LumaBooth v3.8 – Live view on start screen

Live View on the Welcome screen

Based on customer requests, we have added the option to display live view to the welcome screen. Guests can now see themselves before starting a session, allowing them to position themselves perfectly.

To enable live view on the welcome screen, go to Settings > Welcome Screen,  choose the Background tab and check the Camera preview box.

Use Additional Fonts

Fonts downloaded to your iPad or iPhone will now appear in LumaBooth’s print layout editor allowing you to further customize your event to perfectly fit your theme.

Load Custom Preview Video

Instead of using the built-in preview video, you can now upload a custom video as your preview video for 360 Boomerangs. Then you be able to see how a custom preview video will playback with your timeline, overlays and soundtrack.

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Additionally, we have made it possible to save the preview video so you can share an example with your client before the event or use for testing and marketing. To save the preview, tap Preview, then Save preview.

Save Original Video to Photos app

LumaBooth has always saved the edited video with customizations and timeline settings to the photos camera roll. LumaBooth now also saves the original raw video without any edits. This is very useful to deliver to your clients if needed. It can be used for creating marketing content since it’s stored in high resolution and high frame-rate regardless of your edit settings. All original videos will be stored in an album with the name of your event followed by – Footage.

360 Timeline reflects clip speed, clip duration, edited file duration, and final file size

The 360 boomerang timeline now now better reflects the edited on-screen duration of each clip making it easier to visualize your changes.

The timeline now also shows an estimate of the edited video duration and length. 

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Other Improvements and Tweaks:

  • Sharing via Airdrop no longer shows additional sharing options.
  • Fix for virtual attendant media items missing for for default style.
  • Fix for booth mode buttons hidden when there is no start screen virtual attendant animation added.
  • Boomerang preview will now fill the entire screen when using an iPhone.
  • Fix for video thumbnail in emails not showing overlays.
  • Fix for background removal overlay showing on all backgrounds.

v3.8.1

  • Fix for crash on sms sharing status.

v3.8.2

  • Fix for crash on cancelling video capture.

dslrBooth for Mac v3.9.3

Support for Nikon cameras on macOS Ventura

The newest macOS Ventura is now fully supported with Nikon cameras.

Newly added Canon cameras

dslrBooth now additionally supports these Canon cameras:

  • EOS M50 Mark II
  • EOS R5
  • EOS R6
  • EOS Ra
  • EOS 850D
  • EOS T8i

v3.9.4

  • Fix bug where some Nikon cameras were not connecting.

LumaBooth v3.7 – 360 Presets, Link Sharing, 1080p Recording

Create Event Link In-app

You can now create an event link directly in LumaBooth so you can easily share an online album link with the event organizer. You can do this from menu > Link icon. You can now also disable the link both in the app and fotoShare Cloud. This link is meant to share the entire album with the event organizer even if the album is set so guests can only see their own videos (Guest Access). More information.

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360 Speed Presets

Many of you mentioned that you are looking for premade 360 presets. We listened and added a selection of four different 360 presets that you can choose from. You can find these under Capture settings, Boomerang/360, Presets. Once you select one of the presets, it will update the Recording duration, reverse option, add different timeline clips each with its own duration and speed. Tap preview to see the result of this preset with a sample 360 video clip. This will dramatically speed up the time it takes you to setup a 360 event. Simply choose one of the presets, add a soundtrack, an optional image overlay, and you’re ready to go.

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Preset 1 – 0.25x speed

Preset 2 – 2x, 0.5x

Preset 3 – 2x, 0.5x, 2x

Preset 4 – 1x, 0.25x, 2x, 0.5x with Reverse

 

 

Full HD 1080p 360 and Video Recording

We’ve added support for full 1080p 1920×1080 resolution in horizontal, vertical and square formats for 360, boomerang, and GIF sessions. The only negative is that the final video files will be a bit larger so sharing will take a bit longer if you have slow internet speeds.

Flash Recording Indicator

For 360 sessions, we always recommend the back-facing camera as it can record in much better quality and higher framerate. The problem is your guests don’t know when recording starts and stops since they cannot see the iPhone/iPad screen. To solve this, we added a new option to blink the flash while recording after the countdown has completed. Turn this option on under Capture Settings, Boomerang/360, Blink flash while recording with back camera.

New Menu on iPhones

As more and more customers are using LumaBooth on iPhones, we are focused in improving the user experience on the smaller iPhone screen. We have redesigned our settings menu for better readability and use.

Other Improvements:

  • Improve 360 video processing speed and stability.
  • Cycle through background removal backgrounds across different sessions.
  • Prevent motion detection from starting a session when the navigation menu is opened.
  • Drop support for iOS 10 and fully support iOS 16.
  • Fix for start screen virtual attendant setting not saving per event.
  • Fix for AI Background removal showing overlay as see through.

v3.7.2

  • Great improvements to 360 video quality particularly for 1080p videos.
  • Fix for vertical GIF preview and overlays not properly displaying.
  • Fix for custom Start Screen animation not showing when style is not set to Custom.

dslrBooth for Windows – v6.42 GoPro 11 Support

GoPro 11 Support

dslrBooth for Windows now supports the GoPro Hero 11 Black in addition to  the previously supported GoPro Hero 5 through 10. dslrBooth’s unique integration  with GoPro automatically sets the camera resolution and framerate as needed by your video timelines. It also seamlessly connects to your GoPro’s Wi-Fi connection to download captured footage while automatically connecting back to your regular Wi-Fi network to allow sharing over the internet as well as connection to our companion LumaShare companion app.

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Bug Fixes

  • The full screen notification window will close instantly when screen is clicked on.
  • Removal of refresh rate warning message screen for displays with refresh rates under 70 fps.

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 that were showing at the wrong time.

v6.42.1012.2

  • Fix for template changing for all events instead of event it was created for.
  • Added support for Nikon Z30.

v6.42.1121.1

  • Add support and fix issues for latest GoPro 11 firmware v1.20.

v6.42.1214.2

  • Speed up connection to GoPro on slower Wifi cards.
  • To improve connection reliability and speed to GoPros, we have added support and recommendation for using two Wifi adapters. The first Wifi adapter will connect to the internet to enable sharing while the secondary adapter will keep a constant connection to the GoPro.

v6.42.1223.1

  • Always use highest alphabetical Wifi adapter for GoPro connection.
  • On GoPro connection, display informational message on which Wifi adapter to use to connect to the internet.
  • Fix for issue with French localization.

Download the latest update

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. You can renew your license from within the software as well.

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.

v3.5.3

  • Fix QR Code not appearing if internet access is slow or intermittent on booth app.
  • Fix issue that occurred when an on-going session is opened in LumaShare not showing all new items.
  • Improve stability when running events with a few hundred sessions.

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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.

v6.41.0713

  • 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.

v6.40.3.0428

  • 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

v6.40.0525.1

  • 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.