUIDE distributed on Tuesday, 3 August 2021:--Media ReleasePlanitar Unveils New iGUIDE RadixiGUIDE Radix provides the technology for insurance and restoration professionals to capture comprehensive property data for use in estimating the cost of damages quickly and efficiently.iGUIDE Radix Digital Assets: iGUIDE RADIX Landing PageiGUIDE Radix 3D Tour ExampleKey Takeaways● Planitar Inc. announces the launch of iGUIDE Radix, their latest product, which is a 3D tour that was designed for measuring and documenting a space when estimating the cost of mitigation or a rebuild.● The new offering saves both time and money and you own the data that can be easily shared for remote viewing or estimating.● Through the new iGUIDE Radix, users will be able to speed up the claims process and document all aspects of property loss with one tour.Kitchener, ON, Aug 3, 2021 - Planitar Inc. the makers of the iGUIDE camera system and space mapping technology, today announced the launch of iGUIDE Radix. iGUIDE Radix allows users to capture comprehensive property data for use in estimating the cost of damages quickly and efficiently. The iGUIDE Radix will be available in Beta on August 10th, 2021.“The launch of iGUIDE Radix is an exciting one because this is where technology can reshape an industry! We have designed Radix specifically for insurance and restoration professionals to capture and share comprehensive property data for use in estimating the cost of damages in a very cost-effective way,” says Michael Vervena, VP of Sales & Marketing at Planitar. “Within minutes, you can document a property loss, upload the data from your phone, and share the images and measurements instantly with your estimator. This is faster and easier than sketching by hand or using other technologies, especially when it comes to the majority of losses that are just several rooms - you speed up the process, reduce travel time, and increase efficiency.”Capturing the state of a property for insurance claims and restoration purposes can be expensive and time-consuming. Numerous site visits may be required to gather comprehensive data such as detailed measurements and photographs. With iGUIDE Radix, users can save time by capturing data quickly and cut costs by eliminating the need for multiple site visits. iGUIDE Radix also provides accurate measurements and the ability to access, download and share the complete set of data, which includes 3D tour and all assets for archiving.Source: Planitar (iGUIDE)---WGAN Forum Related Discussions✓ All WGAN Forum discussions tagged: iGUIDE Radix | iGUIDE | iGUIDE PLANIX | iGUIDE Stitch✓ WGAN Forum discussions tagged: Insurance | Restoration | Fire | Flood✓ iGUIDE PLANIX is the 3D Camera Kit Matterport Wished It Created✓ BIG NEWS!! New iGUIDE camera available in April.✓ Transcript: WGAN-TV | Introduction to iGuide: a Deep-Dive Demo & Discussion✓ Free WGAN Cheat Sheet: Which Virtual Tour Platform is Best (for Me)?✓ WGAN MarketPlace: iGUIDE

Monday Jul 12, 2021

WGAN-TV Podcast | Episode 110: How RKO Photography Grew to 7 Matterport Cameras and 1 Leica BLK360 Camera/Scanner (Spoiler Alert: Commercial Spaces)Hi All,Are you a Matterport Service Provider that wants to succeed faster?Be inspired by Birmingham, Alabama-based RKO Photography President Roger Owens - and Vice President Kay Owens – whom are my guests on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, July 8, 2021:WGAN-TV Podcast | Episode 110: How RKO Photography Grew to 7 Matterport Cameras and 1 Leica BLK360 Camera/Scanner (Spoiler Alert: Commercial Spaces)Among the questions that I will ask Roger and Kay:1. How did you grow from one Matterport Pro 3D Camera to seven?2. When and why did you buy a Leica BLK360 (and why are you considering buying a second BLK360)?3. When and how did you get started with your first Matterport camera?4. Tell us about RKO Photography services?5. How has the services offered by RKO Photography changed over time (and why)?6. Whom are RKO Photography clients? (Spoiler Alert: Commercial Spaces)7. What marketing strategies/tactics have worked well for you?8. What marketing strategies/tactics have not worked well for you?9. What tips do you have for Matterport Service Providers to succeed faster?10. What advice do you have for real estate photographers that are considering buying a Matterport Pro2?11. You own RKO Photography with your wife, Kay. Tips for family business owners?Best,DanRKO Photography LinksRKO Photography (Website)RKO Photography (Facebook)Roger Owens (LinkedIn)Roger D Owens TwitterRKO Photography (Pinterest)

