Category Archives: Breeze Booth for iPad

Breeze for iPad 3.1.1 released – Live View support for Choice of Background, Audio Guest Book and more

Breeze Booth (iPad+iPhone) 3.1.1 is released today.

We are also releasing updates to the Breeze Booth companion apps, Event Editor v3.1.1, Breeze Hub v1.2.6.3 and Camera Controller v1.1.1.

What’s new?

Booth 3.1.1 offers

  • Audio guest book mode
  • Smoother integration of background removal with live view during count down and capture
  • Choice of background removal experience before starting each session
  • New Overlay & Background Suffixes simplify building and repurposing events with a choice of  AIBG experience.
  • Overlay & background suffixes can also select screens displayed during countdown and capture, and print/slideshow GIF overlay and backgrounds
  • Ability to change screens and outputs to reflect answers to survey questions
  • Three new free sample events
  • Professional Background Removal demo has been updated to include background removal during live view and count down
  • Support for three new Canon R series cameras : EOS R10, EOS R7, and EOS R3, with excellent face detect autofocus.

Breeze Booth 3.1.1 also adds an option to copy profiles from another event, improves performance and reliability when syncing files to Breeze Hub, and fixes an issue sending  emails with cc addresses via Hub.

Audio guest book mode

Delight the bride and groom with a collection of audio messages from their guests.

Choosing AI background before the session starts

As soon as Breeze users could apply background removal to live view, they wanted to try the effect of different backgrounds.

Trying the effect of different backgrounds on the Booth ready screen

Use either the new Overlay & Background Suffixes or profiles for this effect.

Try on your own iPad/iPhone – use the AI Background Removal Choices QR code to download this event into Booth 3.1.1 on your own device.

Background replaced during countdown and capture (photos, videos and burst GIFs)

Breeze Booth 3.1 introduced live view with background removal on the photo, GIF and video ready screens.

Booth 3.1.1 takes this further by applying background and overlay images to live view when using local background removal.

Overlay/background suffix

New overlay/background suffixes provide a way to dynamically select screen overlays and backgrounds. They can also be used to dynamically  select which screen is displayed.

Screens reflect guests answers to survey questions

Booth’s interface now can be adapted during each session to reflect guests answers to survey questions.

In the video below the countdown GIF, background & print design reflect Chris’ choice of chocolate , pistachio or strawberry ice cream. The photo background is replaced during countdown and on prints and GIFs.

Testing ice cream flavors aka the new sample event (Survey+AI Background removal). 

Too hot to work?

Take a trip to the moon. Scan this QR code with your iPad/iPhone’s camera to load the updated  Background Removal event into Booth 3.1.1.

New sample events

Scan the QR code below with your iPad/iPhone’s camera to load the new  background removal events into the app.

To explore and adapt these events for your own use, download the zip file here and import the events into the Event Editor.

We strongly recommend using fast recent devices when using  built in background removal with live view and/or videos. At the time of writing recommended devices include the 2021 iPad Pro, 2022 iPad Air and 2022 iPhone SE.

Promising new photo booth camera

Booth’s Camera Controller v1.1.1 adds support for three new Canon cameras, the EOS R10, EOS R7 and EOS R3. All have excellent face detect auto focus.

Chris is impressed with the  excellent face detect auto focus of Canon’s new EOS R10

Chris recently tested the R10 and believes the face detect auto focus gives it great potential for photo booth use. The next release of DSLR Remote Pro will include support for the R10 and R7.

Which iPad/iPhone models can I use with Breeze Booth 3.1.1?

Breeze Booth 3.1.1 runs on all iPads and iPhones running iPadiOS15 and iOS 15.

Background removal including live view runs much better on powerful devices. We strongly recommend using fast recent iPads or iPhones when using background removal.

At the time of writing (August 2022) recommended devices include the 2021 iPad Pro, 2022 iPad Air or 2022 iPhone SE.

The A11 processor (2019 or more recent models) is the minimum which can be used.

New to Booth for iPad?

Try Breeze for iPad completely free of charge. The demonstration and sample events are free to use as well.

