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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

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

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

© 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

BreezeBrowser Pro 1.12.1 & 1.12

BreezeBrowser Pro 1.12.1 was released on 17 March 2021.

BreezeBrowser Pro 1.12.1

  • introduces  support for HEIC/HEIF images from mobile devies
  • fixes an issue  displaying thumbnails of Olympus E-M1X raw files
  • removes references to raw conversion
  • BreezeBrowser Pro 1.9.8.10 icon is now clearly identified on the desktop

BreezeBrowser Pro 1.12

BreezeBrowser Pro 1.12 was released on 23 October last year.  This release

  • added support for displaying focus points from the Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6 cameras
  • fixed an issue extracting the embedded JPEG preview images from some Canon CR3 raw files

Viewing HEIC/HEIF images from mobile devices

BreezeBrowser Pro 1.12.1  supports viewing HEIC/HEIF images from mobile devices.

To view HEIC/HEIF images in BreezeBrowser Pro, first install two Microsoft extensions to Windows.

  1. HEIF Image Extensions is a free download from the Microsoft Store
  2. HEVC Video Extensions can be purchased from the Microsfot Store for a small fee ( currently about US $1)

Note: Only 8-bit HEIF images with a .heif or .heic file extension are currently supported by the Microsoft HEIF and HEIC extensions. 10-bit HEIF images from some recent cameras (e.g. Canon EOS R5, R6 and Canon EOS 1DX Mark III) are not supported.

 Raw conversion

Sadly camera manufacturers no longer supply libraries for converting raw files from their cameras, so new releases of BreezeBrowser Pro can no longer support Raw conversion.

Customers running recent releases can still use BreezeBrowser Pro to convert raw files by installing BreezeBrowser Pro v1.9.8.10 in a separate folder.

BreezeBrowser Pro still displays raw files

Try for yourself

BreezeBrowser Pro 1.12.1 is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased a BreezeBrowser Pro license after 17 September 2019

BreezeBrowser Pro 1.12 is a free upgrade for all registered users who purchased a BreezeBrowser Pro license after 23 April  2019

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

Learn more and download BreezeBrowser Pro 1.12.1

Breeze Systems March 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.

Download DSLR Remote Pro    Buy DSLR Remote Pro

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© Breeze Systems 2021

Breeze Multi-Camera 2.1.3 released

Breeze Multi-Camera 2.1.3 was released today, adding support for five new cameras and the ability to use several overlays with each photo.

What’s New in Multi-Camera 2.1.3?

This release adds

    • Support for new Canon EOS DSLR camera: 850D/Rebel T8i/Kiss X10i
    • Support for new Canon EOS M series mirrorless cameras: M6 Mark II and M50 Mark II/Kiss M2
    • Support for new Canon EOS R series cameras : R5 and  R6
    • Even smoother animations using several animation frames per photo
    • Ability to use legacy app name DSLR Remoto Pro Multi-Camera to option to allow the DSLRRemoteLib.dll interface library to be used to control the app from other apps

Create even smoother animations with the Multi-Camera Animator

Breeze Multi-Camera Animator automatically creates animated GIFs of photos taken by multi-camera arrays of any size, and can include animated overlays adding branding and interest to the GIFs.

Multi-Camera 2.1.3 offers even smoother animations, running the overlay animation at a faster frame rate than the photos. More

Running Multi-Camera from other programs

Multi-Camera includes an interface library which can be used by other applications to control the program. Those using DSLRRemoteLib.dll or DSLR RemoteTest.exe should use the Legacy App Name option. Details

What next..

Learn more about Breeze Multi-Camera software and download a copy of the program to try for yourself.

Breeze Multi-Camera 2.1.3  is a free upgrade for all registered users of DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera who purchased a license on or after  19 July 2019. Customers with older licenses can buy an upgrade license to use this release.

Download Breeze Multi-Camera 2.1.3        Buy your own license

© Breeze Systems January 2021.  Featured image courtesy of The Photo Booth Guys