Tuesday Jul 06, 2021

Free WGAN-TV Podcast: iGUIDE Stitch Post Production Software (PC | Mac)Hi All,You bought - or are thinking about buying – an iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit or iGUIDE IMS-5 Camera.After you shoot your first iGUIDE 3D Tour, what post production edits are possible – with iGUIDE Stitch software for Mac and PC – before creating an iGUIDE?(iGUIDE Stitch is the software used to edit the iGUIDE 3D Tours.)Watch this free WGAN-TV Podcast (Created on Thursday, 1 July 2021):✓ WGAN-TV Podcast: Deep Dive Training: iGUIDE Stitch Post Production SoftwareMy guest is: Planitar (iGuide) Marketing Manager Chris White (@Chris_iGuide).Chris shows us two iGUIDE Stitch software workflows:1. fastest workflow (under two minutes)2. typical workflow (under five minutes)Additionally, Chris also shows us:1. What other iGUIDE Stitch software tools are available (including exporting photo spheres to remove the camera from the mirror and imagine enhancement; including how to set presets for color correction to match your tastes2. iGUIDE Stitch software shortcuts; tips and tricksWorth noting that before you buy an iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit, you can:1. Download the iGUIDE Stitch software (PC | Mac)2. Sample iGUIDE Tour: Download 360s of a house to "play" with the iGUIDE Stitch softwareDeep Dive iGUIDE Stitch Software Training Includes1. Downloading the iGUIDE Stitch Software for PC or Mac2. Downloading sample data to practice with iGUIDE Stitch Software3. How to import the Project Folder from an iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit or iGUIDE IMS-5 Camera4. How to move scans to reposition (if necessary)5. How to align scans (if necessary) to look like a finished floor plan6. Tips: when and how to shoot scans that are not contiguous7. How to select panoramas (panos)8. How to adjust panos9. What adjustments in panos are possible (remove the camera from a mirror; contrast, saturation)10. Review of the adjustment screen11. Discussion of iGuide auto-adjustments12. How to hide panos from the tour (without deleting the panos) (and how to change your mind later)13. How to add notes for the iGUIDE drafting team14. How to export to iGuide Portal (to order an iGuide) Hint: Sign into: https://Manage.YouriGuide.com15. iGUIDE Stitch Workflow Best Practices (such as copying USD Drive data to your Mac/PC first)16. How and why to rotate floor data so that the main entrance faces toward the bottom of the screen17. How to set the orientation of all floors to be the same18. Reviewing mouse click options19. Reviewing keyboard function key options20. Where to locate the export file on your Mac/PCAdvance iGUIDE Stitch Workflows and Tips1. How to add - and location to place - a 360 drone pano to iGUIDE Stitch (or any 360 from any 360 camera)2. How to sort panos by file name or date3. How to arrange all scans4. How to arrange selected scans (and how to select scans to arrange)5. How to fine-tune scans6. How to square-up floorsBest,DanP.S. Emily at Hopscotch Interactive (@Hopscotch) Thank you for inspiring this free WGAN-TV Podcast U.WGAN Forum Related Discussions✓ iGUIDE PLANIX is the 3D Camera Kit Matterport Wished It Created✓ BIG NEWS!! New iGUIDE camera available in April.✓ Transcript: WGAN-TV | Introduction to iGuide: a Deep-Dive Demo & Discussion✓ All WGAN Forum discussions tagged: iGUIDE | iGUIDE PLANIX | iGUIDE Stitch✓ Free WGAN Cheat Sheet: Which Virtual Tour Platform is Best (for Me)?✓ WGAN MarketPlace: iGUIDE

Monday Jun 21, 2021

WGAN-TV Podcast: CupixWorks 2.0 versus Matterport for Construction Professionals (AEC)Hi All,WGAN-TV CupixWorks 2.0 versus Matterport for Construction Professionals (above) with Cupix Product Manager Gannon Wilder (@Gannon_Cupix) that aired Thursday, 17 June 2021.This WGAN-TV show is for:1. Architects2. Engineers3. General Contractors (large projects)4. Building Owners5. Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) teams6. BIM teams7. Construction ProfessionalsThis WGAN-TV Podcast discusses how CupixWorks 2.0 compares to Matterport for:1. Reducing Site Visits2. Reduce Reworks3. Track Progress4. Prevent DisputesCupix Product Manager Gannon Wilder @Gannon_Cupix) also discusses CupixWorks 2.0 integrations, including:1. Procore Integration2. BIM 3603. PlanGrid IntegrationIf you researching Matterport and potential competitors in the AEC space, this WGAN-TV Podcast is for you!I asked Gannon to show and tell us about the CupixWorks 2.0 3D tour viewing experience (compared to Matterport) and how CupixWorks compares to Matterport for:1. creating as-builts (including exporting to CAD)2. Side-by-Side: weekly construction documentation3. Side-by-Side: construction documentation versus BIM model4. large spaces5. collaboration (including real-time)6. site view examples6. reducing rework7. dispute resolution among project stakeholders8. annotation9. issue tracking10. field reports11. building's lifecycle: design, field Operations and handover12. tight spaces, crowded spaces and dark areas13. Side-by-Side: Aerial 360 within a Cupix 3D Tour?14. Side-by-Side: comparison on aerial 360 to BIM?15. BIM overlay (example) BCF (BIM Collaboration Format) | IFC (Issued for Construction)16. BIM and point cloud deviation analysis (coming soon)17. AutoDesk Construction Cloud Integration | AutoDesk Build | AutoDesk Take Off | AutoDesk BIM Collaborate18. Procore Integration19. PlanGrid Integration20. How are RIFs handled? (Requests for Information)21. 3D measurement22. 3D annotations23. CupixWorks Getting Started Hardware Kits24. LiDAR supportI also asked about:1. shooting (including time to capture; outdoors and which cameras) [single Shot, Multi-Shot, Video]2. processing3. hosting4. viewing5. backup/storage6. pricing7. 3rd party integrationsAmong my questions:I am the general contractor for a 25-story, 500,000 SQ FT office building renovation.I am considering CupixWorks and Matterport to shoot weekly construction documentation (as-built digital twin).1. How long does it take to scan this building weekly for CupixWorks? (how)?2. Using CupixWorks, how does our team compare: BIM to actual weekly construction documentation?3. Using CupixWorks, how does our team compare: week-to-week construction documentation? Thanks to Gannon Wilder (@Gannon_Cupix) for being on the WGAN-TV Podcast. I hope to have Gannon back to give us a tour of the Cupix backend content management system.Best,DanCupix Links✓ Cupix Website✓ CupixWorks 2.0 Landing Page✓ Cupix LinkedIn Profile✓ Cupix Facebook Page

