Capture One Enterprise has the ability to lock specific tools so that they cannot be altered by accident during a busy shoot by changing the camera settings or file naming, for example. It is also possible to assign a pin code to the locking system so that the administrator or photographer in charge can prevent assistants from unlocking the tools and change important capture properties.
The following tools can be locked:
- Camera + Camera Settings (except the Live View and Capture buttons)
- Camera Focus
- Next Capture Adjustments
- Next Capture Keywords
- Next Capture Location
- Next Capture Metadata
- Next Capture Naming
- Process Recipe
- Process Recipes
- Output location
- Output Naming
It is possible to lock/unlock a single tool locally or to lock/unlock multiple tools at once with the Manage Locks dialog box.
Locking a single tool
Click on its Action menu in the top-right corner and select Lock Tool.
A padlock icon will now be displayed next to the tool’s name to indicate that is locked.
If a pin code is set to control the locking/unlocking of the tools, you will be prompted to enter that before you can lock the tool.
Note that you can still use the Live View and Capture buttons in the Camera tool when it is locked to ensure that an assistant can still capture images even if he/she is not allowed to change the exposure settings, for example. Also, be aware that any keyboard shortcuts associated with the functionality of a locked tool will be disabled.
Unlocking a single tool
Find the tool that you want to unlock, click on its Action menu in the top-right corner and select Unlock Tool.
The padlock icon will now be removed to indicate that is no longer locked.
If a pin code is set to control the locking/unlocking of the tools, you will be prompted to enter that before you can unlock the tool.
Locking and unlocking multiple tools at once
If you need to lock or unlock multiple tools at once, go to the menu and select Window -> Manage Locks.
If a pin code is set to control the locking/unlocking of the tools, you will be prompted to enter that before you can access the Manage Locks dialog box.
Once the Manage Locks dialog box is open, you can checkmark all the tools that you want to lock or unlock them by removing a check-mark. Note that is easy to select or deselect all the tools in the Capture or Output group by clicking on the group name.
Once you have locked or unlocked the desired tools, click on OK.
Note how the padlock icon will be displayed on the different tools to indicate whether they are locked.