Importing DSLR Images for Photo Booth
I work at a Photo Booth company and we’re looking to branch out of the typical ‘booth in a box’ approach. I have a lengthy background in After Effects and have used Templater to read data from Google Sheets in the past. My current dilemma is getting our event photos to match the results of a jotform.
Here’s the ideal situation: Guest arrives at event, scans QR code, fills out form, comes to the photo booth, DSLR shot is taken, photo goes into watch folder and then Templater matches their results with the jotform; so their name would appear as a lower third and animate among other possibilities. They could then get the resulting .mp4 and post as they wish.
Has anyone ever dealt with something like this at a live event? I understand we can get all of the info to match a photo if it’s taken and uploaded form their phone, but we want to get a pro DSLR look along with the results animated on top. Currently I’m working with the $30 plugin but we will activate the week long trial when we have a solid approach down.
Or if you know of maybe any other application that can help with this, specifically with using After Effects. We have other photo booth software but it’s just not as advanced as we’re looking to create.
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I understand the question about getting the photo that matches the form entry to the appropriate user. At the moment, you would likely need to use Templater’s event architecture to accomplish this. Essentially, what you would need to do is write a script — in your language of preference — that executes immediately after the render finishes. That script might do something like:
- Convert the output to a preferred codec / format (eg. gif, mp4, etc.)
- Transfer or move the output to a preferred destination (eg. AWS S3 bucket)
- Notify an email address as to where to download the asset.
With the script written, a developer can “register” their script to Templater’s events. You can read about that in this topic within our docs.
Also, as an added resource, we maintain an open repository of example event scripts that are useful for developers to get started.