You will find help to get you started, more fabulous free events and tutorials here

There’s also a detailed online manual.

Trial version/While logged out: There’s no need to use a subscription while you test Breeze for iPad or work on new events. Watermarks are added after the first 10 images each day.

Free upgrades: included with all subscriptions.

Download Breeze Booth for iPad

Existing user?

There’s no charge to upgrade to Booth 3.1.1 and the latest release of the companion apps

© Breeze Systems August 2022

Update to Breeze for iPad Home Page & free sample video events

In the three years since Breeze for iPad was launched, the app has matured into our most powerful photo booth software.

I’m delighted to share with you that Steve  has given the iPad homepage a much needed update to reflect the incredible features which have been added along the way.

A huge thank you to Steve for producing this gorgeous page and generously sharing many of the images it includes, such as the example of blend modes at the top of this post.

Take a look

Try video effects showcased on the website

Breeze Booth 3 and 3.1 add revolutionary video features: 360 Auto Start, locally processed AI Background Removal, Key Framing, Slow Motion and the industry’s most powerful video timeline editor.

In the video booth section of the new page,  he includes samples demonstrating some of these effects. To download these  video booth events to  your own device:

Note: Videos, slow motion and background removal requiring live view run much better on powerful devices. We strongly recommend using fast recent iPads or iPhones these events. At the time of writing recommended devices include the 2021 iPad Pro, 2022 iPad Air or 2022 iPhone SE.

Scanning this code will replace all events currently loaded into the app with six sample video events. To restore previous events, see below

It may take a little time to download all the events so please be patient.

Breeze Booth Home Screen. Touch (1) to scan a QR code, (2) to start the current event (Grid Effect) , (3) to open the Events window and switch to a different Event

Five sample video events are downloaded to the app:

  1. Grid effect
  2. AI background detection
  3. Video overlays
  4. Size and Placement
  5. Pan and zoom

When the events are first downloaded, the app will be ready to run Grid Effect.

3*3 Grid Effect (Breeze Booth for iPad 3.1)

Switch to any of the others in the Events window by selecting the event name and choosing Run.

Restoring previous events in the app after running the video samples

Scanning the Video Samples QR code into the app replaces whatever events are there at the time.

  • To reinstall your own customized events after trying the video samples, download them in the usual way. Updating events in the Breeze Booth App
  • To  reinstall the original demo events, scan this QR code into the Breeze Booth App.
Scanning this code into Breeze Booth will replace all events currently loaded into the app with the initial set of demo events

Adapting these events for your own use

To adapt these events  for your own use download them as a zip file and import them into the Event Editor.

Importing an event into Event Editor 3.1: Click on Import Event.. in the Event Editor, open the folder for the event you want to import, click on event_info.xml and press Open

These sample video booth events are free to use whether you have a subscription/voucher or are using the free trial.

AI Background detection blurs the video background

Thanks again Steve!

© Breeze Systems 2022

Built-in Background Removal, Slo Mo, Video FX – Breeze Booth 3.1

Breeze Booth (iPad+iPhone) 3.1 is released today.

Chris has crammed so much into this release that it’s difficult to know where to begin.

 

What’s new?

Booth (iPad+iPhone) 3.1 brings you built-in background removal, 240fps slo mo, and powerful video effects.

  • locally processed AI background removal and live view for photos, GIFs and videos
  • awesome slow motion video
  • fabulous new video booth effects

There is also a lightening fast local sync service which updates devices without using Dropbox or Internet, and two new video events in the App download.

Local background removal

AI Background removal for photos, GIFs and video is processed locally on iPads and iPhones, and includes live preview. No 3rd Party Services. No green background.

Blur or replace video backgrounds

Breeze built-in background removal (BIBG) offers far more than the web based version, and is cheaper to run.

  • BIBG works with live view
  • BIBG supports videos and burst GIFs as well as still photos
  • BIBG comes as standard with your subscription. There are no extra charges from Breeze or third party services.
  • BIBG delivers at speed.  No more waiting for images to be uploaded and downloaded to third party services,
  • BIBG is built into the app and runs without internet
  • BIBG can be used to alter a background, or remove it completely.

