Capture One Pro 8 with new processing engine and more released

by JamesNYCSeptember 15. 2014 10:09

Capture One Pro 8 is the new version of PhaseOne’s professional RAW converter offering great image quality with accurate colours and detail from more than 300 medium-size and dSLR cameras – straight out of the box. It offers state-of-the-art tethered capture, powerful digital asset management, extensive adjustment tools and a flexible workflow.

With an updated processing engine, market-leading performance and powerful new features, Capture One Pro 8 is the professional choice in imaging software. The highly responsive tools give you the power to create stunning images from your camera’s RAW files, in a time-saving workflow that can be customized to fit your needs. Capture One 8 is available in four versions: Pro, DB, Pro (for Sony) and Express (for Sony).

Capture One Pro 8 adds a number of features and improvements, focusing on improving the workflow of professional photographers. Application performance has been greatly improved. The user interface has been modernised and improved for greater usability. The new image-processing engine adds several new under-the-hood improvements to your images, while giving your even better control of your adjustments.

Image Quality Improvements

  • New Capture One 8 processing engine
  • Improved image quality of HDR (High Dynamic Range) tool
  • Improved image quality of local moiré suppression
  • Improved image quality of luminance noise reduction
  • Improved Black and White noise suppression and conversion quality
  • Natural Clarity method

Tethered Functionality

  • Live View Focus Meter for Phase One IQ and MamiyaLeaf Digital Backs
  • Live View Direct Capture
  • Live View Depth of Field preview
  • Live View Force Orientation
  • Customizable Live View window
  • Hot Folder for Catalogs
  • Tethered support for select Sony cameras

Creative Tools

  • Repair Layers for Cloning and Healing
  • Film Grain
  • Local White Balance
  • Local HDR
  • Local Noise Reduction
  • Local Purple Fringing
  • Target colors and other Curve tool improvements
  • Improved Skin Tone Editor

Digital Asset Management

  • Hierarchical Keywords
  • Synchronization of Catalog folders
  • Differentiated Import between Catalogs and Sessions
  • Export Collection as Catalog
  • Import Catalogs
  • Session and Catalog Templates
  • Refined Metadata editing
  • Metadata editing in the Filters tool
  • Import from Apple Aperture


  • Faster loading of catalogs
  • Faster thumbnail browsing and smoother scrolling
  • Faster importing
  • Faster processing
  • Faster preview generation for Canon and Nikon files
  • Faster tethered shooting
  • Scalable OpenCL support (utilisation of all available GPUs)
  • Improved and modernized user interface
  • Batch Chromatic Aberration analysis
  • Extended AppleScript (Mac) support for capturing, processing, documentcreation and collection management
  • Layer Selection Points
  • Original Crop aspect ratio
  • Freehand rotation in the Crop tool
  • Click-to-view in Browser
  • Tips Overlay

Camera File Support

  • Phase One IQ150
  • Leaf Credo 50 (Improved colors)
  • Nikon D810
  • Sony A7S
  • Sony RX100 III
  • Sony A77 II
  • Sony A5100
  • Sony NEX-VG20
  • Sony NEX-VG30
  • Sony NEX-VG900
  • Sony QX-1
  • Sony A560
  • Sony A290
  • Sony A37
  • Fujifilm X30 (preliminary)

Camera Tethered Support

  • Phase One IQ150
  • Leaf Credo 50
  • Sony A7, A7R and A7S
  • Sony A99 and A77 II
  • Sony a5000 and a6000

System Requirements

Capture One may run on other and older equipment than what’s listed below but to ensure the best possible results we recommend that your computer conforms to the following specifications:

Microsoft Windows minimum requirements

  • Intel CoreTM 2 Duo or better
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 10 GB of free hard disk space
  • Color calibrated monitor with 1280×800, 24-bit resolution at 96dpi screenruling
  • Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, Windows 8® 64-bit
  • Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.5.2 (will be installed if not present)
  • A PDF reader is needed to read the Release Notes
  • An Internet connection is needed when activating Capture One.

Apple Mac minimum requirements

  • Intel CoreTM 2 Duo or better
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 10 GB of free hard disk space
  • Calibrated color monitor with 1280×800, 24-bit resolution at 96dpi
  • Mac OS X 10.9 or later
  • An Internet connection is needed when activating Capture One.

