I've purchased the video and watched it yesterday.
It's a great introduction to the tools and capabilities of Capture One and it's nice to learn something about the background of the tools!
I am finding two points a bit misleading:
1. is smart saturation in the basic color editor
This is certainly a very helpful feature as it helps to avoid color clipping.
However in the workflow outlined in the video - working with camera profiles as working space (that's what I do as well) - you have to think about this.
An increase of saturation in the basic Color Editor shrinks the camera profile, i.e. smart saturation physically compresses the input profile (unlike an increase of saturation in the advanced Color Editor).
So if we talk about the limitations of AdobeRGB (or so) with regard to print this is at least worth a note.
See here -
wireframe: original camera profile
white (inner): the camera profile after an increase of global saturation (+30) in the basic Color Editor
colored (outer): the camera profile after an increase of global saturation (+30) in the advanced Color Editor
2. is color preferences
The setting of the rendering intend only comes into play when the target profile (or the monitor profile) is table based (typically printer profiles).
If the target color space (set as recipe in the output tab) is matrix based (such as AdobeRGB, sRGB, ProPhoto etc.) the only possible rendering intend is relative colormetric anyway.
Too, if you use the camera profile as working space the setting is almost
However the setting also affects the translation to the monitor profile (again: only if the monitor profile is table based) … but I think for the translation to the monitor profile any other setting other than relative colormetric doesn't make any sense.
Bottom line: default should be relative colormetric
IMO but you may switch to perceptual when you are working with a printer profile set as output- or proof profile in C1.
This is BTW why I'd highly welcome a switchable CMM in C1 so that we can utilize AdobeCMM (AFAIK in Adobe applications the color conversion to the monitor profile is always rel. colormetric… independ of your customized color settings. Too, - and maybe more important - we C1 users could utilize the same BPC that ACE uses in Photoshop).