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JC3DCX private msg quote post Address this user
Saw this on the web... Why don't Matterport switch over to green lasers?

Should make it easier to scan outdoors

"The most unique feature of the eora 3D scanner is its green laser. Most consumer 3D scanners use a red laser, but digital camera CMOS sensors (like our eyes) are twice as sensitive to the green spectrum as they are to red. (It's how we evolved to better spot predators in the brush.) This means you can scan in a variety of lightning conditions, even outdoors.

A green laser costs almost three times as much as a standard red laser."

Ok, seems that cost can be a factor?
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I don't think there's a laser in the Matterport camera. It uses an infrared source and triangulation to determine depth.
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Ah, ok, like an IR led?
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From behind the matterport camera

Facing the matterport camera

I have taken the photos with an IR (night shot) Sony camera in total darkness, could see the dots nicely, and according to this its IR light source.
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@JC3DCX I think because Matterport found the right camera for the right price in the right quantity from the right supplier for the right time.
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Yip, I have read a bit more and now understand the working and limitations and why it does what it does, :-)

I love my camera :-)
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Check out our Facebook banner, my camera has green lasers https://www.facebook.com/3dscann/
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@3DscannUK, whats your camera's series? mine is D7xx and definately IR.
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@JC3DCX Our Facebook banner is just a photoshop mockup I just wanted something that looked a bit more .... lazeryyy!!
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