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Have you created a video of your Space?

Because a short video is self-contained, ubiquitous and, therefore, very easy to share anywhere online, it’s no wonder so many have asked about converting their highlight reel into a video file. I know we have some community members who have already done this and some who are very experienced videographers. I’m sure it would be extremely helpful to some of our newer members if we could get a conversation going with tips and tricks on the best practice for converting a highlight reel into a video clip.

  • What screen recording software do you use and what OS are you using?
  • Do you record the Highlight Reel or manually navigate?
  • Do you fill the screen as you’re recording or record a smaller 3D Showcase window?
  • What tools do you use to edit the recording?
  • Do you add footage from other sources?

At this time, there’s no magic “Export as Video” button, which leaves us manually processing the video.

Thanks very much for all your input and expert advice.

- Amir

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  • @Amir


    I created an example awhile back for another forum member. I was going to do a recording outside saying something like "does your listings look like this or can you do this with your picture slide show?" Then afterwards, say call me if you would like me to do this for yours. Run this as a Facebook ad targeting employees at different realtor offices around town.

    Now how I made a video of highlight reel. I took snapshots of home and dollhouse. I took a few extra on both sides so I could cut it down in Adobe Premiere CC and put the other two clips on it.

    On windows 10, you can push the "window" key and g together, a pop up will appear with a record button. Then make your model full screen and hit play. Then stop recording at the end.

    On mac, you can you use quick time. I do not have a iMac but I think that is what it is called.

    Here is the sample clip I recorded to test the theory out. Sorry I got busy and did not have time to finish it out. If you are good on camera, you should be able to create the entire video in about an hour.

    I know I can turn the blue lines off and I would for a final cut for a video.

    If you have an easier way, please share! I was holding out but no one else spoke up.

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  • @Matterport-Amir

    1. use the 'p' option in the space to adjust certain parameters (turn of the ovals, etc..)
    2. Mac O/S Sierra
    3. Fully navigate the showcase
    4. Use the smaller showcase window (not full screen)
    5. I edit using iMovie and yes add footage from other sources i.e. pro photography still shots & audio and text

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  • @justincolbyvaughn the video you linked to is different and SUPER!

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  • @lisa hinson

    I just did that for proof of concept for someone to show what I was trying to tell them. Then I was thinking about doing it for advertising. I never picked back up the project because I have been busy!

    Can you post a link to yours for the community and myself to see? I know you do great scans, so I would think the video would be equally as good.

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  • I create a guided highlight tour, use Quicktime on Mac, do some simple edit and a basic video is complete in a few minutes.

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  • Thanks for the Windows 10 tip about using the Windows and "G" key to get the movie recording app to appear. I was a Windows user, but that was back with Windows XP and since I've slowly transitioned to Mac. I know with Mac one should use Quicktime to record the screen.

    Thanks again,

    Amir

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  • So you don't use the Highlight Reel at all? You just self navigate the Showcase and use the "P" menu to adjust some navigation characteristics and record using Quicktime, I assume.

    Then with that recording you break it up with some still images from either DSLR or snapshots. and add music all in iMovie.

    That sounds like a solid workflow. I like the idea of self navigating and only using clips from the main recording. Meaning. to see the initial recording of either the Highlight Reel or self navigating through the Space as raw footage. Use that as part of the final video, but it shouldn't be the final by itself - feel free to correct me if I'm wrong :)

    Thanks for sharing.

    Amir

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  • @amir

    Do you have any footage that you made into a video for advertising or for a client?

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  • What screen recording software do you use and what OS are you using? Mac OS using Quicktime
  • Do you record the Highlight Reel or manually navigate? I've done both, but the Highlight Reel tour mode with the blue line turned off provides a much smoother, preplanned experience
  • Do you fill the screen as you’re recording or record a smaller 3D Showcase window? Full screen on the assumption (and nothing more than an assumption) that I will get results that have greater detail and resolution.
  • What tools do you use to edit the recording? Final Cut Pro X
  • Do you add footage from other sources? I've added details for the brokerage, logo, names, photos, contact information.
  • I've done a few of these for brokers who needed something for Facebook.

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  • I take a different approach, and showcase the benefits of Matterport technology instead of relying an a non-interactive medium.

    A person who wants to view a video would do so from their computer or mobile device. They very likely aren't going to download an MOV or MPEG to view.

    Instead, I direct them to the space with an automatically starting guided tour. It plays like a movie - until they start to interact with the space and immerse themselves in 3 dimensions.

    Why spend time on a two-dimensional video?

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  • Hi @justincolbyvaughn

    Are you looking for the raw footage or the final cut?

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  • You're right, video is not as immersive and I wouldn't suggest anyone use their Matterport Space to produce a video for publication instead of their Space.

    However, creating a short teaser video for Facebook or other social network could help bring in more visitors to the Space. In my opinion the teaser video should be really short, maybe 30sec to really just cover a few strong highlights and the dollhouse view before you link the visitor to the Space. It's also good for SEO.

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  • Whatever you have? I figure you either had something or was going to make a video since you asked the question!

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  • well, I've just recorded the Highlight Reel as it plays using Quicktime on my Mac. My interest was to see what others are doing so I and other community members could learn from their expertise. I haven't put anything professional together yet.

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  • I have used OBS, Frap.  Seriously, the Frap's preconverted file sizes are too big for extended recording as a few minutes is a few gigs.  OBS hasn’t given me any problems except for a few glitches. Now typically I use FoneLab to record screen and it works fine so far. 

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