what I find doing when working on time sensitive jobs. (Oh, yes, well then, ummm they are ALL time sensitive) I end up canceling the Backup so I don't take time on the backup.
I would hate to have a SW crash (C1 has had very few crashes), or a hardware crash, any crash that would lose my recipe.
I have to agree, a true DAM, is what makes secondary export type files, while a Raw converter's real job is to develop the RAW. The only time I use a virtual copy within C1 (LR I use more often, as it has good features and easy to do) is to export to Photoshop or to LR for further editing. (I export to LR as I find the BWconversion, Brushes, Gradient, Split Tone tools more user friendly). Other copies are made by the very well designed features of ACDSee or other DAM apps....Even MediaPro has a so so ability to do this with watermarks, strip of Metadata, or addition of IPTC, and keywords, in batch or single file. Thats what a DAM does, it manages.
You can't drive a 911 Turbo(DAM/Manager) in the dunes of the desert, and you sure don't want to drive a knobby 4x4 offroad truck(RAW developer) on the autobahn. It just won'y handle well.
Most folks in photo, even a semi pro/amateur level expect to have at least a couple apps open. The image manager is ALWAYS first point of reference. Not catalog or session developing software will ever change that.
For PC, I don't look any further than ACDSee for such a tool. Fast, and supports just about ALL file formats, EXCEPT IIQ/C1 raw files. WHY?!! It is odd to me why Adobe who is the direct competion of C1 is OKed to read and develop IIq/C1 files, while photo managers like ACDSee cannot support these raw files. Why is that?
I still have issues switching from a Catalog to a session. In fact, unless I make a new one, or open an existing Session, I have no access to my Folder/ drives to browse into to find what I'm looking for. I have to resort to Windows Explorer and all the folders named "CaptureOne". I can manage, but why the odd approach? Why not keep a System Folder with folder browsing enabled?
I can be frustrated or just deal with it. And for now, I am dealing with it, as I can only shoot with C1 for Phase DB backs, and I think the raw developer is truely superior to LR in a number of subjects I shoot to the style of my process.
Well....It is C1's first catalog app release. It looks like they didn't adopt much functionality from Media Pro, and aimed at the LR model.
If only they took ACDSee's, or "open" style approach to being a DAM/DEV app. They would have leaped over LR(in both arenas). It is the least folder and file intrusive method, with the most ease of use and full of functions. Since this is the first version, I urge C1 to look at ACDSee and other smaller niche companies that stay in business for decades BECAUSE they do a few IMPORTANT things right. I hope C1 can learn from their abilities and the value they have to further enhance C1.