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)
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.
Multi-Camera 2.1 is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased Multi-Camera (previously called DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera) after 28th November 2017. Customers with older licenses need to buy an upgrade license to use this release.
New to Multi-Camera? Just download a copy of the program and try it for free. You can run the program with up to 4 cameras for 2 weeks on the fully functional evaluation license.
We’ve added three new slider controls for contrast, vibrance and saturation.
Saturation adjusts the strength of the colors, and vibrance adjusts the saturation while keeping pleasing skin tones. Use contrast to change the difference between light and dark colors.
Guest controlled zoom and brightness
Let your guests adjust zoom and exposure compensation (brightness) while protecting the full range of camera controls. Breeze Booth 1.0.3 adds touch screen actions to the ready and menu screens for both exposure compensation and digital zoom settings .
New branding overlay for GIFs
Quikcly add a branding overlay to burst and slideshow GIFs by simply including the png overlay in the screens folder. Call the overlay gif_logo_overlay.png for burst GIFs and slideshow_gif_logo_overlay.png for slideshow GIFs.
How do I upgrade to this release?
Breeze Booth 1.0.3, Breeze Booth Event Editor v1.3 and Breeze Hub v1.0 were released on 17th July and are free upgrades for all Breeze Booth customers.
Download the Windows based companion apps Event Editor and Hub here
Can I try this for free?
Yes! Download and try Breeze Booth and companion Apps Event Editor and Breeze Hub free of charge. You don’t even need to buy a license to create your own events. Just download and install Breeze Booth Event Editor 1.3 onto a Windows PC.
* Devices must run iOS 12. At time of writing (July 2019) Breeze Booth supports iPad Pro 11 and iPhone X series and well as iPads with 4:3 screens and iPhones with 16:9 screens
How to buy a Breeze Booth subscription
Breeze Booth subscriptions cost just US $49 /month or US $440 /per year. Open an account at breezebooth.net before you buy a subscription.
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Mirror booths usually do not display the camera’s live view because guests see themselves pose in the mirror.
Breeze DSLR Remote Pro’s support for bespoke interfaces and custom menus makes it a great choice for magic mirrors and photo booths. You can hide the live view whether you are offering still photos, GIFs, slow mo or video booth:
To capture still photos without displaying the live view simply switch it off in Advanced Settings.
This is great when you want to make slideshow GIFs from a set of still photos.
Breeze boomerang GIFs are captured from the camera’s live view, so when live view is switched off you cannot shoot boomerang GIFs.
Hide the live view
Mirror booth users and others who want to shoot boomerang GIFs without showing the live view need to hide it. There is a simple trick to this – move the live view so that it is no longer displayed on screen. If your screen is 1080 x 1920 pixels, offset the live view by more than this (In this example I have offset by 2000 pixels in both directions):
Guests will still see the countdown but not the live view. Magic!
Breeze DSLR Remote Pro powers photo booths and mirror booths worldwide. Licenses cost just US $275* each and include one year’s free upgrades. This post shows screenshots from Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.12
This Windows based App runs as a fully functional trial for up to 14 days supporting most Canon DSLR cameras and Canon’s mirrorless M50.
Support for new cameras: Canon EOS 6D Mark II, 200D, Rebel SL2,1500D, 2000D, Rebel T7, 3000D, 4000D
What is Flipbook Photobooth?
Breeze Flipbook Photobooth is Windows based event software for creating flip books using a Canon DSLR camera. Guests capture a short animation and play it back by flicking through the pages of a printed flip book.
Run Flipbook Photobooth as a standalone app shooting the animation, creating and printing flip books
Thanks to Nick Andrews of Open Air Photobooth for allowing us to show this demo of Flipbook Photobooth at Osheaga 2014
Nick runs events and sells photo booth/flip book station packages using Breeze event software.
Printing flip books from boomerang GIFs created in DSLR Remote Pro
Flipbook photobooth 1.8 comes with two scripts which create flip books when guests make boomerang GIFs in DSLR Remote Pro. One script creates a flip book for every boomerang GIF, the other asks the guest whether to print the flip book.
You can find these scripts in the Flipbook Photobooth installation folder. This is usually C:\Program Files (x86)\Breezesys\Flip Book Photobooth (1) as as shown here:
Note: These scripts use the free Windows scripting tool, AutoHotKey. You need to download and install AutoHotKey before you run them.
auto_print.ahk(2) prints the flip book automatically when the animated GIF is accepted in DSLR Remote Pro.
auto_print_with_prompt.ahk(3) ask the guests whether to print the flip book.
