Category Archives: DSLR Remote Pro

Automatically Changing Print Layouts in DSLR Remote Pro

Breeze Booth (Windows + DSLR) aka DSLR Remote Pro and Breeze Booth for iPad both give you the power to

  • surprise guests with varied and personalised designs,
  • build custom promotions into fixed installations in advance
  • use custom designs and unique vouchers at  regular and one-off occasions such as Happy Hour and New Years Eve. Pre-program end off event specials

I have just added the first of two tutorials which explain how to set up custom Breeze Booth (Windows + DSLR) print and GIF designs which change either randomly or in predetermined ways.

  • Part 1 shows how to create randomly selected layouts, prize notifications, and automatically change the overlay and/or print at specific times and dates. Part 1 uses print layouts as examples.
  • Part 2 will show how to use the same approach with GIFs.

Find How to vary print and GIF designs automatically (Part 1) here

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Contactless Data Capture

Soon after we released support for contactless booths, Breeze user  Ewan Sou shared a video explaining how to capture guest data and generate  QR codes for contactless operation on your own WordPress website. You can use this approach with both iPad and DSLR/Windows based booths.

Ewan has kindly agreed we can share his very helpful guide with a wider audience through the blog.

Ewan’s work flow creates a QR code containing both email address and guest data. Data is automatically transferred to Breeze photo booth programs Booth (Pad and iPhone), and DSLR Remote Pro when the QR code is scanned. You will also receive an email copy of data guests enter into the form.

This registration form for an imaginary conference followed Ewan’s approach. NB All data your enter into the form is emailed to Breeze.

Registration for Imagine Conference 2020

About Ewan

Ewan runs Instantly.sg, a one stop event photography agency that specialises in custom photo and video booth installations for events and brand campaigns in Singapore.

Note: Ewan’s approach supports both Breeze DSLR Remote Pro for Windows and Breeze Booth for iPad users running WordPress websites. More technical users  can also adapt our  PHP scripts.

A huge thank you to Ewan for creating this video and sharing it with the Breeze community.

Sue

Adding a hidden exit to your booth

How do I add a secret button to exit the booth?

It’s important that guests cannot exit your photo booth screens, but you need a controlled way out.

When the booth has a keyboard attached just hit the Escape key from the Breeze Ready screen.

To exit using the touch screen, you need a hidden button. Ideally combine this with password protection.

Adding the secret button and password

This page explains how to add a hidden exit to both DSLR Remote Pro and Webcam Photobooth. Add the exit command to your touch screen settings.

Getting to the touchscreen settings in DSLR Remote Pro

Accessing touch screen settings  (1) and adding your password (6) (DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.2)

Getting to the touchscreen settings in Webcam Photobooth

Accessing touch screen settings  (1) and adding your password (6) (Webcam Photobooth)

(1) Start the program and go to the touch screen settings for your Ready screen. There will be a short pause before you see the next screen:

Adding an Exit button to the Ready screen (DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.2)

Right click anywhere on this screen to show the current screen and add new actions.

Actions make something happen when the screen is touched in a particular area. This screen already has actions to start the booth and switch between color and black & white. We are going to add a new action to exit the Ready screen.

(2) Select Add Action

(3) Choose the action Exit Full screen photobooth from the drop down list

(4) Drag and drop the action to a convenient location. Use an empty corner of your screen for hidden buttons. Guests won’t see them but you and your staff will find them easily.

(5) Right click again and choose Exit

6) Add a password in case a guest guesses the location of your button, or touches it by mistake.

Remember to save your changes as you leave each screen.

What this looks like in practice

Your Ready screen looks exactly the same, there is no clue that the button exists:

Ready screen with no sign of hidden exit (Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.2)
The same screen showing the location of the hidden exit

Anyone finding the secret button the can’t exit the booth  without knowing the exit password I added at (6) .

To exit the booth you also need to know the exit password (Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.2)

Adding other actions to your screens

Touch screen actions are powerful tools which give Breeze programs enormous flexibility. Use them to access the reprint selection screen, an information or T&C screen, add choices using profiles and much more.

Guests often ask for an extra print after their session has finished. DSLR Remote Pro includes options to display a reprint selection screen. Link to this screen using the Display Reprint Selection Screen action

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Breeze for drop off booths

Did you know that Breeze has a proven track record running unattended at tens of thousands of events?

