Category Archives: DSLR Remote Pro

Breeze profiles – Building Multi-Choice Menus and Unexpected Twists

Breeze profiles are unique and powerful building blocks you can use to  create simple multi choice menus through to complex choice based scenarios.

Use profiles to create multi-language booths, choose between different print layouts or add an element of surprise.

Profiles add random animations and effects to mirrors and conventional booths.

The Breeze website has three new tutorials explaining how to use profiles. They are written for Booth (DSLR +Windows) aka DSLR Remote Pro, and can be adapted for use with Booth (Webcam+Windows) aka Webcam Photobooth.

  • Part 1 introduces profiles and shows how to use them to build a simple menu. The worked example creates a menu offering a choice of two print layouts.
  • Part 2 shows how to spice up a booth by randomly mixing different designs.
  • Part 3 covers both troubleshooting and combining a menu with a random ‘surprise me’ option.

Get started – offering a choice of print layouts

Guests can choose between print layouts

Getting started takes you step by step through using profiles to build a menu from which guests choose a print layout.

Use the same approach to offer a choice of green screen experience or background removal.

Find creative approaches to choose between backgrounds for prints and GIFs

Find Getting Started with Profiles here

Random Profiles

Guests are randmoly taken to difference experiences from this screen (Breeze DSLR Remote Pro Prroflies)

Random profiles can be used to add excitment and interest to a booth or mirror. Vary the animations and audible comments in magic mirrors, surprise guests by placing them in different environments (AI background removal or green screen), and build wheel of fortune booths.

Note: You need to use random profiles to randomly change your screens and create menus. There is a simpler way to offer random print and GIF designs, which you can find here

Surprise guests by switching betwen print and GIF designs. More..

Find Part 2 – Random Effects here

Choose and Surprise Me booths & Troubleshooting Profiles

The first two Profiles tutorials explain how to create a menu based booth and one switching randomly between different profiles.

Breeze Profiles Part 3 starts by running through common problems using profiles, then moves on to building a Choose or Surprise Me structure.

Find Part 3 –  Choose and Surprise me & Trobuleshooting Profiles here

Many thanks to Steve Bliesner for sharing the multi-language menu featured at the start of this post.

© Breeze Systems 2021

DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.5 released

Breeze Booth ( Windows + DSLR)  aka DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.5 was released today 16th March, 2021.

DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.5 fixes an issue connecting to Canon’s new EOS M50 Mark II camera in markets where the camera is identified as Canon EOS M50M2. DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.5 also saves the event name and event strings to the photo booth summary file.

This release also

  • Fixes an issue with the green screen overlay not being applied to preview photos
  • Fixes an issue with the green screen background not being added when using the “save copy of processed photos” option with the transparent green screen background option

Upgrade to DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.5 today

DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.5 is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased DSLR Remote Pro after 16th March 2020.. Customers with older licenses need to buy an upgrade license to use this release.

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Solving camera connection problems

The first Breeze tutorial of 2021 has been written to help fix that most irritating issue – when the camera won’t connect to the app. Finding the cause can be difficult and frustrating.  Solving camera connection problems is here to help.

While this tutorial focuses on  Booth (Windows + DSLR)  aka DSLR Remote Pro, Breeze Multi-Camera and Flipbook users, most of the content also applies to other camera control apps.

Find Solving camera connection problems on the main Breeze website here

With very best wishes for 2021,

Sue & Chris

 

 

© Breeze Systems January 2021

Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.4 supports Canon 850D (Rebel T8i), M50 Mark II, R5 and R6

DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.4 aka Breeze Booth (DSLR + Windows) was released late yesterday, 9 December, 2020.

DSLR Remote Pro is a highly configurable, yet simple to use Windows based photo booth and tethered shooting application for Canon cameras.

Learn more about this powerful program here

What’s new in v3.15.4?

This release adds support for four new Canon cameras; an update to the popular M50 mirror-less model, two new R series mirrorless cameras and the latest EOS REBEL.

Support for

  • 850D/Rebel T8i/Kiss X10i
  • M50 Mark II/Kiss M2
  • EOS R5
  • EOS R6

Plus

  • A new token {field2,n,ch,str} gives additional flexibility extracting data from a longer string
  • Fixes for issues with AI background removal when mirror output images is selected, and setting the owner string, artist and copyright information on recent camera models.

Support for new cameras

The EOS 850D ( Rebel T8i) replaces Canon’s EOS 800D (Rebel T7i) camera, and the mirrorless M50 Mark II replaces Canon’s popular M50.

The mirrorless R5 and R6 are both superb cameras – Chris waxes lyrical about them. They are an expensive option for photo booth use.

Upgrade to DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.4 today

DSLR Remote Pro 3.15.4 is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased DSLR Remote Pro after 9th December 2019.. 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 Systems 2020

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

    © Breeze Systems 2020

    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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