Recommended system requirements

Working with high-resolution images and doing calculation heavy adjustments may put too much pressure on the minimum requirements system to work properly. In such cases and to optimize performance, please follow the recommendations below:

  • Use processors with multiple cores, e.g. Intel Core i7TM or better
  • Have 16 GB of RAM or more
  • Leave plenty of hard disk space free for your images
  • A fast hard disk e.g. a Solid State Disk (SSD)
  • A fast Graphics card from NVIDIA or AMD, e.g. AMD Radeon 7950 (Mac) / AMD R9 290 (Win) or newer, with minimum 2GB RAM. We recommend using the Mac Pro (late 2013) containing the dual AMD D700 GPU

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AD clients are now trying to screw the Ad Agencies

by JamesNYCFebruary 21. 2011 08:38

I just found thi sinteresting little story from Advertising Age.

Sears Riles Shops With Demand: We Will Own Your Ad-Pitch Idea

Calling the Practice 'Unreasonable,' 4A's Prevails Upon Consultant SRI to Intervene

Who would turn down the opportunity to work on an iconic retail brand that spent nearly $500 million last year and ranked No. 22 among all U.S. megabrands in 2009? How about Omnicom Group's DDB Worldwide and TBWA Worldwide; Interpublic Group of Cos.' Deutsch; and Publicis Groupe's Leo Burnett Worldwide, all of which are snubbing Sears, Roebuck & Co.

The reason is simple: Sears is demanding that participants relinquish ownership of materials and ideas they present during the review -- even if they don't win the business. That demand is so unpalatable that agencies are opting out -- and Sears stands to lose out, unless an enterprising agency can convince it to waive the requirement specifically for them.

While such provisions have popped up over the years, the one attached to the Sears review stands out because of its scope. "I have not seen language this broad," said Tim Finneran, exec VP-agency management services at the 4A's. "From time to time clients will suggest that they want the rights to use ideas. But the wording in this case is so broad that it is outside the norm. Here is a client saying to agencies, 'It's all ours whether we hire you or not.'

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Leaf Capture 11.4.5 Now Available

by JamesNYCFebruary 16. 2011 14:56

Leaf Capture 11.4.5 Now Available

Please be informed that Leaf Capture Version 11.4.5 is now available.

Version Highlights

Leaf Capture 11.4.5 features tethered and portable support for Leaf SensorFlex technology on Leaf Aptus-II 12, Leaf Aptus-II 12R and the Leaf Aptus-II 12 for AFi/HY6 digital backs.

The release of this key feature means that when shooting tethered or to CF memory cards, Aptus-II 12, Aptus-II 12R and Aptus-II 12 for AFi/HY6 users will now be able to choose their cropping dimensions from a range of standard pre-set formats before the shooting even begins. Leaf SensorFlex enables photographers to choose the dimensions, capture speeds, burst lengths and file sizes that are most suited to their work.

Leaf SensorFlex technology enables all Leaf Aptus-II 12 users a range of cropping sizes that includes:

• Full size - 80MP (10320 x 7752 pixels)
• 4:3 - 60MP (8952 x 6712 pixels)
• 14:9 - 60MP (9856 x 6088 pixels)
• 1:1 - 60MP (7752 x 7752 pixels)

The new version also enables support for the Aptus-II 12 for AFi/HY6 digital backs.

Download Leaf Capture 11.4.5
Download Le af Capture 11.4.5 Release Notes

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Manfrotto | Kata bags

by JamesNYCFebruary 15. 2011 11:11
Manfrotto presents the new line of Kata bags

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K5600 Joker Bug Daylight balanced HMI's

by JamesNYCFebruary 15. 2011 10:32
Ryan from K5600 talks to us about the K5600 Joker Bug series of Daylight balanced HMI's

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K5600 Soft Tube

by JamesNYCFebruary 15. 2011 10:27
K5600 shows us the Multi bug adapter.

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K5600 Multi Bug Adapter

by JamesNYCFebruary 15. 2011 10:23
K5600 shows us the Mutli Bug adapter.

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K5600 Focal Spot

by JamesNYCFebruary 15. 2011 10:13
K5600 show us the Focal Spot adapter for the Joker Bugs series of lights

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K5600 Cross Over adapter

by JamesNYCFebruary 15. 2011 09:53
K5600 shows us their Cross over adapter which allows Profoto light modifiers to be used on the K5600 Jooker bug lights.

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Annie Leibovitz Shooting Sean Connery for Louis Vuitton

by JamesNYCFebruary 8. 2011 21:32
I just thought this might be fun to post.
Mathies who assisted with me years ago with another...... Notebale photographer...
has been Annies 1st for sometime now.
And just as when he and I worked together on a shoot of the contestants of 'The apprentice' Mathies makes it a point yet again to stealthfully avoid being seen on camera.
But if you look real hard you can see half of his face and the back of his head.

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