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.
DSLR Remote Pro 220.127.116.11 was released today, March 9th. This is a minor update, fixing issues in DSLR Remote Pro 3.18.2 where touchscreen keyboards converted all input to upper case and the program could crash when using SHIFT+Ctrl+left click to save the keyboard settings.
Photo Booth Expo 2023
2023 was our busiest Expo for years. Breeze, EventKite and Everybooth shared a stand showcasing Breeze for Windows and Breeze for iPad running on Everybooth’s lovely wooden booths. Images were uploaded to EventKite’s new microsite and gallery.
Visitors loved the black and white video and photos taken by DLSR Remote Pro, and were astonished by the power and speed of Breeze for iPad 3.3.
Breeze for iPads’ ability to offer built in background removal with live view for both video and photos was a hit, as was the ability to pair the iPad with Canons’ mirrorless and DSLR cameras.
Sharp eyed visitors may have noticed that overlays on both the DSLR Remote Pro and Breeze for iPad images vary, sharing prime position between the three businesses on the stand. Both Breeze for iPad and DSLR Remote Pro include the ability to randomly vary layouts.
Breeze Booth (DSLR+Windows) aka DSLR Remote Pro 3.18.2 was released today, February 14th.
This release adds support for Canon’s fabulous new EOS R6 Mark II camera, introduces a watermark over prints displayed in the print confirmation and sharing screens, and the ability to retry failed uploads.
EOS R6 Mark II support
The mirror-less EOS R6 Mark II is a superb camera for high end photo booth operators, especially those offering slow motion and video. The R6 Mark II comes with
180 frames/second or 120 frames/second slow motion at 1080p
Center hotshoe contact allowing external flash to be triggered
Class leading face and eye detect autofocus
DSLR Remote Pro already supports Canon’s EOS R10, R7, R6, R5, R and RP models, several M series cameras, and almost all Canon DSLRs.
Watermark on screen copy of prints
We’re getting a lot of interest in using DSLR Remote Pro for pay to print and pay to share booths at fixed installations.
To discourage guests from taking a photo of the booth screen instead of paying for it, DSLR Remote Pro 3.18.2 can watermark prints displayed in both the print confirmation and sharing screens.
The watermark image must be called print_watermark.png and placed in the photo booth images folder.