The market for drop off and unattended booths has been growing for several years, and we are seeing significant interest in 2020. Many operators who usually run attended booths are considering switching to drop off booths during the current Covid outbreak.

There’s a new tutorial for DSLR Remote Pro users switching from attended to drop off and other unattended booths, which takes you through

  • Robust and reliable operation
  • Image quality
  • Locking down & restricting access
  • Printing
  • Digital booths
  • Touch free operation and sharing
  • Adding value

Find Breeze for Drop Off Booths here

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A Different Angle – Shooting in Portrait

Many photo booth operators ask how to shoot in portrait with DSLR Remote Pro,  so I have added a new tutorial for mirror booth users and others shooting in portrait. This tutorial takes you through

  • shooting in portrait
  • portrait oriented screens
  • portrait oriented prints and GIFs
  • touch free mirror and portrait booths
  • using the reprint selection screen in portrait

Read Shooting in Portrait with DSLR Remote Pro

Mirror booths usually shoot portrait oriented images

This has been a long few months and it is great that events are restarting at least for some of us.

Make sure you are ready. If DSLR Remote Pro is new to you, please download a copy and try it for yourself. There is no charge for the first two weeks. If you have an older license and would like to try v3.15.1 before committing to buying the upgrade, please email me at sales@breezesys.com including your current registration.

DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.1 is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased DSLR Remote Pro after 13th May 2019. Customers with older licenses need to buy an upgrade license to use this release.

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Featured image Overlay courtesy of SMOVE

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AI Background Removal with Breeze

Articial Intelligence (AI) based background removal is a fantastic alternative to green screen. The quality is awesome, there’s no cumbersome backdrop, and lighting is much simpler. It doesn’t even matter when your guests wear green.

Use background removal with both DSLR Remote Pro and Booth (iPad + iPhone) slideshow GIFs and prints

Who hasn’t wanted to escape to a different place recently?

  • Transport guests to the location of their dreams
  • Replace less than perfect backgrounds
  • Make the most of small spaces and dispense with backdrops
  • Attract visitors by facing your booth towards them

Three background removal services to choose from

At present Breeze supports background removal services from AI Background Remove, Gadbooth, and removebg . These are paid services offered by third parties. More

Please see Partner Information below for important information on 3rd party programs and services.

Reliable Internet: AI based background removal is a web based service, so you need a reliable internet connection at the event.

More about background removal with DLSR Remote Pro and Booth (iPad + iPhone)

Find the new introductory tutorial here

Step by step instructions for replacing backgrounds in DSLR Remote Pro

More on replacing backgrounds in Booth (iPad + iPhone)

Partner Information

The ability to upload to and download from third party applications such as AI Background Remove, Gadbooth, and removebg is subject to each third party concerned continuing to allow such interactions.

These features are tested before they are released but may cease to function or be removed without notice if the third party concerned no longer allows such interaction, or changes the method/protocol required.

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Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.1 released

Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.1 is a maintenance release fixing a  couple of issues in v3.15. This release

  • fixes an issue scanning QR codes in the sharing screen after a boomerang GIF or video session
  • fixes an issue with the {uid} and {uid2} tokens not being expanded in QR codes displayed in the sharing screen

Learn more about the game changing features to DSLR Remote Pro in v3.15

DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.1 is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased DSLR Remote Pro after 13th May 2019. Customers with older licenses need to buy an upgrade license to use this release.

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Sue 13 May 2020

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New tutorial – How to run a contactless booth

Many of you want to run a touch free booth as business restarts in your area. This new tutorial will help you get started.

How to run DSLR Remote Pro as a contactless booth

NB We are also releasing a maintenance upgrade (DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.1) today. This release fixes a an issue sharing GIFs in contact free mode.

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DSLR Remote Pro 3.15 – Contactless booth, background removal & more

Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.15 is a game changing release providing touchless booth operation and pre-registration support.

There’s much more. DSLR Remote Pro 3.15 also supports AI background removal for photos and slideshow GIFs with minimal fuss, and adds a new dimension to your print and GIF overlays.

What do I get from DSLR Remote Pro 3.15?

