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Direct Import from Nikon Z6 into CO22



  • FirstName LastName

    Sorry, no hint.

    Only posted to let you and others know I have a support ticket in on this.

    I'm trying with a sony A1. It is recognized with sony software, just not co22.


  • Keith R
    Top Commenter

    to avoid Keith's complaints

    So you think it's OK just to march in here without doing even the slightest bit of "due diligence", and instead expect other people to do your thinking and work for you?

    I make no apologies for having a problem with lazy, entitled people.

    Does anyone has a hint for me?

    Yeah. If you'd looked around a bit harder, you'd have realised that the standard advice is to download your images onto your computer first, THEN load them into Capture One.

  • Ian Wilson
    Top Commenter

    The thing is that for most camera models, if they are connected by cable, Capture One treats it as an attempt to tether.


  • Al von Stryk

    Thank you, "FirstName LastName" and "Ian Wilson" for you helpful replies! If it's the case, that CO assumes an attempt to tether only, it could be a nice thing to implement a choice in a version to come.

  • Ian Wilson
    Top Commenter

    I don't use tethering myself, so I am no expert. But my understanding is that the reason files can be transferred directly with some cameras is something to do with being able to set options in some models of camera as to what mode it will connect in. But someone with more experience of it may be able to say more.


  • Frank Mantek

    I just tried that. And it has nothing to do with CaptureOne tethering. When I connect my Nikon Z7 II, and i use explorer to see the camera, it is shown as a "portable device", not as a USB drive. Starting diskpart, or disk manager, pick your poison, the camera is not showing up as a harddrive, independently if CaptureOne is running or not.

    Therefore, when any program that is written to take data from "volumes" ask the OS (windows): give me a list of drives, that won't work. Funnily enough, i can navigate in the "choose folder" to the Nikon and pick a subfolder (as explorer can do that), but that will not result in any photos getting transfered, as there is no drive letter assigned to the Nikon storage. And you can not assign a drive letter.

    Using usbtreeview, you can see this for a Nikon:

    Z 7_2
    Device Description       : Z 7_2
    Device Path              : \\?\usb#vid_04b0&pid_044b#0000006000925#{a5dcbf10-6530-11d2-901f-00c04fb951ed}
    Device ID                : USB\VID_04B0&PID_044B\0000006000925
    Hardware IDs             : USB\VID_04B0&PID_044B&REV_0130 USB\VID_04B0&PID_044B
    Driver KeyName           : {eec5ad98-8080-425f-922a-dabf3de3f69a}\0001 (GUID_DEVCLASS_WPD)
    Driver                   : \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\WUDFRd.sys (Version: 10.0.22000.434  Date: 2022-01-16)
    Driver Inf               : C:\WINDOWS\inf\wpdmtp.inf
    Legacy BusType           : PNPBus
    Class                    : WPD
    Class GUID               : {eec5ad98-8080-425f-922a-dabf3de3f69a} (GUID_DEVCLASS_WPD)
    Interface GUID           : {a5dcbf10-6530-11d2-901f-00c04fb951ed} (GUID_DEVINTERFACE_USB_DEVICE)
    Service                  : WUDFWpdMtp
    Enumerator               : USB
    Location Info            : Port_#0007.Hub_#0005
    Location IDs             : PCIROOT(40)#PCI(0101)#PCI(0000)#PCI(0800)#PCI(0003)#USBROOT(0)#USB(7), ACPI(_SB_)#ACPI(S0D2)#ACPI(D2A0)#ACPI(BYUP)#ACPI(BYD8)#ACPI(XHC0)#ACPI(RHUB)#ACPI(PRT7)
    Container ID             : {cda96433-07bf-5f9a-b3f3-76b7cc5467dd}
    Manufacturer Info        : Nikon Corporation
    Capabilities             : 0x94 (Removable, UniqueID, SurpriseRemovalOK)
    where, for a SD card reader, e.g., the important difference is:

    Legacy BusType           : PNPBus
    Class                    : USB
    Class GUID               : {36fc9e60-c465-11cf-8056-444553540000} (GUID_DEVCLASS_USB)
    Interface GUID           : {a5dcbf10-6530-11d2-901f-00c04fb951ed} (GUID_DEVINTERFACE_USB_DEVICE)
    Service                  : USBSTOR

    The crucial differce is "USBSTOR" vs "WUDFWpdMtp". The later is a windows portable device, and it is
    by default not a harddisk and not treated as one.

  • Al von Stryk

    Dear Frank,

    thank you for your very comprehensive answer! Since it does not seem to be possible to switch between different USB-behaviours within the Nikon settings, this issure remains unsolved until an improved FW.

    According to the "Advanced Manual" of the Z6, Nikon seems to limit the direct import to Nikon's view-NXi software.



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