Phase One has released an update to its Capture One RAW processing and editing software, with support for new cameras and lens profiles, improved rendering of Fujifilm X-Trans images and a new Capture One Studio product for multi-user teams and larger companies.
The new cameras supported in Capture One Pro 12.1 are the Panasonic LX100 Mark II, Leica DLUX 7, Leica CLUX, Nikon COOLPIX P1000. The LX 100 Mark II is a premium compact camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor, the two Leicas are, effectively rebranded versions Panasonic cameras, and the CoolPix P1000 is an ultra-zoom bridge camera that also shoots RAW files.
Phase One has also added lens correction profiles for Fujifilm’s fast FUJINON XF23mm F1.4 R prime lens for the company’s X-mount cameras, and the Canon Canon RF 28-70mm F2 L USM for Canon’s new full-frame mirrorless camera range.
Capture One 12.1 also now supports lens profiles for five key Nikkor Z lenses – these have correction profiles already embedded in the image data, and Capture One will display these as ‘Manufacturer Profile’. The four lenses are:
- NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S
- NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S
- NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S
- NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S
- NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S
The update also includes bug fixes and sundry other enhancements behind the scenes, but no longer supports tethered shooting with Leaf Aptus camera bodies from version 12.1 onwards.
Capture One Studio
Phase One is clearly keen to extend its reach into larger companies and production teams with the announcement of a new Capture One Studio package. This is designed to simplify the workflow where many people are working on the same product and make collaborative working both more efficient and more secure.
It’s designed to automate metadata entry to save time, allow the creation and ‘locking’ of customised workspaces for users, and comes with a ‘simplified’ subscription and licence management system – though at the moment Phase One is not quoting a price for this new setup and customers are being invited to get in touch for a consultation.
Other Capture One Studio feature will include a barcode scanner for automated asset naming, improved Capture Pilot integration to allow live reviews with multiple users (Capture Pilot is a remote tethered shooting app for iOS devices), automated instant backup during tethered shooting sessions, and fine-tuned colour repro profiles for Nikon and Canon cameras, which are apparently the most popular models for e-commerce related photography.
Capture One 12.1 is available now from the Phase One website, as a free update for existing Capture One 12 owners or as a 30-day trial for new users. The full price is £299, but Phase One also offers Capture One on a subscription basis at £20 per month (paid annually).