Where has everyone gone?

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  • Ian Leslie

    I'm trying to monitor new messages but this new "forum" is so far from fit for purpose I'm not reading anything like the amount I was and I strongly suspect most have just given up.

    Luminous Landscape has a good forum you can access here: https://forum.luminous-landscape.com/index.php?board=47.0

    It is still quite a bit quieter than the old Phase one forum but things have picked up a bit there.

    Also there is a Reddit community.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/captureone/new/

    As far as I know those are the places you can discuss C1 on a forum that meets the minimum requirements (Reddit is not quite there but still way way better than here).

    If anyone has other suggestions I would love to hear them.

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  • Ian Wilson

    There is also quite a lot of discussion on various Facebook groups such as Capture One Collective, Capture One Technical Forum and Capture One Professional | Ty Parish.

    Ian

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  • Dave R

    I used to subscribe to Luminous Landscape but left after the “palace revolution” as I did not like the way the site was moving. Up to now I have steered clear of Facer, Twitbook and the like 😳 but we will see.

    Dave

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  • BeO

    I am still here and have no plans to contribute to other forums. I see a value in having a central site and contributing elsewhere only increases redundancy and allotting information. And I think there is a tendancy towards usual internet ranting and trolling in places which are farer away from the palace which I dislike as it doesn't help anybody. Nonetheless I hope this forum software will ramp up in usability/oversight.

    regards

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  • SFA

    Busy with other things mostly for my part.

    I do wonder if the extended FAQ section is eliminating some of the volume of "simple question" posts by making searches for information more useful.

    I guess only the support team will have the information to answer that.

    The only problem with that is that most of what is left will be complaints about something ... perhaps making the forum environment a rather negative place to be?

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  • BeO

    Grant, using the search facility here I indeed found some useful information, and some if them dated quite recent from the company, which is a good thing. If that translates to decreased number of posts regarding more "trivial" problems, then the no. of non-trivial posts might increase, relatively. Not a bad thing. And complaints are good as long as they are fair and moderate in tone.

    cheers

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  • Ian Wilson

    I notice today that the section of the old forum for older versions of Capture One has just been removed. That seems to leave nothing now for users who are still on version 11 or 12, and there do seem to be some judging by the slow but steady flow of posts there. (I'm on v20, but some users have not upgraded.)

    Ian

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  • SFA

    I have not problem with complaints or "requests for improvements" and similar.

    However if that is all there is ... hmm.

    Maybe we should look for some more positive things to discuss?

     

    For example  - I obtained a new Android tablet for my wife to use and the V9 of Android has broken some split screen functionality she regularly uses on her existing older tablet. It can still provide the same function but it's different - requires some forethought and extra keystrokes, etc. Does that sound familiar? If the big players can screw things up what chance for the smaller companies?

    But I digress.

    So she doesn't want to use it. That gives me a chance (while I "look for" some sort of add-on app that might "fix" the problem) to test out the Tangent software version of the "Wave" devices.

    It works quite well, not too tricky to set up considering it is all via WiFi and some parts of it are quite addictive and very intuitive - up to a point. Other aspects may take a little more getting used to. Extending the functionality - or re-working it as an exercise in learning  - may be a different matter.

     

    As I played it occurred to me that in all of the time the Tangent support has been available I have seen very little discussion about it - either for the App version or the main desk units.

    Lots of questions about Loupedeck and random midi controllers - but almost nothing about Tangent.

    It makes me wonder if there is some sort of perverse aspect of forum users that means we nearly always want to discuss things that are NOT possible rather than things that ARE possible.

    One possible exception to that rule would perhaps be some of the more "dedicated" photo "sharing" sites -  the ones that still require some sort of "membership" association (if they still exist - I have not looked for years) where comments, of any, tended to be mostly positive.

    I always assumed that was mainly in order to receive positive comments in return.

    That's not a problem of course - unless the praise is just assumed because of the name rather than the image.

