Why should I choose a time-sync match workflow
No, this is not a tethered scanner. This scanning on-site option is faster than your traditional tethered shooting model. Use this option if you get data before picture day and need the fastest, scalable workflow in volume school and sports photography. This method requires a specially programmed Opticon scanner at each camera station (and a backup just in case).We recommend this option if you have 5+ schools or leagues and get the data before picture day. Think this is the best option for you?
How time-sync match works
Because this scanner must be specially programmed, you will need to purchase from H&H Color Lab. Click here to order an Opticon scanner. This scanner is not tethered to the camera or a laptop. This wireless scanner is synced using a sync barcode scan and a sync image at the beginning of the photo shoot. Watch this short video to see how. Once synced, the scanning process is as simple as scanning the barcode on the subject’s camera card, label or shoot list, then photographing that subject. You can take as many images as needed to get a good pose or expression. The scanner will match them all to that barcode until you scan the next one. Then when you’re back at the studio, connect the scanner to the computer and import the scanner data when you import the images from the camera. Watch the magic happen as all the scanner data is matched to each image.
But what about the packages and backgrounds from all the prepays? Well you have 2 options to enter this data:
- You can add that information back at the studio after you import the images. The images in the project can be resequenced into any sort to match the stack of prepays you’ll enter from.
- For greater time-savings, scan the package and background barcodes after you scan the camera card before you take the picture. Then all that scanned data is imported into the project with the images.