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

Performance

  • 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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