Monday Jun 14, 2021

WGAN-TV Podcast: 25+ Tips for Scanning Large Spaces with a Matterport Pro2 3D CameraHi All,Scanning large spaces with a Matterport Pro2 3D Camera can be easy if you know:✓ what problems that you are likely to experience✓ how to solve these problemsOn Thursday, June 10, 2021 on WGAN-TV Live at 5, Los Angeles-based Home3D.us Photographer Eric Dole (@Home3D):1. showed some large Matterport scans that he has done-- Petco-- Cintas laundry (above)-- Best Buy2. 25+ problems he experienced3. how he solved these 25+ problems✓ WGAN-TV Podcast: 25+ Tips for Scanning Large Spaces with a Matterport Pro2 3D CameraEric uses a Matterport Pro2 3D Camera and Ricoh Theta Z1 360 Camera to shoot Matterport digital twins. Eric has created many large residential and commercial spaces; including a nearly 50,000 SQ FT retail store and homes with pools (that create their own set of challenges for Matterport dollhouse view).Eric is the son of Kevin Dole (@Home3D) whom has also been my guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 many times, including: WGAN-TV | Advanced Outdoor Matterport Scanning Techniques.Plus, Eric and I will discuss what resources are available to help you with large Matterport scans and I will offer a bonus tip about a pricing strategy for charging for large Matterport digital twins.What problems have you experienced scanning a large space and how did you solve that problem? Join the discussion: www.WGANForum.comBest,DanWGAN Forum Related Discussions✓ WGAN Forum discussions tagged: Large✓ WGAN-TV | Tips for Creating Matterport Digital Twins of Schools✓ Transcript: WGAN-TV 21 Tips for Creating Matterport Tours of a RV Showroom✓ WGAN-TV: How to Scan a Grocery Store✓ Video: How to Scan Large Spaces with Matterport Pro2, Leica BLK360 & 360s✓ Transcript: WGAN-TV - Advanced Outdoor Matterport Scanning Techniques

Tuesday Jun 08, 2021

How does the iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit compare to the Matterport Pro2 3D Camera for:1. Scanning?a. Scanning time?b. Ease-of-use?c. Value of iGUIDE PLANIX LiDAR versus Matterport Pro2 structured light?d. Setup?e. Scanning App?f. Preview?g. Outdoor scanning?h. Sunlight inside spaces?i. Reflective surfaces?j. Trimming?k. Misalignment: moving a scan that shows up on the wrong place?2. Processing and Post Production?3. Hosting?4. Viewing?5. Floor Plans?6. Pricing of Camera?7. Pricing of 3D tour hosting?8. Getting started? (Calibration?)9. Back-up process?10. Storage?11. Uses cases such as: AEC, Construction and Foundation ScanningOn WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, June 3, my guest was Greater San Francisco-based Hopscotch Interactive Founder Emily Olman (@Hopscotch). Emily is a long-time Matterport Service Provider (since 2015). Hopscotch Interactive has five Matterport Pro 3D Cameras and one iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit.✓ WGAN-TV Live at 5: iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit versus Matterport Pro2 3D Camera by a Long-Time MSPI invited Emily to be my guest when I saw her video (so we could do a deep-dive comparison of the iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit versus the Matterport Pro2 3D Camera.✓ Video: Is this the Matterport Killer? iGuide Planix versus MatterportBest,DanWGAN Forum Related Discussions✓ iGUIDE PLANIX is the 3D Camera Kit Matterport Wished It Created✓ BIG NEWS!! New iGUIDE camera available in April.✓ Transcript: WGAN-TV | Introduction to iGuide: a Deep-Dive Demo & Discussion✓ All WGAN Forum discussions tagged: iGUIDE | iGUIDE PLANIX✓ Free WGAN Cheat Sheet: Which Virtual Tour Platform is Best (for Me)?✓ WGAN MarketPlace: iGUIDEEmily Olman / Hopscotch Interactive Links✓ Hopscotch Interactive website✓ Hopscotch Interactive YouTube Channel✓ Emily Olman on LinkedIn✓ Hopscotch Interactive on Twitter✓ Hopscotch Interactive on Facebook✓ hopscotchinteractive on Instagram

