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  • SFA
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    Are you using full tethering, where C1 takes control of the camera, or the Hot Folder method?

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  • Marcin Mrzygłocki
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    And which camera - not every brand transmits in metadata the filename it would have used in-camera, maybe none, as even "Original Filename" EXIF field with a different purpose is confused as such due to lack of other fields that could match the desires.

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  • Marcin Mrzygłocki
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    On a different note, this is a (minor) reason why I don't use tethering and instead I have scripted renaming on-the-fly when copying off card; I use my laptop for taking notes on planned names. A major reason to stay away from tethering was for me how slow it is - I cannot request a stop, yet the buffer waiting on USB controller blocks me from shooting.

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  • Scott Belzner

    Hi all. Using the tether feature where capture one has full control . Testing on a z9 Nikon and today’s canon r6 also doesn’t send the file name across .
    It’s simply to just have a back up exact copy to the files on the card we’re shooting too. Also we are sharing the shoot via the shared online option so if people had notes from overseas would be good to keep those notes but can’t match the file names

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  • SFA
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    It is only quite recently that tethering options have come to exist where the Full Control Tether has been able to shoot at all when camera bodies have cards in place. Previously, if there was a card installed, the computer OS would see the camera as a Storage Device and rab the USB connection as soon as the camera was connected, preventing tethering applications on the computer from taking control over camera functions.

    With more recently released cameras offering options to save to internal cards and still permit externally controlled tethering, options for safety back have become available. However, the file creation process are separate and therefore naming the files is not a sharable option. 

    To get to that point on would need to use the Hot Folder options, have the camera work autonomously, save the file to the computer once it is named and get C1 to monitor the dedicated folder to which the files are delivered.

    The question of matching comments to files on online sharing facilities IF one has to resort to a backup is interesting but, in reality, avoiding the need to use the backup would be the best option. If nothing else it would make the perceived problem a much less significant problem since it would suggest some sort of rare  calamity has occurred during the shoot. 

    One might suggest resetting the camera naming to a new value when starting the active shoot and share and starting the C1 naming convention to the same value at the same time. However, whether that could be maintained in synchronisation for an entire shoot without constant monitoring I am not sure. As an idea it may be introducing more issues than it is worth for a "just in case" solution.

    If one could be sure that camera and computer time were always in accurate synch, matching images for the purpose of disaster recovery should be fairly straightforward. However, that might be a very big IF. 

    Using the Hot Folder option the camera will issue the date and time, so that problem should be resolved as far as matching is concerned.

    On the other hand one would lose the option for full control of the camera via C1 and speed would be constrained by whatever internal processing the camera has to do before it allocates a name to the files followed by how fast the USB or Wireless (is available) connection to the computer might be.

     

     

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  • Scott Belzner

    Hi. Yes I’ve been using capture one as my perferred tethering for many years and as a Nikon user , well aware that incamera cards for many years wasn’t an option.
    Todays shoot as I was a digitech , we were shooting on a canon r6 in raw and jpeg
    Using a Area 51 cable no issues
    We also had set up an online share for paramount to view as we shot with no issues
    The “back up “ files being written to the external ssd I was capturing too (have for many years) was fine and all. But the issue lies that as the photographer today prefers to have the interval xqd or cf express b card to be written to aswell, the online file names won’t match the internal card.
    What ever way we look at it , being either naming the tethered files as we go , they still won’t match anywhere apart from having to sort by date created then remaining and that’s hoping that the camera cable doesn’t fall out or extra files are written while the cable might fall out.

    Today we had to stop the tethering because the camera locked up and wouldn’t connect
    Tried new battery , new cable, new flash sync cable to see if that was buggy and a new internal card. I could fire the camera from capture one but the shutter wouldn’t trigger or focus. And I believe the back of camera light was very active .

    So two different things there to consider

    Hope that made sense

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  • Marcin Mrzygłocki
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    You can backup *.cos files, which are very lightweight, then in case of any failure use the information from these files to match files from card to the expected names.

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