Tripods, Quick Release Clamps, and More

You need the following equipment to scan with Matterport:

The following equipment is recommended by Matterport. We update this list periodically after in-house testing. This equipment can be used for both the Pro and Pro2 camera.


Tripod (Required)

In general, tripods should have a native 3/8"-16 post, be rated for 10 lb (4.5 kg) or more, and be stable throughout camera rotation and across a variety of surfaces

Always check for tightness on the camera, clamp, tripod leg tighteners (and the bolts that affix to legs).

Hold the camera's handle when mounting or dismounting from the tripod.

Never attempt anything that might endanger the safety and well-being of you, others, or others' property.

Manfrotto MT 190X3 Aluminum Tripod

  • 3-section aluminum legs
  • High quality plus vibration dampening

Buy on Amazon


Manfrotto MT290/190 Carbon Tripod

  • 3-section carbon fiber legs
  • Lighter weight and vibration dampening
Buy on Amazon

Do not use thread adapters, ball-joint heads, tripod handles levelers, or similar mounts. These can be unstable and cause the Matterport Camera to loosen and fall. In addition, tripod handles can appear in the image and look bad.


If rubber feet are screwed-in on the tripod then metal spikes can protrude. This is good for scanning outside, but can scratch your client's floors.


Tripods for 360 cameras & High scanning projects


Manfrotto VR, Virtual Reality VR PIXI EVO KIT, Aluminum (MKCONVR)

  • Compact, light and always-ready kit for small 360 Degree cameras
  • 4-section aluminum pole

Buy on Amazon 



Quick Release Clamp (Required for Pro2)

In general, clamps should have a native 3/8"-16 post (do not use a thread adapter). In addition, choose a quick release clamp that is Arca-Swiss compatible.

Some QR clamps may come with a QR plate. However, only use the solid QR plate that is built-in to the bottom of the Matterport Camera.

Quick release clamp

Three Legged Thing Switch Clamp

  • Switch clamp that locks ensuring your camera is secure
  • Includes quick lock and release lever
  • Requires calibration with the supplied hex wrench
Buy on Amazon

Desmond Dac-60 clamp

  • 3/8"-16 thread
  • 60mm long clamp 
  • Can be mounted to most standard tripods

Buy on B&H Photo 

Buy on Amazon






iPad Case with Shoulder Strap (Recommended)

A case can hold your iPad but keep your hands free. For long scan jobs, a case can be very useful.

iPad case

Innovative Care iPad Case Model V3

  • For iPad 5th & 6th Generation and Air1 & Air2
  • Comes with shoulder strap
  • Protective front cover
🇺🇸 Buy in United States


Hard Camera Carrying Case (Recommended)

Carrying cases protect the camera from falls, impact, debris, etc while traveling. They also extend the life of your camera and protect your investment over the long-term.



  • High density plastic case
  • Powerclaw system to adequately compress the foam without accidentally opening the locks.
  • Can carry both the Matterport 3D Camera and the iPad
🇺🇸 Buy in United States

Outdoor Case 5000

  • Hard case with foam inserts
  • Pocket lid to carry your iPad
  • Additional pocket to carry other accessories such as charger.
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Door Stops (Recommended)


Wedge-It - The Ultimate Door Stop

  • Prop doors open 3 different ways
🇺🇸 Buy in United States

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