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« on: July 01, 2010, 07:55:52 pm »

Does it matter which program I use to transfer the raw images from the camera to the computer? When does the de-mosaicking happen? Is it done by the transferring program? In other words would there be a difference if I used nikon transfer to move the images from the camera to the computer and then opened them in Capture One versus transferring them with Capture One and never letting another program touch them until I export a finished product.


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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010, 08:11:23 pm »

The RAW files are simply files … you can also copy them by hand from the CF to a certain folder on your hard drive. So as long as a so called "transferring program" is only copying the files, nothing happens.
However there may be certain softwares that read/write Exif Data (and therefore in fact change the original file)… I don't know. AFAIK Photomechanics does, but again, I'm not quite sure.
Once used to the workflow in C1 you will most likely use the importer tool of C1 anyway (actually this is also the easiest way to start with).

demosaicing happens when you open the file in C1. But only for the preview - the actual RAW file remains unaffected; C1 is totally non-destructive, i.e. all adjustments are stored in separate setting files, but not in the actual RAW file.
The actual pixel file (JPG or TIF) will be baked when you hit the "process" button…
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