Breeze also provide a free script which creates a GIF animation of each flip book sequence. This script uses the free Windows scripting tool, AutoHotKey and the ImageMagick convert command line tool. AutoHotKey must be downloaded and installed before you run the script.
1.Run the setup wizard to create simple boomerang GIFs. You can find details in the the video for the 3.12 Setup Wizard
Customise the boomerang GIF
2. Next click on File (A) then Videobooth Settings (B) to show the Videobooth Settings screen.
3. Check that the boxes for Create Animated GIF and Use camera’s photo mode are both checked, then select the Animated GIF Settings buttom (C) to see the Animated GIF Settings (video booth) screen
3. The settings below create a ‘boomerang’ animated GIF from the whole photo (landscape orientation) without any border. This GIF will be 600 wide x 400 pixels high. When you have chosen the settings you need click OK (here and the other pop up windows until you return to the main screen).
Add the animated overlay
4. You need the same number of overlay images as frames in the boomerang GIF. In this example the animated GIF has 29 frames (separate images) created from 15 original images*. You need 29 overlay images; called video_stills_overlay_1.png, video_stills_overlay_2.png …. video_stills_overlay_29.png .
*If you don’t use a title, there are 28 frames so you only need 28 overlays.
This example uses DSLR Remote Pro’s simulated camera; a handy feature which lets you try out features and set up designs without connecting a real camera to the computer. The GIF has an animated overlay of falling snow and a title. It has been captured in black & white.
The falling snow effect here uses 29 images to create the animation. The snow flakes are in a different position on each image.
You are welcome to use these snowflake overlays in your own booth with DSLR Remote Pro. If you found this post useful please share it with others.
DSLR Remote Pro 3.12 is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased a license on or after 26th November 2017.
You can make two kinds of animated GIFs using DSLR Remote Pro 3.8 and Webcam Photobooth 2.4 : slideshow and boomerang. Slideshow GIFs contain still photos taken during normal photobooth operation. You can set up your booth to print the strips (or other layout) and share the same photos in an animated GIF – which looks much more interesting than viewing a strip on a phone.
Boomerang aka Burst GIFs are captured with a short video clip. Both types of GIF can be shared via MMS/SMS, emailed and uploaded to social media.
How to create slideshow GIFs
This blog post explains how to create slideshow GIFs with animated overlays using the Photo Booth Setup Wizard in DSLR Remote Pro 3.8. Photos are printed in the usual way; guests can share the same images as an animated GIF. You can customize your GIFs using the advanced settings.
Start DSLR Remote Pro and run the Photobooth Setup Wizard. This example uses a strip of 4 photos. Choose whether to share via Twitter, MMS/SMS or email at Step 3. (Leave these boxes unchecked if you are using a separate sharing station.) This example creates a 4 photo strip; guests can share their GIFs using MMS/SMS.
Next tell the program to create a slideshow GIF:
1. Select Advanced Settings
2. Choose Settings on the Photobooth Settings screen
3. Check Share animated GIFs so that guests can share their GIF from the booth. (Leave this box unchecked if you are using a separate sharing station.)
4. Check Create an animated GIF from the photos
5. Then choose the Animated GIF settings to display the Animated GIF settings screen:
6. A photo width of 600 pixels is a good start point. Use the settings in the image above to create an animated GIF from the whole photo (landscape orientation) without any border. Check the final box if you want to make an MP4 copy of each GIF.
7. When you have chosen the settings you need click OK (here and the other pop up windows until you return to the main screen).
Adding an animated overlay to a slideshow GIF
You can create an animated overlay from a set of transparent png images. The falling snow effect here uses 12 images to create the animation. The snow flakes are in a different position on each image. (3 snowflake overlays are shown over each of the 4 photos.) You can download the snowflake overlays here .
To add an animated overlay return to the Animated GIF Settings screen (Repeat 1 to 5 above, selecting Advanced Settings, then Settings, then Animated GIF Settings.)
Change the number of overlays per photo to 3 and click OK (here and the other pop up windows until you return to the main screen).
Now copy the overlay images you downloaded into the PhotoBoothImages folder containing your screens (A). The overlays must be named GIF_overlay_1.png through to GIF_overlay_12.png (B).
Run the booth and you will create both a strip of four photos and a slideshow GIF with the animated overlay here:
Choose whether to run buttons across the screen or to the side using the Photobooth Setup Wizard.
