Phase One Releases Capture One Pro 7 Digital Imaging Software today

by JamesNYCOctober 25. 2012 05:22

Phase One officially announced the release of Capture One Pro 7, a new version of the industry standard in digital capture and asset management software that features a new processing engine and several new tools including Live View support for selected digital SLRs.

Phase One Capture One Pro 7 is available now for Mac OS X and Windows at for $299.



Phase One Releases Capture One Pro 7

New Processing Engine  Drives an Image Quality Revolution

COPENHAGEN, October 25, 2012 — Phase One, the world’s leader in open-platform, high-end camera systems and solutions, today released Capture One Pro 7. Capture One Pro is the advanced digital imaging software for professional photographers who require superior image quality, maximum workflow efficiency and the flexibility to work the way they want to work.

Capture One Pro 7 is a major release built on a new processing engine with new and advanced professional tools that dramatically boost out-of-the-box image quality, offering exquisite detail and color rendition. Powerful digital asset management functionality, derived from years of technical expertise built into the Media Pro catalog system, has been added to offer more options to select, search and organize image files. And the world’s most advanced tethering shooting solution now includes Live View support for selected DSLRs. “Phase One engineers have unique advantages in developing image processing software: their high-end digital hardware expertise, their enduring passion for perfection and their collaboration with some of the world’s best photographers,” said Linda K. Poulsen, Software Marketing Director, Phase One.

“Image quality is always our prime directive,” said Niels V. Knudsen, Vice President of Innovation and Application Development, Phase One’s popular ‘Image Quality Professor.’ “We are proud to introduce what we believe is the world’s best professional imaging software, and we wish to thank photographers around the globe for inspiring us to meet their needs for high quality images with a natural look and feel.”

A Revolution in Image Quality
Advancements in the Capture One raw processing engine yield vastly more accurate rendition of details and colors. While medium format camera systems with Capture One Pro achieve the highest-level results, DSLR users will see stellar performance from their cameras too.  A highly advanced noise reduction algorithm has been added that gives stunning performance at even high ISO levels. Precision adjustment tools offer greatly enhanced dynamic range for astonishing details in both shadows and highlights, reveal fine details and structure, reduce the effect of haze and give images a more three-dimensional look and add local contrast and saturation to images for extra punch. The new OpenCL implementation yields faster browsing and higher-speed image processing.

Powerful Digital Asset Management
Next to the familiar and proven sessions approach, Capture One Pro users can now organize their image files via comprehensive and flexible catalogs. Incorporating powerful digital asset management features found in Media Pro, they can work with multiple catalogs at the same time; share catalogs with other users; switch between different catalogs without relaunching; easily tag images for later search and retrieval; and browse and adjust images when the original images files are offline.

Workflow Advances  
From capture to final output, Capture One Pro 7 has been optimized for efficiency. Capture One Pro’s support for instant tethered shooting is renowned for its ease (just plug in and shoot) with both medium format and high-end DSLR cameras. Now Live View is available for selected DSLRs aiding composition and critical focus.
Capture One Pro 7 has a selection of default lens profiles that can be chosen to automatically correct any unwanted optical issues. Capture One Pro 7 speeds delivery of final image files to clients and colleagues in whatever format, size, or resolution they need.

For a complete list of new and advanced features, please go to

Pricing and Availability
Phase One Capture One Pro 7 is available now for Mac OS X and Windows online at and from Phase One Partners. The price is 299 USD and 229 EUR. Owners of Capture One Pro 3/4/5/6 may upgrade for 99 USD and 69 EUR. Owners of Capture One Express may upgrade to Capture One Pro 7 for 249 USD and 199 EUR. For customers who have purchased Capture One Pro 6 since September 26, 2012, Phase One is offering a grace period, exempting them from the upgrade fee.




Would you like to be one of the first to use
Capture One Pro 7?

