dslrBooth for Windows v6.42 – Live Template Preview

Live Template Preview

A highly sought after feature, Live Template Preview allows guests to see a video preview of themselves directly in the template. Guests can position themselves within the frame and opens the door to designing more creative templates and a more interactive experience.

Improved GoPro Performance and Reliability

We’ve made some improvements for better connection of GoPro cameras and better messaging with instructions when there are issues.

Support for 50hz

dslrBooth now supports recording and processing in 50Hz frame rate for GoPro, mirrorless and DSLR cameras. This is for use in countries that do not use 60hz to avoid flickering. To use this feature, disconnect your camera from dslrBooth, go in your camera settings and set it to 50Hz  (GoPro) or PAL mode (Canon/Nikon). Connect the camera back to the computer and dslrBooth will use your setting for recording and processing.

Realtime Export Folder

  • Each event’s videos and images are exported to a separate folder with the event name.
  • Only one copy is now exported.
  • Fix for cancelled sessions appearing in real-time export folder.

LumaShare v3.5

LumaShare was also updated to support iPhones and vertical slideshows. This version will only work with LumaShare v3.5 and later.

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Bug Fixes & Tweaks

  • Faster connection to LumaShare.
  • Improved UI to display info, warning and error messages. All messages are now set to auto-disappear after several seconds as not to block the app from running sessions.
  • Improved support for GoPro Hero 8.
  • Fix for survey next button hidden by the keyboard.
  • Fix for boomerangs not appearing in LumaShare when GIF option is unchecked in LumaShare.
  • Added app notifications when camera settings are changed in camera and not in the app.
  • Show clear message when the real-time export folder is unavailable.
  • Fix for videos not creating thumbnails when Windows user had a space in the name and used a DSLR camera with green screen.

v6.42.0915

  • Add support for 50Hz capture and processing.
  • Show notification if display refresh rate is set above 60 fps which causes lagging due to a Windows bug.
  • Update sharing screen success notifications to be less distracting to guests. Same for full-screen notification.
  • Remove notification that camera settings must be changed in the app on camera connection.
  • Fix for rare app crash when renaming an event with folder permissions issues.

v6.42.0921

  • Fix for live view lagging when screen is maximized.
  • Updated error message shown when GoPro disconnects.
  • Updated error message when unable to write to Real Time Export Folder.
  • Fix for software crashing when customize settings is clicked when there is no event name present.
  • Remove notification that camera settings must be changed in the app rather than the camera showing at the wrong time.

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This update is available if your license or renewal has been purchased within the last twelve months. Click on Help > Check for Updates within dslrBooth. Download the free trial.

 

 

LumaShare v3.5 – Run on iPhones and play Vertical Slideshows

Support for iPhones

In addition to running on iPads, LumaShare now also runs on iPhones. This is perfect for quickly setting up a sharing station or for using the phone to cast a slideshow to an Airplay device or TV.

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Support Vertical slideshows

To better showcase your vertical videos, LumaShare now supports playing vertical slideshow to a TV or monitor that is in portrait orientation.

Sharing buttons

You can now choose the location of the sharing buttons.

Bug Fixes & Tweaks:

  • Fix for emails HTML not sending when video is too large.
  • Add the ability to copy and paste SMS numbers.
  • Fix for manually uploaded photos to fotoshare.co not showing on LumaShare.
  • Improve connectivity to dslrBooth + LumaBooth apps.

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LumaBooth v3.6 – Speed and quality improvements

With this release we focused on improving quality and performance. Improvements includes:

  • Improved quality of photo sessions.
  • Faster uploads, sms, and email sharing. Users outside of the United States will see much faster uploads.
  • Speakerphone will be used to play back audio instead of headset.
  • Sped up printing to Airprint printers such as Canon Selphy.
  • Avoid playing duplicate audio prompts when virtual attendant is set to audio.
  • Fix for multiple devices having the same Device ID when iPad is restored from another iPad using scanning.
  • Stability improvements.

v3.6.5

  • Fix for soundtrack audio missing from 360 boomerangs.
  • Fix for audio not playing through Bluetooth devices and audio not recording through external microphones.
  • Improve connectivity to LumaShare. Latest version of LumaShare required (v3.5+).
  • Fix for soundtrack playing back low on iPhones.
  • Updated behavior for when app is sent to background while session is processing
  • UI tweaks for iPhone Mini.
  • This release requires LumaShare v3.5 or later.

