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Matterport distributed the following press release today (31 May 2017) via PR Newswire ...
Matterport Introduces 134 Megapixel All-In-One Camera, Adding New High-Resolution 2D Photos for Print and Digital to Market-Leading 3D Camera
Includes higher resolution 2D images and 3D and Virtual Reality (VR) walkthroughs, 360 images, and significantly greater online zoom capability
SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Immersive media technology company Matterport today announced the release of the Matterport Pro2 3D Camera. The new Pro2 camera generates high quality 4K 2D photography, in addition to state-of-the-art 3D and VR walkthroughs and floorplans -- all from one device. Now users can get more value from each scan. The all-in-one camera, together with the Matterport Cloud, offers customers an end-to-end solution for capturing, distributing, and visualizing properties, in 2D, 3D, and VR. The 134 megapixel camera now also features built-in GPS technology, which enables automatic tagging of scan locations.
"The Pro2 is a breakthrough solution for anyone who needs to convey what it's like to be in a space using multiple online and offline channels," said Bill Brown, CEO of Matterport. "Never before has there been an all-in-one camera that generates print-quality photography, high-quality digital images, a full-color 3D interactive floor plan, an immersive 3D/VR experience, and more, from one device and one visit to the property. And best of all, it's incredibly easy to use."
Introduced in 2014, Matterport's unique 3D media solution revolutionized the way businesses in various markets, including real estate, travel and hospitality, architecture, engineering and construction, media and entertainment, and other sectors, share the details of their properties. To date, over 500,000 properties have been captured, generating more than 170 million views across 80 countries. With the Matterport Pro2, customers can create high resolution print images and digital 3D experiences with the same push button simplicity.
The Matterport Pro2 enables camera operators to expand into new verticals and additional segments of the market, and more efficiently deliver services to their clients. Until now, people marketing a space had to budget for 2D photography and a 3D Space separately. With the Matterport Pro2, they can get both 2D photography and a 3D Space for one low cost.
Key features of the Matterport Pro2 3D Camera include:
✓ 4K resolution capture for printing, as well as digital photos and spherical images
✓ Generates 360 views and spherical images for easy space communication
✓ Automated generation of color 2D and 3D interactive floor plans
✓ Optional 2D schematic floor plan creation
✓ Built-in GPS for automatic tagging of scan locations
✓ Access to storytelling features including rich media tagging in 3D
✓ Distribution features including syndication and social sharing
Core elements of the Matterport solution:
✓ Automated end-to-end processing meaning it's push button simple for the user
✓ Simple iPad Capture app makes operation quick and easy for anyone
✓ Little to no training required to operate
✓ The same high-quality 3D sensing capability as the original Matterport Pro camera
✓ Convenient and portable
"As real estate professionals, we must embrace technology to stay competitive. By providing both traditional and innovative visual assets from one device, Matterport helps to bridge the gap and be a one stop shop," said John De Souza, President at Cressy & Everett Real Estate. "Matterport has helped my team win listings and reach more buyers, and is a must-have for anyone in the real estate industry."
Another benefit of the Pro2 Camera is that it captures an entire property in a 3D model that can be revisited online at any time, allowing users to generate additional photos without having to reshoot the space. Research by Matterport found that two-thirds of photographers using traditional 2D cameras often wish they had captured something additional after the photo shoot.
Businesses using Matterport will benefit from the recent partnership with Google Street View. Starting this summer, Matterport scans can easily be published to Google Street View with the click of a button.
Pricing and availability
The Matterport Pro2 Camera, priced at $3,995, is available now for pre-order. Shipping starts June 15, 2017.
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Matterport is an immersive media technology company that delivers an end-to-end system for creating, modifying, distributing, and navigating immersive 3D and virtual reality (VR) versions of real-world spaces on Web, mobile devices, and VR headsets. The Matterport Pro Camera and Cloud Services make it quick and easy to turn real-world places into immersive virtual experiences. Matterport has a vast network of 2000 photographers around the world that can be hired to create Matterport Spaces.
To learn more, visit matterport.com ...
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|They are offering a trade in on cameras purchased after 1 December 2016, based on how old it is. The deal will get you a refurbished Pro 2 as the text following- (Note, all Pro2 orders bought in association with the trade-in program will be fulfilled with Certified Refurbished Pro2 3D Cameras. These cameras are built from new and used parts, but have the same performance and carry the same 1-year warranty as a new Pro2 Camera.
So is this refurbished camera a Matterport pro speced up to a pro2??
I purchased a pro a few months ago and my trade in value is $3095.00. It depends on its age. So I need to come up with another $900 to upgrade. Curious concept, so the returned cameras will end up refurbished into Pro 2's I assume.
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