Monday May 31, 2021

This is a "must watch" free WGAN-TV Podcast for Matterport Service Providers thinking about; quoting or actually doing Matterport digital twins of schools in particular and large spaces in general:✓ Free! WGAN-TV Podcast: Tips for Creating Matterport Digital Twins of SchoolsBelfast, Ireland-based 3D Showcase (3DSC Ltd.) Sales Director Mark McBride (@3dshowcaseuk) did nearly 70 rock-solid tips based on doing Matterport scans of 70+ schools including 51 for ONE client: that's nearly one (1) tip per minute based on actual problems/challenges doing Matterport tours of schools.What problems/challenge have you faced creating Matterport digital twins of 50+ schools? And, as a result, what tips can you offer Matterport Service Providers for creating Matterport digital twins of schools?On this WGAN-TV Live at 5 (5 pm EDT) that aired Thursday, 27 May 2021, I asked Belfast, Ireland-based 3D Showcase (3DSC Ltd.) Sales Director Mark McBride (@3dshowcaseuk) about:✓ scanning outdoors (360 Views versus 3D Scans)✓ MatterTags (adding, managing)✓ people in the tours?✓ privacy and the Matterport blur tool✓ Matterport Highlight Reel✓ public versus private schools✓ limitations on time of day or weekend versus weekday✓ Matterport Collaborator (for privacy blurring, MatterTags)✓ tips to scan large, open spaces in a school (gym)✓ tips to scan a school's auditorium✓ what info, if any, do you share with the school regarding pre-scanning preparation?✓ how do you know which rooms NOT to scan? Someone with you the entire time?✓ how long are the scanning days? (Do you need batteries for the iPad? Other prep?)✓ long days: what about your feet?✓ meal breaks? Do you bring food and water with you?✓ why do schools want Matterport digital twins✓ how schools are using Matterport digital twinsMark got started with creating Matterport digital twins in 2016.In addition to creating Matterport digital twins of 50+ schools, Mark – and his team – have done Matterport 3D Tours for:✓ estate agents (real estate agents)✓ architects✓ property developers✓ construction industry✓ insurance loss adjusters✓ retail stores✓ leisure industry✓ spa resorts✓ event spaces✓ new builds✓ hotels✓ auditoriumsIn addition to Matterport, 3D Showcase also offers ...✓ HDR photography✓ Drone video and images✓ Single Property Websites3D Showcase Links✓ WGAN Forum: @3dshowcaseuk✓ 3D Showcase Website✓ 3D Showcase Facebook✓ 3D Showcase Twitter✓ 3D Showcase Instagram✓ 3D Showcase LinkedIn✓ Mark McBride, LinkedInWhat are your thoughts after watching this WGAN-TV Podcast?Best,Dan

