Tuesday Aug 01, 2023

197B-WGAN-TV on Location | Scanning an $8 Million, Under Construction Listing with a Matterport Pro3 Camera

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 kit
2. You have a Matterport Pro3 Camera and want to learn best practices from a long-time Matterport Pro
3. 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 Answers

Unfinished 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?


▶ 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?


▶ 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.

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