Create custom caption sets
Breeze software is used in over 80 countries world wide. DSLR Remote Pro already supports Unicode and handles characters in most languages. Use the Photoboth Setup Wizard to create reusable caption sets, and apply them to different themes.
DSLR Remote Pro 3.8 is shipped with English, German, Polish, Italian and Romanian captions.
This is the first of a series of posts explaining how to setup your photo booth using the DSLR Remote Pro 3.7.3 Photobooth Setup Wizard.
Getting Started with DSLR Remote Pro (2) will explain how to customize your prints. Getting Started with DSLR Remote Pro (3) will explain how to customize your screens.
Downloading the program
First download DSLR Remote Pro from our website; and install the program on your computer. You can run the program as a free trial for up to two weeks from the day you download it.
Start the program. If you are running a trial version of the program you will see the registration window each time you start. Click on Evaluate.
There are five buttons at the top of the main screen. They are shortcuts to the most used parts of the program.
Photobooth Setup Wizard
First connect your printer to the computer and switch it on. You can also connect and switch on your camera now; or use the ‘simulated camera’ at this stage.
Select Printer Setup to tell DSLR Remote Pro about about the printer you intend to use. Choose prints in Portrait or Landscape orientation.
Hint: Portrait is used for narrow strips of 3 or 4 photos, unless you have a DNP printer.
Hint: For DNP printers using 6″ by 4″ media portrait and landscape orientation are swapped.
Finish by clicking on OK.
Now start the PhotoboothSetup Wizard. The program will prompt you to save any existing settings before the wizard overwrites them
At Step 1 you choose the photo layout you need. The wizard offers a choice of 8 popular layouts; if you want something different choose whichever is closest to your design (you will be able to change this later).
Next Step 2. Tell the program which folder to save the photo booth photos you are going to shoot.
Finally choose the options you want to offer your guests.
The first 5 check boxes tell the Wizard whether you are using a touchscreen, whether guests can choose between color and B&W prints, whether to display a preview of each photo after it is taken and the maximum number of prints allowed.
The next five check boxes tell the wizard whether a sharing screen (after the photos are taken) should offer uploads to guest’s Facebook and/or Twitter account, share photos by email or MMS/SMS, or offer optional printing. Hint: some operators prefer to offer browsing and sharing from a kiosk separate to the booth. You can use Breeze Kiosk for this. To share and print photos away from the booth leave these boxes unchecked.
Beginners should leave ‘Add a background.jpeg’ blank at this stage. Print layouts can be branded/customised later.
To offer ‘boomerang’ animated GIFs check ‘Enable videobooth..’ and ‘Capture Boomerang GIFs..’.
To offer video booth check ‘Enable videobooth..’
Click on <Finished> and you will see a final screen reminding you where the screen and print layouts created by the wizard have been stored; and where photos taken today will be stored.
Close this window, connect your camera and switch it on before selecting ‘Start Photobooth’. That’s it!
Thanks to all who came to the stand and listened to Chris’s presentation at the first UK Photo Booth Show. We had an amazing time catching up with old friends and making new ones.
The Breeze stand focused on three industry trends: animated GIFs, 3D activations, and magic mirrors.
DSLR Remote Pro appeared in multiple guises on several stands. It was beautifully complemented by a Wilkes booth and ran the magic mirrors on our own stand and at I Love Photobooth; partnered with Breeze Kiosk at Everybooth; and powered green screen software at Incredible Booth.
Andrew Bliesner’s professionalism, knowledge of our software and willingness to share his experience and tips with visitors was fantastic. The screen and GIF designs were adapted from Breeze Themes at Wilkes Photobooth ‘The Lab’. Thanks Andrew and Steve!
Activations creating 3D GIFs are are increasingly popular; and Breeze software is trusted by many industry leading operators to provide ‘bullet time’ animated GIFs.
Thanks to Matt at Noonah for lending us the multi-camera rig in this video. You can buy your own multi-camera system powered by DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera from Noonah.
I Love Photobooths kindly lent us the magic mirror running DSLR Remote Pro to show on the stand. Purchase the complete magic mirror from I Love Photobooths (their Green Screen Dream Machine and Hashtag Printers also run Breeze software).
Missed Chris’s talk on light painting? Much of the content is covered here
Interested in multi-camera activations? Download a copy of DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera and try it for yourself. Chris will also be giving a presentations about multi-camera systems at PBPI in January and PBX 2018 in March.
A big thank you to Jon Sharp for organising the show.
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