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Matterport Enters Virtual Tour Production Partnership With Insta360

January 28, 2019 / Peter Graham

Virtual reality (VR) isn’t just about transporting you to fantastical, otherworldly locations dreamed up by creators, it just as easily has the power to take you wherever you want in the world. It was this ability that Matterport seized upon to create its VR tours for applications such as property. Today, Matterport has announced a new partnership with camera company Insta360 to make virtual tour creation even easier.Using the new Insta360 ONE X camera – which was announced later last year – tour creators can capture property and then use Matterport’s AI-powered software to create an interactive 3D floor plan and walkthrough, complete with depth and square footage data.“Today marks a huge step forward for 360 capture in real estate,” said Michael Shabun, Insta360’s Director of Marketing, North America in a statement. “Virtual tours used to be expensive, time-consuming and complex. Using the ONE X, anyone can create one with a few taps.&rd...