LumaShare v3.5

LumaShare has also been updated to run on iPhones and support vertical slideshows.

dslrBooth for Windows v6.41 – 360 GoPro support

GoPro Support for 360 photo booths and short videos

dslrBooth now supports shooting with GoPro models 5 thru 10 for capturing 360 and other slow motion videos. The main advantage of using a GoPro is its small size and wireless connectivity as it makes for an easy set-up. 

Compared to other apps, using dslrBooth with the GoPro, you get a more reliable connection, faster download speeds, better battery life and no risk of your camera overheating. You can also share over the internet without needing a cellular connection on your computer.

Check out our support site for more details.

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LumaShare for Sharing and Slideshow

lumashare-logo-1024bConnect our LumaShare iOS app to dslrBooth to allow guests to share their videos and photos via iPad. LumaShare will fetch the photos and videos from either dslrBooth or fotoshare.co when connected to your local wifi network or the internet and display them on the iPad. Guests can share their sessions, including videos and photos from their session via Email, SMS, Airdrop, QR Code and more.

LumaShare also supports playing a slideshow of all your videos and photos to Roku, Apple TV, and over HDMI.

Download from the Apple app store.

Bug Fixes and Tweaks:

  • Fix for Next button being covered when selecting green screen background when using smaller resolution screens.
  • Change Next button text on Select An Effect screen.
  • Fix for software crashing when renaming an event whose files were deleted.
  • Videos will loop on sharing screen.

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  • Speed up time to open the settings window.
  • Fix for pin code box appearing after sending email on some Windows 10/11 computers.
  • Fix for start screen animation missing frames at the beginning when looping video.

v6.41.0719

  • More huge improvements in time to open the settings window.
  • Add support for vertical videos when capturing using a GoPro.
  • Fix for Done button showing for video sessions when it is set to hide.

LumaBooth v3.6 – Animated 360 Video Overlays

Animated 360 Video Overlays

Take your 360 videos and boomerangs to the next level by adding animated video overlays. Animated overlays add interest and excitement to your videos and result in a more polished look. Add multiple overlays to your boomerang settings and have them rotate through with each new video session.

Select from our built-in overlays, purchase from our online store, or add your own. As an industry first, you can change any overlay’s color and opacity directly in LumaBooth.

Checkout our support site for more details.

Animated Video Overlays at Our Store

Since animated video overlays require experience in motion graphics, we have designed an additional 10 overlays in each of portrait, square, and landscape format. These are available on our online store.

Multiple Image Overlays and Sound tracks

Under boomerang settings (Capture settings > Boomerang), you can now select multiple image overlays and sound tracks and LumaBooth will rotate through them so your sessions don’t all look and sound identical.

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Set Video Quality vs. Size

Use the boomerang/video quality slider to allow for a higher quality recording vs a smaller file size.

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LumaShare for Sharing and Slideshow

lumashare-logo-1024bConnect our LumaShare iOS app to dslrBooth to allow guests to share their videos and photos via iPad. LumaShare will fetch the photos and videos from either dslrBooth or fotoshare.co when connected to your local wifi network or the internet and display them on the iPad. Guests can share their sessions, including videos and photos from their session via Email, SMS, Airdrop, QR Code and more.

LumaShare also supports playing a slideshow of all your videos and photos to Roku, Apple TV, and over HDMI.

Download from the Apple app store.

Bug fixes & tweaks

  • Video thumbnails will now skip past your before video if you have one to show your guests.
  • Increase max possible option for number of prints by guests to 100.
  • Fix for long soundtrack stopping and starting partway through audio.
  • Fix for missing thumbnails on fotoShare Cloud when internet connectivity is poor.
  • Fix for rare issue when using multiple iPads where a thumbnail from one event crosses over to the gallery of another event.

dslrBooth for Windows v6.40.3 – Animated Video Overlays

Animated Video Overlays

Take your videos to the next level by adding animated overlays. Animated overlays add interest and excitement to your videos and result in a more polished look. Add multiple overlays to your video settings and have them rotate through with each new video session.

