When I opened the Catalog to import the rest of my files I got an error message "requested document type is not recognized"! I retried to open the Catalog but I got the same message! I tried to repair the catalog but it was impossible - I finally had to delete the catalog and start all over again! You can imagine, that this was such a frustrating situation. I tried to find out what went wrong - not to make the same mistake again.
While finding a solution I also wondered why the catalog size of C1 was around 38 GB! I double-checked the import tool - but my files just referenced from the external HD to the Catalog. Just to let you know - my current Lightroom catalog with all my files is 771 kb!
After some research I figured out, that C1 always had some issues with large catalogs...It seems that after all Capture One is a great editing software but not so good to manage a huge amount of files. From other users I figured out that it is better to work with different catalogs... the workflow there seems to be fast and stable.
Well, after all the excitement with the Update I am a bit disappointed... I finally decided to stick with LR and edit just my keepers and my commercial work in Capture One. After all I thought that Version 10 would be ready to manage all my files. But it seems it isn't the time now.
But I am very confident that Capture One is already working on improvements. They have an incredible customer service/forum and you always feel in good hands and very well supported.
After all, I still can recommend Capture One as an editing tool. It is amazing and I will use it. You definantly should give Capture One a try. For those who want to get a license or upgrade - there is currently a 10 percent discount on the Capture One Blog. I also recommend the Capture One Film Styles, which work perfectly in Capture One 10.
I hope I could help a bit for those who are also thinking about making a full transfer from LR to Capture One. If you have further questions don't hesitate to contact me.
I got a request from a photographer friend if I could include in my review to compare the Fuji X-files in C1 and LR. After the crash of my first Capture One Version 10 catalog I started a new catalog a few days ago with just a 1000 images - but my Capture One Catalog crashed again. I have to say, that I never had a situation like this with Version 9. It seems that there are some current issues with Version 10 and I hope there will be an update soon.