Capture Integration is a Phase One Dealer of the Year, which means that in addition to purchasing Phase One hardware (e.g. digital backs, medium format bodies, and lenses) you can purchase Capture One software from us. By buying from Capture Integration you are automatically entered into our support program. As always, Capture Integration offers discount voucher codes for Capture One Pro purchases AND upgrades. Use voucher code 'CI10' to receive a 10% discount.

  1. Visit Phase One’s eStore
  2. Select Capture One Pro
  3. Add the desired version purchase/upgrade to the Cart
  4. Enter ‘voucher claim code’ (CI10) to claim your 10% Discount
  5. You will receive a license code immediately upon credit card approval – if you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance!



Apple Mac OS X

  • Intel® Core® 2 Duo or better
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 10 GB of free hard disk space
  • Calibrated color monitor with 1280 x 800, 24 bit resolution at 96dpi screen ruling
  • Mac OS X 10.8.2, 10.7.5, 10.6.8 or later
  • Flash is required to view the intro video
  • An Internet connection when activating Capture One

Microsoft Windows

  • Intel® Core® 2 Duo or better.
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • 10 GB of free hard disk space
  • Calibrated color monitor with 1280 x 800, 24 bit resolution at 96dpi screen ruling
  • Windows® 8 64bit, Windows® 7 64bit, Windows Vista® SP2 64bit
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework version 4.0 (will be installed if not present)
  • A PDF reader is needed to read the Release Notes
  • Flash is required to view the intro video
  • An Internet connection when activating Capture One

View the complete list of:  Supported cameras



Introduction to Capture One Pro 7 | Phase One


Image Processing Highlights in Capture One Pro 7 | Phase One


Offline Browsing in Capture One Pro 7 | Phase One


Guide to Tethered Capture in Capture One Pro 7 | Phase One


Noise Reduction in Capture One Pro 7 | Phase One


The Clarity Tool in Capture One Pro 7 | Phase One


Local Adjustments in Capture One Pro 7 | Phase One


Checking Focus in Capture One Pro 7 | Phase One


Exporting Variants in Capture One Pro 7 | Phase One


Variants in Capture One Pro 7 | Phase One


The HDR Tool in Capture One Pro 7 | Phase One


Keystone Correction in Capture One Pro 7 | Phase One


Catalogs in Depth in Capture One Pro 7 | Phase One


The LCC Tool in Capture One Pro 7 | Phase One


Capture Pilot and Capture One Pro 7 | Phase One


Search and Filtering in Capture One Pro 7 | Phase One


Image Processing Highlights in Capture One Pro 7 | Phase One


Checking Focus in Capture One Pro 7 | Phase One


Exposure Warnings in Capture One Pro 7 | Phase One


Local Adjustments in Capture One Pro 7 | Phase One


Black and White Conversion in Capture One Pro 7 | Phase One

view supported GPU hardware





Capture One 6 and OpenCL / GPU support hardware
How does OpenCL work, on what computers does it work and what are the benefits?

Capture One 6.4.3 & Later
Optimal speed through OpenCL/GPU


OpenCL is a fairly new open standard defining how to interface and utilize many processing cores with graphics cards (GPU) and multiprocessor CPUs. OpenCL is short for Open Compute Language.
OpenCL essentially enables effective utilization of thousands of compute units with modern graphics cards. As of November 2010, two major companies have developed drivers for OpenCL: NVidia and AMD. For Mac OS X these drivers are part of the operating system, where the drivers have to be installed manually under Windows.
The driver itself performs runtime compilation dedicated to the graphics card in the machine at hand. Only relatively new GPU cards have enough "compute power" to be utilized effectively. Below we have a list of supported hardware.

How to enable - what to expect

· Setting the preference to "auto" enables the feature, if you have enough GPU cores
· Fast interaction when adjusting settings - providing live feedback
· Speed improvements depends greatly on the size of the viewer and the number of cores of the GPU

Next versions will continue to expand the use of OpenCL for all processing tasks.

