@ D Fosse:
I can tell you what I do on my Mac:
- Preparation: Make invisible folders and files in the finder visible: Start the Terminal app: Copy/paste "defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE;killall Finder": Push the return-button. Quit.
- Open a *.NEF file with Capture NX2
- Have a look at the folder *main volume*/private/temp in the Finder ("private" is one of the formerly "invisible" folders).
- Search for the folder "Nkn****" that has been created when you started Capture NX2. Look inside.
- You will find an *.icm file that has just been generated by Capture NX2. As much as I know it is uniquely tailored to the opened *.NEF file, its ISO, its WB, its picture control settings, whatever. Its name will be rather cryptic, but you might identify the name of your camera as part of the string. Anyway, copy that file.
- Paste it in the ColorSync/Profiles folder (*main volume*/*user*/*your user*/Library/ColorSync/Profiles).
- Name it according to CaptureOne’s rules, i.e. begin with the Name of your camera. For example "NikonD800-*********". Whatever comes after the "-" may be to your liking. You can quit Capture NX now, btw.
- Next time you start CaptureOne you will be able to choose the new profile from the drop-down menu "icc profile". Since a tone-curve is already part of the profile you better choose "linear response" instead of the CO film-curves.
That’s it. Sounds more complicated than it is.
Should work also with ViewNX software, which is free.
All information is provided without guarantee. Please be careful with your machine, get someone you trust to help you if you’re afraid to damage your computer. I have no idea what the steps would be on a Windows machine.
To hide the hidden folders and files again use the line "defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE;killall Finder" in Terminal.
Does it make sense? That depends. I like the colors I get using the NX2-profiles in CaptureOne. To my eye they’re better than CaptureOne’s generic profiles. And I don’t have the means to make really good profiles on my own. YMMV