Select from our built-in overlays, purchase from our online store, or add your own. As an industry first, you can change the overlay’s color and opacity directly in dslrBooth in near real-time.

Checkout our support site for more details.

Animated Video Overlays at Our Store

Since animated video overlays require experience in motion graphics, we have designed an additional 10 overlays in each of portrait, square, and landscape format. Check them out at our online store.

Multiple Image Overlays and Sound tracks

Under video settings, you can now choose multiple image overlays and sound tracks and dslrBooth will rotate through them so your sessions don’t all look and sound identical.

Additional Video Resolutions

Choose between different resolutions including square format (720×720) under Video settings.

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Done Button Reinstated

Due to feedback from our customers we have added the DONE button back to the sharing screen.

LumaShare for Sharing and Slideshow

lumashare-logo-1024bConnect our LumaShare iOS app to dslrBooth to allow guests to share their videos and photos via iPad. LumaShare will fetch the photos and videos from either dslrBooth or fotoshare.co when connected to your local wifi network or the internet and display them on the iPad. Guests can share their sessions, including videos and photos from their session via Email, SMS, Airdrop, QR Code and more.

LumaShare also supports playing a slideshow of all your videos and photos to Roku, Apple TV, and over HDMI.

Download from the Apple app store.

Bug Fixes & Tweaks

  • Fix for some photos not passing JPEG verification from some Sony cameras.
  • Fix for webcam videos playing black frames in the beginning when green screen is on.
  • Fix for sound cutting out at the end of the video when recordings are very long.

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  • Fix for synchronization issue with large number of booths.
  • Fix for 360 video processing failing

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  • Fix for video timelines not generating correctly

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  • Fix for prints not cut when printing multiple copies from LumaShare companion app.
  • Fix for boomerang sessions freezing app with some Canon mirrorless cameras.
  • Fix rare issue for broken thumbnails of some video sessions.

LumaBooth v3.5 – AI Background Removal, Glam Filter, and Motion Detection

New Features

  • AI Background Removal – Remove your background without a green screen.
  • Glam Booth Filter – Awesome black/white filter for the popular glam look.
  • Automatically Configure Movement for Auto 360 Recording.
  • Send SMS (text) messages from your own number.

AI Background Removal

Using the new AI Background removal feature you can remove your photo’s or video’s backgrounds without having to use a green screen. This is perfect to remove busy backgrounds and leave the focus on your guests. As with green screen, you can select the backgrounds to use. To enable this feature, go to Settings > Background Removal and select AI background removal. Then upload your background images.

AI Background removal supports up-to 4 guests. We recommend that you keep guests close to the camera so that their height is at least half of the image height.

Unlike other apps, there is no additional fee to use this feature.

Glam Booth Filter

We showcased our new glam filter at the Photo Booth Convention in Las Vegas and it was a huge hit. The highly requested glam filter has been added as a built-in filter. Settings > Effects > Enable filters. Choose B&W Glam. Don’t forget to also turn on beauty filter which does skin smoothing for the best results.
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Start Boomerang Recording With Spinner Movement

If you’re using LumaBooth with a 360 booth, you can start recording once the arm begins spinning. With this new update, we added automatic configuration of the sensitivity. Simply, tap Configure Sensitivity, start spinning the 360 arm and LumaBooth will learn the rotation speed. Next time, the app will automatically start recording when the arm starts spinning.

You can enable this feature under Settings > Capture Settings > Boomerang/360 > Configure Sensitivity. Once set, boomerang sessions will start as the tablet moves, perfect for 360 booths.

Send SMS (text) messages

By default, our LumaBooth and LumaShare apps send SMS from our phone numbers. You can now get your own phone number from the country of your choice.  This can be setup under fotoShare.co > Settings > SMS Settings.

