Phase One is continuing to show off that selling your kidneys was totally worth the loads of money that you spent to buy one of their cameras–and they’re also updating their cult classic Capture One Pro software. Some of the new additions include rotatable Live View, new shortcuts, and a new feature that takesFocus Stack, HDR Sequence and Time-lapse from Phase One cameras and puts them into a specific collection.
A new update also came to their XF camera system; and more details on those can be seen after the jump.
Phase One Pro 9.1
— ‘Copy from last’ has been re-designed to allow the inclusion of metadata, making shot-to-shot application of copyright and other metadata easier and more intuitive;
— Rotatable Live View — live view can be orientated for still life work with next captures mirroring the live view orientation;
— Improved Shortcuts — a number of extra shortcuts are added to aid the professional workflow – reset counters, layer controls, and “select by…” are added to help in all areas of the workflow.
New Image Editing Tools
— New Skin Tone Uniformity Tool for saturation and lightness;
— New Color Editor Tools — the Color Editor Skin Tone Tool adds uniformity sliders for saturation and lightness, helping to correct for uneven skin tones.
Asset management tools
— Export/Output keyword restrictions — control and limit the keyword libraries output to final file;
— Sequence tool management for the XF Camera System (with Feature Update #2) — Images captured via the XF’s new Focus Stack, HDR Sequence and Time-lapse Tools are automatically tagged and can be automated in to collections easily.
XF Camera system
Feature Update #2 includes the addition of two new ‘Blue Ring’ lenses, along with the release of Capture One Pro 9.1, an update to the software used by 8 out 10 of the world’s best photographers (see today’s related software announcement).
The Phase One XF Camera System stands out against all other camera systems in terms of its performance and philosophy. The XF Camera System offers unprecedented long-term value thanks to its emphasis on modular firmware implementation and integrated, modular hardware designs, all of which permit continual feature enhancements.
Phase One’s XF Camera System Update #2 introduces:
Integrated Sequence photography:
— Focus Stack Tool provides automated camera focus control throughout a sequence of captured images;
— Time-lapse Tool offers automated capture sequence at user set intervals;
— HDR Sequence Tool enables an automated bracketing sequence with unique metadata tags for Capture One integration;
— Self Timer Delay provides a quick and easy, fully customizable timer option from one half to sixty seconds.
Additional updates to the XF Camera System:
— HoneyBee Autofocus Platform update: Improvements have been made to increase accuracy in low light conditions, improve focus in various low contrast scenarios, and to provide improved hand held success;
— New OneTouch UI: Improved design and integration for intuitive, seamless operation on or off the XF Camera System;
Phase One Adds Two new members to its “Blue Ring” Lens family:
— New Schneider Kreuznach 110mm LS f/2.8; a technical masterpiece and an artistic vision. The 110mm offers a ‘normal’ focal length view in stunning technical precision.
— New Schneider Kreuznach 240mm LS f/4.5; the essential Telephoto lens. The 240mm is a must for any lens lineup, offering the definitive telephoto look for any shot.
The new lenses feature a metal focusing ring and AF/MF selector ring of precision milled aluminum, as well as a metal lens hood with anti-skid rubber edging. The lenses are manufactured to Phase One’s highest standards, including improved quality assurance measures and tighter tolerances for better, more reliable lens performance.
For all the details, please go to: www.phaseone.com/XF-Platform-Update or book a demo on: www.phaseone.com/demo
Phase One Releases Capture One 9.1 with improved XF camera system integration
Capture One 9 continues to grow alongside the XF Camera System. The new tools available within the XF are well integrated to Capture One 9.1, providing excellent workflow advantages with proprietary image sequence tags. For all the details, please see today’s related press release, “Phase One Releases Capture One Pro 9.1 for Photographers”