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.

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.

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.

Customer Showcase: 360 Photobooth with LumaBooth

Fotobudki, a photobooth company located in Poland, has been using the LumaBooth software as part of their 360 Photobooth experience.

Przemek Boniecki, the owner of Fotobudki, has been in the photobooth business for 10 years. His business has provided photobooths for all types of events including weddings, corporate events and birthday parties.

What is your company name and site?
Fotobudki  www.fotobudki.pl

Why did you choose LumaBooth for your 360?
I have been selling your software for several years without any problems and I know that further cooperation will be positive. So far we have sold many LumaBooth licenses with our platforms.

When did you start using LumaBooth?
I started using Lumabooth 2 months after the 360 boomerang update.

Which iPad/iPhone do you use? Why did you choose that one?
An Apple iPad with an m11 processor. The iPad renders an image quickly and you really don’t need a PC. There is great mobility and this is what my future client expect, everything to be efficient and mobile.

How did you survive corona closures?
When covid19 came about we were closed but we did not give up and we continue to operate in Poland. We want to enter the European market with 360 platforms and your Lumabooth software.

Do you also rent other types of booths? Which?
We produce Selfie mirror and 360 booth. We have sold over 80 licenses of your Dslrbooth software. Platform 360, we sold several pieces in two weeks of December 2021. In Poland, we are the only one selling the platform and your software.

What lights do you use?
Lighting is linear lamps that are mounted to barrier posts, such as at airports. In combination with each other, they ensure safety at the party and control over the crowd of people

Which platform do you use?
We produce the platforms ourselves. We improve them more and more by installing LED lights or a mirror floor

How do you market your 360 booths?
We sell our platforms via advertising on fb or google. We also offer sales to our clients who have already bought other devices from us.

When did you start offering 360 booths?
We started selling platforms in Poland 2 years ago, right before the pandemic, and then it ended. The re-sale started in September 2021.

How long does it take you to set up and tear down?
It takes about 20 minutes to play with the platform. The assembly may take longer if you need to clean up the confetti 🙂

What’s the most challenging part of running a 360 booth?
The most difficult thing in the 360 business is to observe people who are often under the influence of alcohol, people who want to give something to a person on the platform, but with the help of barrier posts.

How long do you think the 360 popularity will last? Is it growing in your market?
In Poland, 360 is just entering the market and I think it will definitely take 3-5 years. The customer will have a choice whether he wants printed photos or a short film, but everything goes towards short films and quick sharing.

Do you charge more for 360 vs other types?
Of course. The price is higher for rent than for an ordinary photo booth or a sleek mirror. I think that after 2-3 years the prices will be different

Lumabooth v3.3 – 2×6 Print Design, Print Alignment, and Easier Retake

2×6 Print Design

If you’re printing to 2×6 paper, you can now design your strip as a 2×6 and LumaBooth will create a 4×6 print for printing on a 4×6 printer which cuts the strip Set your template to 2×6 and make sure to check the option for print 2 copies per page. This allows users to send a single digital copy while printing two 2×6 strips on a single 4×6 page.

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Scale/Alignment of Prints

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Sometimes when printing, the printer is not perfectly aligned and can leave your print not centered and not filling the entire paper. Start by going to Settings > Print Setup, tapping Reset to go back to the default settings, then Print test page. The test page will show you whether the print out is misaligned and will provide instructions on what to do to fix the alignment. Based on that, you can adjust your print alignment by using the sliders to adjust Scale, Horizontal and Vertical positions.

You will need to update to the newest version of LumaBooth Assistant to be able to use this feature.

 

Retake Session

Allow guests to retake their session while on the sharing screen. Retaking the session will delete the current session’s photos, videos, and final strip.

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Option to disable fotoShare Cloud Uploading

In some scenarios for privacy reasons, you might not want to upload any of your event photos/videos online. In this case, you can completely turn off fotoShare Cloud uploading. If fotoShare Cloud is turned off, SMS and QR code functions will also be turned off as well as they can no longer be used since they depend on uploading to fotoShare Cloud. This can be done under Settings, Sharing.

Visual Progress of Sharing Status

The Sharing Status screen now provides more information on pending and sent shares. A notice will appear if there is no internet connection, shares that are currently pending and up to date if all shares have gone through.

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Add Files Using Files Dialog

When adding overlays, videos, green screen backgrounds, and other files to your event (PNGs, MP4s, MP3s, etc) you will be prompted to add them using the Files dialog box allowing you to choose from iCloud, On This iPad, Google Drive, Dropbox and Downloads instead of just the iPad photos gallery. This makes is much easier to add any assets to your event. This is a much more streamlined method of adding these files to LumaBooth as you no longer need to send them to yourself, then open them, then save them to the photo roll, then open them the LumaBooth. With this new method, you upload the files from your computer to iCloud, Google Drive, or AirDrop then choose them directly from within LumaBooth. This also organizes your files as you can have different folders for each of templates, gif overlays, start screens, etc… More Information.

Manual Photo and Video Controls

You can now setup photo camera settings separate from video camera settings. Photo camera settings can be automatic or manual. In photo manual settings, you can set the Shutter speed and ISO. In video settings, you can set exposure compensation.

Bug Fixes & Tweaks

  • Fix for exposure not adjusting properly after a boomerang session where the background is very bright.
  • Fix for Bluetooth remote not starting session with iOS 15.
  • Fix for From email not showing the correct address set under settings when sending a test email.
  • Enter Email window is moved upwards so keyboard does not cover send button.
  • Fix for issue where primary and secondary colors are set to the same color which results in the send email/sms buttons getting hidden. These colors should be chosen to be different.
  • Fix for issue where user could create an account with a space in the email. address, causing user to not be able to log into fotoshare.co.

v3.3.2

  • Fix for adding files not working on iOS 11.
  • Stability improvements when app is starting up then goes to background.

v3.3.3

  • Add manual camera settings for PHOTO/GIF sessions separate from VIDEO/BOOMERANG sessions.
  • Fix for rare issue where session could not start due to other app using camera/microphone.

v3.3.4

  • Fix for crash on capture when PHOTO/GIF Camera Settings > Manual Exposure is unchecked.

v3.3.5

  • Fix for issue in synchronizing some overlays and before/after recording files.
  • Clear overlays and before/after video files when creating a new event.
  • Clear thumbnails when creating a new event.
  • Other minor stability and bug fixes.

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. LumaBooth runs on iPhones and iPads. 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 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.

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 or iPhone 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.

Recent iPhones and 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 iPhone and 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/iPhone 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/iPhone.

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Motion Activated Boomerang

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

Set your iPad/iPhone to start the session when it begins to move. Settings > Capture Settings > Boomerang, check the Start Capture When iPad/iPhone 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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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 & Improved Video Processing

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.