Best import workflow when using a NAS?

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Best import workflow when using a NAS?

Postby NNN636937195416473352 » Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:07 pm

What is the best import workflow when you want to store your RAW files on a NAS and just your catalog on your local drive?

Should I manually copy the RAW files from the camera/card to my NAS and then import them in my catalog or should I let Capture One move them as part of the import process by choosing a folder from the NAS as the import destination?

There can be quite a few images, for example right now I have a card with 1200+ travel photos ready to be imported. I am planning to keep all my RAW files completely on the NAS and not on the local drive to save the limited local space.
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Re: Best import workflow when using a NAS?

Postby NNN636002042127646575 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:09 pm

I've not done proper speed tests but in general Capture One does impose a bit of overhead. I ingest from card/camera via PhotoMechanic (so I can rename, and add some EXIF data) copying to the NAS. Then I import into Capture One, telling it to leave the images in place. It seems faster to me than having Capture One do the import and renaming but I wouldn't swear to it.
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Re: Best import workflow when using a NAS?

Postby NNN636937195416473352 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:33 pm

Thanks for the reply!

I think I will follow a similar approach and try to move the images over to the NAS before importing them.
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Re: Best import workflow when using a NAS?

Postby HolgerG » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:43 am

I've imported the RAW files from SD Card to NAS via the MacBook, imported afterwards into C1 without moving the Files. So there is no more renaming of files anymore. That's why I changed now to import via C1 directly, this gives me the possibility to rename the files what fits to my workflow.
If you don't care about the RAW file names, it doesn't matter how you import.
The only downside if you import "manually" to the NAS, you need two steps.

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