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Question of the Day>Why are you NOT using Matterport auto-generated Videos?9430

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Hi All,

The WGAN Forum Question of the Day for Sunday, 26 May 2019:

Why are you NOT using Matterport auto-generated Videos?

Best,

Dan
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Because they suck, I scanned a beautiful restaurant and what did the video highlight, the basement, started and ended in the basement. WTF? most of the videos they have generated have picked the worst locations to start and end, I had one that started in the kitchen and ended in the bathroom, yep, the bathroom.
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It would be SO SIMPLE for Matterport to make these useful, but so far they haven't been. MP should (are you listening / reading this??) let the models render, and then when the creator logs into My.Matterport, a pop-up should appear requesting that the administrator select one view in one room to become the CENTER of the pan which is featured in the animated GIF and videos. Pick this view, click a "SUBMIT" button and then the MP system would generate the teaser clips.

So easy.

Instead, MP generates them using some inanely stupid algorithm which, like in this case, features the laundry room of a $5 million estate. I sure hope it's an algorithm because if it's a human, it's criminal. And there's no "redo" to get better, as far as I'm aware.




Here is the home, in case you'd like to explore beyond the laundry:
http://5207SaddleCreek.com
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As everyone wrote before me, the algorithm just don't work. It could be so easy for them to ask us for two view to use in it.
I just scanned a huge fair booth ant the videos look on the external side of it :-/
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I use them as click baits on Facebook and Twitter. To me, that's all they were intended for. Short videos like these on social media cam be great for SEO. They grab peoples attention when scrolling thru Facebook and they want to see more. I always have a link to the wp3d model in the description so they can see everything I did for that home or business.

Altho I agree Matterport could make them better...but for free, I'll take them and use them all day.
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@rzphotoman ok, it's free, but if I produce this tour



and the video that I receive is "looking out" of the tour, it's completely useless. Look at it here: clickable text
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@Maxdemartino Like I said, for me, I just use them for click bait on social media. For that purpose, it works great. If I saw that playing on Facebook I would want to see more and click on the link. The GIF file plays on a continuous loop...very eye catching.
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Originally Posted by rzphotoman
@Maxdemartino Like I said, for me, I just use them for click bait on social media. For that purpose, it works great. If I saw that playing on Facebook I would want to see more and click on the link. The GIF file plays on a continuous loop...very eye catching.

It can be also catchy but if the tour show wrong places it’s useless. Take a look to what we published up here.
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Teaser video created with the Nodalview platform by We Get Around Atlanta Chief Photographer Dan Smigrod

Nodalview 360º Tour created by We Get Around Atlanta Chief Photographer Dan Smigrod

Hi All,

I (just) created a teaser video with the Nodalview platform.

It is super-easy and super-fast to do this.

Matterport should study how Nodalview does this (I believe they use a third-party video creation platform to do this).

As a photographer, I would prefer to:

1. Set the 360ºs used in the video
2. Set the start and end point
3. Set the amount of time for the rotation
4. Add music
5. Add my logo and a line or two of text
6. Output with and without logos

By doing the above, Matterport would enable us to have a predictable, successful teaser video that we could easily sell for $49 (may be even $99 or $149).

If Matterport used AI to generate the dollhouse transitions, that would be cool.

For clarification, imagine that I select the end point of a 360º and the beginning of the next 360º – but, specified that I would like a dollhouse transition – that would awesome.

Your thoughts?

Would you like the above workflow?

Would you be able to make more money with this predictable video?

Best,

Dan
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