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1  Workflow Discussions / Tethered Shooting / Re: Tethered shooting file renaming problem in LR3 from a Canon 5D on: April 17, 2011, 02:21:55 AM
Thank you for the reply. I think LightRoom 3 has improved the import functions, and particularly the tethered shooting imports, significantly. I in fact have in that past used the EOS Utility but found that I always had problems when the camera timed out between shots. EOS Utility would shut off and some sort of reboot would have to take place, which was a huge disruption. I will try it again for a fair comparison. The LR tethered import works very well in all regards except this one. It does not give any control over the camera functions but for my purposes that has not been an issue.

Chuck Brackett
2  Software Discussions / Lightroom / Lightroom tethered shooting problem on: April 15, 2011, 06:24:32 AM

The above post to the Tethered Shooting Forum regards renaming problems when tethered shooting from a Canon 5D to LR3, Mac OSX 10.3. Can't get the original filename number suffix to work. It defaults to  a sequence number. See the listed post.

Chuck Brackett
3  Workflow Discussions / Tethered Shooting / Tethered shooting file renaming problem in LR3 from a Canon 5D on: April 15, 2011, 06:05:05 AM
This forum seems to have gone to sleep, and this might actually be better in the LR forum, but I will try here first.

I have run into a problem renaming files on import while shooting tethered: Canon 5D, LR 3, Mac OSX 10.6.
I want to use the <filename number suffix> icon to capture the file number sequence from the 5D, which I use in continuous mode. After extensive testing I cannot find a way to make this work, I just get a sequence number, one digit instead of 4, but no way can I get the original file sequence number.

On the other hand, when importing the same files from card, all is well.

I have contacted both Adobe and Canon. Canon says they know of no problem that would cause this. Adobe has had over a week to study the problem but has provided no help at all.

Has anyone else had this problem? Any solutions lurking out there?

I did contact Martin Evening who tried the same thing on his Canon 1Ds Mk3, and that worked perfectly.

I am stuck. Canon suggested I use EOS Utility to do the import, but that is not right for my workflow.

Chuck Brackett
4  Software Discussions / Bridge/ Camera Raw / Re: Problem with applied metadata missing from derivative images on: May 26, 2010, 05:59:15 AM
I found that I could solve the problem by simply resetting the II defaults in the Content Metadata Template panel.

5  Software Discussions / Bridge/ Camera Raw / Re: Problem with applied metadata missing from derivative images on: May 06, 2010, 08:07:45 PM
I am having the exact same problem with the same configuration:
MacPro, OSX 10.5.8, ACR 5.6 and Photoshop and Bridge CS4.
Using a Canon 5D. so it is not just a fluke. The applied metadata is not copying through.

6  Software Discussions / Media Pro & Expression Media / Re: Where is the catalog data stored? on: February 11, 2010, 08:35:36 AM
Thanks Peter

Let me see if I understand. I import a file into the catalog, and establish some catalog sets for it to appear in. Then I sometime synch annotations and the catalog sets for that particular file get written into the XMP data which stays with the file. All types of files?  Then later I modify the catalog sets, add the file to another set, or refine the sets it is in. No new XMP data written. But then need to synch annotations again to get the changes written back to the xmp data.

My mind is confused on the sync annotations function. Whether or not to do it. I have seen arguments both ways and I usually try to do it but it is one of those things that can easily get lost in the workflow.

7  Software Discussions / Media Pro & Expression Media / Re: Where is the catalog data stored? on: February 10, 2010, 06:25:29 PM
It worked. But why? Anyway, back in business and I thank you for helping out.
8  Software Discussions / Media Pro & Expression Media / Re: Where is the catalog data stored? on: February 10, 2010, 06:04:16 PM
I do have big problems. But no, I have not tried an import from Catalogue File. Are you suggesting I just open a new catalog and then import from the earlier file (which is the one that crashes)? How does that flush out problems?

But still, when importing image files into a new catalogue, all the old Catalog Fields come along and I don't know where they come from. They must be constructed from data that is either in the archive or in the image files themselves. But knowing that would help sort things out.

This image collection is about 28,000 images, and about 900 MB catalog. Is that big enough to cause the problem?

Thanks for the reply but I am pretty much out of commission now until I get this cleared up. It is also possible it is a Mac OS problem, but not yet.

