for DSLR Remote Pro aka Booth (DSLR + Windows)
Updated June 2021
Background removal is a fantastic alternative to green screen. The quality is awesome, there’s no cumbersome backdrop, and lighting is much simpler. It doesn’t even matter when your guests wear green.
This tutorial explains how to get amazing effects using using AI (artificial intelligence) based background removal with Breeze Booth (DSLR + Windows) aka DSLR Remote Pro.
You need to use a paid third party service alongside DSLR Remote Pro, and a have reliable Internet connection at the event. Introduction
This tutorial explains how to
You will need an API key from whichever background removal service you choose to use
To find out how many credits you have left, select Check credits..
Test image... will check the service is working on the computer (this may use one of your credits)
Check Only remove background when … then click on the Setup DSLR Remote.. button
Some removal services offer small up to 0.25 megapixel png images either free or cheaper than full sized images. To take advantage of this for testing select up to 0.25 megapixels from the drop down Resizing menu:
Open the DSLR Remote Pro print layout editor and import your background image
Click on Import background… and select the new background for your print. The background should be the same size in pixels as the print.
DSLR Remote Pro replaces the original backgroud with the background used in the Print Layout Editor.
You can resize and position this image on the print using drag and drop, or specify its precise position using pixel positions. The Print Layout Editor settings above produce the result below.
In the next example background removal is used to remove an unwanted background:
This 3 shot booth adds overlays and graphics to the print. Each photo also overlays the previous image.
Two photo GIF with a single background
Settings used for the simple GIF above:
Liven up a GIF using several backgrounds:
Two photo GIF with four backgrounds
What I changed:
*Videos posted on Instagram must be at least 3 seconds long at the time of writing
Taking this simple concept to a whole new level…
This single photo GIF uses 103 backgrounds to zoom around the world
These are the animated GIF settings used to create this GIF. When making GIFs on this scale, create only the MP4 copy of the GIF and not the GIF itself
To use background removal with profiles, every profile must have transparent green screen enabled and Delay before printing set to 60 seconds*. You can achieve this in two ways
*60 seconds is usually long enough for the image to be uploaded to your background removal service, processed and new image downloaded to the booth. DSLR Remote Pro will create the print as soon as this image arrives.
You can run background removal on some profiles and not others, but this is fiddly to set up. Details here
We have covered how to run DSLR Remote Pro with your background removal service, how to add a single background to prints and slideshow GIFs, and brought GIFs to life with animated backgrounds.
We focused on replacing image backgrounds using Breeze DSLR Remote Pro. There’s a lot more you can do with GIFs and prints. Don’t forget to brand GIFs and prints, try animating GIF overlays, use random overlays and backgrounds, and much more. Check out the online manual to learn more.
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