LumaBooth v3.2 – Improved Boomerangs and 360 Spinner Support

Create a one of a kind boomerang using LumaBooth’s new features perfect for 360 booths and other short slow motion and video experiences. New features include 

  • Slow down/Speed up and reverse multiple clips in same recorded boomerang.
  • Capturing at a high frame-rate.
  • Adding an overlay, pre-roll and post-roll video, and a backing soundtrack.
  • Start boomerang session recording by moving the iPad, useful for manual 360 spinners.
  • High FPS Capture.
  • Camera Stabilization for boomerang and video sessions.
  • Use iPad pro’s ultra-wide cameras and set zoom.

We hope you enjoy these new features and look forward to hearing your feedback. To try out these new features, update LumaBooth from the Apple App Store.

Reverse and Slow down/Speed up Clips

After setting up the overall length of the video you would like to capture (increased to 15s), you can choose to playback the recorded video either forwards only or forwards then in reverse. Additionally, you can break down the recording into multiple clips with each having a different speed. Choose to speed up certain sections while slowing down others, a great feature for 360 booths. You can click on the Preview button to see an example of how the different speeds will affect your boomerang.

High FPS Capture

If your timeline has any clips that are slowed down, LumaBooth will automatically set your camera to capture the video in a high frame rate (60fps, 120fps, or 240 fps) depending on your camera’s capabilities and the clip speed. The majority of recent iPads now support 120-240 fps which provide for some great footage that can be slowed down up-to 1/4x. You can see the max frame rate your camera supports under Settings, Camera Settings. The rear camera is recommended as it can always support higher frame rates.

To support high frame-rate capture, the ISO and shutter speed settings have been replaced by an exposure slider that applies to photos as well as boomerangs, and video capture.

Camera Stabilization

If you mount your iPad to moving platform as 360 booth, you will greatly benefit from our camera stabilization feature (Settings, Camera Settings). This feature gets rid of any shaking that occurs resulting in very smooth boomerangs and videos.

Use Ultra Wide Camera

LumaBooth will automatically use the camera with the widest available lens. This is useful for all booth modes and especially 360 spinners so you can fit more of your guests in the frame.

2020 iPad Pro introduced an ultra-wide lens in the rear camera. 2021 iPad pro models also have the rear camera ultra-wide lens while also adding another ultra-wide lens to the front camera. In our testing, you can see approximately 4x as much with the ultra-wide lens.

Using the ultra-wide cameras on the latest iPad pros results in a very wide angle that you might not prefer in all situations so we’ve added a zoom feature under Camera Settings where you can zoom in as needed.

Add Soundtrack to your Boomerangs

You can now add a custom audio  soundtrack to your boomerang by uploading an mp3 file to be played over the final boomerang. Download mp3 files to your iPad from Google Drive, Dropbox or Email. Then click on the option to add mp3 and choose from any mp3 files that are downloaded to your iPad.

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Motion Activated Boomerang

For manual non-motorized 360 spinners, you can have the boomerang start recording by simply moving the iPad. To enable this feature, check the Start capture when iPad is moved box. This feature is perfect for 360 booths, allowing the session to start once the device starts spinning.

Set your iPad to start the session when it begins to move. Settings > Capture Settings > Boomerang, check the Start Capture When iPad Is Moved box. You can adjust the sensitivity to only trigger once your spinner moves.
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Bug Fixes & Tweaks:

  • Fix for SMS message being cut off when over 128 characters.
  • Fix for app trying to send old deleted files, causing bottleneck of shares.
  • Fix for DNP WPS Pro printer status not continually updating the printer status.
  • Fix for rare issue where app freezes on sending SMS message.
  • Change order of applying filters to apply in this order: Green Screen, Beauty mode, then Filters.
  • Fix for sharing stats table not properly updating some times.
  • Hide share by twitter option if video is longer 30s as twitter does not support longer videos.
  • Increase boomerang and video resolution to 1280×720.

