Generate more business with Teaser Videos and 360° Snapshots
You asked for them and they are finally here: videos AND panoramic images from your Matterport Spaces! Drive more traffic to your business with fresh content that you can share across the most popular online hubs in the world: Google, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and more.
Teaser Videos and GIFs
As of today, every Matterport Space created after May 7, 2017 will come with its own 10-15 second teaser movie featuring views of both the Space’s interior and the Dollhouse! These are generated by leveraging deep learning technology, and as a result of new innovations developed by our Computer Vision Team. To read more about the magic behind teaser videos, visit our blog.
Here are a few examples of how you can use these:
Include the GIF version in emails, like we’ve done above
Post the videos or GIFs to social media, with a link to the Space, to drive more engagement
Include the 854x480 (480p) version on your web sites, MLS, or ILS
Note: These are also available for Spaces created after early May 2017.
Ever wanted to post panoramic images to Facebook and Google from your Matterport Spaces? Now you can! With 360° Snapshots, you can export any scan location as a downloadable panoramic image to post to your favorite online hubs! Use these to drive additional traffic back to your Matterport Space, a property landing page, or your website.
Note: 360° Snapshots are currently only available to download one at a time.
Floor Space (GIA) and more in Schematic Floor Plans
Another big feature that has been high on the request list is total floor space in floor plans. As of next Monday, we will make a few updates to our integrated Schematic Floor Plan service to include Gross Internal Area (GIA) and some other items. Read about the specific updates below:
Gross Internal Area (GIA) calculation is now included on the PDF
Added markers to indicate the points at which each measurement has been taken
Areas with ceiling height less than 1.5m are indicated on floor plans
General Product Updates
Last week, we notified you of your ability to download all Snapshots at once from Workshop. What we forgot to mention was that we also added the ability to choose a “maximum pixels” resolution when bulk downloading your Snapshots. This will make it much faster and easier to download your Snapshots at your preferred resolutions from both Cloud and Workshop.
Capture App Update
This week, we will be releasing Capture 2.3.1, which includes some very important performance improvements. If you ordered a Pro2 camera, you will need to upgrade to this version before you are able to capture a Space with your new camera. If you try to use a previous version of Capture with your new Pro2 camera, you may experience issues.
What's New - Capture 2.3.1:
Supports the new Pro2 3D Camera
Improved performance when creating previews of 3D scans or 360 Views
Enables iOS location services*
*This assists in determining the location, orientation and address of a Space for publishing flows with Google Street View and partner content sharing/syndication. It also lays the foundation for future improvements in data alignment. You must opt-in when prompted, and location data is saved *only* when the Capture application is in use.
Gear VR App
On May 30th, Matterport published an updated Gear VR app in order to boost performance, fix bugs, and improve analytics. If you use the Gear VR app as part of your business, we recommend upgrading to the most up-to-date app today.
Multimedia Mattertag™ Post Contest Winners Announced!
The polls have closed and the winners have been selected! One winner was chosen for each of the following three categories: Star Storyteller, Most Creative, and Best Business Application. Check out the winning Spaces submitted to our Multimedia Mattertag™ Post Contest below. Click the images to visit our blog to read more about the winners - and to see the honorable mentions!
Winner: Tony Hendrix, HouseLens | 2017 Nashville St. Jude Dream Home® Giveaway
Winner: Emily Olman, Hopscotch Interactive | The Krewe of KOLOSSOS "Bike Zoo"
Best Business Application
Winner: Peter Bertou, immovendi | Official Mazda Dealer Maceda in the Netherlands
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