Wednesday Mar 24, 2021

iGUIDE PLANIX is the 3D Camera Kit Matterport Wished It Created (in Many Ways) --- Hi All, My guest for WGAN-TV iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit | Intro, Demo and FAQs is Chris White, Planitar (iGuide) Marketing Manager.This show aired live on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 18 March 2021.Topics Covered✓ iGUIDE Platform Overview (Highlights): including iGUIDE 3D Tour, iGUIDE, Floor Plans and photos✓ Introduction to the iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit✓ iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit Unboxing: What's Included✓ iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit: Demo✓ iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit: three configurations (What's Different?)✓ iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit: Pricing (Including Pre-Orders prior to 5 April 2021 shipping)✓ iGUIDE Pricing: Two Per 3D Tour Options (iGUIDE and Premium iGUIDE): no subscription✓ iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit: Features and Benefits✓ iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit versus iGUIDE IMS-5 Camera (DSLR included)✓ iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit: FAQs✓ And More!As I posted to the WGAN Forum on Tuesday, 2 March 2021:✓ iGUIDE PLANIX is the 3D Camera Kit Matterport Wished It Created (in Many Ways)If you are a real estate photographer researching Matterport 3D tours, iGUIDE 3D tours should be on your short list of other 3D/360 platforms – and other 3D/360 cameras – to consider.While Matterport will be valued at nearly $3 billion and receive $615 million in cash when Matterport is scheduled to go public by 30 June 2021, its much smaller, feisty competitor has created better camera kits and platform – in many ways.I asked Planitar Inc. (Planitar is the makers of iGUIDE) Co-Founder and CEO Alexander Likholyot (@Alex_iGuide) by email today (2 March 2021) what problems that the iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit - launched Monday (1 March 2021) solves versus the DSLR-based iGUIDE Camera Kit. Alex writes, "further capture speed increase, longer measurement range, greater ease of use and lower replacement cost as workhorses get worked to the ground sometimes. PLANIX leaves [busy, professional real estate photographers] more time to deliver more value with their other services while providing a great 3D tour with accurate floor plans."Known for the iGUIDE laser-sharp focus on residential real estate, iGUIDE "PLANIX opens lots of applications in commercial real estate, including insurance and large space scanning," writes Alex. "Everybody likes the look of it, which makes us happy. It is a 3D Space Technology : )."Here are my observations ...iGUIDE PLANIX is the 3D Camera Kit Matterport Wished It Created (in Many Ways)1. superior camera kits (iGUIDE PLANIX Camera in three configurations; and iGUIDE IMS-5 Camera)2. superior 3D virtual tour platform (iGUIDE Tour Examples | Matterport Tour Examples)3. superior 2D floor plans in the residential and commercial real estate space. (iGUIDE PLANIX Floor Plan Example | Matterport Floor Plan Example)iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit – announced Monday, 1 March 2021 – is the 3D Camera Kit (three configurations) that Matterport likely wished it created.iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit Versus Matterport Highlights1. LiDAR instead of structured light2. LiDAR “sees” up to about 130 feet versus about 50 feet for Matterport’s structured light3. LiDAR enables most residential listings to be shot in 15-20 minutes (faster workflow)4. LiDAR enables super-accurate 2D floor plans: .05% dimensional uncertainty versus Matterport5. $1,999 (pre-order pricing until 4 April 2021) instead of $2,995 (Matterport Pro2 Camera sale price)6. Option to control camera settings (versus no camera settings control)7. Leverages a publicly available 360 camera: Ricoh Theta Z1 (future compatibility)8. Enables 2D Floor Plans to be accurate9. Includes a custom hard case (versus no case with Matterport)10. In addition to iOS, already works with Android; Matterport in Android public beta11. Ricoh Theta Z1 Camera - in the iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit - can be used for other platforms and without an iGUIDE subscription: Matterport Pro2 Camera can not be used with any other platform without a Matterport Cloud Subscription (and then a cumbersome workflow, at best).Cost ConsciousPhotographers that already have a Ricoh Theta Z1 can order the iGUIDE PLANIX Core Kit for $1,299 (pre-order pricing through 4 April 2021).Measurement Accuracy MattersPhotographers that seek the ultimate in measurement accuracy within the 3D virtual tour view can order the iGUIDE PLANIX Pro Camera Kit for $2,499 (pre-order pricing through 4 April 2021) that includes Ricoh Theta Z1 lens calibration for up to 3 times better accuracy when measuring in the 3D space. (Floor plan measurements have the same level of accuracy for all iGUIDE PLANIX configurations.)Plus, the iGUIDE Platform beats Matterport on:1. Offering Per Tour Pricing (no subscription) versus Matterport Cloud subscription2. Ability to edit 360 images (e.g. remove the camera from a bathroom mirror; sky replacement)3. Offline hosting is an option with iGUIDE: not Matterport4. No confusion regarding who owns the copyright/digital assets: no derivative works by iGUIDE (as Matterport does)5. More intuitive user experience powered by an interactive 2D floor plan6. iGUIDE offers super-accurate 2D floor plans versus Matterport7. iGUIDE Floor plans available in 8 color-coded configurations (Matterport are B&W)8. iGUIDE does not complete with its Service Providers (as does Matterport Capture Services Program)9. Integration of Google Maps (versus no map integration by Matterport: need a 3rd Party Platform)10. An integration with Floorplanner for DIY enhanced 2D/3D floor plans and virtual staging.While real estate photographers may dismiss iGUIDE because it does not offer a 3D dollhouse view like Matterport – or a 3D walk-through experience like Matterport – the real question is: Is iGUIDE “good enough” to enable professional real estate photographers to compete with Matterport and to differentiate both the real estate agent and real estate photographer from their respective competitors? Spoiler Alert: The answer is likely heck-yes!For professional real estate photographers that have image resolution concerns about using a Ricoh Theta Z1 camera – considered the best in the under $1,000 360 camera price point – in the iGUIDE PLANIX Camera Kit, iGUIDE offers the iGuide IMS-5 Camera Kit which includes a DSLR camera.I could imagine that the addition of the iGUIDE PLANIX now opens the iGUIDE platform to real estate photographers that seek a faster and/or simplier workflow than the DSLR based iGUIDE IMS-5 Kit for real estate photographers that prefer a DSLR camera for shooting spherical panoramas.What are your thoughts? Is iGUIDE PLANIX the 3D Camera Kit Matterport Wished It Created?Please visit this WGAN Forum discussion to comment:✓ iGUIDE PLANIX is the 3D Camera Kit Matterport Wished It CreatedBest,Dan SmigrodFounder and Managing EditorWe Get Around Network and WGAN-TVWGAN Forum Related Discussions✓ iGUIDE PLANIX is the 3D Camera Kit Matterport Wished It Created✓ BIG NEWS!! New iGUIDE camera available in April.✓ Transcript: WGAN-TV | Introduction to iGuide: a Deep-Dive Demo & Discussion✓ All WGAN Forum discussions tagged: iGUIDE | iGUIDE PLANIX✓ Free WGAN Cheat Sheet: Which Virtual Tour Platform is Best (for Me)?✓ WGAN MarketPlace: iGUIDE

