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  • SFA
    You need the Metadata tool usually found in the "Information" Tab.

    I have never used an express version so I cannot be sure what the tool offers in Express but I do not seen any mention of restrictions compared to the Pro version of C1 when glancing through the comparison sheet so I assume you should find whatever you want there.

    HTH.


    Grant
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  • NNN636617532573496566
    I found it. However, looking at it is disappointing. The Sony playmemories home app that comes with sony camera has much more exif data including things like what dynamic range optimizer setting I used. I want to have an editing program that includes this in order to analyze and compare images with different settings. Playmemories is a limited program otherwise. So is there any way that Capture one can load more exif data that was recorded with the image?
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  • SFA
    I think you will find that, generally, editors that are not specific to a proprietary manufacturer will probably only support the commonly used and so "Standard" date and leave the manufacturer specific information alone. It avoids screen clutter that is probably of little interest to the majority of users.

    As I recall If the data was made available with an upload to Flickr it would list absolutely everything to be found in the EXIF records of an image often requiring scrolling to see everything made visible. All a bit pointless and half of it uninterpretable to anyone outside the product design team.

    I'm not sure whether the Express version of C1 offers a different level of EXIF info to the Pro version.

    However I would imagine (though I might be wrong) that, to use your example, the dynamic range optimizer setting (and several other adjustments) really only apply to the internally generated jpg files and will have been burned into those files when process in the camera.

    With C1 having the original primary purpose of being a RAW file converter (that may or may not understand manufacturer's special proprietary processes from camera to camera) the information you are seeking may not be of much use and indeed could potentially be misleading in terms of understanding the RAW images.

    Presumably Sony have approved what Capture One offers so you might wish to create a Support Case and check with the Capture One support team. Perhaps also ask Sony for their opinion?

    I think that is what I would do.

    HTH.


    Grant
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  • Timothy Devick
    There is a free tool called "ExifPilot" that shows you all the exif data in your photos and lets you edit (as far as I have seen so far) any of it. I don't know if it will show your Sony-specific exif data in a recognizable way (it may show it and treat it as generic exif data) but you could give it a try. I use it for editing GPS data in my photos as C1 will display this info but will not allow it to be edited.
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  • Delwood
    I use exiftool for heavy lifting of EXIF and IPTC data. It works on every platform. On the web page Phil Harvey has compiled a list of software that uses exiftool for each platform. Check this out if you don't like command line tools.

    Here is the link for the web page:
    https://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/ex ... index.html

    You can read all tags. You can write tags or clear tags. And its free!
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  • Keith Reeder
    NNN636617532573496566 wrote:
    I found it. However, looking at it is disappointing. The Sony playmemories home app that comes with sony camera has much more exif data including things like what dynamic range optimizer setting I used

    "Maker notes" Exif data are often proprietary and frequently encrypted, which is why Sony software can access/display them and Capture One can't.
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