Welcome to the world of virtual reality!

This technology is hugely beneficial for businesses but now you face the difficult process of deciding which route to take. There are a variety of suppliers, each with its own pros and cons. Recently the Matterport virtual tours have hit the mass market but are they the best route for you?  At Bronte Digital we create bespoke virtual tours. Below are some reasons why our tours exceed those of Matterport. We are sure this will help make your decision easier.

Image Quality

A virtual tour is used to show your business at its best so you need the best image quality. Matterport’s latest Pro2 3D camera only allows export images of up to 8092px x 4552px. The equipment we use provides image resolution starting at 12000px x 6000px. This significant difference creates superior quality, better zoom and crystal clear detail for the best portrayal of your business. Also, our state-of-the-art equipment guarantees exterior views are just as visible as the interior – the weather does not affect image quality.

Lighting

Our editing software allows us to create the perfect balance between outdoor and indoor light without losing even the smallest of details. Matterport tours are constructed from as-is images from the shoot on the day which do not allow a high level of control or quality. Sun flares and overexposed (white) windows are common problems in bright conditions.

Formatting

Social media is now a significant tool used to advertise and market businesses, so it is important that virtual tours can be used on a large variety of platforms. The format of our tours and images are compatible with social media and your business’s website at no extra cost. We offer technical support for our customers to help you get the most out of your virtual tours. Meanwhile, Matterport tours are restricted to their original form and increasing their versatility will involve additional costs.

Branding

This is one of the most significant differences between our virtual tours and Matterport’s. As virtual tours are used for marketing, it is imperative that your business brand is forefronted. Bespoke tours achieve this extensively by including logos, colour schemes and fonts. Meanwhile, Matterport tours boast their own logos and formatting which may distract your potential customers and hinder brand awareness.

Angles and Aerials

Our extensive camera equipment allows us to take images from multiple angles. Our drones capture your business from above and our tripods are adjusted to the height of each room. A Matterport camera is more regimented and limited to ground level on tripods at the same height from room to room.

Aerial Photo Integration

At Bronte Digital we use our drones to capture amazing 360 aerial panoramas from above along with some standard photography and video. Birdseye views are often our most impressive images and effectively show off your business’s surroundings. These unique images can be seamlessly integrated into our virtual tours.

Location

Matterport tours are constructed by scanning. This causes on-site disruption for the duration of the shoot. A bespoke tour provides more flexibility and can work around a business’s usual day. At Bronte Digital we are not limited to a specific time of day and can showcase your business when best suits you, day, night or both.

User Experience

Our bespoke tours offer a vast range of additional options to perfect your tour. These additional details include drop-down menus, maps, hotspots, booking calendars and much more to achieve the best user experience and engagement. Our new Live Tour feature provides a new way of communicating with your clients.

No Ongoing Costs

Each virtual tour provider has its own pricing system. Matterport charges an ongoing fee for the lifetime of the tours they produce – this is usually around 3-5 years. Additional and ongoing costs can amount to large and unnecessary prices. At Bronte Digital we pride ourselves on providing the best pricing solution for you, we have a no-ongoing fee option.

Customer Satisfaction

Matterport employs different people to do different stages of constructing tours. The Matterport photographer will not be the one to process or edit the images. In fact, this is done automatically by the Matterport system. At Bronte Digital we process our own images to preserve control, increase quality and maintain our relationship with you, our clients. We use editing software that ensures all images are meticulously managed which is unmatched by Matterport’s.

Updates and Changes

The amazing technology of virtual reality is constantly evolving and improving. Therefore, at Bronte Digital, we can continually upgrade our tours with the latest updates. Amends are quick and easy and are done by our photographers, so no need for you to worry.