Like most professionals I shoot
two cameras simultaneously. Once my selects are tagged in Bridge or anywhere, I load them all into ACR to make adjustments and process them out. Because ACR displays alphabetically by filename, there is no way for me to edit chronologically and I have to edit each scene twice, one from each camera because they are displayed at different places in the filmstrip. So, images from the same scene or shoot may be hundreds of images apart. Even when the camera file name counter rolls over, images are out of sync.
me break it down. Scene 1, outdoors, daylight, ocean scene, boats
across the water. Camera B, same shot, different lens. Scene 2,
boathouse, indoors, sailors celebrating award, on-camera flash, tungsten
filter both camera A and B, as before. Move to scene 3, different
environment, same settings both cameras. Now figure that's 1000 images
shot over the course of a day between two cameras. Many different scenes, shot on both cameras at the same time of day.
Those images (selects) are loaded into ACR. ALL of Camera A displays, THEN
ALL of Camera B in the filmstrip based on filename. I can't modify
image settings in batches or scenes simultaneously with Camera A and B because
they are in completely different places in the filmstrip. This is
inefficient and wastes time and kills consistency. I literally have to edit both sets from scratch or try to find the the same scene somewhere in the filmstrip manually.
Adobe, please give us a simple ability to sort via create date/time in ACR filmstrip!!