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New Tutorial – changing the colors of Breeze keyboard screens

Breeze apps offer unparalled creative control over what guests see and experience at your booth and sharing kiosks.

I’ve just added a new tutorial to the website to help DSLR Remote Pro, Kiosk and Webcam Photobooth users change the colors of the keyboard screens used for email and text based sharing.

Find Changing the colors of keyboard screens here

 

 

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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

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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!

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New: DSLR Remote Pro 3.17.1 & tutorial on Creative Video Effects

Breeze Booth (DSLR+Windows) aka DSLR Remote Pro 3.17.1 was released today, together with a new  tutorial on Post Processing videos.

DSLR Remote Pro 3.17.1

Tihs release improves the video booth post processing built into DSLR Remote Pro  last month.

What’s new in 3.17.1?

  • New Crop  video to square button
  • Ability to import and output combinations of effects in the Video Edit list.
  • Improvements to error checking and validation of video post processing settings

New Video Booth Post Processing tutorial

This tutorial includes

  • Creative effects: Speed ramps, jump cuts, combining effects, reversing direction
  • Slow motion
  • Branding & Presentation: Overlay, Intro, Outro, Sound track and Audio
  • Boomerangs, loops and playback speed
  • Cropping to square and other formats
  • Resizing for efficient sharing
  • Speeding up post processing time
  • Hints and troubleshooting

Read Video booth: Post Processing

Video Booth basics tutorial

Post processing Videos follows on from the first video booth tutorial Video Booth Basics, which ran through

  • Equipment
  • Getting started
  • Customizing your setup
  • Video Booth Settings Window
  • Camera settings
  • Video guest books

Read Video Booth Basics

Upgrade to DSLR Remote Pro 3.17.1 today

DSLR Remote Pro 3.17.1 is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased DSLR Remote Pro after 22 March 2021. Customers with older licenses need to buy an upgrade license to use this release.

Download DSLR Remote Pro    Buy DSLR Remote Pro

 

© Breeze Systems March 2022

BreezeBrowser Pro 1.12.2 released

BreezeBrowser Pro 1.12.2 was released today, 1 March 2022.

BreezeBrowser Pro 1.12.2

This release

  • Introduces  support for displaying thumbnail images from Nikon Z9 raw files
  • Adds support for displaying Canon EOS-1D X Mark III focus points
  • Fixes an issue displaying images with filenames containing % characters in slideshows

Try for yourself

BreezeBrowser Pro 1.12.2 is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased a BreezeBrowser Pro license after 1 September 2020

Customers with older BreezeBrowser Pro licenses need to buy an upgrade to the latest release.

Learn more and download BreezeBrowser Pro 1.12.2.

Free trial. Download and run BreezeBrowser Pro for up to 14 days free of charge.

© Breeze Systems March 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

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Speed ramping, jump cuts & other creative effects in DSLR Remote Pro 3.17

We are delighted to let you know that Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.17 aka Booth (DSLR+Windows) has been released today.

This release builds video post processing into the app, adding  speed ramping, jump cuts, boomerangs and other creative effects.

How can I edit my videos?

DSLR Remote Pro’s new built in video processing includes

  • Jump cuts
  • Speed ramping
  • Slow motion
  • Fast forward
  • Reverse direction
  • Creative combinations of effects
  • Video intro and outro
  • Add MP3 soundtrack
  • Overlay
  • Control number of loops
  • Crop and resize videos

Video preview

Guests  playback the final video before sharing it.

Can I add these effects to slow motion videos?

Sure. Speed up, slow down, reverse direction – add all the effects above to your slow motion videos.

New samples folder for testing designs

DSLR Remote Pro’s simulated camera mode lets you run the booth without a camera while building and testing designs.

DSLR Remote Pro 3.17 adds a set of four sample photos to use during testing.

GIF created from sample images included with DSLR Remote Pro 3.17

Use these or your own images to create prints, GIFs, processed photos etc while running in simulated camera mode.

If you prefer to use your own images, create a subfolder  called Photobooth Samples in your Documents folder and place JPG photos and MP4 movies there.

More

This release also fixes an issue with the taking.jpg screen not being displayed when an animation is used for the countdown

Photo Booth Expo

Going to Photo Booth Expo next week? Make sure you catch Steve Bliesner’s Free Breeze Master Class on Thursday morning and see v3.17 in action.

Industry leader, serial entrepreneur and popular speaker at PBX, Steve 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.

Upgrade to DSLR Remote Pro 3.17 today

DSLR Remote Pro 3.17 is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased DSLR Remote Pro after 16th February 2021. Customers with older licenses need to buy an upgrade license to use this release.

Download DSLR Remote Pro    Buy DSLR Remote Pro

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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.

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