Try for yourself, download the background removal sample event here

Awesome slow motion

Booth now captures 240fps slow motion with rear cameras

Slo mo

Fabulous video effects

Create totally custom auto edits with the Edit List. Key framing (zoom, pan and rotate), jump cuts, forward / reverse and much more.

Or choose from our set of pre-programmed effects like 3*3 grid with fade out

3*3 grid with fade out

Booth 3.1 new video booth features include

  • 240 fps slow motion
  • Industry’s most powerful video timeline editor
  • Key framing: pan, zoom and rotate
  • Grid effects
  • Video  overlay
  • Video background
  • Background blur and colorwash
  • Background saturation and contrast control

Glitch overlay

More powerful video timeline editor

Create totally custom auto edits. Key framing (zoom and pan), jump cuts, forward / reverse boomerangs and much more.

Pan and zoom with the powerful video timeline editor

Photos and GIFs

Make guests stand out in photos and GIFs while keeping a sense of location –  combine background removal with background effects.

Click the images below for examples of the effects you can achieve

Varied background effects

Local Sync

Update Breeze for iPad Events without DropBox or cloud access using the Event Editor’s simple new Local Sync service.

Local sync is astonishingly fast. It’s also  simple to use.

Devices must be  connected to the same network as the Event Editor PC while using  Local Sync.  Switch the App to Dropbox or website based syncing for remote updates. More

Try for yourself

Which iPad/iPhone models can I use?

Breeze Booth runs on all iPads and iPhones running iPadiOS15 and iOS 15.

Videos, slow motion and background removal requiring live view

Videos, slow motion and background removal requiring live view run much better on powerful devices. We strongly recommend using fast recent iPads or iPhones for these applications.

At the time of writing (May 2022) recommended devices include the 2021 iPad Pro, 2022 iPad Air or 2022 iPhone SE.

The A11 processor (2019 or more recent models) is the minimum which can be used.

New to Booth for iPad?

Try Breeze for iPad completely free of charge. You will find help to get you started, fabulous free events and tutorials here

There’s also a detailed online manual.

Trial version/While logged out: There’s no need to use a subscription while you test Breeze for iPad or work on new events. Watermarks are added after the first 10 images each day.

Free upgrades: included with all subscriptions.

Download Breeze Booth for iPad

Existing user?

There’s no charge to upgrade to Booth 3.1 and the latest release of the companion apps

Watch this space

We’ll be adding more video events you can download directly to your devices very soon.

And finally

A huge thank you to Steve Bliesner for creating and sharing the videos in this post.

© Breeze Systems May 2022

Breeze Booth (iPad+iPhone) 3.0 supports videos & creative effects

We are delighted to announce the release of Breeze Booth (iPad+iPhone) 3.0. Jam packed with new features, this release takes the app to a whole new level.

Interested?  Try Booth ( iPad+iPhone) for free.

What’s New?

  • Video capture
  • Video special effects
  • On screen video preview
  • 360 spinner auto start
  • Video guest book
  • Browse variety of backgrounds and overlays before printing and sharing
  • Power saving mode
  • Low battery warning
  • Mains power loss warning

Looping video with intro, outro and overlay (Courtesy of Steve Bliesner Photo Booth Guys)

Swap between backgrounds & overlays after your photos are taken

Guests check how they look in up to 6 different environments before printing and sharing their photos..

Background swapping works with both AI background removal and print backgrounds/overlays.

More about AI background removal.

Guests check the effect of switching betwen different backgrounds before printing and sharing their photos (Breeze Booth for iPad with AI background removal)

You can also offer a choice of up to six print templates after the photos are taken:

Switching between print overlays (White, Navy & Black Gilded Garden overlays courtesy of Cherie Irwin Photo Booth Talk)

Video capture and special effects

Breeze for iPad’s fabulous new video tool works with both iPads and iPhones. Features include video capture, post processing, guest preview, 360 spinner support, 360 autostart, and video guest book.

