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Capture One Pro Command Line Interface to perform conversion of .CAP to .DNG

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  • ericnepean

    Prrobably not. Most of the work done in this forum involves scripting on a Mac system. AFAIK  all the discussions about scripting on a Windows system end up in a discussion of why scripting isn't available for Windows users.

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  • DSAD

    Are you saying that this function is possible on a Mac system but not on Windows? Or are you saying there is a separate Windows discussion forum discussing why this cannot be performed on windows?

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  • SFA

    Why do you feel a need to use Capture One for this type of file conversion?

    Does Capture one read .CAP files? If it does I can't think why it would need to for photo editing.

    The answer to your most recent question is that Apple provides Applescript and Capture One makes use of Applescript to support some of C1's functions for automation via scripts on a Mac.

    There is no direct equivalent for Windows unless one considers the potential for undertaking some sort of development work using the Software Development Kit.

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  • Yvette Reichert

    Capture One Pro Command Line Interface to perform conversion of .CAP to .DNG. DSAD; . Help with Dodge and Burn Script.We are seeking a method to call Capture One Pro from the Windows command line to convert a batch of CAP files.Capture One Pro Command Line Interface to perform conversion of .CAP to .DNG.

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  • DSAD

    @SFA  

    Why do you feel a need to use Capture One for this type of file conversion?

    Does Capture one read .CAP files? If it does I can't think why it would need to for photo editing.

    .CAP files are from an early Phase One digital back and were converted to .tif in an early version of Capture One. At present Adobe ACR will not see or convert this type of file. As it was originally saved in a version of Capture One the only raw file converter that I can find to read and convert this type of file is Capture One.

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  • SR

    I have never used a CAP file (.capture?) nor used Capture One older than version 3, so this is pure guessing.

    Are you able to run the old version of Capture One to open the CAP files? Is it possible to change the file name extension to TIF or IIQ? If a very old version (CO 2.9, Lightphase or similar) is needed I'd try to download it and install it in a VM if necessary (SheepShaver or Basilisk II with Macs). Anyway, you must rely on application's own batch processing to process the files. Applescript support was very limited in early versions.

    You can't save as DNG in old versions of Capture One. You must first save the file as 16bit RGB TIFF and then convert it to linear DNG if you want.

    Check out also RawDigger.

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  • DSAD

    @Sameli Rantanen

    I have never used a CAP file (.capture?) nor used Capture One older than version 3, so this is pure guessing.

    Are you able to run the old version of Capture One to open the CAP files?

    Sorry this discussion has went in a completely different direction.
    Yes .cap was a capture file. These files are still able to be opened and processed to tiff or DNG in the latest version of Capture One.
    However it appears that my original question about batch processing from windows command line is not possible.

    Many thanks to everyone who responded.

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  • unitseven

    Did you ever find a solution to this @dsad? I am needing to do the same for IIQ files but the SDK (which includes COPE (Capture One Processing Engine) a command line processer for Phase One is not economical for our use. It may be for yours and they may offer a discount to Phase One Hardware purchasers.

    For us it would prob. be more economical to buy a mac to script than the SDK - having said that we are doing a very simple conversion so admittedly there would be other uses where the SDK would be a better fit.

    I am about to start looking for SDK users to see if they can (and are permitted) to develop me a tool to do this conversion.

    Let me know if you found anything else that might help.

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  • ericnepean

    I note that FastRawViewer will read PhaseOne IIQ files, and presumably willing export them in other file formats. FastRawViewer is not expensive, well maintained and runs on Windows and MacOS

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  • DSAD

    unitseven  Glad this is still relevant. Sorry I did not find any solution to this, but I did discover that Capture One does not produce a "true" DNG file for use with archives, as identified by DROID. So implementing this via a SDK would not be acceptable. Until Capture One update the version of DNG that the software produces we will be converting our IIQ files to DNG via the Adobe DNG Converter. This is a major inconvenience as the C1 workflow was so good, but we just cant use it.

    ericnepean  I haven't tried this, but again will this DNG be identified by DROID as a DNG?

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  • ericnepean

    @DSAD My apologies, just found FastRawViewer doesn’t do DNG conversion.

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