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Parabola

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Am starting work with a new client. They use Capture One software in their studio (Shooting tethered with a Canon 5DMk2 camera), and have asked me to use it too.
The studio was using PCs, but have just bought a couple of iMacs.

I've previously only really ever used Adobe Bridge & Photoshop's RAW processor.

Can anyone recommend a Capture one book, or online tutorial for getting started in this program.


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andy-xr

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Just do everything backwards from what you'd do in ACR and you'll be fine

Kidding...it's very powerful and I've always preferred the output from C1 to Lightroom, it just has more clarity and cool'ness, I dont know where it comes from. But for me it keeps crashing, so I cant use it

The one thing I found with it is that it cant catalogue at the same speed as Lightroom, so rather than having my catalogue on a network I found C1 preferred the files locally. It meant I processed what I wanted and dumped the rest onto the NAS

Parabola

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Good stuff, thanks. I'll bear the cataloguing thing in mind.

markmullen

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It is fantastic, once you're used to it I bet you never want to use anything else.

In terms of tutorials Phase One has a good Youtube channel, http://www.youtube.com/user/PhaseOneDK?blend=7&amp...

For more in depth stuff the Image Quality Professors Blog is well worth a look, http://blog.phaseone.com/

If you want a proper training course look at Capture-U

Also one to remember is that Capture One isn't a Digital Asset Management program, Phase One offer their own system, Media Pro, which runs alongside Capture One and keeps track of your files.

Parabola

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markmullen said:
It is fantastic, once you're used to it I bet you never want to use anything else.

In terms of tutorials Phase One has a good Youtube channel, http://www.youtube.com/user/PhaseOneDK?blend=7&amp...

For more in depth stuff the Image Quality Professors Blog is well worth a look, http://blog.phaseone.com/

If you want a proper training course look at Capture-U

Also one to remember is that Capture One isn't a Digital Asset Management program, Phase One offer their own system, Media Pro, which runs alongside Capture One and keeps track of your files.
Great, really useful post Mark, thanks. Capture One does seem so much slicker than what I've used before.

Am working my way through the YouTube stuff. Will get stuck into the Blog next.
Have just registered for the Capture-U to have a look at their free stuff. Looks interesting.

Thanks again.
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markmullen

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No problem. I'm not a trained professional or anything but I do use it every day so, as do a few others on here, shout up if I can help.

Parabola

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One thing that does worry me...

I shoot tethered. It's handy to have the shots popping up on the cameras screen,as I go along.
I can glance at them and know how the model is looking without having to walk to the Mac. (Need to have a memory car in camera to do this)

Can't seem to find this option in Capture One. Have found an iPhone/iPad app to do it, but this seems a bit over complicated.

Bacardi

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Not sure what you are saying and I haver never used Bridge (if that's what you used before?), for tethering although, have used DPP, LR and Aperture. I can't recall if you can get the image to appear on camera back as well as monitor simultaneously, which I think is what you want? I haven't looked to do this, as it's a 'need to know' thing. It does show up on the camera if say the camera hasn't been touched for 10 mins (or whatever you have auto sleep set to) and disconnects from the the software and shoots to card, so need to half press shutter to wake up camera and it will reconnect to C1. If there isn't something you can change in camera or software settings, there may be another work around using other software for capture and then a hot folder....

If you like to chimp on camera, why not shoot to card and just import afterwards? For me the whole point of tethering is to get a nice big picture to look at rather than the silly little one on the back of the cam. The drawback is there is a small delay with the pic coming up, but if working with models I tend to shoot a number of shots then review them in batches as I shoot. I have an iMac on a computer desk with wheels (£40-50 from Staples) so can wheeled around and keep right next to me, (but angled so models can't see, or you'll never get anything done!)

Capture Pilot does work well for iPhones/Pads but it is to too slow for work with models if you want to preview as you shoot, but great for a client to see them stream onto Pad and have their own gallery to view at their leisure without bothering you.

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