Monday Dec 07, 2020

An Unlimited Free Plan; Plus a Nicely Loaded InsideMaps $29 Unlimited Plan with Some Optional Extras --- Hi All,My guests on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 3 December 2020 at 5 pm (GMT -5) are:1. InsideMaps Vice President of Strategic Partnerships Gabe Knox (@InsideMaps_Gabe)2. InsideMaps Chief Technology Officer Jörgen BirklerThe show:✓ WGAN-TV Live at 5: How to Shoot and Create Free InsideMaps 3D Tours with an iPhoneDiscussion includes:1. Front-End: Demo of InsideMaps 3D tours (shot with iPhones 11/Pro 12, shot with Ricoh Theta Z1); including measurement, photos, video, floor plan2. Creating InsideMaps 3D Tours using:► iPhones 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max (leveraging LiDAR) to create free 3D Tours (beta) [also iPhones X and 11)[InsideMaps is the first virtual tour platform for residential real estate to leverage the LiDAR in the Apple iPhone 12 Pro - paired with a rotator - to enable professionally created 3D Tours.]► iPhones 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12 to create affordable 3D tours► Ricoh Theta Z1 (and other 360 cameras)3. Image quality and workflow using the InsideMaps HERO Rotator for iPhone + InsideMaps Capture App (Demo with Rotator)4. InsideMaps 3D tours versus Matterport 3D tours5. Sweet spots for InsideMaps 3D tours► Residential Real Estate► Travel and Hospitality► Property Management► Architectural Visualization (including BIM Revit/IFC exporting and interactive interior designs.)6. Back-End: How to edit an InsideMaps 3D Tour7. InsideMaps Pricing: (3D Tour, Floor Plan, HDR photos, Video) and photo-realistically rendered walk-throughs for Architectural Visualization► Beta► Subscription Packages► Per Project Pricing (for Cloud-Processed 3D Tours)8. InsideMaps Pricing: HERO Rotator and accessories (batteries, charger)What other questions should I ask my guests on WGAN-TV Live at 5?InsideMaps is a WGAN Gold Member.Happy holidays,Dan

Monday Nov 16, 2020

Struggle with Matterport scans in spaces with subpar or no lighting? Need consistent, predictable lighting? Hi All,Do you struggle doing Matterport scans in spaces with no subpar or no lighting such as:1. real estate listings2. fire/flood damaged homes and businesses for insurance documentation3. Restoration3. "As-Builts"4. Construction Sites5. Locations without windows6. Basements7. Crawl spaces8. Tunnels9. Caves10 Mines11. Other spaces ....Simsbury, CT-based Matterport Service Provider Tony Healy with Capture, LLC did struggle with Matterport scans that needed additional light - until he helped pioneer a solution that Litra now sells: LitraTorch 2.0 Reality Capture Lighting KitTony @Capture will be my guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 12 November 2020:✓ How to (Easily) Add Lights to Matterport Pro2 Camera"The LitraTorch 2.0 Reality Capture Lighting Kit is a professional solution as it has a lot more than simple add on and pointing light," Tony emailed me in prep for this live WGAN-TV show. "It's well thought out to really tackle insurance and restoration but can be simplified to meet the needs of someone just needing light, too. With the LitraTorch 2.0 Reality Capture Lighting Kit, you can easily create consistent, predictable lighting for your Matterport Pro2 Camera."Among the questions that I will ask Tony:1. What lighting problems did you experience as a Matterport Service Provider that motivated you to help pioneer what is now known as the LitraTorch 2.0 Reality Capture Lighting Kit?2. Show us Matterport scans before and after adding LitraTorch 2.0 Reality Capture Lighting Kit3. What's included in the LitraTorch 2.0 Reality Capture Lighting Kit? [I will do an unboxing of the kit.]4. Show how to mount the Litra lighting to a Matterport Pro2 3D Camera (What is a 3M Dual Lock mounting tape?)5. Show how to use the built-in levelers6. Why did you focus on a lighting solution that uses Litra lighting?7. Why did you decide to work with Litra to manufacture and sell the kit?8. Tell us more about the LitraTorch 2.0 lighting (lighting wide/tall enough for Matterport?)9. How long will the LitraTorch 2.0 lighting last on a charge? (How to charge?) (External power?)10. Can/Should the LitraTorch 2.0 Reality Capture Lighting Kit be used during everyday scans?11. What kind of Matterport scans are the LitraTorch 2.0 Reality Capture Lighting Kit a must have12. What kind of Matterport scans are the LitraTorch 2.0 Reality Capture Lighting Kit nice to have13. What about Litra filters?14. How important are these lights for Building Information Management (BIM) projects (and why)?15. Water proof?16. How does the weight of the LitraTorch 2.0 Reality Capture Lighting Kit affect the Matterport Pro2 Camera?17. Pricing for LitraTorch 2.0 Reality Capture Lighting Kit18. Special Offer for WGAN Forum Members for the LitraTorch 2.0 Reality Capture Lighting KitWhat other questions should I ask Tony?Special Offer for WGAN Forum MembersSave 20 percent – and free shipping over $50 in USA –  now through 30 November 2020 on:✓ LitraTorch 2.0 Reality Capture Lighting Kit✓ Litra 360 Mount BundleWGAN Forum Members | Use Litra Coupon Code: CYBERNOVBest,Dan