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Bug fixes & tweaks

  • Saved printer will show checked on printer list.
  • Video thumbnails will now show a frame from main recorded video instead of pre-roll.
  • Previous sessions more than 24 hours old will appear in the browse screen.

dslrBooth for Windows v6.40.2 – Vertical Videos & Start Recording on 360 Rotation

New 360 How-to Video

Record Vertical (Portrait) Videos

Thanks to TikTok, vertical videos are now very common as fill the screen of mobile phones. You can now record and process vertical videos in dslrBooth. Choose to shoot videos, boomerangs and GIFs horizontally or vertically. To change the orientation to vertical, go to Settings > Video/360 and select the rotation dropdown to either 90 or 270 degrees (clockwise) to match the orientation of your camera.

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Start Video Recording With Spinner Movement

Have a video session start when the tablet is mounted on an arm that starts rotating sideways. Configure the sensitivity under Settings > Video/360, Start recording when tablet starts rotating > Configure Sensitivity. Once set, video sessions will start as the tablet moves, perfect for 360 booths.

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Changing Video Quality

Change the output quality of your video in Settings > Video/360 using the slider. Choose between a smaller file size or high quality.

The default setting in the center is a great start and will work for most cases. If you’re shooting a dim scene at a high framerate, you will benefit from sliding over to Higher Quality. If you want your videos to share faster and have a slower internet connection, slide to the left.

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LumaShare v3.4 – Play Slideshows

Play Slideshow over AirPlay or HDMI

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You can now play a slideshow feature to play a slideshow in the background to any AirPlay 2 device such as Roku, AppleTV, AirPlay-compatible Smart TV or Mac.

LumaShare can also play a slideshow over HDMI that you can connect to a TV. To do this, connect your iPad to your TV using a certified Apple usb-to-hdmi adapter. The  Also works with certified Apple usb-to-hdmi adapters.

More information

Easily Navigate to previous/next photo

Navigate across photos using swiping or arrows when each session only has one photo.

Bug fixes & tweaks

  • Fix for software crashing when previous effect was clicked and effects were not yet generated
  • Improve video quality with poor lighting.
  • Fix for video pixelated when using 3D LUT filter.

This update is available if your license or renewal has been purchased within the last twelve months. Click on Help > Check for Updates within dslrBooth. Download the free trial.

LumaShare v3.4 – Play Slideshows

Play Slideshow over AirPlay or HDMI

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You can now use the slideshow feature to play a slideshow in the background to any AirPlay 2 device such as Roku, AppleTV, AirPlay-compatible Smart TV or Mac.

LumaShare can also play a slideshow over HDMI that you can connect to a TV. To do this, connect your iPad to your TV using a certified Apple usb-to-hdmi adapter. The  Also works with certified Apple usb-to-hdmi adapters.

More information

Easily Navigate to previous/next photo

Navigate across photos using swiping or arrows when each session only has one photo.

Bug Fixes

• Show selected AirPrint printers when using dark mode. Fix selecting of prints from the recenter printers list.
• Logout last shared Twitter user when sharing a new session.
• Speed-up refreshing photos/videos after adjusting the date date filter.

dslrBooth for Windows v6.40 – 360 Video Booth, Slow Motion and Spinner Support

360 Video Booth/Spinner Support

Create a one of a kind video using dslrBooth’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 video.
  • 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 or iPhone, useful for manual 360 spinners.
  • High FPS Capture.
  • Camera Stabilization for boomerang and video sessions.
  • Use iPad/iPhone Pro’s ultra-wide cameras and set zoom.

Record with your High Speed Camera

Many Canon and Nikon cameras now support 60fps and 120fps framerates. 60-120 fps is highly recommended if you wish to use our new slow motion features.  You can now record using your Canon or Nikon camera’s high framerate setting. We have prepared a list of Canon and Nikon mirrorless and DSLR cameras that support shooting in high framerate. The same support article also includes instructions for how-to setup your camera for high framerate capture.

