StyleShoots Live

Settings Guide

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Models

Models are an important part of your photos and videos. By adding your models to the system, they can be automatically tagged in all the files, allowing you to measure which models perform well in different contexts.

Adding a model

  1. Tap Add New Model…

  2. Tap Add Photo and pick a photo from the iPad’s photo library.

  3. Enter a Display name and Tag name. The display name is what you see on the iPad and will not affect your files. The tag name is the phrase that will be added to your files’ metadata.

Deleting a model

  1. Tap on a model to open the model details panel.

  2. Tap Delete and confirm.

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Framings

Framings are preset camera positions that can be used when in Photo mode to quickly work your way through a list of predefined framings. Examples of popular framings are full body, torso, legs, feet.

Creating a new framing

  1. Tap the Plus icon in the upper right corner.

  2. Select the newly added framing icon.

  3. Tap the Unlock switch in the corner of the Live View.

  4. Use gestures on the Live View to customize the new framing:

    1. Swipe up/down to move the camera vertically.

    2. Pinch in/out zoom.

    3. Swipe up/down with two fingers to tilt.

  5. The camera position details are shown underneath the Live View.

  6. Enter a name for your new framing. The name is appended to the file names during export, making it easy to find your files.

Reordering framings

  1. Tap Edit in the upper right corner to enter edit mode.

  2. Drag the framing up or down using the three horizontal line icon. 

  3. Tap Done to exit edit mode.

Deleting a framing

  1. Tap Edit in the upper right corner to enter edit mode.

  2. Tap the delete icon and tap Delete to confirm.

  3. Tap Done to exit edit mode.

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Video Presets

Video Presets are where you define the types of videos you'd like to end up with after your session. Use them to preconfigure the name, size, quality, video template and more up front, and pick which ones to apply when creating a new outfit.

Tip: You can create multiple Video Presets that have different aspect ratios but are otherwise identical. StyleShoots will then automatically create both versions when you enable both during creation of a new Outfit.

Creating a Video Preset

  1. In the Presets screen, tap Add Video Preset.

  2. Configure the preset details (see following sections)

Deleting a Video Preset

  1. Select the preset you want to delete.

  2. Tap Delete and confirm.

Video Display Name

The display name is a straightforward description that makes it easy for yourself and others to recognize the preset while working with StyleShoots. It will not influence the folder naming or your exported files.

Example display name: Short Instagram video

Video Folder Name

The exact name of the folder your files will be saved into. Create a name that fits your file management standards.

Example folder name: v_insta_short_4-5

Video Template

Video templates provide a starting point for your video, including transitions, pace, camera movement and framings.

  1. Tap Video Template to pick among a selection of templates for your video.

  2. Watch the example videos to get a sense of the framings, cut and pacing of the template.

TIP: The final look of your videos depends fully on you model, clothing, lighting and set design, including which background color and accessories you use. See the video template like a base structure to which you add you own creativity.

Video Length

  1. Choose between Shorter, Medium or Longer to alter the video length. The final length will depend on the video template.

Video Aspect Ratio

Choose between a list of possible aspect ratios (width vs height) for your videos. The ideal ratio depends on where you are planning to use your video.

  • 9:16 works well for digital signage and full screen apps like Snapchat.

  • 2:3 works well for most websites.

  • 4:5 works well on websites and apps like Instagram.

Tip: You can create multiple Video Presets that have different aspect ratios but are otherwise identical. If you enable both when creating an outfit, StyleShoots will automatically reuse the same footage to create two versions of your video.

Video Width Resolution

Choose a resolution based on where you plan to use your video.

  • 2160 (UHD)

  • 1080 (HD)

  • 720

  • 420

Tip: Many social apps and online video players accept high resolutions and automatically downscale videos to best fit the receiving device. So often you can choose a single high resolution format and simply reuse the same file across all platforms. This simplifies file management and saves time during export.

Video File Details

Set the file format and quality to your preferences.

File Type options:

  1. MP4 - encoded in H.264.

  2. MOV - encoded in ProRes 422.

Quality

  1. Best

  2. Better

  3. Good

Metadata

  1. Limited - on/off

Tip: StyleShoots Live automatically adds a range of meta data tags to all photos and videos exported from the system. See full details and list of tags under File Handling.

You can limit the amount of metadata information embed by turning on the setting 'Limited'. This reduces metadata to only include product and copyright information, suited for web publication.

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Photo Presets

Photo Presets are where you define the types of photos you'd like to end up with after your session. Use them to preconfigure the name, size, quality and more up front, and pick which ones to generate during export.

Tip: You can create multiple Photo Presets that have different aspect ratios but are otherwise identical. StyleShoots will then automatically create both versions when you enable both during Export.

Creating a Photo Preset

  1. In the Presets screen, tap Add Photo Preset.

  2. Configure the preset details (see following sections).

Deleting a Photo Preset

  1. Select the preset you want to delete.

  2. Tap Delete and confirm.

Photo Display Name

The display name is a straightforward description that makes it easy for yourself and others to recognize the preset while working with StyleShoots. It will not influence the folder naming or your exported files.

Example display name: Online Store Product Page Large

Photo Folder Name

The exact name of the folder your files will be saved into. Create a name that fits your file management standards.

Example folder name: p_web-large

Photo Aspect Ratio

Choose between a list of possible aspect ratios (width vs height) for your photos. The ideal ratio depends on where you are planning to use your photos.

  • 9:16 works well for digital signage and full screen apps like Snapchat.

  • 2:3 works well for most websites.

  • 4:5 works well on websites and apps like Instagram.

Photo Width Resolution

Choose a resolution based on where you plan to use your photos. The height is automatically calculated based on the selected aspect ratio (see above).

  1. Tap the text in the Width Resolution field to bring up the keyboard.

  2. Enter a value between 200 and 3648 px.

Tip: Many social apps and online video players accept high resolutions and automatically downscale photos to best fit the receiving device. So often you can choose a single high resolution format and simply reuse the same file across all platforms. This simplifies file management and saves time during export.

Photo File Details

Set the file format, quality and metadata extensiveness to your preferences.

File Type

  1. JPEG

  2. TIFF

  3. PNG

Quality (only available for JPG)

  1. Best

  2. Better

  3. Good

Metadata

  1. Limited - on/off

Tip: StyleShoots Live automatically adds a range of meta data tags to all photos and videos exported from the system. See full details and list of tags under File Handling. 

You can limit the amount of metadata information embed by turning on the setting 'Limited'. This reduces metadata to only include product and copyright information, suited for web publication.


 
 

File Handling

File Handling lets you configure the folder path and separator character used by the system.

File Naming

Set which file path you prefer the system to use out of the following options:

  1. Workfolder / Product / Preset / files

  2. Workfolder / Preset / Product / files

Workfolder is the folder you pick or create on the iPad when starting a new export.
Product is the name of the product that appears in the given photo or video.
Preset is the name of the Video Preset or Photo Preset used to create the file. You can customize this name inside the Presets you create.

For examples of file names and folder structures, visit File Handling.

Separation Character

Each file name is made up from multiple elements such as product and framing. The separator character sits between these naming elements. Choose between these options:

  1. Hyphen -

  2. Underscore _

  3. Tilde ~