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  1. Jamie
    Jamie says:

    Two-way sync does not work for DNG-files. C1 does not write to RAW files of any kind, only to XMP sidecars. PM does not read from nor write to XMP sidecars if there is a DNG present. (Since DNG is an open standard, it doesn’t need sidecars. Therefore, they ignore them. I have confirmed this with PM.)

    I tried all day to get this configuration to work. C1 will pick up changes created by PM, because PM embeds them into the DNG. But, PM doesn’t even see changes made by C1, because C1 writes only to the XMP.

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    • Image Alchemist
      Image Alchemist says:

      Hi Jamie,
      Thank you for your comments. You confirm what I said in the blog, that DNG is a different animal with regard to how PM always embeds metadata and Capture One does not (never). I was however able to sync metadata via XMP file back from Capture One to PM when I prepared the blog. Maybe my PM settings are different?
      Best, Paul Steunebrink / Image Alchemist

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  2. Jamie
    Jamie says:

    Hi Paul,
    yeah, I’d had tried all of this a few years ago, but got some nasty problems with keywords, so I gave up. Your article, combined with a desire to geotag my DNGs (via GPX-files) got me working on this. But, it’s definitely not supported by PM now. I have confirmation from PM (in their forum) that PM will not read/write to XMP sidecars if there is a DNG present.

    Seems like both companies are being a bit stubborn. But, I suppose they have their reasons.

    Cheers,
    Jamie

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  3. Chris
    Chris says:

    I am in the process of switching to Capture One from Lightroom and have been thinking about using Photo Mechanic in unison with C1. I have two questions for you: 1) Would you recommend using the new Photo Mechanic Plus or the older version 6 without the cataloging feature? 2) Do you use sessions or catalogs in C1 along with Photo Mechanic? Thanks!

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    • Image Alchemist
      Image Alchemist says:

      Hi Chris,
      1) Since I have not used Photo Mechanic Plus yet, I do not feel entitled to make any recommendations. I have a review of this software on my task list. 2) I do use sessions when working in combination with Photo Mechanic.
      Best, Paul Steunebrink / Image Alchemist

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