Make your ROS 2 files self-contained, smaller, and more performant

Due to upstream ROS 2 limitations, ROS 2 ( .db3 ) files do not contain the message definitions needed to analyze your data with 3rd party tools (like Foxglove Studio or Foxglove Data Platform).

Converting your ROS 2 data into MCAP files, however, makes your data completely self-contained, smaller, and more performant when loading for visualization.

Check out our latest blog post on how to do this conversion, using the mcap CLI tool:

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