  • Better guest experience
  • Hands free operation
  • Faster, touch free sharing
  • Less waiting in line
  • Contactless data collection
  • Pre registration and data collection support
  • Easy to use background removal* for prints and slideshow GIFs
  • Random print  overlays and backgrounds (not a profile in sight)
  • Gmail authentication

*Background removal requires third party services

Touch free booth control

Offer your clients totally hands free operation and a better guest experience with contactless data collection, touchless start, and fast hygenic  sharing.

Video courtesy of The Photo Booth Guys

Touchless start –  show the camera pre-designed QR codes on a cell phone or print.

Guests can trigger the booth by QR code, or touch to start as usual – DSLR Remote Pro 3.15. (Image courtesy of The Photo Booth Guys)

Fast & hygenic touch free emails

Guests type their email address once into their smart phone,  generating  a unique QR code they use to power the booth and send emails. Fast, simple, hygenic.  Genuine contactless booth operation.

Generating QR codes for each guest at your events

Point your guests to our webpage to generate their QR codes, or host your own page.

Add your own branding and title to the Breeze QR page to make it your own.  We hosted this page with the  generic domain name contactlessbooth.com to avoid giving away whose software you use.

For total control have guests enter data into your own webpage,  generating a unique QR code they can use to power virtually every aspect of the booth. Feel free to start from this sample PHP script

Touch free sharing

Improve guest experience, encourage repeated sharing and reduce queuing. Guests enter their email addresses once using their smart phone, and scan their unique QR code each time they want to share an image.

Fantastic for festivals, theme parks and other large venues with multiple booths. Great for groups – everyone quickly scans their details into the sharing screen to receive a copy of the image.

Fast, simple and hygenic scanning – touch free QR code scanning replaces typing out email addresses (Image courtesy of The Photo Booth Guys)

See this taster video for more details.

Online tutorial

Touch free links to your online gallery

Turning the QR code concept on it’s head, you can also display a QR code on your sharing screen for guests to scan with their smart phone. Use this to direct guests to your online gallery for immediate social sharing.

Add a QR code on your sharing screens to direct guests to their images on your microsite (Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.15)

Pre-registration

Pre-register your guests as they wait in line. Each guest receives a unique QR code they use to control your booths and kiosks. Make this a fun and efficient way to collect valuable data.

Use Breeze Booth for iPad registration stations for engaging  surveys and printed badges with the QR code, or design your own webpages to collect the same data and generate the code without guests touching a booth.

Pre-registation with background removal on the Breeze stand at Photo Booth Expo 2020. Visitors used the QR code printed on their badge to power photo booths.

AI Background removal

AI based Background removal is a great alternative to green screen. The quality is awesome, there’s no cumbersome backdrop, and lighting is much simpler.

Corporate clients will love the ability to shoot against a busy background..

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… and get prints like this

Print layout courtesy of The Photo Booth Guys

We’ve made it much easier to incorporate background removal into DSLR Remote Pro.  At the time of writing, we support third party background removal services from Photobooth DeluxeGadbooth and  removebg.

Gmail authentication

Google changed the requirements for authenticating Gmail emails this year. As a result many Gmail users found they could no longer send emails from third party apps.

Gmail users now need to  ‘authenticate’ ie approve third party applications which send emails from their gmail accounts.

DSLR Remote Pro (v3.15) adds support for Gmail’s new authentication requirements. Get Gmail emails working again

We will roll Gmail authentication out to Breeze Kiosk, Hub and Booth (Windows + Webcam) aka Webcam Photobooth  in the next release of each product.

There’s more…

  • Add random backgrounds and overlays to prints, slideshow and burst/boomerang GIFs (without using profiles)
  • Select print, slideshow and burst GIF overlays and backgrounds in repsonse to survey questions (again no profiles)
  • tokens can define initial value of text fields in touchscreen keyboards
  • Fix for issue positioning MP4 animations in screens with live view enabled

Upgrade to DSLR Remote Pro 3.15 today

DSLR Remote Pro 3.15 is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased DSLR Remote Pro after 7th May 2019. Customers with older licenses need to buy an upgrade license to use this release.

Download DSLR Remote Pro    Buy DSLR Remote Pro

Make your own booth touch free

Stay safe & prosper,

Sue

Partner information

The ability to upload to and download from third party applications such as Photobooth Deluxe,  Gadbooth and  removebg is subject to each third party concerned continuing to allow such interactions. These features are tested before they are released but may cease to function or be removed without notice if the third party concerned no longer allows such interaction, or changes the method/protocol required.

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