Capture One Pro 10
Just released from Phase One: Capture One Pro 10 with a whole host of new features:
BETTER PERFORMANCE - WHATEVER YOUR PLATFORM OR HARDWARE
Whether you are a Mac or PC user, Capture One 10 is now even faster and more rewarding to work with.
NEW ON-SCREEN PROOFING
Get ultimate control over sharpening via a new smart three-step process, using only the steps you need.
IMPROVED FOCUS CONTROL
Take industry-leading tether controls a step further by adjusting focus from Capture One.
• Auto focus your camera from Capture One (for all supported cameras)
• Manual focus can now be performed in and outside of Live View (Sony and Phase One only, Canon and Nikon requires opening Lv)
IMPROVED IMAGE PROCESSING PIPELINE
Capture One 10’s image processing pipeline has been improved and extended.
• Improved RAW controls for mRAW and sRAW formats, for both Canon and Nikon cameras. Full functionality including Lens Corrections (including Chromatic Aberration Analysis), and LCC.
• Achieve Auto Masking on additional files, including Xtrans, Jpeg, Tiff, mRAW and sRAW formats.
NEW LCC correction for 100MP
Now you can have the ultimate 100MP solution, free from concerns about striations caused by certain wide angle lenses.
Rename and move folders within your Capture One catalog.
Purchasers of Capture One Pro 9 from November 1st, 2016 through November 30th, are eligible for a free upgrade to Capture One Pro 10.
BEFORE YOU DOWNLOAD YOUR UPDATED VERSION OF CAPTURE ONE PRO, I WOULD SUGGEST THAT YOU RENAME YOUR EXISTING APPLICATION TO PREVENT THE POSSIBILITY OF OVERWRITING THE ORIGINAL APPLICATION. EVEN THOUGH THIS IS NOT SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN, WE ARE PREVENTING THE POSSIBILITY. For example, go into your application folder and click ONCE on the exisitng Capture One application icon. The name will be highlighted and you can add onto the name (rename as Capture One v9).
Be it photographic equipment, computer equipment or especially software, I have found that there are basically three types of user personalities with regards to updates and upgrades.
- The first type is probably the most dangerous. Let’s call these folks “the pioneers” of the industry and we owe them a debt of gratitude for keeping our aspirin bills to a minimum. These are the folks that have to have the absolute biggest, best and most up-to-date of anything that comes their way.
- The second category (of which I fall into) are “the waiters” and we are somewhat conservative. Basically we wait for a little while until the newly released items have had the majority of bugs reported and worked out by “the pioneers”.
- The third and last category belong to the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” people. While this is a legitimate and often healthy attitude, the dangers of falling behind remain a reality with regards to OS and hardware requirements.
Be aware that there is indeed a difference between “upgrading” and “updating”. I generally tend to think of upgrading as acquiring brand new equipment such as a new computer, a new camera, scanner, printer or even operating system (OS 10.10.x to 10.11.x for example, how fun was that?) for your computer. I refer to updating as bringing your software to a version number that has fixed some issues discovered by the pioneers. For example you could update your Capture One from v8.3.3 to v8.3.4, or your OS to 10.10.4 to 10.10.5.
I support a tremendous number of users in the digital imaging arena and everyday I come across at least two of the afore mentioned personalities. More often than not it’s the pioneers that I spend most of my time with. The biggest issue can be a change in the OS (OS 10.10.x to 10.11.x ) or in software (Doug-o-shop v8 to Doug-o-shop v9). Quite a few people do not recognize the fact that the newer OS can have completely different drivers or USB / FireWire protocols thus rendering peripherals useless until a basic update is released.
I can understand wanting to try something new and get the latest and greatest but for goodness sake, take some responsibility. Think about the follow items before diving into something new:
- Is it worth the effort of getting into something new?
- Will my images benefit from it?
- Back up your hard drive and data base before diving in.
- Experiment on copies of your images with the new software.
- Many software companies allow for a downloadable trial version, make use of that offer.
- Have an escape plan to revert to your tried and true system in the event that you are not happy with the upgrade.
One final thought:
Please, please, please, turn OFF any of the automatic updates on your computer, applications, OS, or whatever. YOU make the choice as to if you want to upate or not. Do research, ask questions, try and find out what aches and pains the pioneers have sacrificed themselves so we do not make the same mistakes.
Stay tuned for a upcoming Capture One Pro Seminar at ProGear (date TBD).