Breeze 360  autostart – works with all spinners

No switches or coding required.

Attach an  iPhone or iPad running Booth (iPad+iPhone) 3.0 to any 360 spinner. Once the spinner starts to rotate, video capture starts automatically.

Video creative effects

Breeze for iPad video effects include

  • Jump cuts
  • Speed ramping
  • Slow motion
  • Fast forward
  • Reverse direction
  • Creative combinations of effects
  • Video intro and outro
  • Add MP4 soundtrack
  • Overlay
  • Control number of loops
  • Crop and resize videos

Add glitchy boomerangs and jump cuts  to Breeze (iPad+iPhone) videos (Courtesy of Steve Bliesner Photo Booth Guys)

Video preview

Guests  playback the final video before sharing it.

Video guest book

Guests record video messages for their hosts.

Power Saving

New power saving feature keeps the booth running longer and diaplays a warning when mains power is lost or the battery runs low.

There’s More

Booth (iPad+iPhone) 3.0 also includes

  • Remote power and battery status checking . More
  • New Crop Photo to Bounding Box option in the GIF layout Editor. More
  • Minor changes to the naming of temporary files for attachments when sending emails via Hub
  • Fix for recent issue logging into and out of Dropbox.

Photo Booth Expo 2022

Chris and I are so disappointed not to meet you in person at Photo Booth Expo this year, and thrilled that Steve Bliesner has made it to Vegas from Australia.

Have a a fantastic time, we look forward to catching up with you all at PBX 23.

Free Breeze Master Class

If you are lucky enough to be in Vegas for PBX, make sure you catch Steve’s Free Breeze Master Class on Thursday morning and see Booth (iPad+iPhone) 3.0 in action.

Industry leader, serial entrepreneur and popular speaker at PBX, Steve Bliesner is head honcho at Photo Booth Guys & I’m Steve.

Steve works with some of the biggest names at some of the biggest events all over the world. His business interests include running complex photobooth events, training, consultancy, and professional photography.

Breeze users also know him for his creative, organisational and technical expertise running Breeze apps. Come to Steve’s class to learn about the latest Breeze features at 10am on Thursday 24th.

Photo Booth Talk at PBX

Do drop by Photo Booth Talk and meet Cherie Irwin at the tradeshow – her booth  is next to Yo Props.  Cherie kindly allowed us to use her lovely designs to bring the new background swapping feature alive. You can  find Gilded Garden and the rest of Cherie’s design library at Photo Booth Talk.

Getting started

New to Breeze for iPad?

Try Breeze for iPad completely free of charge. You will find help to get you started, fabulous free events and tutorials here

There’s also a detailed online manual.

Video capture is supported for iPad and iPhone built in cameras.

Trial version/While logged out: There’s no need to use a subscription while you test Breeze for iPad or work on new events. Watermarks are added after the first 10 images each day.

Free upgrades: included with all subscriptions.

Download Breeze Booth for iPad 3.0 and try for yourself

Download the latest versions of the Windows companion app Event Editor 3.0 and Hub 1.2.6.2 with Camera Controller 1.1.1

New sample video events for v3.0

We have built three sample video events for you all to try. Ready to run, you don’t need a subscription to try them out.

To download the events, run Breeze Quick Setup .

To run these events you need to run Breeze Booth 3.0 or future releases.

Quick Setup

QR code based Quick Setup is a fast and simple way to log in and set up Breeze Booth on your own and your customers devices. This is a great tool for white label, drop off and unattended booths. More

There’s a a unique QR code with the description of each event below. To load this event into your booth using Quick Start;

  • Open Breeze Booth and select the QR code button on the home screen
  • Show Breeze Booth the unique QR code for the event
  • Allow Breeze Booth access to your camera (only needed once)
  • If you are logged in the event starts straight away
  • If you running a free trial, or not logged in for any reason touch the start arrow to run the event.

These events switch to a slideshow if  left idle. Touch the screen to go back to the Ready screen for the next session.

