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I updated our Matterport Essential Shopping List: 17-Items to include the new iPad Pro with Apple Pencil for iPad Pro

There are three reasons why I include the iPad Pro 9.7 256 GB rather than the $128 GB version or an iPad Air 2. For these three reasons, please see my MUG Forum post ...

Tip: Just Starting out? Get the iPad Pro 9.7

Here's my short list for getting started. Budget: $10,000

[Note: Why I recommend a different tripod -- and tripod head -- than Matterport.]

1. $4,500 | Matterport Pro 3D Camera
2. $ 499 | Matterport Basic Cloud Service Plan/$49 monthly
3. $ 240 | Manfrotto MT190XPRO4 4 Section Tripod
4. $ 60 | Desmond DLEV-1 Leveler Level Plus Discal Clamp for Tripod 3/8 Precision Leveling Base
5. $ 1,599 | Apple iPad Air 256 GB (Wi-Fi + Cellular 4G LTE
6. $ 118 Apple Pencil for iPad Pro
7. $ 79 | AppleCare Protection Plan for iPad
8. $ 60 | Native Union Gripster Wrap for iPad Air 2 [iPad Pro 9.7 not available as of 3 April 2016]
9. $ 145 | Think Tank CityWalker 20 Messenger Bag, Black
10. $ 60 | UNU Ultrapak Tour 10000mAH Portable Charger
11. $ 27 | BESTEK 300W Power Car Inverter 12V DC->110V AC
12. $ 7 | Stanley 43-511 Torpedo Level
13. $ 10 | Altura Photo Professional Cleaning Kit
14. $ 40 | 4 Wedge-It - The Ultimate Door Stop (Black)
15. $ 22 | 4 Magic Sliders 80378 Rubber Door Stop (Clear)
16. $ 11 | Disposable Shoe Covers - 100-pack
17. $ 21 | Business and Legal Forms for Photographers
18. $ 11 | 3M Duct Tape 2929 Silver
19. $ 588 | We Get Around Essential Launch Marketing Tool Kit for Matterport Service Providers (Summary of Benefits | Compare Plans | Marketing Videos)

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$8,097
$ 500 Estimated tax and shipping
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$8,597

Budget: $9,000 plus a $350 Ricoh Theta S 360º spherical photo/video/VR camera [Here's why)

Notes:

1. If you buy the Desmond DLEV-1 Leveler Level, you do not need the clamp that Matterport recommends
2. All the above are on my Matterport Gear and Accessories Shopping List.
3. The external battery is to charge your iPad as you capture spaces.
4. Engage a Pro for Quick Start (and shadow, including post production)

What else? What else is essential for getting started?

Thanks,

Dan

P.S. Pricing above as of 3 April 2016 via Amazon (except for the Matterport Camera and Matterport Cloud Hosting)

Disclosure: We Get Around is an Amazon Associate. We receive a referral fee from Amazon.
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What's the duct tape for?
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@Queen_City_3D

Examples include:

1. stopping curtains fluttering in the wind by an open door
2. getting curtains to hang nicely
3. tripod - when the legs start collapsing on its on

Anyone else using duck tape when scanning?

Dan
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Thanks for posting. There are a few things I might consider.

A suggestion I might add are mirror props. A tasteful plant that you can set on the count in front of a mirror, for example. I have several depending on whether I need height or width (I'll admit, they are from Walmart and suck but it's better than seeing the camera).
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Other gear and accessories that you consider "a must" for Matterport Pros?

Dan
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Got questions about gear and accessories? Please post your questions here.

Best,

Dan
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Here's the lasted Matterport Gear and Accessories shopping list ...

(As of Sunday, 21 August 2016).

Best,

Dan
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Here's the lasted Matterport Gear and Accessories shopping list ...

(As of Friday, 30 September 2016).

Best,

Dan
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This video describes the gear and accessories that I recommend - and why - to start a Matterport Service Provider business.

You can buy (nearly all of the) 20 Essential Matterport Camera, Gear and Accessories in the We Get Around Forum Amazon Store:
http://astore.amazon.com/wegetaroundforum-top-20

(This is only a gear and accessories budget.)

Best,

Dan

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We Get Around is an Amazon Associate. We Get Around is not associated with Matterport.
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With about 30 Membership Benefits for We Get Around Referral Network Members, it can be a bit overwhelming about how to get started receiving Membership Benefits.

I asked Terry Taylor with @3mod to create this "handwritten" whiteboard explainer video that includes a check-list to getting started for Standard Members. Not a Standard Member? You can www.JoinStandard.com

Best,

Dan

P.S. Standard Members receive three (3) "Handwritten" videos – customized with their contact info and company logo (Details).
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Please see related We Get Around Forum discussion ...

$900 Off $4,500 Matterport Camera until 300 November 2016

Dan
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Hi everyone!

I´m planning on buying a case that fits both the MP camera and the Manfrotto, MT190X3 190 Aluminum, 23.23in tripod. I was thinking of buying the Pelican 1510-000-110 Carry On Case with Pick 'N' Pluck Foam (Black). The price tag and carry on comfort is important, does anyone have recommendations.

Thanks in advanced for your comments.

All best,
Fernando
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The Desmond leveler seems to be hard to source these days, certainly here in Europe... i also notice they did release one with a bubble.. the DLEVX-68... but that also seems scarce.

Any other suggestions ?

Thx !
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If you want to be able to put the tripod in luggage, I encourage you to buy a tripod that collapses to a shorter distance. For example, the Manfrotto MT190XPRO4 4 Section Aluminum Tripod Legs with Q90 Column (Black) closes to 19.2 inches instead of 23.23 inches.

While I bought a Pelican case - in addition to the ThinkTank SubUrban Disguise 30 Shoulder Bag, I just place the ThinkTank in my carry-on luggage. This is a personal preference.

Dan
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Too bad about the
Desmond DLEV-1 Leveler Level Plus Discal Clamp for Tripod 3/8 Precision Leveling Base current shortage. (as of 30 November 2016).

I this tripod head for Matterport Pros.


You could these two pieces to be the equivalent:

Desmond DLEV-1 Leveler Level for Tripod 3/8" Stud
SUNWAYFOTO Discal Clamp DDY-58 DDY58 Arca Compatible for Ball Head

Best,

Dan
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About the Desmond DLEVX-68 Leveler w Bubble Level for Tripod 3/8 Precision Tri-Wheel Leveling Base, that is missing the quick-release clamp on top.

I recall that we have a Forum Member that likes this because of the built-in bubbles.

Dan
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Hi All,

The We Get Around Matterport Gear and Accessories Shopping List and video (above) may be helpful whether you are just preparing a budget to buy a Matterport Camera or just bought one.

Happy holidays,

Dan
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