v3.2.3

  • Improvement to connection to DNP WPS Pro.
  • Stability improvements.

v3.2.4

  • Improve performance of screen showing previous sessions with hundreds of sessions.
  • Fix for auto white balance using manual settings in some instances.
  • Fix for crash where user plays audio during a capture session.
  • Fix for crash when pressing print button and DNP printer is selected but is not connected.
  • Fix for boomerang settings after switching from a different event.
  • Fix for crash if photo + GIF session is cancelled while on the sharing screen exactly after the sharing screen appears.

v3.2.5

  • Fix for reversed section of boomerang having different contrast on some iPads.
  • Fix for browse button not appearing for older events after switching events.
  • Fix for bluetooth speakers not outputting audio from LumaBooth.
  • Default new events to ask guest for filter instead of applying automatically. This can be changed under Settings > Effects.

v3.2.6

  • Use bluetooth speaker for audio output from the app if one is connected.
  • Remove limit on the number of characters in the email body field.
  • Reset camera settings after switching to a new event.
  • Replace master camera settings on/off with one specifically for white balance.
  • Stability improvements.

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dslrBooth and Windows 11

Microsoft is currently working on the upcoming release of Windows 11 which we have been testing with dslrBooth. Currently Windows 11 has only been released as a beta and is in the early stages.

Our initial tests show that dslrBooth is working well with the beta however we have noticed several bugs that are caused by Windows 11 itself. We do not recommend updating to Windows 11 at this time but rather to wait for the public release of Windows 11. dslrBooth will fully support the public release of Windows 11.

dslrBooth for Windows v6.38

Synchronize Events Across Booths

Access your events from multiple devices with dslrBooth’s sync feature. When creating an event, the event along with settings and any assets such as templates, backgrounds, and overlays will upload to the cloud when connected to the internet. Events can be synched across multiple machines while using the same fotoShare account, including accounts with multiple serial numbers.

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Including event settings, the following will be synched:

  • Templates
  • Green screen backgrounds and overlays
  • GIF overlays
  • Virtual attendant mp3s/mp4s
  • Start screen images
  • Say cheese images
  • Effects
  • Video Overlays
  • Digital Props
  • Watermarks

When upgrading to version 38 of dslrBooth it can take a few minutes for the syncing to occur. This will only happen when first updating to version 38.

Note: It is very important that you do not change files in AppData\Roaming\dslrBooth folders. Doing so will have severe consequences to the way the application works.

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Asset Manager

The asset manager will show you any assets that you have uploaded, allowing you to choose from previous uploaded assets or upload new assets. Assets are the different files you upload from your device, including:

  • JPG/PNG files for green screen backgrounds and overlays, GIF/Boomerang overlays, start screen and say cheese images, digital props and watermarks
  • MP3/MP4 files for virtual attendant animations and audio files, video pre and post roll and video soundtrack
  • LUTs/cube files for filters

Assets will stay in the asset manager unless deleted and are global across events across all devices, allowing the user to access assets from other devices that were previously uploaded.

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Sort by Date and Name

Sort your events by either date or name. Use the find your event feature to find a specific event.

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Rename and Delete Events

Updated UI to easily delete and rename events.

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Bug Fixes and Tweaks:

  • Fix for Green Screen, Beauty filter error message appearing for some users.
  • Fix for Browse button missing when Select a Template is turned on.
  • Fix for start screen virtual attendant video not playing after first session.
  • Fix for incorrect print count when using Guest QR Code.
  • Fix for Next button shown as covered when using smaller screen resolution sizes.

v6.38.0423

  • Fix issue with French translation showing English words.
  • Fix template import issue where old templates would not import into the software.

v6.38.0428

  • Fix for Save As New in template editor not creating a copy of the template.
  • Fix for Template Name not being able to be changed in template editor.
  • Fix for missing image error when exiting template editor.

v6.38.0511

  • Update to saved events UI including computer name and date event was last updated.
  • Fix for browse screen showing wrong event name.

v6.38.0609

  • Settings which are related to local hardware will no longer synchronize with other computers (printer, camera, virtual keyboard, real-time export directory, camera).
  • Updated UI to show local settings that will not be synched with other computers.
  • Fix for boomerang issue causing other sessions to not start with some older Canon cameras.

v6.38.0618

  • Fix for green screen live view showing small when using in vertical orientation.
  • Fix for crashing when pressing CTRL + 1 for printing.

v6.38.0622

  • Fix for some green screen backgrounds showing very small on selection screen.