More sample events and switching between them

360 spinner with auto start

Attach an  iPhone or iPad running Booth (iPad+iPhone) 3.0 to any 360 spinner. When the spinner starts moving, countdown starts automatically.

Video guestbook

Record and share video messages for your hosts.

Boomerang video

Create and share boomerang videos which speed up and slow down.

To tweak these events, or use them as a start point for your own designs, use the powerful Windows Event Editor.

The Event Editor is one of the Breeze Booth Companion Apps you can download here

Technical Stuff

Platforms Supported: All iPads and iPhones running iPadOS 15, iPadOS 14, iPadOS 13, iOS14, iOS 13. Versions 15 and 14 are recommended.

Booth (iPad+iPhone) video capture is supported for cameras built into  iPads and iPhones.

Breeze Booth (DSLR+Windows) supports similar video effects with Canon cameras.

Trial version/While logged out: There’s no need to use a subscription while you test Breeze for iPad or work on new events. Watermarks are added after the first 10 images each day.

Finally

Thanks to Steve Bliesner, Cherie Irwin and the fantastic community of Breeze users whose suggestions, encouragement and support make running this business such fun.

Sue & Chris

© Breeze Systems 2022

Using Hub to copy Breeze Booth for iPad images to a PC

Breeze Hub automatically copies images from the iPad to a Windows PC during events.

The latest  website tutorial explains how to set this up, as well as how to automate uploading images to Dropbox while the event is running.

Find Automatic upload of Breeze Booth images to the cloud or a Windows device during events here

© Breeze Systems 2022

Breeze (iPad+iPhone) 2.2 adds Blend Modes for Prints

Booth (iPad+iPhone) v2.2 introduces overlay blend modes for prints, and adds twelve new blend modes you can apply to your prints and GIFs.

This release also fixes issues in the App gallery and Hub.

What’s new?

  • 16 blend modes for print overlays
  • 12 more blend modes for GIF overlays
  • Fix for an issue which could cause the app to crash when displaying a gallery
  • Fix for an issue cropping photos when sending emails through Hub

Overlay blend modes

Blend modes can be used creatively to achieve many different effects. Booth (iPad+iPhone) now includes normal, lighten, darken, overlay, screen, hard light, soft light, multiply, difference, exclusion, color dodge, color burn, hue, saturation, color and luminosity blend modes.

User notes

To use blend modes  with Breeze for iPad

  1. Add your  overlay(s) to the screens folder
  2. Choose your blend mode from the drop down list
  3. Save your changes in the Event Editor
  4. Update the event in the App

Applying blend modes to Prints

Overlay blend modes are applied to print overlays using the Photos tab in the Event Editor. (Image shows applying a multiply blend  to the print overlay overlay.png)

Applying blend modes to GIF Overlays

Overlay blend modes are applied to GIF overlays using the Slideshow and Burst GIF tabs in the Event Editor. (Image shows applying a saturation blend to the sllideshow GIF overlay)

Download Breeze Booth for iPad 2.2 from the App Store, log in and run your first event.

For help getting started see the  online tutorials

Technical Stuff

Platforms Supported (updated October 2021): All iPads and iPhones running iPadOS 15, iPadOS 14, iPadOS 13, iOS14, iOS 13. Versions 15 and 14 are recommended.

Cameras Supported: iPad and iPhone front and rear facing integral cameras. Most Canon EOS DSLR and R series cameras, Canon’s mirrorless M50 Mk II, M50, M200, M6 Mark II PowerShot SX70 HS, G5 X Mark II & G7 X Mark III.

Trial version/While logged out: There’s no need to use a subscription while you test Breeze for iPad or work on new events. Watermarks are added after the first 10 images each day.

Free upgrades: included with all subscriptions.

Download Breeze Booth for iPad 2.2 and try for yourself

Download the latest versions of the Windows companion app Event Editor 2.2 and Hub 1.2.5 with Camera Controller 1.0

© Breeze Systems October 2021

Breeze (iPad+iPhone) 2.1 adds Skin Softening & Blend Modes

We are really excited to release Breeze Booth (iPad+iPhone) 2.1 just as many of you are dusting down your booths and running events again. This release adds a fantastic skin softening filter and overlay blend modes for GIF overlays.

