Directory structure is YYYYMMDD_MyClientName
File structure is xxxx_MyclientName_YYYYMMDD.extension where xxxx is a sequence number (front numbering for Contact sheets etc...)
Now C1 can't create this file naming structure, so what do I do?
Ok, so I am trying to answer my own question, hoping that someone else will pick holes in my process...so here is the invitation :-)
I am thinking of using Bridge to do the Renaming, within Bridge I have plenty of options for do a custom renaming. This will need to be done prior to processing the images in C1, and if the sidecar/xmp isn't embedded with the RAW file. I am going to have to rename the raw file sequence as well as the .cos files in Settings50.
Ok, either can work, but I would like something a little more elegant :-)
I don't think it's the best workflow for your needs, but technically you CAN get that file renaming
1) batch rename with just a counter (that counter will increment so you can keep it going, reset it, or set it to a number at any time)
2) bath rename with "filename plus job name" and add the rest of the file name.
I'd say batch renaming in Better File Renamer or automator before you view the folder in c1 is the way to go. If you're not afraid of a little scripting an AppleScript could be written in about 30 lines of code that would prompt for a name, import them to the correct folder name, automatically rename the raws according to your scheme, do a backup, and display a message verifying the number of images and their total size. Optionally it could also open Capture One to that destination folder (technically you would tell the OS to open the first raw file "with Capture One" which would in turn cause capture one to launch and then switch to that folder) so that the proxies/previews start to generate whether you are around at the end of the import/rename or not and even if you wanted it could select all the images in the folder and pack them as EIPs so that no matter what you do after that your settings/ratings will be maintained with the raw file; heck while we're at it it could process low resolution JPGs to a separate folder, make a web contact sheet, and then upload that contact sheet to your server for remote viewing. In fact if you were the only one using your computer you could even script it so this happened automatically when you stuck a CF card in. In the end you would Stick in the card, enter a name, and bam everything else is taken care of.
Sound like a lot of work? It's a golden rule that you have two options for workflows:
- conform to generally accepted and implemented workflows and have less power but more simplicity of implementation (like C1's naming scheme which places the counter at the end of the file name)
- demand a very precise and powerful workflow and have more power but less simplicity of implementation
You can't have it both ways (though for any given specific workflow some program may by pure luck have that as their "accepted and implemented workflow").
Note that you can append all the sidecar data to the raw file itself. Since C1 has a golden rule against making any change whatsover to the original raw file (including messing with metadata etc of the original file) it has a unique approach to wrapping the sidecar and the raw file together into one container called an EIP file (our explanation
). However, the cache, for obvious reasons is not part of the EIP file, so if you rename the EIPs outside of C1 you won't lose your settings/ratings/metadata but C1 will have to regenerate proxies which will slow the program.
However, all this said: I will lobby for you to get a "counter and filename" option in the batch renaming option in C1 along with an option to rename during import. This would greatly simplify your workflow and your arguments to it's advantages are compelling.
Also I find this irritating, I want to compare content of folders to verify that I have copied everything across, but when I press apple+i on a group of folders I get each and every folder info popping up, and I just want a total! anyone got a solution for this?
Option Apple I gives you the inspector which will show a single info window for whatever folder/folders/item/items are selected in aggregate.
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