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 v3.3.6 – Camera Histogram & Camera Picker

Camera Settings Histogram

View a live histogram while in camera settings. Use the histogram to better adjust your camera settings such as white balance and exposure.

Updated Camera Settings UI

Easily choose which camera you want to use by choosing the drop down menu in Settings > Camera Settings. iPad that have the ultra wide angle lens feature will have the option to choose between the standard front and back cameras as well as the ultra wide lens front and back cameras.

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Bug Fixes & Tweaks

  • Fix for downloading events screen freezing when using more iPads than subscription allows for are used.
  • Fix for layout issues for iPad minis.

dslrBooth for Windows v6.39 – Separate Photo/Video Camera Settings

Separate Photo & Video Camera Settings for Canon & Nikon cameras

You can now set separate sets of camera settings for both Photo and Video/Boomerang sessions for Canon and Nikon cameras. This way when you are using a flash, you can have separate settings than when you’re recording a boomerang/video or during countdown when the flash is not triggering.

All camera settings such as shutter speed, aperture, ISO and white balance can be set. dslrBooth will store your two sets of settings and apply the appropriate one as needed. Settings persist across your cameras. This is also helpful in case you have to switch cameras in the middle of your event, dslrBooth will seamlessly apply your stored settings to your new camera.

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Countdown will use the VIDEO/BOOMERANG settings if you enable separate settings under the VIDEO/BOOMERANG tab. When you use separate settings for VIDEO/BOOMERANG, there is no longer a need to use the Canon Auto Exposure setting under the PHOTO tab as your VIDEO/BOOMERANG settings will be used instead. For video, we recommend a shutter speed of 1/60 or 1/50.

If you still want the old behavior of using the same settings for PHOTO and VIDEO/BOOMERANG, you don’t need to do anything. You can turn off the separate VIDEO/BOOMERANG settings. If you are using a Canon camera, you can turn on the Canon Auto Exposure setting (it should still be checked from before).

For newer Canon cameras, you can also set a white balance temperature in Kelvin degrees.

Color temperature

Photo and Video settings can also be applied using the updated Booth Copilot app. Make sure you’re running v1.3.15 or greater.

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Template Editor Performance Improvements

Templates will load much quicker when opening the template editor. The template editor is also much faster when creating, copying, editing and importing templates.

You can now choose to delete multiple templates at the same time in the template editor. Click on the Edit Templates button then check each template you would like to delete.

Improved Template Editor for Vertical Screens

To get more space to edit your templates, you can now collapse the side panels of the template editor.

Delete All GIF Overlays

You can now delete all GIF overlays at once instead of individually.

Newly Supported Cameras

We now support the latest Canon and Nikon cameras:

  • Canon EOS R5
  • Canon EOS R6
  • Canon EOS Kiss M2
  • Canon EOS M50 Mark II
  • Nikon Z6 II
  • Nikon Z7 II

Bug Fixes and Tweaks

  • Center print image on sharing screen when sharing buttons are at the bottom.
  • Check for storage space availability before starting new session.
  • Fix for thumbnails appearing blurry when viewing in LumaShare.
  • Fix for original filter not appearing first.
  • Browse screen will no longer hide photos/videos older than 24 hours.
  • Fix for GIF overlays showing incorrectly in some instances.
  • Fix for cancelation of video sessions before videos start recording with DSLR cameras.
  • Improve frame rate for live view with DSLR cameras on slower hardware.
  • Fix slow synchronization after templates or assets had been deleted and other computers were offline.
  • Fix for Facebook accept button appearing too low on vertical screens.
  • Fix for twitter sharing remember last username.

6.39.1202.1

  • Fix for manual trigger not working when session wasn’t manually started before triggering the shutter.
  • Fix for session not starting when a single booth mode was enabled and template selection was the first screen.

6.39.1203.1

  • Fix for photos not showing centered on sharing screen.
  • Fix for software crashing when last or all templates were deleted from Template Editor.
  • Fix for event sync taking a long time when events and assets were deleted while offline.

6.39.1206.1

  • Fix for first photo live view showing dark when start screen live view is off.

6.39.1208.3

  • Fix for virtual attendant animations not showing as deleted or added.

6.39.1209.2

  • Fix for adding before and after capture files to virtual attendant.
  • Fix for handling corrupt Windows WMI repository.
  • Don’t validate free space when data directory is on a shared/network drive.

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.

Retake button

 

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.

Sharing status

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.

App Store

dslrBooth and Windows 11

Microsoft is releasing Windows 11 which we have been testing with dslrBooth. Currently Windows 11 is planned to be released on October 5th.

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

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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Asset manager

Sort by Date and Name

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

Event Sort

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.

6.38.0628.1

  • 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.