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  • Speed up template selection on start screen.
  • Fix countdown trigger sending wrong percentage value.
  • Fix wrong template thumbnails width and height that was causing portrait templates to take the entire view height.

6.38.0630

  • Fix synchronization icon always showing syncing even when syncing was finished
  • Fix for cloud sync issue when computer is not using English as Windows language
  • Fix for settings taking a long time to open when a comma (,) is used as a decimal separator

6.38.0702

  • Fix for digital props screen switching between one and two columns when in vertical orientation

6.38.0712

  • Fix for GIF overlay not appearing when using webcams
  • Fix for Booth Mode buttons not centered on start screen
  • Added option to change Next button for green screen background selection screen

6.38.0720

  • Fix for software freezing at processing stage
  • Fix for boomerangs appearing as squares and having dotted line when using green screen and Surface Pro camera
  • Fix for app freezing when using LUTs filters

6.38.0802

  • Fix for boomerang, GIF and video being cut off when recording vertically

LumaBooth v3.0 – Built-in and Custom Filters

Filters

Built-in or custom filters can be applied to photo, gif, boomerang, and video sessions. There are 8 built-in filters and guest can either choose their own filters or you can set them to apply automatically. You can also enable/disable individual filters to customize each event based on your theme. This can be configured under Settings > Filters.

You can now allow guests to select between default or custom filters. Create your own effects and apply them to photos, GIFs, boomerangs and videos. This allows you to give a custom look for your events where you can change colors, brightness, and contrast.

More information on our support site.

Bug fixes and tweaks:

  • Added support for DNP WPS Pro firmware v3.
  • Fix for rare issue with some boomerangs not playing correctly in Google Chrome.
  • Fix for issue selecting a custom welcome screen background not working right after a new install.

v3.0.1

  • On iOS 14, don’t allow sessions to run after first install if full photo library permission is not granted. This permission is need to create a new album per event and to store photos and videos from LumaBooth in your Photos application.

dslrBooth for Windows v6.37

Template Editor Color Picker

Change the color of an item by using the color picker. Select a color from another object or background to change the color of the current object.

Updated Camera Wizard and Export Event UI

New and improved Camera Wizard and Export Event UIs.

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Export Shares by Event

Export shares by a single event instead of shares from all events.

Export Event

 

Updated Background and Template Selection UI

The background and template selection screen UI have been updated to work for both horizontal and vertical screens (mirror booths). When using a vertical screen such as a mirror booth, the selection will be placed at the top for easy access.

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Newly Supported Cameras

  • Nikon J5
  • Nikon Z5
  • Nikon Z50
  • Nikon Z6
  • Nikon Z7

Updated Hardware Requirements

We have updated our hardware requirements.

Bug Fixes and Tweaks

  • Fix for existing templates causing long wait times while creating new template.
  • Updated message for OneDrive directory selection.
  • Fix for RealTime Export not saving videos with pre/post roll.
  • Fix for drag and drop when using a filter.
  • Fix for after capture animation not playing after last photo.
  • Fix for software crashing while loading in some rare cases.
  • Effect selection for boomerang sessions now shows live view during preview.
  • Fix for green screen not being removed in some rare cases.
  • Fix for photo taking too early with custom countdown animation.
  • Fix for cycling through filters with multiple photo templates.

