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BITMATIC

Installation Instructions

 

 

 

IMPORTANT THING 1:
Before installing, please see section on backing up existing Profiles. 

IMPORTANT THING 2:
You must be running Breeze DSLR Remote Pro 3.7 or higher. 

IMPORTANT THING 3:
To use the 8Bit Filter feature, you must also be running Adobe Photoshop. Bitmatic has been tested on PhotoShop CC

IMPORTANT THING 4:
Please see the list of currently supported screen resolutions.


  1. To download Bitmatic, please refer to the email you received. This will contain a link to a zip file.

    Once extracted you will see that there are two folders:

    1920x (for horizontal screens)
    1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1200 / 1920 x 1280

    1280x (for horizontal screens)
    for 1280 x 800 / 1280 x 720
     
  2. Choose the resolution that that suits you and move that folder to somewhere useful on your computer (note: once you install Hollywood, you can't move the folders without having to reinstall or relink everything).
     
  3. Open the folder and drag the install file on to the main Breeze window. 

    Note: There are two versions of Hollywood you can install, with and without he 8Bit Filter. 

    install 8bit.xml
    install 8bit No Filter.xml

    Remember, to use the 8Bit Filter you must have Adobe Photoshop installed on your photobooth. If you do not have Photoshop, or do not wish to use, then please use: 
    install 8bit No Filter.xml
     
  4. Click Yes to the dialogue box to complete the install. All done.
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how to use it

Shortcuts 

You will notice that there are now a row of shortcut buttons across the top of DSLR Remote Pro. Most of what you need to do can be accessed via these shortcuts.

  • ADMIN (advanced settings)
  • LAYOUT (edit  / load print layout)
  • START (starts photo booth session)
  • MENU (loads the Bitmatic Menu profile)
  • GAME OVER (loads the Game Over profile)
  • HIGH SCORE (loads the High Score profile)
  • PONG (loads the Pong profile)

To Start the Photo Booth

  1. Press the LOAD MENU button and press OK to the dialogue. (This loads the Hollywood menu profile)
     
  2. Press the START button to start the session

 

To Edit Settings

If you need to change any settings, you need to edit the appropriate profile. You can load the profile by clicking its shortcut button, and then clicking on the ADMIN (advanced settings) button.

The settings are saved in a file called default.xml which is saved in each folder of assets. 

To Exit of out of Photo Booth Mode

Tap the top left hand corner of the screen to exit back to the settings page.

To Load Print Layouts

To load your print layout, you first need to load the profile that contains the photo settings.

  1. Press the GAME OVER / HIGH SCORE / PONG shortcut (to load the profile) and then press the OK to the dialogue that will appear
  2. Press the LAYOUT shortcut and then adjust your print layout as required
  3. Press the OK button, and then press YES to the following two dialogue boxes.
 
 

Tips and tricks

Supported Screen Resolutions

Bitmatic currently supports the following screen resolutions:

  • 1920 x 1080
  • 1920 x 1200
  • 1920 x 1280
  • 1280 x 800
  • 1280 x 720

 


Delete Default Filters

Installed as standard in DSLR Remote Pro 3.7 are several pre-made filters. These seem to interfere when adding new ones, so they must be removed (or deleted). 

They can be found here: 
C:\Program Files (x86)\BreezeSys\DSLR Remote Pro

 
 

Profile Backups

Installing Bitmatic will overwrite any custom Profiles you have set. If you are using custom Profiles, its a good idea to back them up. This can be easily done in the Profiles section of Advanced Settings, by using the "Save Profiles" option.

Please do this before installing Bitmatic.

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GIF Preview Timeout Settings

Breeze currently does not allow for a way to preview a GIF after the session, without having sharing enabled. So in order to show the preview, Hollywood has the SMS option turned on, but it is not actually being used. 

The preview defaults to 300 seconds. You might like to change this to something shorter, such as 4 seconds. 

This can be changed in the Output Settings in Advanced Settings.

Note: The time out setting is not saved into the profile, but rather the DSLR Remote Pro registry. In short, that means you can just make the changes and press the OK button (no need to save the profile).