Printing flip books from other sources

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Flip Books can be printed from video files, from boomerang GIFs captured by DSLR Remote Pro and from DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera.

 

Printing a flip book from a video file

 

Type Ctrl+V when in full screen mode to load a video file. The frames to make the flip book will be extracted from the video file and displayed in the playback screen where they can be printed.

Please note: it may take several seconds to load the video and extract the frames before displaying the playback screen.

 

Printing a flip book from a boomerang GIF captured by DSLR Remote Pro

 

Type Ctrl+B when in full screen mode to load the XML summary file saved when DSLR Remote Pro created the boomerang GIF. The frames listed in the XML summary file will be loaded into Flipbook Photobooth and displayed in the playback screen where they can be printed.

 

If the number of frames captured by DSLR Remote Pro is less than the number of frames required for the flip book they will be repeated until there are enough frames. If the animated GIF captured by DSLR Remote Pro is a boomerang GIF (one that plays forwards and backwards) the frames will be copied in forwards and reverse order.

 

Printing a flip book from photos captured by DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera

 

Before capturing the photos make sure the "Save calibration settings with photos" option is selected in the Multi-Camera Animator.

For the best result also select the "Create PNG copies of stabilized photos" option in the Multi-Camera Animator. When this option is selected Flipbook Photobooth will load the stabilized PNG copies instead of the unstabilized JPEGs straight from the cameras.

 

Type Ctrl+B when in full screen mode to load the XML calibration settings file saved in the same folder as the photos saved by DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera. The frames listed in the XML summary file will be loaded into Flipbook Photobooth and displayed in the playback screen where they can be printed.

 

If the number of frames captured by DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera is less than the number of frames required for the flip book they will be repeated until there are enough frames. The frames will be repeated in a forward/backwards sequence.

 

Automatically Printing Movies, Animated GIFs or Mult-Camera Photos as Flip Books

 

Movie files, animated GIFs and photos from DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera can be printed automatically using the auto-print.ahk or auto_print_with_prompt.ahk AutoHotKey scripts which can be found in the installation folder (usually C:\Program Files (x86)\Breezesys\Flip Book Photobooth). AutoHotKey needs to be downloaded before using this script. This is a free download from: https://autohotkey.com

 

The auto_print.ahk automatically prints the flip book. The auto_print_with_prompt.ahk displays a prompt asking the user whether to print the flip book and has a timeout in case the user does not respond.

 

To use the script first run Flip Book Photobooth and select full screen mode (a camera is not required for importing and printing flip books). Then run the script with the pathname of the import file e.g.

 

To import and print a movie file as a flipbook add the full pathname of the movie file to the command line:

auto_print.ahk C:\movie.mp4

 

To import and print an animated GIF from DSLR Remote Pro as a flipbook add the full pathname of the XML summary file to the command line:

auto_print.ahk C:\Users\chris\Documents\PhotoboothImages\2018-08-01\IMG_0001.xml

This can be automated using the PhotoboothStatusCmdXML option in DSLR Remote Pro. Please see the section headed "Running External Commands" in the "Advanced Photo Booth Settings" page of the DSLR Remote Pro help file for details.

 

To import and print photos from DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera as a flipbook add the full pathname of the XML calibration settings file to the command line:

auto_print.ahk C:\multi-camera\20180801_001\20180801_103456_calibration.xml

This can be automated using the "Run command" option in Multi-Camera Animator. Please see the DSLR Remote Pro Multi-Camera help file for details.