Stick in SD card, C1 opens automatically , make a folder location usually on a thunderbolt connected raid (nothing like a good backup), fill out the job details and run the import. Select the images I want and grade one up then copy and paste those settings to the other images. Balance and little exposures and queue the images up for export and delivery. JPEG for day to day stuff, TIFF for commercial. Photoshop only if needed & that is usually with the commercial work.
Capture Pilot server runs if I'm shooting tethered and/or need a client to be able to see or flick through or pick images. Looks amazing on an iPad and you can run it to a web server locally if you need to but that is not as good as having the dedicated and free app.
Each new job is opened up as a session.
SuperSirLink wrote in post #18730343
...I am also hoping I can do an in place upgrade to the full Fuji version from the express version down the road...
Easily done once you have a license you just select licence from the main C1 menu and restart. There is a page about that on my blog. And a good read on how to import from Lightroom on Phase' blog: https://blog.phaseone.com …catalog-into-capture-one/
I run about 4Tb a year of backup storage, as some of the commercial project images can get a little large, yesterday is was only a 560Mb image to deliver. A 6x4m @120DPI of part of the moon for a celling in a hotel! For me having to buy 4Tb of SSD is a reasonable cost to consider for backup storage. I change out the drives every year and co-locate the pair. Local SSD for editing speed if a must but not for storage, a multi array is batter for that IMO.