DTDCH Script Suite
The DTDCH Script Suite provides integration with our Electronic Shutters and provides a set of batch cropping tools known collectively as the DTDCH Crop Manipulators. Better shutter integration means capture technicians can focus more on material handling and assuring the quality of the images. The new Crop Manipulator tools enhance the functionality of the AutoCrop tool, decreasing the time spent in post processing by reducing or eliminating tedious cropping tasks such as Page Splitting or the inclusion of an Object Level Target.
This free add-on for Capture One CH provides the following improvements:
DTDCH Shutter Integration
The Shutter Integration component provides tight integration between Capture One CH and our camera systems. At launch Capture One CH looks to see if DTDCH Shutter Control (for the SES shutter) or eShutter Control 2.1 DTDCH (for the eShutter) is running. If so it will integrates that software into Capture One CH. If not, it will assume the user is not using an RCam (e.g. is using a Phase One XF instead). The user can also manually update this integration (e.g. when switching from an RCam to an XF during a particular shooting session) by selecting [Scripts > DTDCH Shutter Integration > Refresh].
Once installed, regardless of mode, you will gain the following benefits:
- Always Ready Capture: Capture can be triggered without Capture One CH in the foreground (for instance if taking notes in another program when you trigger capture). This capability is provided by a third party app called Apptivate, included in the install files.
- Better Mini Mode: For the SES shutter the floating “mini” mode (click the + maximize button in the top left) is more compact and provides access to manually open/close the lens
- Trigger Capture From Live View: If you’re in Live View, and you trigger a capture, the Live View window will automatically close and the capture will be triggered when the camera is ready a moment later.
DTDCH Crop Manipulator
Our suite of cropping scripts include:
- Expand or Contract: Moves the edge of the crop. Useful as a followup to AutoCrop to make asymmetrical crops (e.g. more padding on the left/right than on the top/bottom) or to include Object Level Targets which are below the cropped subject. Use command to select more than one edge at a time.
- Page Split: When using the DT RGC180 to image two-up facing pages of bound material the AutoCrop tool’s Book Scanning mode does a great job of cropping the frame to the page-spread. For those clients that would like a crop for each of the two pages this tool does the rest. Give it a selection of page-spread raws and it will create a variant cropped to the left page and a variant cropped to the right page. It will even color tag the left pages green and the right pages red, so that it’s easy to filter the view to just one side at a time. A user-settable margin can be set to include more or less of the gutter or adjoining page.
- Set Specific Size: Allows the user to set a specific size for the width, the height, or both. In all cases the location/center of the crop is maintained.
- Shift: Moves the entire crop up, down, left, or right, without resizing the crop.
- Standardize to Largest: This tool finds the largest width and largest height of the crops applied to all selected images. It then sets all the selected images to that width and height. This serves as a replacement for the Fixed Size mode of Autocrop for collections where Fixed Size Autocrops is not working well (e.g. drifting throughout a book).
We have included the files that are necessary for the installation of this solution below. There is a pdf guide that includes step-by-step installation instructions as well as the functionalities of the solution. Since the installation is a little obliquitous, we have also include a video guide to further clarify the process.
Download Current Install Files
If you have any questions during install or use please don’t hesitate to call or email.
Download Archive (older versions)
Install Video Instructions
NOTE: We’ve noticed that if you’ve renamed the application “Capture One 9” to a different name (e.g. “Capture One CH”) our script solution may sometimes crash upon launching Capture One. Therefore we suggest keeping the default as-installed application name.
The below instructions are for the last version of DTDCH Shutter Control (meant for Capture One 9 CH). We will update this with a video for the current version (for Capture One 9.2 CH) soon.