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Author Topic: Transfer to archive + DNG conversion with ImageIngester ?  (Read 5357 times)
Renaud
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« on: June 27, 2010, 02:30:49 PM »

Hi,

I use II for importing and converting my files.
I'm now considering working on the raw files instead, and convert them after keywording and editing, when transfering to archive drive.

Peter : you suggest converting to DNG through DNGconverter...but you have to move the non raw files manually, which is not very convenient, and risky.

I thought it could be convenient to move the files to be transfered through IIngester, in a folder automaticaly created, and convert to DNGs, in a single pass.
And even jump the 'copy from working files drive to archive files with Chronosync' step, by creating this folder directly in the archive volume.

That you be 3 steps in 1 : secure, and time saving.

Does anyone see any issue or drawback doing it this way ?

Thanks.

-Renaud
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Renaud
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2010, 03:12:43 PM »

Not sure my post was very clear..

What I suggest is use IIngester, at the end of the edit-keyword phase, to :
move the edited/keyworded files in an automatically created folder, right within the archive, while :
- converting the raw files to DNGs
- verifying all the files
One single step, ideally made overnight..

instead of :
- Make a folder in the working files drive
- convert raws to DNGs (DNGconverter) within that folder. Wait (quite a while).
- move manually the non-raw files in it
- create a folder in the archive drive
- copy (Chronosync) the previous files in it
...which is several manual steps, with workflow breaks.

-Renaud
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Marc Rochkind
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2010, 03:34:38 AM »

Indeed, using II simplifies the workflow. Note, however, that DNG Converter is still being used to convert to DNG, and therefore takes exactly the same amount of time. However, since the whole process is automated, you can just let it run and don't have to be involved with the individual steps, as Renaud has said.

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