Category Archives: Video Effects

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

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

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