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Offline paddy

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DNG - Metadata sync with Capture One
« on: February 10, 2018, 11:31:57 am »
Hello,

I use DNG files and want to synchronize Metadata with Capture One. Here is my problem:

I select and rate filed in PM. I edit in C1 and the ratings are read perfectly.
But when I change rating or color code in C1 the data is not read by PM.

My guess is: PM writes the rating into the DNG. C1 reads from the DNG but writes changes back into the XMP file. PM seems to ignore the XMP created by C1. I can't tell C1 to write the rating into the DNG. XMP is always created.

Is there a way to do a two way sync in this case?

Thanks
Paddy

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Re: DNG - Metadata sync with Capture One
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 12:10:51 pm »
Paddy,

I use DNG files and want to synchronize Metadata with Capture One. Here is my problem:

I select and rate filed in PM. I edit in C1 and the ratings are read perfectly.
But when I change rating or color code in C1 the data is not read by PM.

My guess is: PM writes the rating into the DNG. C1 reads from the DNG but writes changes back into the XMP file. PM seems to ignore the XMP created by C1. I can't tell C1 to write the rating into the DNG. XMP is always created.

Is there a way to do a two way sync in this case?

XMP sidecar files are not supposed to be produced when working with DNG files.  XMP should always be embedded directly in DNG files.  It's part of Adobe's specification.  PM will always ignore XMP sidecar files that have the same base name as the DNG.

Sounds like you need to talk to Phase One if there is no preference in C1 that can be changed to have it update the DNG file directly.

-Kirk

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Re: DNG - Metadata sync with Capture One
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 10:42:47 am »
Is it true for Le´ca DNG ?
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Re: DNG - Metadata sync with Capture One
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2018, 08:33:53 pm »
Is it true for Le´ca DNG ?

XMP should be embedded in all DNG files, even those made by Leica cameras.

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