Windows driver requirements

· For AMD/ATI graphics: AMD Stream 2.2, Catalyst 10.10 or higher Download here pick: AMD Catalyst™ Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) Technology Edition
· For Nvidia graphics: NVidia Display driver version 260.99 or higher Download here pick "download".

In case you have a 32bit system use the 32bit versions of the drivers above.

Limitation in functionality

Certain Capture One settings will bypass the use of OpenCL and use the normal processing pipeline. These currently include:

· Use of LCC
· Use of BW tool
· Use of Sharpening falloff
· Use of Watermark
· Local Adjustments
· Use of Spot Removal

Known issues

· Unable to function correctly for Leaf AptusII_12 (raw file too large to fit in contiguous GPU memory - using current driver)
· Unable to support 2 GPU cards currently - need to disable one

· Not working for Mac 32bit

· For Windows 64 bit you have to run the 64bit version of Capture One in order to utilize OpenCL

In case of problems using OpenCL

· Turn off OpenCL in the Capture One preferences

How to completely disable OpenCL, in case of a crash at startup

· Windows: run the script DONOT_useopencl.reg and restart Capture One (the download also contains a restore script to re-enable OpenCL useopencl.reg) Download here

· Mac: Run this script “” - disable OpenCL and restart Capture One Download here

Supported GPU hardware as of March 27th 2012


Windows: Needed AMD Driver

AMD Catalyst 11.3 (APP 2.3) or newer

Mac: OSX 10.6.7 or newer

Minimum 1GB onboard memory

Radeon™ HD 7000 Series
AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 GHz Edition
AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 Graphics
AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 Graphics
AMD Radeon™ HD 7870 GHz Edition
AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 Graphics
AMD Radeon™ HD 7770 GHz Edition
AMD Radeon™ HD 7750 Graphics

ATI Radeon 6900 Series (6990, 6970,6950)
ATI Radeon 6800 Series (6870, 6850)
ATI Radeon 6700 Series (6790)
ATI Radeon 5900 Series (5970)
ATI Radeon 5800 Series (5870, 5850, 5830)
ATI Radeon 5700 Series (5770, 5750)
ATI Radeon 4800 Series (4890, 4870, 4870, 4850, 4850, 4830)
ATI Radeon 4700 Series (4770)
ATI FirePro V9800
ATI FirePro V8800
ATI FirePro V8750
ATI FirePro V8700
AMD FirePro™ V7900 SDI
AMD FirePro™ V7900 Professional Graphics
ATI FirePro V7800
AMD FirePro™ V5900 Professional Graphics
ATI FirePro V5800
AMD FirePro™ V4900 Professional Graphics
AMD FirePro™ V3900 Professional Graphics
AMD FirePro™ W9000
AMD FirePro™ W8000
AMD FirePro™ W7000
AMD FirePro™ W5000
AMD FirePro™ A300 Series Accelerated Processor
AMD Mobility Radeon 6900, 6800, 6700, 6600 Series incl.
AMD Radeon HD 6750M (MacBook PRO 8,2)
AMD Radeon HD 6990M, HD 6900M series, HD 6800M series, HD 6700M series,HD 6600M series
AMD Radeon HD 6790, HD 6770, HD 6750, HD 6670
ATI Mobility Radeon 5800 Series (5870, 5850, 5830)
ATI Mobility Radeon 4800 Series (4870, 4860, 4850X2, 4850)
ATI Mobility FirePro M7820

*6990, 5970 and 4870X2 only supported in single-GPU mode.


