Breeze Booth (DSLR+Windows) aka DSLR Remote Pro 3.19 was released today, bringing users support for two new cameras, an easy to use Survey Generator, Outline/Sticker Mode, Print Compositing and Time Limited events
Included in this release
Booth opens at… and closes at.. screens for time limited events
Simple Survey Generator
Support fornew Canon camerasEOS R8 and EOS R50.
Time limited events
Set start and end times for a photo booth session and the booth will only operate between these times.
Display custom screens before and after the event.
Password protected exit buttons can override these settings
DSLR Remote Pro adds suport for Canon’s new EOS R8 and EOS R50 cameras.
Chris’s comments on the EOS R8 and EOS R50
The EOS R8 is a compact, high quality full frame camera with excellent autofocus which is capable of 180fps slow motion video. It’s less expensive and more compact than the Canon EOS R6 Mark II while offering similar autofocus and image quality.
The EOS R50 does not have a center contact on the hotshoe. To use this camera for a photo booth with external flash you need a Canon AD-E1 Multi-Function Shoe Adapter which fits into the hotshoe and provides a hotshoe with a center contact. Please note that this adds to the height of the camera: please ensure there is enough space in your photo booth housing for it to fit.
Did you know that there are several ways to add a simple consent screen or disclaimer to DLSR Remote Pro?
Data is usally collected using a survey. However there are simpler ways to ensure guests agree to disclaimers or terms and conditions at the start. This post runs through three alternatives:
Add a disclaimer to the Welcome/standby screen
Add a disclaimer to the Ready screen (with optional link to detailed T&C)
Use a profile menu screen for the disclaimer
Note: All three methods provide a gate guests pass by answering one question. In the worked examples I use But first.. May we share your photos online. Replace this with any question which suits your purpose.
When you need guests to answer several questions, record or analyze their responses, use a survey instead.
Use the welcome/standby screen
To query consent at the standby screen,:
Check Auto standby in Advanced settings
Add a suitable graphic called welcome.jpg to the PhotoboothImages folder
Add the touchscreen action to switch from standby to your Ready screen
Check Auto standby
Auto standby returns the booth to the Welcome screen instead of the Ready screen at the end of each session.
Start DSLR Remote Pro and click on Advanced Settings. Check Auto standby and save your changes.
Add your welcome.jpg
Make your graphic a jpg image which is the same size as your screen (in pixels). Call the graphic requesting consent to use the photos welcome.jpg and add it to your PhotoboothImages folder.
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