Skin softening filter

What party guest doesn’t want to see themself with smooth, flawless skin? Add a touch of glamour  to your photos and GIFs with the new skin softening filter.

Breeze Booth’s new softening filter includes 10 levels of softening.

Original image [left] and with 0.4 strength smoothing filter applied [right]

Same original image [left] and with stronger 0.7 strength smoothing filter applied [right]

Original image courtesy of The Photo Booth Guys

Skin softening is now included in the Props and Filters demo app.

Overlay blend modes

Breeze Booth  2.1 also introduces overlay blend modes for both slideshow and burst GIF overlays.

Blend modes can be used creatively to achieve many different effects.  These examples are kindly provided by The Photo Booth Guys

Breeze Booth Overaly Bend example

Original [left] and Caption blend overlay applied [right]

Breeze Booth blend example Lighten blend

Original [left] and Lighten blend overlay applied [right]

Original [left] and Darken blend overlay applied [right]

More

Breeze Booth for iPad 2.1 also adds

  • alignment options for print captions
  • printing from the gallery sharing screen
  • fixes for issues  sharing images through Hub and from the gallery

Enhancement to QR code based touch free operation

Several users asked for the ability to touch the screen to run a new  session with the previous QR code details, so guests don’t have to scan the same  QR code repeatedly.

This has been included with Breeze (iPad+iPhone) 2.1

Ready to run

Download Breeze Booth for iPad 2.1 from the App Store, log in and run your first event.

For help getting started see the tutorial page

User notes

Applying Skin Softening

Add or remove skin softening in the Event Editor. You can vary the stength of this filter betweem 0 and 1.0. We suggest using the default value (0.4) for most events.

To apply skin softening in a new event, check Apply skin smoothing filter at Step 2 of the Event Creator (Breeze Booth Event Editor)

 

For existing events switch skin softening on or off, and adjust the strength by checking Apply skin smoothing filter in  the Event Editor General screen (Breeze Booth Event Editor)

Applying blend modes to GIF Overlays

Overlay blend modes are applied to overlays using the Slideshow and Burst GIF tab in the Event Editor. (Image shows applying a lighten blend mode to the sllideshow GIF overlay)

Technical Stuff

Platforms Supported (updated October 2021): All iPads and iPhones running iPadOS 15, iPadOS 15, iOS14, iPadOS 14, iPadOS 13, iOS14, iOS 13. Versions 15 and 14 are recommended.

Cameras Supported: iPad and iPhone front and rear facing integral cameras. Most Canon EOS DSLR and R series cameras, Canon’s mirrorless M50 Mk II, M50, M200, M6 Mark II PowerShot SX70 HS, G5 X Mark II & G7 X Mark III.

Trial version/While logged out: There’s no need to use a subscription while you test Breeze for iPad or work on new events. Watermarks are added after the first 10 images each day.

Free upgrades: included with all subscriptions.

Download Breeze Booth for iPad 2.1 and try for yourself

© Breeze Systems October 2021

Breeze Booth for iPad Free Email Service

Breeze Booth for iPad 2.0 includes a free email service

Updated April 2022

New Breeze email service

Send up to 1000 emails/month/subscription using the new Breeze email service*. There’s no setup required – use this service as soon as you load your first event.

What you get

  • Your own Reply to address
  • Emails sent in the background
  • Email log
  • Sharing statistics
  • Complete control over email content
  • Include photos and GIFs in the email body
  • Attach MP4s, photos and GIFs to emails
  • Privacy as standard – guests cannot see each others email addressess

Prefer to use your own email host?

There’s no extra charge to use your own email host. Just toggle a switch on the Breeze Booth for iPad settings screen and add your email account details.

What you get – everything included in the free email service, plus

  • Unlimited emails from your own email address
  • Your own From Name & email address
  • Total  control over storage of personal data**

Breeze Booth for iPad no longer supports Gmail.

Switching between email hosts

To switch between the Breeze  email service and your own provider just toggle a switch on the Breeze Booth for iPad settings screen.