Windows: Needed NVidia Driver for GeForce


Quadro based cards need

267.79 WHQL or newer

Mac: OSX 10.6.7 or newer

Minimum 512MB onboard memory

Quadro 6000 6 GB 448 CUDA Cores
Quadro 5000 2.5 GB 352 CUDA Cores
Quadro K5000
Quadro K5000 for Mac
Quadro 4000 2 GB 256 CUDA Cores
Quadro 4000 for Mac 2 GB 256 CUDA Cores NOT working yet (Apple driver issue)
Quadro 2000 1 GB 192 CUDA Cores
Quadro 600 1 GB 96 CUDA Cores
Quadro 5100M
Quadro K5000M
Quadro 5000M 2 GB 320 CUDA Cores
Quadro K4000M
Quadro 4000M
Quadro K3000M
Quadro 3000M
Quadro K2000M
Quadro 2000M
Quadro K1000M
Quadro 1000M
Quadro 500M
Quadro Plex 7000 12 GB 896 CUDA Cores
Quadro FX 4800 for Mac
Quadro FX 3800
Quadro FX 1800
Quadro FX 3800M
Quadro FX 3700M
Quadro FX 2800M
Quadro FX 2700M
Quadro FX 1800M
Quadro FX 1700M
Quadro FX 880M
GeForce GTX 690
GeForce GTX 680
GeForce GTX 670
GeForce GTX 660Ti
GeForce GTX 660
GeForce GTX 650
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
GeForce GTX 560
GeForce GTX 555
GeForce GTX 480
GeForce GTX 470
GeForce GTX 465
GeForce GTX 460
GeForce GTX 295
GeForce GTX 285
GeForce GTX 280
GeForce GTX 275
GeForce GTX 260
GeForce GTS 450
GeForce GTS 250
GeForce GTS 240
GeForce GTS 150
GeForce GT 645
GeForce GT 640
GeForce GT 630
GeForce GT 620
GeForce GT 610
GeForce GT 545
GeForce GT 530
GeForce GT 520
GeForce GT 440
GeForce GT 430
GeForce GT 420
GeForce GT 340
GeForce GT 330
GeForce GT 320
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 220
GeForce GT 210
GeForce GT 130
GeForce GT 120
GeForce 9800 GT
GeForce GTX 680M
GeForce GTX 675MX
GeForce GTX 675M
GeForce GTX 670MX
GeForce GTX 670M
GeForce GTX 660M
GeForce GTX 580M
GeForce GTX 570M
GeForce GTX 560M
GeForce GTX 480M
GeForce GTX 470M
GeForce GTX 460M
GeForce GTX 285M
GeForce GTX 280M
GeForce GTX 260M
GeForce GTS 360M
GeForce GTS 350M
GeForce GTS 260M
GeForce GTS 250M
GeForce GTS 160M
GeForce GTS 150M
GeForce GT 650M
GeForce GT 645M
GeForce GT 640M
GeForce GT 640M LE
GeForce GT 635M
GeForce GT 630M
GeForce GT 625M
GeForce GT 620M
GeForce GT 555M
GeForce GT 550M
GeForce GT 540M
GeForce GT 525M
GeForce GT 520M
GeForce GT 445M
GeForce GT 435M
GeForce GT 425M
GeForce GT 420M
GeForce GT 415M
GeForce GT 410M
GeForce GT 335M
GeForce GT 330M (Macbook Pro 2010, MacBookPro6,2)
GeForce GT 325M
GeForce GT 315M
GeForce GT 240M
GeForce 605
GeForce 210
GeForce 9800 GX2
GeForce 9800 GTX+
GeForce 9800 GTX
GeForce 8800 Ultra
GeForce 8800 GTX
GeForce 8800 GTS
GeForce 8800 GTS 512
GeForce 8800 GT
GeForce 8800 GT for Mac
GeForce 610M
GeForce 405M
GeForce 9800M GTS
GeForce 9800M GT
GeForce 9800M GS
GeForce 8800M GTX
GeForce 8800M GTS
GeForce G 520MX

Recommended “Best Performance”
As of December 14, 2011 the best interactive performance will be experienced by use of these GPU cards:

Mac Systems:
• NVidia GeForce GTX 285

Windows Systems:
• NVidia 580GTX, Quadro 6000, AMD 5870

The performance of the GPU cards severely depends on the used OpenCL driver, and we expect a
performance increase when the drivers mature for both platforms.


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