Using Outfit Composer
Outfit Composer is where you spend most of your time when using StyleShoots. It is here that you record videos, take photos and review captured content.
On the left side of the screen is the Gallery. Here you see all the photos and videos created for the Outfit.
On the right side of the screen is Live View. You can be in either Video mode or Photo mode. Toggle between the modes using the button in the lower right corner.
Video mode is where you, the model and StyleShoots work together through a list of shots to create a multitude of videos is a short amount of time.
Based on the selected Video Presets and highlighted products, StyleShoots automatically generates a list of recordings required to automatically edit all the required videos.
Tap a shot in the Shot List on the right side of Live View. The section expands to reveal details about camera framing, style and mood of the shot. The camera automatically moves to the right starting position.
Tap the red Record button to initiate recording. The system counts down and then starts the recording. The model should start moving prior to the start of the recording for a natural appearance in the final video.
Once the shot has been recorded, a green check mark appears.
As you work your way through the Shot List, you will see the videos in the Gallery on the left of the screen start completing.
Tip: If you are unhappy with a particular shot, you can re-record it. Tap the green checkmark, then tap the Record button again.
Photo mode allows you to take as many or few photos as you want.
Use the Framings feature to quickly move the camera between predefined positions. You can fully configure your own Framings in Settings.
Tap a framing preset in the Framings list on the right side of Live View. The camera quickly moves, tilts and zooms to the preset positions.
Tap the model to focus. You must re-focus whenever either the camera, lens or model have moved.
Tap the Photo button to take a photo. You will see the photo appearing in the Gallery on the left side of the screen.
Tip: Tap-and-drag the Photo button to place it in a comfortable position for you to easily tap it repeatedly, even without looking at the screen.
StyleShoots machines come with a world class lighting system where you can adjust light and exposure with a touch of your finger.
Make a few key light styles that you can use again and again to ensure consistency in your images.
To adjust the lighting:
Tap the Lighting icon in the upper right corner of Live View.
Tap a preset to move the light to that position - or go directly to step 3.
Slide any of the handles to alter the light balance and intensity.
Slide the brightness handle up or down to compensate the camera exposure.
Tap and hold on the preset number to show the Lock popover.
Tap the switch to lock or unlock the light settings.
StyleShoots will automatically re-focus on the center of the image whenever the camera has moved to a new framing preset or has prepared for a video recording.
To manually focus:
Tap anywhere on Live View to focus on that area. Once you tap, a white square will appear during focus, and turn green when focus is done.
If the system can't focus, try tapping a nearby area with more contrast.
Manual camera movement
In Photo mode you can adjust the camera position, tilt and zoom manually if necessary. In most cases though, you will be moving the camera via preset shortcuts - by tapping a shot in Video mode or a framing preset in Photo mode.
Use gestures on the Live View move the camera:
Swipe up/down to move the camera vertically.
Pinch in/out zoom.
Swipe up/down with two fingers to tilt.
Once all the shots for a video have been recorded, the video will auto-complete and become available for review.
Videos with missing shots indicate in percentage how complete they are. Once a video has a thumbnail and play icon, it can be viewed.
Tap the video you want to view. The video auto plays in a loop on the right side of the screen.
Swipe down on the video to exit review mode.
Tap the photo you want to view.
You can pinch to zoom in and out.
Swipe sideways on the large photo to see the next or previous one.
Tap-and-swipe across images on the left of the screen to quickly browse through a high number of photos.
Swipe down while zoomed out to exit review mode.
Tip: To compare a detail on two different images, tap the first one and zoom in on the detail. Then tap the second image. The zoom level and focus area are retained to allow easy comparison of for instance a facial expression or product detail.