9  Software Discussions / Media Pro & Expression Media / Where is the catalog data stored? on: February 10, 2010, 02:31:42 PM
Seems obvious, but I am not so sure. I am writing to this forum because I suspect no one is watching the iView forum, but I posted a bunch of problems to the iView forum labeled iView unstable.

Now I am in the process of recreating my entire catalog structure, from scratch, by opening a new catalog and doing the import from file thing on my entire collection. Needless to say, it will take me a great deal of time waiting for all those thumbnails to render. However, I am surprised to see that the entire catalog is recreating itself from that file structure. All the Catalog Fields and sets, etc. How can this be? I realize that synching annotations will put certain metadata back in the original files, but where is this catalog field information coming from?

Chuck Brackett
10  Software Discussions / iView MediaPro / Re: iView unstable on: February 09, 2010, 11:47:27 PM
I found the dmg installer for IVMP 3.1.1, changed the old app to OLD_..., installed the application, opened the current catalog, and tried updating the folders that indicate the need, and iView crashes again. The entire folder of derivative files looks good in Bridge, previews render, file sizes appropriate, etc. Opened a few for checking, but it is not a bit by bit check. I did look at the previews (not thumbnails) for each file in the folder, and file info, in Bridge and no apparent problems. Is it fair to conclude that it is not the files, it is not the application, an therefore must be the folder itself? But I tried (previous post) new folders and that did not work either. OSX problem???

11  Software Discussions / iView MediaPro / Re: iView unstable: More Info on: February 09, 2010, 11:17:51 PM
I have gone back through earlier catalogs up to mid 2009 and find the same behavior except that the file name problems and iView losing the files does not appear in those catalogs. Basically, I can't keep iView open.


12  Software Discussions / iView MediaPro / Re: iView unstable on: February 09, 2010, 11:06:44 PM
I have just tried starting a new catalog and importing from the folders that show the problems. It too shuts down. Does that mean that the image files are corrupted? How can I determine that? I also tried a new catalog import from my backup disk for those same folders, with the same result. Or is it possible that iView itself needs reinstalling, and how can one find the suppport to try that?

13  Software Discussions / iView MediaPro / iView unstable on: February 09, 2010, 10:58:23 PM
My iView (Mac Leopard, iVMP 3.1.3) has become unstable. Unknown operations cause it to shut down with no error reports and sometimes with no operator input. Single catalog, 909 MB and about 26,000 files cataloged.

The only symptom I can repeatedly trace is that iView has renamed in the iView viewer some of the files but they are not renamed in the actual disk files. Therefore iView cannot find the files and the appearance on the screen in the catalog folders panel is that the folders need to be updated. When update is performed, iView crashes, sometimes half way or more through the folder.

I realize there is a problem with iView having to do with maximum catalog size both in the catalog data and the numbers of files. Is it likely that I have reached that limit with only 909 MB of data in the catalog?

Apparently the recommended route to fix this problem, if this is the problem, is to split the catalog along "clean boundaries".

Any further suggestions of other potential causes? Any ideas of best ways to split the catalog when it doesn't even recognize the files that are stored? Any thoughts at all? Also, should I invest in Expression Media now and would it help?

Thanks Much
Chuck Brackett
14  Software Discussions / iView MediaPro / Re: psd previews not showing properly in iVMP on: December 19, 2009, 12:16:43 PM
I have found the enemy and he is me, to paraphrase Pogo. Remember Pogo???

The problem, as suggested in the earlier thread referenced, iis the presence of an alpha channel in the channels palette. Removing that alpha channel has brought  the previews back to life. Now, why do alpha channels screw up the rendering of previews in iView? No problem in Bridge, or in the images themselves, just the previews in iViewMP.

Has anyone see such problems in Expression Media???

15  Software Discussions / iView MediaPro / psd previews not showing properly in iVMP on: December 18, 2009, 10:57:45 PM
I visited this issue once before [] wherein previews for .psd files are not showing up. It was solved then by making sure the insure compatibility is checked. I now have a variation on the problem in which there is a preview, but it does not contain the whole image, just some of the layers but not the entire composite. Compatibility is checked, and some psd files do indeed show up with previews. File sizes are 750MB. Tiff versions have previews showing up and they are running 1.5GB so it is not file size.

Any thoughts on what I might try.

Chuck Brackett
iVMP 3.1.3, Intel MacPro, OSX 10.5.8, Photoshop CS4
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