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Should I buy a refurbished Matterport Pro1?5712

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Hello All,

I am looking at getting into the 3d Imaging market (I have tech and marketing background)and before I go all in with the Matterport Pro2 ($4k) I was thinking of evaluating the market with a matterport supplied Matterport Pro1 camera for <$2k, which comes with warrantee, buy back etc. then upgrading if I find the need is there later on.

Do I take a leap of faith with the Pro2 or get a cheaper Pro1 to evaluate the potential of the market?

I would appreciate any feedback.

Yours,

Liam
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Pro2
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Any particular reason? Or is it the Resolution.. I am just aware that there may be more competitive products coming out imminently (NCTech Iris for example)...
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Resolution, wider color ranger, faster speed. Google Street View publishing at > 100MP per Pano (coming soon).

If successful, you'll be able to pay off your camera in no time.

AND -- at the current moment and foreseeable future -- Matterport is a trusted brand that is in demand. With the recent integration with Realtor.com, I'm seeing more Realtors appreciate the value in the tool. With the integration of LEICA BLK360 next year, it's going to generate much more interest in the CRE / Construction industry too.

If the Pro-2 is going to be superceded by a 'better' camera ... let's imagine that Matterport is making a Pro-3 right now that will be out next summer. In the meantime, you can build up a clientel and get skilled at using your Matterport Pro-2. I'm betting the farm that they aren't as I think that there is so much more on the processing / software end they can do with the Pro-2.

The IRIS does not create a 3D model. If you look at their website, it creates a very basic walled environment with any interior items flattened against the wall. Quite odd. However, if you've been following the CUPIX threads -- their processing engine creates a rather sophisticated 3D Mesh and the IRIS would be a camera well served by their platform.

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Get a Pro2
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