    It would be good to have a few positive and progressive discussions, especially about things that are rarely discussed.

     

    Grant

     

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  • BeO

    I am looking forward to see a new thread from you regarding the Tangent app and whether or not you incorporate it into your workflow.

    regards

     

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  • SFA

    BeO,

    I will probably do that at some point but not just yet.

    Partly that is because I am still learning about it and partly because I'm not yet sure that this particular tablet will remain in my permanent possession!

    If it does not I may investigate whether the Tablet specification affects usage by obtaining a low cost or older tablet to compare to.

    For example if I find that I only use the functionality for a limited part of its capability then it might be preferable to to use one of the hardware solutions from Tangent rather than the software and tablet - especially if the tablet experience suggests a mid-price model would be the best option and thus the cost of tablet and software approaches that of dedicated hardware anyway.

    The colour grading process results are quite addictive for some reason but I do wonder if I would mostly use them because they are addictive to use rather than because the images need the edits for their intended purpose!

     

    I would love to read about the opinions of other users if there is anyone out there who could could chime in - perhaps starting a new thread.

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  • SFA

    As a possible answer to the original question I note that the old forum is now available for C1 users who are Phase hardware customers OR simply POCP certificated.

    Which presumably has led to some not being interested in posting here. Not unreasonable.

    If the Enterprise users also have their own direct means of support there could be significantly less volume passing through here.

     

    All in all that probably makes it pointless to have a thread about the Tangent kit - which is not really a product aimed at the non-studio professional market.

    Does anyone care to prove me wrong?

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  • Dave R

    Your comment on Tangent got me thinking about the last time I tried the vs version that runs on iPad and android and communicates with CO via Wi-Fi.  So I download all the latest bits of software and installed them on the appropriate machines (an iPad min and win 10 laptop in my case).  First impressions is that using the tracker ball emulation on the lPad makes it easier to make very delicate colour grading adjustments than using the mouse directly in Capture One.  Being in social distancing mode and at home in virtual self isolation I have plenty of time to experiment. The iPad and Android applications can be used for 1 hour a day indefinitely for free though the cost of a licence is quite reasonable.

    Dave 

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  • SFA

    Hi Dave,

    I decided to try it because my wife has been muttering about the battery on her older Android tablet so we got a new one only to find that one feature she uses all of the time is considerably compromised in Android V9 (Boy does that sound familiar ...?) so she doesn't like the new tablet and I have now either inherited it or have the use of it for the testing I wanted to do with the vs software for longer than I thought I would.

    In general I agree with your observations. But now having time to play with it I an slightly puzzled that the way it seemed to work so readily and effortlessly to do some interesting grading when I really had no clue what I was doing did not seem to work so well for me yesterday with a coup;ld of other shots from the same day in the same sort of setting. Must be down to me or, possibly, the light and me trying to achieve something that just won't work well.

    Obviously it's not a hardware issue - just a user attunement thing probably working at a subconscious level.

    Or, maybe, my colour perception interpretation (and therefore the brain's control of my hands) was different on the day. Sound weird?  Well, the brain''s like that.

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  • SFA

    I have to agree with you doobs, especially since not everyone will have upgraded and nor are they expected to do so.

     

    That said the POCP board has always been by invitation only.

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  • Dave R

    I checked just now and found I could still access and log onto the old board, I clicked on view your posts and a single post I had made on the Media Pro and Media Pro SE forum popped up (I do own a copy of Media Pro But have not used it for years). So I assume I am allowed in because Media Pro forum is still on the old forum. There are still some Capture One related forums, scripting  and Capture One Plugin SDK for instance but how someone with no posting history can access them now I have no idea.

    Dave

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  • don maclean

    There is no restriction, for me (only Capture One user) it is still the same on the Phase One forum:

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  • Dave R

    I see you are not logged in.  Did you log in and attempt to post in say the media pro forum?

    Dave

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