Monday Nov 16, 2020

Wi-Fi | GPS | Housing | Batteries | Component Board | Charger Port | Stepper Motor | Rotator Gearbox | Sensor Errors | DIY Failed Repair Attempt | More Hi All,Before your Matterport Pro 3D Camera fails, learn how to identify "what went wrong - hardware issues" and if you will need to get it repaired.✓ WGAN-TV Live at 5: Top 10 Matterport Pro1, Pro2 and Pro2 Lite Camera Repairs with @MatterFix Founder Mike VorceOn this show on Wednesday, 11 November 2020, MatterFix Founder Mike Vorce will help you identify these Matterport Pro Camera failures:1. Damaged WiFi and/or GPS antennas2. Housing damage3. Battery issues4. Board level component damage (micro-soldering)5. Failed DIY repair attempt6. Charging port problems7. Needs total disassembly, re-assembly and testing8. Stepper motor and/or rotator gearbox9. Sensor errors10. Camera / sensor assemblyOur discussion will also include:1. How and why Mike decided to offer Matterport Pro1, Pro2 and Pro2 Lite Camera repairs2. Repair Pricing3. One-year Warrantee4. Free! 12 months of WGAN-TV Training Academy with MatterFix Repair of $250+ for WGAN Forum MembersAbout MatterFixAt MatterFix.io we provide fast and professional repair services for Matterport cameras. Being Matterport technicians ourselves we understand the importance of getting your camera back in service as soon as possible!We can quickly repair any of the most common problems that cause a Matterport camera to stop functioning correctly. Our staff has a combined 20 years of experience repairing electronics. We also buy broken, damaged and non-working cameras.1-Year Warranty included on all repairs.Free! 12 months of WGAN-TV Training Academy Membership with repairs of $250 or more.Flat Fee $250 Repair! - Introductory special - Flat fee repair price of $250! If your camera has one or two of these common problems, we will repair it for $250: (If we cannot fix your camera, we do not charge you anything (some issues can only be taken care of by sending your camera to Matterport).)1) Damaged WiFi antenna2) Damaged GPS antenna3) Minor housing damage4) Charging port problem5) Needs re-assembly and testingI will also ask Mike how and why he got started; including his repair history and Matterport expertise)Questions that I should ask @MatterFix Founder Mike Vorce?Best,Dan

Monday Nov 09, 2020

A Matterport alternative that Leverages your DSLR and Post Production SkillsHi All,Are you a busy, professional residential real estate photographer looking for a virtual tour platform alternative to Matterport that leverages your DSLR and post production skills; and can differentiate you from other real estate photographers offering virtual tours?Then, plan to watch this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show that aired Wednesday, 4 November 2020:✓ WGAN-TV Live at 5: Introduction to iGuide: a Deep-Dive Demo and DiscussionMy guests on this show are:✓ Michael Vervena, Planitar (iGuide) Vice President of Sales and Marketing✓ Chris White, Planitar (iGuide) Marketing ManagerOn this WGAN-TV Live at 5 show, we discussed:✓ iGuide front-end: what the consumer sees (prospective home buyer)✓ iGuide back-end: what the photographer sees / creates✓ who is the sweet spot for new iGuide photographers?✓ Camera/Gear discussion✓ iGuide versus Matterport?✓ 3rd Party Integrations: Google Sheet View; Floorplanner✓ FAQs✓ Pricing✓ iGUIDE versus MatterportThanks to my guests, Planitar (iGuide) Vice President of Sales & Marketing Michael Vervena and Planitar Marketing Manager Chris White (@Chris_iGuide), for being on the show.Best,DanWGAN Related Links✓ All WGAN Forum discussions tagged: iGUIDE✓ Free WGAN Cheat Sheet: Which Virtual Tour Platform is Best (for Me)?✓ WGAN MarketPlace: iGUIDE

Wednesday Sep 16, 2020

Also Includes Asteroom 2D Schematic Floor Plans --- WGAN-TV Live at 5: Deep-Dive Demo of Asteroom Desktop Editor Features with Asteroom Founder and CEO Eric TsaiHi All,On WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Thursday, 10 September 2020, Asteroom Founder @EricTsai did a deep-dive demo of how to use all the Asteroom Desktop Editor features (and discuss Asteroom 2D Schematic Floor Plans). Please see transcript below for the show above.I found the Asteroom Desktop Editor learning curve to be super-easy and super-fast. Nearly all Asteroom Desktop Editor features work like you would expect them to work. For the most part, there is very little post production to actually do (because Asteroom assembles the tour for you). That said, for those that want a lot of control, there are Asteroom features for that!Asteroom Desktop Editor Features1. Add New Tour (Tour Settings: | add panos | Tour Name | Description | Location | Display Profile | Tour Music)2. How to order Services: Pro Editing of 360 panos | 3D Dollhouse | 2D Schematic Floor Plans | Virtual Staging3. Change thumbnail Order in Highlight Reel | Change Thumbnail Label ( such as "Bedroom" )4. Change Tour Cover Thumbnail5. How to change Thumbnail | via Snapshots | Uploading (if no 3D Dollhouse)6. Upload/Download Floor Plan7. How to Create Interactive Floor Plan (Property Map): Edit Pin Location | Orient Pano8. Tour Assistant: Enable: Autoplay (Preview, Play and Loop) | Rotation Period | Opening Audio |9. Add Camera Lens Height (to add measurements to Tour) | enable Display Measurements to Viewer10. Add Objects to Tour: Tag | Image | Video (link or file) | 3D Overlay | Tripod Over Lay (by pano or All Tour; Resize)11. Adjust: Straighten Panos | Brightness | Contrast | Various Filters (7) such as Sharpness12. Edit "Walk-Around" experience | Add/Delete/Move linking of panos | View within pano13. Change the "View" going from pano to pano14. How to use the blur tool (placement | Size of Blur | Undo)15. How to add a Floor Plan16. How to take Snapshots | How to download Snapshots17. Sharing: Enable/Disable | Display My Profile | Auto-Rotate | 3D Dollhouse as Welcome Screen | 3D Dollhouse Room Labels18. Asteroom Embed Code: Cover Photo on Welcome Screen | No Cover Photo on Welcome Screen19. Asteroom Statistics Dashboard: Visits | Unique Visitors | Average Time on Page | Average Number Rooms Engaged | Popular panos | tour Traffic - Last 7 Days | Tour Traffic - Last 8 Weeks | Referring Sites | Locations of Viewers - Top 10 (with View count) | Leads20. Transfer Asteroom Tour (Client's account, for example)21. Asteroom Tour Dashboard22. What's coming soonAsteroom 2D Schematic Floor Plans1. Options (with or without measurements) | Interactive2. Pricing3. How to orderAsteroom Pricing1. Pricing of Add On Services: Pro Editing of 360 panos | 3D Dollhouse | 2D Schematic Floor Plans | Virtual Staging2. Option 1: Asteroom Pay Per Tour Bundle3. Option 2: Asteroom Subscription4. Three Special Offers for WGAN MembersWGAN Gold Member - @EricTsai with Asteroom – enables these special offers for WGAN Members:✓ Three Asteroom Virtual Tour Special Offers for the WGAN CommunityBest,Dan--- Related WGAN Forum Discussions✓ Three Asteroom Virtual Tour Special Offers for the WGAN Community✓ 24 Reasons Matterport Service Providers should Add Asteroom✓ 6 Reasons Asteroom Virtual Tour Virtual Staging ROCKS Residential Listings!✓ How to Create an Asteroom using 360s Shot by a Matterport Pro2 3D Camera✓ Asteroom Virtual Tour Platform Automatically Edits 360s for WGAN Members✓ Transcript: WGAN-TV Introduction to Asteroom with Founder and CEO Eric Tsai✓ Free Course: Introduction to Asteroom with Founder and CEO Eric Tsai✓ WGAN-TV: Introduction to Asteroom by Asteroom Founder & CEO Eric Tsai✓ Five Asteroom specific excerpts from this lengthy article by TheRealDeal✓ Identical Tours: Matterport (73 scans) Versus Asteroom (20 360s)✓ WGAN Forum discussions tagged: Asteroom

