Green Screen Wizard Photobooth Camera Support


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Webcam Support
The Photobooth Software support any Webcam connected to your computer. If you have a built in webcam that is not very good and wish to use a second webcam select webcam 2. Most webcams auto adjust brightness and color balance. The problem with that is that the green screen puts so much green in the subject area that it give these algorithms problems. The Photobooth uses manual setting to compensate for this. It is important to run the webcam setup software before you run the Photobooth.

Click the setup Webcam button
Green Screen Photobooth

The following dialog will appear.
Green Screen Photobooth

First adjust the Exposure and Gain controls together then separately. On most webcams the exposure is greatest on the right side but on a few we tested it is the opposite.
Next adjust the brightness and contrast. Finally adjust the white balance.
When selecting the resolution of the webcam do not automatically choose the highest setting. Some webcams get the higher resolutions by interpolation. If you can find out the native resolution of the webcam that is the best setting. Also if you are using a slower computer you might want to lower the resolution to have a more responsive preview.


Nikon Camera Support
Nikon Cameras are very smart. They often will not take a photo if the image is out of focus or there is not enough light. Once a Photobooth is setup this is not a problem as the lighting is consistent. However when testing the software often lighting is too dim and there is nothing to focus on.

When Testing
o Make sure there is enough light or raise the ASA setting
o Make sure there is something to focus on
o Set the white balance do not use auto
o Set the camera to take JPEG photos(DO NOT USE the raw and jpeg combonation)
o If you camera gives you a choice set it to PTP mode not Mass Storage Mode.
o Set the camera to continuse focus mode


To set continuse focus on a d700
Green Screen Photobooth

To set continuse focus on a d800
Green Screen Photobooth

AF-C (AutoFocus - Continuous)
AF-C means that the camera focuses, and then keeps focusing as the subject moves in and out. This is used for sports and action.
Hold the AF settings button and turn the rear dial to select this. You'll see "AFC" in the viewfinder, on the top LCD, and on the INFO Screen if active.

To set continuse focus on a d5100
Green Screen Photobooth

Below is a table of supported cameras. If you have one of these cameras could you let us know if the software worked for you.
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Nikon D3 no no
 
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Nikon D4 no no
 
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Nikon D90 no no
 
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Nikon D300 no no Set USB to M/P not Mass Storage Set Live View to Tripod mode
 
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Nikon D600 no no
 
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Nikon D610 no YES Make sure liveview mode is set to camera
 
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D700 YES no Live View Mode set to Tripod
 
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Nikon D800 YES no Comments
 
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Nikon D810 no no Not tested but should be the same as D800
 
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Nikon D800E no no Not tested but should be the same as D800
 
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Nikon D5000 no no
 
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Nikon D5100 YES no Good inexpensive camera
 
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Nikon D5200 no no
 
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Nikon D5300 no no
 
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Nikon D7000 YES no
 
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Nikon D7100 no YES
 
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Nikon D7200 no no
 


Canon EOS Camera Support
All Canon EOS cameras use the same Software Development Kit. As such it would seam that if one camera worked they all would work.

When testing:
o Make sure there is enough light or raise the ASA setting
o Make sure there is something to focus on
o Set the white balance do not use auto
o Set the camera to take JPEG photos
Below is a table of supported cameras. If you have one of these cameras could you let us know if the software worked for you.
Camera We Tested It Customer Tested It Comments
EOS-1D C no no
 
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EOS 6D 3 no no
 
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EOS M no no
 
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EOS M2 no no
 
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EOS-1D X no no
 
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1D Mark III no no
 
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1Ds Mark III no no
 
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1D Mark IV no no
 
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EOS 40D no no
 
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50D no no
 
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5D Mark II no no
 
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5D Mark III no no
 
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7D no no
 
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60D no no
 
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60Da no no
 
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70D no no
 
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EOS Rebel T1i / 500D no no
 
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EOS Rebel T2i / 550D YES no
 
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EOS Rebel T3i / 600D OK YES no
 
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EOS Rebel T4i / 650D no no
 
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EOS Rebel T3 / 1100D no no
 
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EOS Rebel T5i / 700D no no
 
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EOS Rebel SL1 / 100D no no
 
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EOS Rebel T5 / 1200D YES no
 


Canon PowerShot Camera Support
All Canon PowerShot cameras use the same Software Development Kit. As such it would seam that if one camera worked they all would work.

When testing:
o Make sure there is enough light or raise the ASA setting
o Make sure there is something to focus on
o Set the white balance do not use auto
o Set the camera to take JPEG photos
Below is a table of supported cameras. If you have one of these cameras could you let us know if the software worked for you.
Camera We Tested It Customer Tested It Comments
PowerShot A620 no no
 
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