When using an unsupported camera, it may still be possible to use Capture One as long as you have a compatible capture utility for your specific camera model. However, support for Capture One’s tethering tools and features is greatly reduced.
Note that access to shared folders required for this option may be restricted when running some third-party capture utilities simultaneously with Capture One, therefore, the following guide may not be suitable.
Before connecting a camera model that is directly supported by Capture One, deselect the appropriate Provider/Enabled Tethered Support (Mac/Windows) option in the Preferences first and then restart the application.
- Open the third-party utility and create and name a destination folder for the captures as you would normally do when using it. It may be possible to select the Capture Folder of the Capture One Session as the destination folder. If so, captured images will then appear in the Session's Capture Folder and no further set up is required. When access to another folder is required, please follow the actions starting from Step 2.
- In the Library tool, under Sessions Favorites, click on the adjacent (+) button, navigate to the folder and select Add. Alternatively, select the folder from Finder/File Explorer (Mac/Windows) and drag it to the Sessions Favorites. The folder will be added automatically.
- In Capture One’s main menu or in the Camera tool Action menu, the (...) icon, select the Hot Folder Enabled option. Capture One will monitor this folder for image files.
- Capture images using the third-party app and images will now appear in the Capture One Viewer.
NOTE: Using similar software to view or edit the RAW images while running Capture One may result in the inability for Capture One to access the folder containing these images. This usually happens when the Nikon software and Capture One are running at the same time. When using the Canon software, EOS Utility should be the only other open camera software and the Remote Shooting feature should be turned on.