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Attaching lights to the Matterport Camera?2300

Forum Founder DanSmigrod private msg quote post Address this user
A Member of the MUG Forum emailed me this question:

"Has anyone your aware of had any success with mounting a battery operated LED (ie fotodiox flapjack) on top of the camera to improve window exposure?"


I know of at least three (related attempts) my MUG Members, include me (unsuccessfully).

While others might be willing to drill holes into the case (yikes! safety warning!), I was only willing to try suction cups (that did not work) because of the exterior surface of the camera.

Despite spending about $700 on suction cup solutions and LEDS and related gear, I find using my iPhone to "burn in with a dithering motion" the light works best.

Here are some related MUG Forum discussions on this ancillary lighting solution:

Caves: 230 feet (70m) below the surface

New Cave Scanning Light Setup

Scanning a Cave

Capture Outdoors at Night

On Camera Lighting

Matterport and Lighting

Filming a Dark Area

To add light at night on the outdoor patio, I used fill lights hidden in the distance. I also (hand held)an LED light and dithered/rotated with the camera.

I used an iPhone to dither/burn-in light in the darkest portion when scanning the rooftop patio bar at night.
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360Verbeelding private msg quote post Address this user
Its not that difficult see my treats about this topic.
just use a couple of small LED videolights and start experimenting.

happy scanning
Grtz Rene
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