Capture One Express (for Sony) RAW converter and image editing software
The ‘Capture One’ RAW converter and image editing software from Phase One has been newly adapted for Sony. ‘Capture One Express (for Sony)’ will be provided at no extra charge to users who purchase an α interchangeable-lens camera or Cyber-shot RX digital still camera. This image processing tool incorporates an advanced RAW image processing engine to enable delicate images to be finessed to deliver a high-quality finish.
Refer to the following website for details: http://www.phaseone.com/en/Imaging-S...-for-Sony.aspx This website will go live at 10:00 CET on 16/09/14
Please tell me they added colour balance to the adjustmet layers?
"The Local Adjustment tool in Capture One Pro 8 givse users more image control including localized white balance tweaks. "
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Hope, there will be still a (free) DB-version.
P.S.: If your wife knows everything... it's mostly not good for your gear.
Subscription plan? If they ever convert to subscription only, I will never buy another PhaseOne product. After the crap Adobe pulled, I'm shocked anyone thought this would be a good idea.
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Any improvements for tech cam users such as better tiling suppression?
Very mature software like Adobe's products will just get bloated if you add new features and sell on feature upgrades. Software still needs to be maintained, supporting new cameras, new operating systems etc and that kind of boring stuff, so you need to get money in even if you won't add much totally new features. Subscription is then an business model that can work.
C1 probably has a few years they can sell on feature upgrades, but it is too becoming a mature product.
As a beta tester for C1 vr 8, the improvements IMO are impressive. The ability to do a WB in local adjustment layer was a great addition. However you have to watch out as this over rides the WB on the master file. A bit different than how LR handles this. But overall improvements seem good.
Sad to see that it appears no LCC improvements for both titling and other issues.
Not sure if the "strategic" alliance means a non Alpa user can no longer expect to see improvements as each platform tends to be pretty unique.
I did see the note on the subscription, which IMO is a bit different than CC. CC's upgrade cost has always been around 220.00 US, if you are non government or education discounted. So that breaks out to around 10.00 a month for CC and LR.
C1 upgrade cost for C1 8 is the same 99.00. So not sure how they will work that forward, as starting everyone over at 299.00 a year would be a bit of a disappointment.
I did just go through the Phase One store to upgrade one of my C1 licenses, and their process worked fine. No issues, still 99.00 per license to upgrade, and for me, this time the 99.00 is worth it.
noticed they are offering "focus mark" in live view. I am hoping this means you could pick a couple of points in the image to zoom in on at the same time and thus assist focus when using tilt or swing?
Ohhhh i love C1 ....it is the best professional software in the market (not perfect,an compared with the competition). It is incredible how in digital days a software makes you choose between one camera system or another .
I will wait for testing it ,at least untill it gets "stable" , phaseone likes us to be their guinea pig
Loving Capture One 8.
Phase has done a really good job with this version. Early days yet but not found anything I don't like and plenty I do. Seems stable too!!
Here is a listing. This was as of 1 week ago.
STILL NO HISTORY OF PAST ADJUSTMENTS PER IMAGE (REALLY HOPED TO SEE THIS)
New Capture One 8 processing engine
Improved image quality for HDR
Improved image quality for local moiré suppression
Improved image quality for luminance noise reduction
Improved black and white conversion quality especially for aggressive adjustments
New clarity method called Natural
Live view focus meter for Phase One IQ250
Live view direct capture
Live view depth of field button
Live view force orientation
Customizable tools and tabs in the live view windows
Repair tool for cloning and healing
Film grain tool
Target colors and other curve tool improvements
New crop ratio “Original”
Freehand rotation with the crop cursor by grabbing just outside the corners of the crop frame
Double-click thumbnail to show viewer and entry in the keyboard shortcut editor for toggling the viewer on/off
Batch chromatic aberration analysis
Local white balance
Local noise reduction
Local purple fringing
Layer selection points in the viewer
Metadata terms editing in the filters tool
Synchronize folders for catalogs
Split importer settings for sessions and catalogs
Export collection as catalog
Session and catalog templates
Refined metadata editing
AppleScript (Mac only) support for capturing, processing, document creation and collection management
All the others are still there. Never like Punch as I always felt it was OTT so this Natural option is a welcome addition.
Just a note to Mac users... Capture One 8 requires OS X 10.9 or newer.
Subscription is an *additional* option, and is not expected to be the majority of users. It will be useful for some users including multi-user corporate and institutional clients where knowing your exact expenses into the future is preferable to having semi-randomly spaced upgrade costs.
If you prefer to buy the software as a perpetual license you still can, and this will not change.
Doug please answer me this. c18 pro has the same things that c1 express has for Sony cams. I need to know this as that is what I am shooting these days. I did beta test 8 but I'm sure most profiles and such where added last to the list before the master was out.
Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.
One thing that I just discovered, once you open your catalog in C1 8, you can't go back to C1 7. It performs a conversion the first time that you open it.
Now I'm praying for stability.
I do think this is one of the most stable major releases to date. I am particularly impressed by stability tethered and with LV.
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Anyways, good to hear, and thanks.