Capture One Settings for Cabaniss Collection

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  • First, make sure there is not sunlight coming in through gaps in the panels that will affect scanning. Also turn off overhead lights above the scanner.
  • Open Capture One software and turn on the camera.
  • Several of the default settings will have to be changed:

  • In the box Base Characteristics:
    • ICC profile should be set to Tungsten
    • Curve should be set to Linear Response
    • These settings will reset each time a group of images is uploaded.

  • Next Capture Naming refers to the name given to the image before being output from the Capture One software, as well as the name given to the raw file of the image. It doesn't really matter what you name this file, and it is easiest to leave the name as the default settings. However, you do want to select where raw files are saved so that you can delete them at a later time. (Please remember to delete them occasionally! They take up a lot of space on the local drive!) Set the raw files to save to C:\Digital Programs\Phase_One_Raw_Files.

  • Output Naming refers to the name the file will be given when it is output from the software.
    • For the Format, choose Job Name and 4 Digit Counter.
    • In the Job Name box, enter the file name for the object.
    • To the right of the words Output Naming click on the triangle to open a drop-down menu. On this menu choose Set Output Counter and enter desired counter value.
    • Set images to output to the appropriate folder in C:\Digital Programs\u0003_0000252_Cabaniss.

  • White Balance can be found by doing a color test using the color strip card, but this will reset each time a group of images is uploaded, so it is more practical to enter these settings yourself.
    • Kelvin should be set to 4357
    • Tint shoud be set to 2
    • Changing these settings will automatically change the Mode to Custom.

  • When you are ready to upload, select all the files you wish to upload and click on the Process Variants icon in the upper right corner (it looks like a cog or gear). This will upload the selected files to the chosen folder on the local drive, but you will still need to upload these folders to the Share drive at the end of your shift.

  • To delete uploaded files from the Capture One software, select desired files and click the Move Variants to Trash icon in the upper left corner (it looks like a trash can).


Occasionally, the camera will have operation issues. This generally occurs when the camera is set to Manual Focus and more than 30 seconds elapses between captures. You will hear a "whirring" sound as the mirror in the camera attempts to drop but gets caught. We are working to discover a permanent solution to this problem, but until then, there are some ways you can work around it.

  • If you hear this sound, you can turn the camera off and turn it back on. This will usually correct the problem.
  • Another work-around is to make captures using the Auto Focus setting.

Additionally, this problem seems to worsen if the camera is left on for extend periods of time when it is not being used. When you have finished with your captures and are moving on to optimization, turn the camera off to conserve its power.