Reverse and Slow down/Speed up video clips

Choose the overall length of the video using the Recording duration slider. You can choose to playback the recorded video either forwards only or forwards then in reverse. Choose to speed up or slow down the video. You can also break down the recording into multiple clips each with its own speed.

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Click on the Preview button to see an example of how the different speeds will affect your video.

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Soundtrack, Overlay, Pre-Roll & Post-Roll

Customize your video by adding a soundtrack, overlay and pre and post roll video to your video. Using asset manager select from mp3s, mp4s and png files.

Increased Video, Boomerang & GIF Quality

The generated videos for Video, Boomerang and GIF sessions are now in a much higher quality with a smaller file size so your videos can look their best and upload faster.

Glam Filter

We showcased our new glam filter in the Photo Booth Convention in Las Vegas and it was a huge hit. The highly requested glam filter has been added as a built-in filter. Settings > Effects > Configure. Choose Black/White Glam. Don’t forget to also turn on beauty filter which does skin smoothing for the best results. 


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LumaShare Sharing App

lumashare-logo-1024bConnect dslrBooth to LumaShare to allow guests to share their videos and photos via iPad. LumaShare will fetch the photos and videos from either dslrBooth or fotoshare.co when connected to your local wifi network or the internet and display them on the iPad. Guests can share their sessions, including videos and photos from their session via Email, SMS, Airdrop, QR Code and more. Download from the Apple app store. A new slideshow feature is coming soon to LumaShare.

Checkout out LumaBooth, our sister app

lumabooth_iconDid you know that we also have another booth app for the iPad and iPhone? LumaBooth has most of dslrBooth’s great features and can be used for events where you would rather have a more portable setup using the built-in iPad cameras. LumaBooth also uploads to fotoShare Cloud, our hosting solution and works with the LumaShare sharing app.

Newly Supported Cameras

  • Canon R3
  • Canon M100
  • Canon M3
  • Canon M5
  • Nikon Z9
  • Nikon D780

Retake Session

Once a session is completed guests can choose to retake it by clicking Retake in the upper left corner of the sharing screen. Clicking Retake will delete the session and all its associated photos and videos from the event. You can choose to hide the retake button if you wish.

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Turn On/Off Cloud Sync

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.

Choose to turn off the booth synching feature. We do not recommend doing this as it will not backup your event settings and your settings will not sync to your other booths. However, this might be useful in rare circumstances. To pause synching, click the cloud icon at the top of the screen, click on the setting cog and click Pause. To resume, follow the same steps and click Resume.

Note: Clicking pause will only turn off synching for that booth, not all booths using the same license.

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New API

We have released a brand new API to allow developers and advanced users to integrate custom apps and 3rd party software with dslrBooth. Using the new API, you can communicate and send commands to dslrBooth.

The API allows you to run the following commands:

  • Start a Print/GIF/Boomerang/Video session
  • Show/Exit the lock screen
  • Print a specific number of copies
  • Share an email/SMS with the final print or video

You can access this under Settings, General, API. API Documentation is available online at our support site.

Play Video Files in Slideshow

dslrBooth’s built-in slideshow features now plays videos as well. Play a slideshow of all session types including photo, boomerang, GIF and video. As new sessions are added they will appear next in the slideshow then resume showing the other sessions.

Access the slideshow through fotoshare.co by opening on your event and clicking on Slideshow at the top right. To open from dslrBooth, click on Tools > View Slideshow.

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Bug Fixes & Tweaks

  • Sharing screen options can now be set to the top of screen perfect when using portrait orientation screens on mirror booths. Settings, Display, Sharing.

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  • Fix for green screen not rotating through all backgrounds
  • Fix for keyboard appearing upon app start up
  • Fix for Print and GIF session not producing prints
  • Updated Video label to include 360
  • Template selection screen NEXT button can now be changed
  • Fix for video soundtrack not playing in LumaShare app
  • Fix for green screen backgrounds not showing correctly when using drag and drop
  • Fix for app crashing when using LumaShare

    This update is available if your license or renewal has been purchased within the last twelve months. Click on Help > Check for Updates within dslrBooth. Download the free trial.