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To support high frame-rate capture, the ISO and shutter speed settings have been replaced by an exposure slider that applies to photos as well as boomerangs, and video capture.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

App Store

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.

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.

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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LumaBooth v.2.8

Sharing Status Improvements

You can now export shares outside of the app including phone numbers, emails that shares were sent to.

The sharing status details now takes up the full width of the screen to show more information.

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Share Single Photos Using LumaShare

When using LumaShare, you can now share the individual photos as well.

Overlay Size Warning

When choosing an overlay, if it is an incorrect size, a warning will appear with correct size of the overlay.

Printing Notification

There is now a new customizable printing notification after guest chooses to print. The word printing can be modified under Settings, Printing.

Multiple Licenses

If you are running more than two booths using LumaBooth, you now have the option to purchase additional licenses at fotoShare Cloud.

 Bug Fixes and Tweaks

This update also:

  • Fixes blurry thumbnails on the LumaShare app.
  • Fixes boomerang crashing for specific iPad models.
  • Fixes videos recording without audio on specific iPad models.
  • Fixes rare sharing issue where shares were not sent if there was an issue with a previous share.
  • Automatically reconnects to previously configured DNP printer when the app starts.
  • Properly resets white balance when using manual camera settings.
  • With iOS 13, Apple modified the AirDrop function. Please see our support article how-to optimize AirDrop sharing.

LumaBooth v2.7

Square GIFs and Boomerangs

You can now capture square GIFs and Boomerangs (Settings, Capture, Gif/Boomerang, Rectangle/Square). During the countdown preview, guests will see a square preview so they know how to position themselves.

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Crop liveview to match photo placeholder size

During the countdown preview, guests will now see a  black overlay over parts of the photo that will not be used in the template so they know how to position themselves.

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Bug Fixes & Tweaks

This update also:

  • Sorts events in event list by date created.
  • Fixes UI issues with iPad OS (iOS 13).
  • Fixes import template issues in iOS 13.
  • Fixes boomerang crashes on some iPads.
  • Fix multiple prints when using DNP WPS Pro.
  • Supports the latest LumaShare version.
  • Has a redesigned user interface for choosing a green screen background which now appears after the session type is chosen by the guest.

 

LumaBooth v2.6

Share to Instagram

Allow guests to send a customized email to themselves that will include their session, ready to post to Instagram.

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Choose Number of Print Copies

Allow guests to choose the number of copies to print on the sharing screen.

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Max Prints Per Event

Set the number of prints that can be printed per event. Once max prints has been reached the print button will be removed from the sharing screen. Settings > Print Setup.

Disable GIF with Print

Disable the GIF creation when taking a Print session. Settings > Capture Settings.

Customize Email and SMS Text

Customize the text and directions guests see when sharing using e-mail and SMS.

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Longer Boomerang

Added option to create a boomerang that’s up to 3 seconds long. Previously this was limited to 1 second. (Settings > Capture Settings – set from 1000 ms to 3000 ms)

Recommended Green Screen Background Size

The recommended background size for green screen will now display under backgrounds in Green Screen Settings. This is because the background size varies on the iPad and will you know the correct size to use.
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Bug Fixes & Tweaks

  • Fix for video overlay showing incorrectly in email.
  • Fix for iOS QR Code Reader unable to scan QR code.
  • Larger radio buttons for multiple choice survey answers.
  • Added secondary color to control the start screen capture buttons separately from the rest of the buttons that guests see.
  • Fix for some green screen backgrounds flipped upside down.
  • Speed up green screen processing.
  • Restart start screen animation after 30s of being idle on start screen.
  • Improve quality of virtual attendant animations.
  • Minor bug fixes for surveys.
  • Remove Google+ from sharing e-mails a service has been discontinued.

Lumabooth v2.5 Redesign

New & Improved Interface

Introducing the new and improved LumaBooth interface redesigned to look beautiful and functional for you and your guests. Access all settings using the top menu drop down or navigate through settings using the bottom navigation bar. Fully customize each event.

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Multiple Events and Cloud Synch

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 it’s settings. This allows you to prepare for multiple events ahead of time and to create a new event based on the settings on a previous one.

Your events and all their settings including print layout, welcome screen sharing settings are also stored to the cloud and will synch to LumaBooth on your other iPads. This allows you to remotely configure events as well as synchronize event settings to multiple iPads at one event.

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SMS Keypad

Use the new numeric keypad to enter in phone numbers when guests share via SMS. The background color is the same as the Welcome Screen Background Color setting.

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Welcome Screen Customization

Customize the welcome screen and preview it in real time. Choose the theme color and background color that will be applied throughout the guest experience.

Syncing Events

Event settings and print layouts can be synced with other iPads when connected to the internet. Create the event and customize all settings on one iPad then open LumaBooth on the second iPad (Make sure you’re logged in with the same account) and the the saved events will appear on the second iPad.

GIF Resolution

Increased GIF and Boomerang resolution to 720×960.

Layout Sizes

Added 2×6, 5×7 and square layouts. Use the new layouts to easily create photo strips and Instagram ready photos.
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iPad Pro 11 and 12.9

LumaBooth will fill the entire screen on the new iPad Pro 11 and 12.9.

LumaBooth v2.4 Update

LumaBooth Assistant for Mac

Print to the LumaBooth Assistant on Mac from LumaBooth using WiFi, ethernet adapter, or lightning cable. Download LumaBooth Assistant for Mac.

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Videos and fotoShare app

Videos recorded with LumaBooth will now appear on the fotoShare app.

Number of Photos for GIF

Choose the number of photos per GIF when using a GIF only session. No longer determined by the number of photos in the print layout. Settings > GIF.

Capture Screen Text Color

Choose a custom color for icons and text on the capture screen.

Rotate Text

Rotate text in the print layout by using the angle option at the bottom of the screen.

Bug Fixes

  • Fix for videos sometimes not saving to photo roll when using virtual attendant.
  • Fix for emails not sending to @x.realtor and other new domain extensions.
  • Other minor bug fixes.