Capabilities | Media Pro photo manager

Uploaded by PhaseOneDK on 09.05.2011

This movie will outline some of the capabilities that are built into Phase One Media Pro.
Perhaps the most important thing to understand right at the beginning is that Media Pro is
catalog software which is very different than browsing software.
Capture One’s file browser will let you look inside a hard drive
and down through the folders there until you can find individual files, and you can easily
look through any of the folders that happened to be on this hard drive.
However, once the hard drive is disconnected from the computer,
Capture One can't show you the pictures anymore.
Media Pro however saves all the information it knows about your pictures in a catalog
and that catalog document can show you the pictures and let you group and organize them
even if you're not currently connected to the computer.
In this case you can see that the
hard drive that these images are on, is not even currently connected, and that's what that
red question mark shows us.
A catalog also has the ability
to bring images together from anywhere in the collection and let us
sort, group, and make use of them in interesting and useful ways. Let's take a look at that.
I’ve got Media Pro’s organize panel showing which you can access or hide by this item right
up here.
Down in the bottom in the catalog folders area
we can see all of the folders.
We have catalog images
on this hard drive,
and I can go through and look at any of the images in any of these particular folders
by simply clicking on it
and then scrolling through the images.
That's a nice way to look at images but up here in this catalog fields area,
we have a lot more flexibility to find images in a lot of different ways.
In the date finder we can look through the collection according to
what day the pictures were shot, and this information is automatically created by the cameras clock
when the images are shot.
You can use the place finder
to organize and sort your images according to the location where they were photographed,
and you can use the rating tool
to find images according to how good you think the pictures are.
You can even combine these tools together. I can select all of the pictures from Iceland
and then I can cross reference it with my rating stars
starting with the four-star, then three-star, then two-star images to just look through
a smaller subset of all of the pictures from Iceland.
Catalog sets tool offers the most flexibility for grouping your images together
in ways that make sense for your images and your image collection. For instance I've
got groups here for
all of the clients that I work for, and inside every client
group I have different groups that are made for any particular job I might have done for them.
This lets me put my images away
and make them navigable in ways that make sense to me.
We’ll look more deeply at strategies for making use of these sorting and organizational
tools in another movie.
Sorting through pictures is important, but the real gain from using Media Pro is the
ability to add productivity. One of the chief ways to do that
is to create something using Media Pro.
You can make web galleries, run slideshows,
save those slideshows as movies, print contact sheets,
output files, and email files, all directly from Media Pro.
Once I have re-connected the hard drive
that holds the images,
creating a web gallery is just a click away.
This template has been customized so that it looks like the rest of my website.
I can also run a slideshow using this item in the make menu.
I have control over layout, duration,
and some other stuff as well.
In this case we’re just going to run through it manually.
If I'd like to create an exportable movie of that time lapse sequence,
I can do that right here as well.
“Save slideshow as movie” gives me the option to save this
and create a free-standing movie that I can send to other people.
This isn’t a full-featured tool for creating a time-lapse sequence,
but it is a good way to make a quick proof of your sequence
to see what it really looks like.
If you'd like to email an image that's also just a couple of clicks away.
I've set this to create an email
that includes media summary
as well as a copy of the image
and a watermark.
If you need a batch convert a set of images to jpeg or TIFF
that's also easy using the convert images command
where you have the ability to create presets that are useful to you.
Of course you can print from Media Pro as well,
and you have lots of control over the grid and which information is showing underneath
the images, what kind of background colors etc.
You can either print to paper or you can print to PDF
By the way, you can also view
and convert,
and embed your movie files into your web galleries using Media Pro as well.