What about iOS mail?

The new Breeze email service is a much better solution for photo booth use than iOS mail and works without any set up. iOS mail has been removed from Breeze Booth for iPad 2.0.

What about Breeze Hub?

Most users are now best sending emails directly from Breeze Booth for iPad. You can still send emails from Hub if you wish.

Keep syncing email and text data to Hub to log of email addresses and cell phone numbers used by guests, and generate sharing statistics.

*Is there any limit to the number of emails I can send?

Breeze don’t limit the number of emails sent using your own email service. The Breeze email service includes up to 1000 emails/month/subscription, which is plenty for most customers. If you expect to send more emails than this, just switch to your own email provider.

**GDPR, Personal data and the Breeze email service

Breeze aren’t in business to track your customers, so the Breeze email service does not include any tracking cookies in emails sent from the App.

Our email service provider retains the To address, Subject and body of emails for a limited period.  They do not store attachments ie guesy photos and GIFs- whether sent as attachments or in the boady of emails.  Breeze Systems are allowed access to this data, but would only view this information when it is necessary to provide operational support.

If you need total control over access to and storage of personal data we recommend using your own email host. Full Privacy Policy

Breeze hold no information about emails sent from Breeze Booth for iPad using your own email host.

© Breeze Systems 2022

Connecting Canon cameras to Breeze Booth for iPad

Breeze Booth for iPad 2.0 let you choose whether to use the iPad’s built in camera, or a separate Canon camera.

What do I get from the extra camera?

Running an iPad booth with a separate Canon DSLR or Mirrorless camera gives you

  • appeal to discerning customers looking for quality
  • better image quality
  • ability to use flash instead of ambient lighting
  • less obtrusive lighting when the booth is not active

Breeze Booth for iPad works in both landscape and portrait. The external camera makes it easier to shoot in landscape, because you can place the camera above the center of the screen.

Which cameras can I use?

You can use most Canon EOS DSLRs , the M50 Mk II and  M50, M200 and M6 Mark II. Breeze for iPad also supports Canon’s PowerShot SX70 HS, G5 X Mark II & G7 X Mark III – that’s every camera supported by DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.5. Full list

Hot tip: Chris ‘s pick is the EOS M50 Mk II or original EOS M50. Both have excellent autofocus and face detect, and are very compact.

What else do I need?

You need external control software connected to the camera by USB and iPad using WiFi or a wired connection. The controller can run on a Windows 10  device  or Raspberry Pi.

Breeze provide the camera control software at no extra cost to Breeze Booth for iPad customers.

Mini Windows PC running the camera controller for Breeze Booth 2.0
Raspberry Pi running the camera controller

Flash is recommended for still photos.

Which is best – Windows or Raspberry Pi?

  • Windows devices are simpler to set up than a Raspberry Pi
  • Our Windows controller can also monitor and control the iPad
  • The Raspberry Pi is compact and require little or no maintenance once it has been set up.
  • Windows devices support virtually all printers, and are much more reliable than AirPrint

Controlling the external camera with a Windows device

A Windows compute stick,  mini computer or budget Windows tablet costing around US $100 to US $150* is fine. You need

  • USB port for the camera
  • Second USB port if you plan to print
  • Ability to power the device and connect to the camera/printer at the same time
  • Sufficient memory to run Windows 10.

Download Breeze Booth for iPad Camera Controller bundled with the other Windows Companion Apps here

What about Windows updates?

Windows 10 updates can be switched off while the booth is in use.

Controlling the external camera with a Raspberry Pi

You will need a Raspberry Pi Model B with 2GB or more of memory and a 8GB micro SD card.

Note: Setting up a Pi based controller is  recommended only for  more technical users. More

How easy is it to switch between the iPad camera and a external camera?

Once you have set up the controller and switched on your camera,  toggle a switch on the iPad App  to switch between the iPad’s internal camera and your external camera.

Switching to an external camera ( Breeze Booth for iPad 2.0)

*Prices correct at time of writing (April 2021)

© Breeze Systems April 2021