From Media Pro to Photo Supreme (OSX)

AlainB
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From Media Pro to Photo Supreme (OSX)

Post by AlainB » 15 Sep 21 10:53

I find the import of my Media Pro catalogs to Photo Supreme using the recommended procedure not satisfactory.
Some events disappear entirely in the conversion, others loose most pictures (from 414 to 8 in one case). A category with 732 pictures becomes a category with 3703 pictures, and so on.

I realise that there seem to be another route, using the Photo Supreme 'Data" then "Import From Media Pro" and
apparently loading the XML export of the Media Pro catalog. Does any one has success with this method ?

Sigi
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Re: From Media Pro to Photo Supreme (OSX)

Post by Sigi » 15 Sep 21 15:02

I imported abuot 50.000 files coming from Media Pro.But:
- folder by folder, not in one go
- start with a small test folder with a few files
- I have not used "Import from Media pro"
- make sure that all info from Media Pro is synced to the files before import into PSU
- Use the importer within PSU
- if you have issues when importing your "small test folder" get in touch with Hert (Support). He helped me a lot to sort out hick-ups

AlainB
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Re: From Media Pro to Photo Supreme (OSX)

Post by AlainB » 16 Sep 21 14:23

The small folder test was OK.

Under further scrutiny I found the following;

I take picture either in JPEG or in RAW. When I use the RAW format I keep the original RAW file (with no metadata)
and a file with the jpg extension created by Nikon Capture.

It turns out that all metadata in the jpg files are included in PS but the event metadata.

Accordingly,in PS the number of pictures corresponding to a given event is the number of pictures created in JPG

According to Exiftool the event appears as both
Event and
Fixture Identifier
when the file extension is JPG and only as
Fixture Identifier
when the file extension is jpg

Sigi
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Re: From Media Pro to Photo Supreme (OSX)

Post by Sigi » 17 Sep 21 15:05

have you found this webpage and did the scripts:
https://www.idimager.com/mediapro-to-photo-supreme

AlainB
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Re: From Media Pro to Photo Supreme (OSX)

Post by AlainB » 17 Sep 21 22:54

Yes I did execute "4c. MediaPro Event to Photo Supreme Event Catalog Label"

Hert
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Re: From Media Pro to Photo Supreme (OSX)

Post by Hert » 18 Sep 21 7:06

I believe the event from MediaPro was written as a “hidden”, self-defined/created embedded metadata tag. Did you check if MP also wrote that for RAW files? I assume not since they could not update embedded metadata for RAW and of it was present then the script would have picked it up. What isn’t there can’t migrate over
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AlainB
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Re: From Media Pro to Photo Supreme (OSX)

Post by AlainB » 18 Sep 21 9:12

I only write metadata in the JPG (direct from the camera) or jpg (from capture NX) files, the RAW files are direct form the camera, unmodified.
My problem is that apparently MediaPro acts differently with JPG files (from the camera) and jpg files (from Nikon Capture).

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Re: From Media Pro to Photo Supreme (OSX)

Post by Hert » 18 Sep 21 9:20

Yes I did execute "4c. MediaPro Event to Photo Supreme Event Catalog Label"
What I'm saying is that this script reads the proprietary Event tag that MediaPro writes in the metadata.
If that's not written then of course that info also doesn't appear in Photo Supreme for such files. PSU can't read what MP doesn't write. If you think a file has the Event in its metadata, but it doesn't appear in PSU then share a sample file here so that the community can check it.
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AlainB
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Re: From Media Pro to Photo Supreme (OSX)

Post by AlainB » 18 Sep 21 9:27

I will do it. According to exiftool the metadata (that PS does not read) is
Fixture Identifier

Hert
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Re: From Media Pro to Photo Supreme (OSX)

Post by Hert » 18 Sep 21 9:31

PSU doesn't read "Fixture Identifier". It reads "Event" from XMP

EIther:
expressionmedia:Event or mediapro:Event

Did you export in Media Pro as outlined in step 1 of the instructions?
https://www.idimager.com/mediapro-to-photo-supreme
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AlainB
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Re: From Media Pro to Photo Supreme (OSX)

Post by AlainB » 18 Sep 21 9:38

As I wrote earlier

According to Exiftool the event appears as both
Event and
Fixture Identifier
when the file extension is JPG
and only as
Fixture Identifier
when the file extension is jpg

AlainB
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Re: From Media Pro to Photo Supreme (OSX)

Post by AlainB » 18 Sep 21 9:39

Hert wrote:
18 Sep 21 9:31
Did you export in Media Pro as outlined in step 1 of the instructions?
https://www.idimager.com/mediapro-to-photo-supreme
Yes I did

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Re: From Media Pro to Photo Supreme (OSX)

Post by Hert » 18 Sep 21 9:48

only as
Fixture Identifier
when the file extension is jpg
So that means that Event is not there. Are you using the latest version of Phase One Media Pro?
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Re: From Media Pro to Photo Supreme (OSX)

Post by AlainB » 18 Sep 21 9:52

I am using the latest version of "Media Pro SE".

Hert
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Re: From Media Pro to Photo Supreme (OSX)

Post by Hert » 18 Sep 21 9:54

You mean the iView Media Pro from even before the Microsoft acquiring?
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