v6.37.2

  • Fix for app crashing when sending support log for a brand new install.
  • Fix for crashing on effect choice on very slow hardware when customer pushes next button right away before thumbnails are generated.
  • Fix for rare crash when cancelling a session.
  • Fix for photo session cancellation failing when effect selection is required after photo capture.
  • Fix for crash when there are no templates selected as favorites and template selection by guest is enabled.

v6.37.3

  • Fix for unlock button not appearing on template selection screen
  • Fix for booth control not ending session when user exits or leaves sharing and disclaimer screens

v6.37.1402

  • Fix for twitter sharing not working.

v6.37.1410

  • Fix for Guest QR Codes on start screen not working for a very small number of users.

This is a FREE update if you have purchased dslrBooth within the last year or have purchased a renewal license. To update your software, open dslrBooth, then go to Help, Check for Updates.

dslrBooth for Windows v6.36

Touchless Support

dslrBooth now allows your guests to remotely control the entire photo booth experience through their phones without touching the booth screen. This is useful for guests who would prefer not to touch the booth screen. It also opens the door to new possibilities of running dslrBooth on a monitor that does not support touch such as larger TVs, projectors as well as running dslrBooth without a guest-facing display.

 

When a guest arrives, dslrBooth displays a QR Code. The guest can scan the QR code using their camera’s phone app. The camera will read the QR Code and display the start screen on the phone. The guest can choose their session type such as photo, GIF, boomerang or video. They can also choose their green screen backgrounds, templates and effects from the phone. The guest will also be able to accept the disclaimer and fill out the survey on the phone. At the end of the session, the sharing options will appear on the phone. The guest can choose from email, sms, or print options. Once complete, dslrBooth will display a new QR code for the next guest to begin their session.

You turn turn on/off this feature under Settings, Display, Start Screen, Guest QR Code. This features requires internet access.

Effects Selection UI Change

Due to popular demand, the Effects selection will now appear after the photos in Photo/GIF sessions have been captured. Effects thumbnails have also been  moved to the top of the screen for ease-of-use when using mirror booths.

Bug fixes & tweaks:

  • Fix for saved events screen only showing last 7 events.
  • Fix for CountdownStart trigger starting during animation.
  • Fix for left side thumbnails covering cancel button.
  • Fix for Greenscreen background selection not showing with live view disabled.
  • Load pre-selected facebook album name when settings open.
  • Update to .NET Framework 4.8
  • Add warning when Canon Webcam Utility Beta is running as it crashes dslrBooth.
  • Display retake photo button when photo thumbnails are set to the left side in the settings.
  • Fix for green screen background selection not working when live view is off.
  • Multiple fixes for crashes on slower hardware.

v6.36.1013

  • Fix for some computer instances generating guest QR codes that were not working.

v6.36.1009

  • Fix for debug logs not sending.
  • Fix for photo/GIF session not continuing after user selects the original effect.

v6.36.1008

  • Fix for QR code not appearing when booth is set to a single mode.

 


This is a FREE update if you have purchased dslrBooth within the last year or have purchased a renewal license. To update your software, open dslrBooth, then go to Help, Check for Updates.

LumaBooth v2.9.4

Custom Paper Sizes

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Change your template’s paper size by choosing from different paper sizes under Print Layout. Add your own custom paper size by choosing the Custom option.

Improved Boomerang and Green Screen Processing

Boomerangs and green screen effects are now higher in quality, smoother and process much faster. We have also added a faster speed of 30ms for quicker boomerangs.

Video/Boomerang Green Screen

Similar to photo sessions, during video and boomerang sessions, you can now use a replace your green screen background with any custom backgrounds.

Bug Fixes and Tweaks:

  • Fix for prints not saving when using digital stickers and not adding any stickers.
  • Fix for default virtual attendant settings not saving in some instances.
  • Fix for Birthday theme font not available in iOS 13.5.1.
  • Minimum iOS version is now iOS 10.
  • Added compatibility with iOS 14.

dslrBooth for Window v.6.35

Custom Filters with LUTs

In addition to the built-in effects, dslrBooth for Windows now allows you to create your own effects and apply them to photos, GIFs, boomerangs and videos. This allows you to give a custom look for your events where you can change colors, brightness, and contrast.

