Multi-computer workflow (mobile to desktop)without re-import

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Multi-computer workflow (mobile to desktop)without re-import

Postby CalebGiki » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:36 pm

Hey guys,
I may not have figured out how to do this yet, it may not be easily possible yet, but either way.

I've got a laptop that I take with me to shoots, I'd like to be able to process/tag/rate the catalog while on the go(without network access) and then sync the mobile catalog with my main catalog on my workstation whenever I get home, that way if I do any work in the field it'll save me time later while working on my workstation.

Is it already possible to sync the catalogs whenever I bring my laptop onto my workstations local network?

Anybody with any ideas/current set ups similar to what I'd like to do?

Thanks,
Caleb

Edit: forum rules recommended I include that I use windows machines not macs.
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Re: Multi-computer workflow (mobile to desktop)without re-im

Postby David532 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:35 pm

CalebGiki wrote:Hey guys,
I may not have figured out how to do this yet, it may not be easily possible yet, but either way.

I've got a laptop that I take with me to shoots, I'd like to be able to process/tag/rate the catalog while on the go(without network access) and then sync the mobile catalog with my main catalog on my workstation whenever I get home, that way if I do any work in the field it'll save me time later while working on my workstation.

Is it already possible to sync the catalogs whenever I bring my laptop onto my workstations local network?

Anybody with any ideas/current set ups similar to what I'd like to do?

Thanks,
Caleb

You might find this Capture One Blog by David Gower useful
https://blog.phaseone.com/sessions-catalogs-get-the-best-of-both-worlds/
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Re: Multi-computer workflow (mobile to desktop)without re-im

Postby cdc » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:39 pm

I assume when you say that you don't want to "re-import" is that you want the work you do in the field to be transferred over to your desktop?

I think your best bet is to have a Catalog on your desktop and use sessions in the field and import your sessions into the catalog, all of your adjustments & ratings will transfer over.

Alternatively you could not work with a catalog and move to a workflow that uses sessions only, then you would just need to copy the session folder over to the desktop and continue working there, no re-importing involved.
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Re: Multi-computer workflow (mobile to desktop)without re-im

Postby CalebGiki » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:24 pm

David532 I think I'll end up doing something like this.

cdc wrote:I assume when you say that you don't want to "re-import" is that you want the work you do in the field to be transferred over to your desktop?

I think your best bet is to have a Catalog on your desktop and use sessions in the field and import your sessions into the catalog, all of your adjustments & ratings will transfer over.

Alternatively you could not work with a catalog and move to a workflow that uses sessions only, then you would just need to copy the session folder over to the desktop and continue working there, no re-importing involved.


That seems like a very decent option, do you know if capture one saves the already generated thumbnails from the sessions, for use in the catalog?

Thanks Guys!
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