Monday Jul 27, 2020

Shoot an Asteroom Virtual Tour in 15-20 Minutes | Affordable Client Pricing   Hi All,Asteroom Founder and CEO @EricTsai gives us a deep-dive intro - including demo - of the Asteroom virtual tour platform in this WGAN-TV show (above).Highlights include:✓ how to (easily) shoot an Asteroom virtual tour (examples) of a 2,500 SQ FT listing in 15-20 minutes with a Ricoh Theta Z1 360 camera (compared to 1-2 hours with Matterport) and thus be able to affordably shoot Asteroom virtual tours for houses for sale in the $250,000 (NAR reports medium home price of $284,600 in May 2020.)✓ Asteroom Pay Per Tour (PPT) Special Pricing for WGAN Members (nicely loaded).- No monthly subscription- create the virtual tour with up to 30 360 photo spheres (likely sufficient for 90 percent of listings)- create the dollhouse view- professionally edit the 360 panoramas- 6 months of hosting- (additional 6 months hosting available for $15)- (additional 360 photo spheres may be added to the tour for $1.50 each)- $60 one-time paymentAsteroom Pay Per Tour (PPT) Special Pricing for WGAN Members (nicely loaded) is good through 31 July 2021 and then subject to change.Either join the free WGAN Forum (free) to receive the COUPON CODE or Private Message me (@DanSmigrod) with the subject line: Asteroom Pay Per Tour Pricing for WGAN Members✓ Coming soon- virtual staging (presently in public beta)- 2D schematic floor plans✓ Asteroom pairs nicely with WP3D Models, Show & Tour, Rela and other solutions for creating single property websites (branded, unbranded)Best,DanP.S. @EricTsai thank you for being my guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 and thank you for the special Pay Per Tour pricing for WGAN Members

Thursday Mar 26, 2020

How to shoot a Metareal Stage 3D Virtual Tour with nearly any 360 Camera; post production Hi All,My guest on WGAN-TV Live at 5 on Wednesday, 25 March 2020 is Metareal Inc. CEO Gareth Morgan.Gareth will demo and discuss the Metareal Stage 3D virtual tour platform: including how to make floor plans and 3D virtual tours from 360 photos shot with any 360 camera (or let a Metareal Certified Artist build the tour for you).I will ask questions from a Service Provider – and real estate agent - perspective.You can see a Metareal Stage virtual tour above and more Metareal Stage virtual tours here.Best,Dan P.S. Spoiler Alert (added after the show) Key Takeaways✓ Metareal Stage 3D virtual tour is amazing. Unlike Matterport, the Metareal Stage 3D virtual tour can be shot with nearly any 360º camera and because of how Metareal creates the 3D virtual tour, the tour can be shot much, much faster.✓ Metrareal Stage offers both automatic tour and floor plan creation service or DIY tour creation (to save money)✓ Compared to Matterport, Metareal offers a more cost-effective 3D virtual tour solution✓ free publishing to Google Street View✓ Metareal Stage is a serious contender for Service Providers to offer to real estate agentsI look forward to our next WGAN-TV Live at 5 show (date TBD) when you will do a deeper dive demo and discussion of:✓ Metareal Stage plug-in for Autodesk Revit✓ Metareal Stage SDK

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