A. Users can request and get their photos immediately during the party or an event. By following a trivial one-line instruction text shown on the screen, people can request individual photos from their mobile devices via e-mail or SMS. Users never touch OCCO or install any apps. All users need is – to be able to send and e-mail or SMS message from their phones. Requests are fulfilled within a minute, and images that people receive can contain watermarks, promotional links, etc. OCCO can also upload images to a private online album to any SmuMug account, and the link can be shared with the guests later.
Its really up to the owner of OCCO to decide which modality to use.
A. Very reliable. OCCO is manufactured and tested in the USA. Each machines undergoes many hours of non-stop operational testing before it is shipped to you. We use high quality components and feel proud about the quality of our assembly process, electronics and software design. This said, everything has a life limit. In rare instances DSLRs can die and computer hard drives can develop bad sectors. Luckily, most of what can break in OCCO is not hard to swap out, and there is always help from an expert OCCO technician who will guide you through the process.
A. On the surface, the difference may seem obvious: OCCO is fully autonomous, does not require any screens to be touched, it does not matter where and how people are positioned – as long as folks are willing to be in a picture –they will. There is no need to direct people to sit or stand in a specific spot. Even small children will be properly framed and photographed (kids absolutely LOVE playing with OCCO). But there are also deeper differences that completely change the user experience. OCCO is everyone’s personal cameraman. It creates a red carpet experience, which photbooths simply can not. OCCO is best capturing people in their natural environment, which is one of the reasons why unlike most photobooths – OCCO shines best when facing away from the wall, not towards it. Since OCCO engages people autonomously, it does not require an attendant. Indeed, its best to make sure there is no human “in charge” of the robot. Even the most cheerful and professional attendant may create a barrier for some people to have fun.
A. It’s not! OCCO is just different. The content it produces is still considered “user generated” media, but it has a different flavor. OCCO can capture individual portraits and groups, at much longer distances, with a much better camera and no one has a stretched hand!
A. It’s not! OCCO is just different. Since there is no person behind the camera, subjects do not feel as intimidated or shy as they often do when there is a serious Pro photographer at work. People explore themselves, pose for more shots, since they know that machines are infinitely patient.
A. Short answer- magic. Long answer – OCCO uses sensors that continuously scan the environment, and know where people are and what they are doing. Algorithms detect when people appear to be posing, and once all criteria for a good frame (rule of thirds, head space, etc) are satisfied – the shot is initiated.
A. OCCO does not come with a printer. We really like the fully digital workflow. Fewer things to worry about. This said, OCCO saves files to a local hard drive and can be configured to copy them anywhere else (e.g. a network computer) where there is a photo printer and a PC running any of the widely available printing, editing software.