With the release of Capture One 9.1 comes a fantastic new addition in the shortcuts menu. Reset Capture Counter. With the ability to assign a workflow or a sequence of custom events using software such as Keyboard Maestro, we can make one shortcut change our shot folder and reset our capture counter all at once.
The benefit of this set up, and having shot-lists written out ahead of time, is that you can assign your naming format to follow the name of the shot folder. This means that so long as you’re accurately keeping tabs on what’s being shot, your file naming will match live without the necessity of a post-rename. This saves valuable time as you can then start your batch processing whilst additional shots are being shot. Another tip is to take advantage of tokens in your batch processing folders, too. I’ll write more about this in another tip.
In Capture One you’ll want to find the shortcut for ‘Set Capture Folder’ and ‘Counters’. They’re both going to be set to the following for the sake of this tutorial.
Keyboard Shortcuts > File > Set as Capture Folder > CMD + F
Keyboard Shortcuts > Edit > Counters > Reset Capture Counter > CMD + Shift + 2
Now over in Keyboard Maestro we want to put both of these shortcuts together into a single shortcut. We’ll place a slight delay in there just in case it takes Capture One a moment to switch folders over. Copy these settings below.
Now any time you select your capture folder in Capture One and press CMD + Shift + D You’ll change the capture folder to the one highlighted and you’ll reset the capture counter to zero.
I have this macro set to display a notification once it has been executed. This lets me know that I didn’t miss-type and if I do not have the capture name window currently active, it’s a secure reminder that it did the job. If you’d prefer not to have a notification displayed, you can simply not add it to your macro.
I’ve included a download to this macro so you can simply edit it to match your system settings.
Download: C1 Folder Set, Capture Reset
CrashPlan is the kind of service that only needs to work once to be worth it. There’s many caveats with a service like this. Especially one that offers unlimited storage for such a cheap price per month. Corners are cut to achieve this sustainability and it’s worth keeping this in mind when making decisions with regards to the security of your digital archive.
With that in mind, CrashPlan is a $10 / month service that allows you to connect your NAS with some tinkering to their service and initiate an upload up to 68TB (A true limit, despite their advertisement of ‘unlimited’). They only have two data centers, and their upload speeds are painfully slow. These are all mute points for what is simply a set-and-forget $10 / month piece of extremely cheap insurance.
So, we’re sticking with CrashPlan but we already have a CrashPlan PRO account. Unfortunately the plugin that comes with FreeNAS only works with CrashPlan HOME Accounts. A severe problem for someone who already has CrashPlan running multiple accounts via a PRO/Business Account. Fortunately with the change of a few lines in two files, we can have the FreeNAS Client talk to the GUI and shake hands with respects to the PRO account. Fantastic!
If you’re reading this tutorial I’m assuming you’ve already gone through the hassle of creating a SSH VPN Tunnel solution to connect to your FreeNAS CrashPlan client. This is a complicated and in-depth process that Code42 go into great detail in covering. See here. Once you’re to the point of aiming to login to your CrashPlan account (and you’re being denied….Close the GUI and head into the Terminal and access your jail via the Shell in FreeNAS or SSH. We’ll be working in SSH.
Once you’ve SSH’d into your FreeNAS you’re going to be looking for the Jail to access. You’ll then head to the jail in order to work on the two files.
jls – Lists all of the jails currently running on your FreeNAS
jexec 3 tcsh – Executes the Jail based on the JID number 3.
Once you’re in as root@crashplan_1, you’ll be editing the first file, default.service.xml
Here you’ll change the orgType to BUSINESS and the authority address to central.crashplanpro.com:443. Save by pressing Esc and saving changes.
Next you’ll look for the same details in my.service.xml and change them there, too.
Again, orgType to BUSINESS and authority address to central.crashplanpro.com:443
Press Esc, save the changes and then restart your Jail in FreeNAS. Once you’ve restarted and reconnected your VPN Tunnel, fire up your CrashPlan GUI and you should be able to successfully login with your PRO Account!
Plugging in an SD Card and Photos keeps popping up? You know the trick to stop it from opening up but plugging in a new SD Card or a formatted one and it still won’t stop bugging you?
Head to terminal and enter:
defaults -currentHost write com.apple.ImageCapture disableHotPlug -bool YES
Enjoy your peace and quiet!
Had a blast working with Dean West on his recent Comcast campaign.