Custom effects use a common format called LUTs that can be created in Adobe Photoshop and many other apps or downloaded from the internet then they can be imported into dslrBooth under Settings, Filters.

Guests will be able to choose from the filters selected or set filters to automatically be applied. Filters are applied to all sessions types and filter selection will be available before sessions start. More information on our support site.

We have also replaced the built-in black/white filter with a much improved version.
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Manage Events

Create multiple events ahead of time each with their own custom settings. You can start a brand new event or duplicate an existing event to copy its settings. This allows you to prepare for multiple events ahead of time and to create a new event based on the settings of a previous one.

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Custom Countdown Animation

Add your own animation for countdown in Virtual Attendant.

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Complete the move to 64 bit

We have migrated dslrBooth to be 100% 64bit and fully optimized for today’s hardware. What this means to you is better performance, faster processing, better memory usage, and the ability to process much higher resolution photos.

Bug Fixes and Tweaks:

  • Fix for vertical green screen background showing stretched
  • Fix for after capture animation not playing with single photo templates
  • Fix for say cheese image showing mirrored when using green screen
  • Added scroll bar for multiple choice survey
  • Drag and drop images into green screen and beauty filter screens to test out effect

 

v6.35.0818

  • Fix crash when app was set to start in fullscreen.
  • Fix for filters not properly loading.
  • Use dslrBooth test image to preview filters for new installs.

v6.35.0819

  • Fix for effects set to apply automatically with previous versions causing app not to start. After installing this update, go to Settings, Effects, Filters to choose the filters you would like to apply.

v6.35.0819.2

  • Fix for maximize window bugs.

v6.35.0820.1

  • Fix for dslrBooth crashing if Canon EOS Utility is running. We still recommend closing EOS Utility when dslrBooth is running.
  • Fix for LUT effects when using a DSLR camera in video mode.

v6.35.0821.2

  • Facebook no longer allow apps to create albums. If you need to share to Facebook Page album, you will need to first manually create the album in Facebook’s site then come back to dslrBooth, go to Settings, Sharing, Facebook Page, and select the album.
  • Fix for start screen animation showing twice when effects and choose a template are both enabled.
  • Fix for after capture mp3 not playing after capture for all but last session.

 

This is a FREE update if you have purchased dslrBooth within the last year or have purchased a renewal license. To update your software, open dslrBooth, then go to Help, Check for Updates.

LumaBooth v.2.9

Stickers

Allow your guests to add stickers to their final print. Use the built-in stickers or upload your own. Settings > Stickers

Larger Sharing Icons

The sharing icons have been increased in size to allow for easier viewing. The countdown is now shown as a line at the top that will decrease as time counts down.

Split Survey Responses by Event

View survey responses by event or choose all to view responses from all events.

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New Templates

Our online store has two new Saint Patrick’s Day templates as well as 22 new templates for weddings, birthdays and formal events in both vertical and horizontal orientations.

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Bug Fixes and Tweaks

This update also:

  • Creates smoother boomerangs.
  • Fixes boomerangs appearing mirrored on sharing screen.
  • Adds scroll bar to multiple choice survey answers.
  • Fixes print dialog re-opening for certified AirPrint printers. Issue with dialog opening for non-certified printers such as Airkonv will be fixed by iOS 13.4.
  • Fixes virtual attendant custom selections getting erased when changing the virtual attendant style.

v2.9.1

  • Fix for stickers settings opening when locking from the start screen and other minor bug fixes.

v2.9.2

  • Speeds up boomerang processing speed.
  • Fixes print image not saving to image roll with stickers.
  • Fixes individual vertical photos uploaded to fotoshare.co sideways.

To update, open the app store on your iPad, search for LumaBooth, and download the latest update.

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