Matterport Pro2 and VR
We have already had quite a few questions regarding how the newly announced Matterport Pro2 Camera will work for creating VR Spaces and what difference (if any) you can expect to see in VR Spaces created by the new Pro2 Camera.
The new Matterport Pro2 Camera will support VR much the same way the current Matterport Pro camera does. Spaces created with the Pro2 will automatically be converted to CoreVR spaces free of charge during the promotional period. You will also have the option of converting Matterport Pro2 spaces to CustomVR with no difference in pricing between the older Pro camera and the Pro2.
That said, VR spaces created with the Matterport Pro2 Camera will take advantage of the better color and contrast the Pro2 provides. These differences will vary with the environment and will be more noticeable in some situations (such as low light conditions) and less noticeable in others.
Additionally, since the vast majority of mobile headsets are still using lower resolution screens that are unable to take advantage of the full imagery generated by our first Pro camera (let along the 4k imagery of our Pro 2 camera), we will not be using the full size images from the Pro2 for VR just yet. As the resolution of mobile hardware improves, we will adjust accordingly. Until then, we will continue to optimize the Matterport VR app for the best VR performance on the largest number of mobile devices.
If you have any questions about how the new Pro2 will work with VR, please add them to this thread. If you have any other VR questions, comments, or feedback: we highly encourage you post them to the dedicated VR section of our Matterport Community, or as always, feel free to contact us at support [at] Matterport [dot] com