Set up an event with predefined opening and closing times.
Breeze Booth (Windows+DSLR) aka DLSR Remote Pro 3.19
This tutorial explains how to run time limited events in DSLR Remote Pro, and covers
Before the opening time, guests cannot use the booth. DSLR Remote Pro automatically switches to the welcome/ready screen when it’s time to run.
At finishing time the booth switches to your Closed screen.
Before session and after session screens can be animated or static, and caninclude a message showing when the booth will open and close.
Use DSLR Remote Pro’s Event Settings to
Special screens with touch screen actions
Timed Session Settings are accessed from the File drop down menu in DSLR Remote Pro
To make a message use more than one line, use \n
*Leave the message field blank if you prefer to use custom graphics or animations to display your message.
Note: For events where you don’t want to limit opening times, simply uncheck Timed session at (3) above
Next we need to add a background image (and video if required) over which your message will be displayed.
Your Before and After screens may be on public view for several hours. Make the most of this opportunity for marketing.
Still JPG background screens should be the same size (in pixels) as the computer screen and are added to the PhotoboothImages folder as usual.
Animated attract video displayed before the booth opens before_session.mp4 (Breeze DSLR Remote Pro). The message displayed here is part of the video, so the message field at (7) has been left blank.
All great, until at a real event your attendant discovers that
Hidden exits cover this type of situation. Add hidden exit buttons to both before_session.jpg and after_session.jpg using touchscreen actions.
Those new to using touch screen actions can find instructions here
before_session.jpg can have buttons Start session now and Exit Full screen photobooth. These let your attendant open early or go to the Timed Session Settings window to change the opening and closing times.
That’s the start and end time corrected and the brides’ Mum sorted. What about when you want to allow a little extra time at the end?
after_session.jpg can have buttons Extra 10 minutes and Exit Full screen photobooth.
Extra ten minutes lets your attendant reopen for a few minutes to please latecomers.
Exit Full screen photobooth is needed at the end of an event so that you can close DSLR Remote Pro before shutting down the computer.
All the exit buttons above should be password protected. It’s the same password and action to exit your Ready or Welcome screen with action Exit fullscreen photobooth.
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