When you open C1 Pro 8, a pop up box appears offering the upgrade, for $99.
Using voucher code AMBROSE will net you 10% off purchase/upgrade
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It adds value to me.
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If people want to know when a dealer makes a new post on their site, they can of course subscribe to that dealer's mailing list.
Would it not be more useful to have actual content - rather than links - posted here?
I appreciate the announcement here - I'd appreciate it even more if Phase One would offer a 15% discount to GetDPI members
Respectfully, I don't just post links and then leave. I agree that would not add much value. I stick around and answer questions and actively participate in the conversation.
After 2800+ posts over seven years, most of which are answers to forum member questions, and a front page article, I think my contribution to the forum is quite solid.
To everyone else,
Please feel free to post questions, concerns, et cetera about Capture One 9. I've been part of the development process for several months and spoken at length with the developers.
Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.
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Gerald, I often agree with some of your pointed discourses on blatant sales posts by vendors. In this case though I have to say that while I have affection for Doug, he is still my competitor after all, but I am siding with Doug here (though I may, in his famous words, be biased). Your point seems to only be that while others may find the information useful, the price of clicking on a link and reading it from another site is a deal breaker for you. Is this really the case?
Let's be real honest here. Someone takes the time to research and write up a contextual post regarding a new product, that is totally in the wheelhouse of this forum, and if you have to click a link to read it, which of course, takes you to that website, that's too much for you? Does that mean no member here can post a link to any useful or interesting information, but instead they must copy/paste or re-write or what-have-you, the information onto the forum itself? Every member would follow this rule? This incudes you as well, I presume, because you certainly have posted your share of embedded links.
Just to point out this was also directed to download directly at Phase One also and not just a dealer. It's software that we all use and I'm shooting Sony not what either of these dealers sell.
We had a guy last year ride his motorcycle from Florida to NYC to attend a COMP.
Otherwise you should check with the French dealer; last I spoke to HQ they were thinking about a training in France in 2016. I know several French techs have traveled to London for training there, so there is demand.
Perhaps a stupid question but I can't remember what it was like when v8 was released: can you install v9 and still have a working v8?
I suppose that sessions will be upgraded when opened with v9 and this is fine but I'd prefer if there was no need to reinstall v8 from a backup if there are issues :-) But I'd like to have a look at v9 right now ...
All in all I do value your contributions highly, it makes it easy when all the info you need can be found in the same place.
However, any session upgraded to v9 cannot be opened in v8*, and any image adjustments made after the upgrade to v9 engine will not be readable in v8. So in practice you should keep v9 in a "quarantine" from the main workflow (only working on copies of files, or on a secondary computer) until you are comfortable to fully switch, and then switch 100%. Rarely do we recommend doing this with the first release of any new software (whether from Microsoft, Adobe, or Apple).
*Of course you can still access the raw files by moving them into a v8 session.
Or to quote from the article I linked to...
"Anytime a major new version of software is released, whether by Apple, Adobe, or Phase One, it is always advisable to take a conservative view of its immediate adoption. Brand new versions often have quirks or bugs that can be annoying or worse. We advise following the Software Upgrade Golden Rules:
- Make a backup (e.g. using SuperDuper) of your system before the update.
- Don’t upgrade right before or during a shoot or production.
- Always test after updating.
As usual, Digital Transitions will be testing this new version of Capture One and will be keeping close tabs with our clients that do the upgrade. Our clients are always welcome to call us to ask what we are seeing regarding stability of new versions of Capture One."
I understand a bit what you're saying, although I have to go back to the fact that many members post content that is embedded in a URL link taking you outside the forum. And so in those cases it is ok that whoever is hosting that external site gets some people from the forum to visit, but in our case, 2 forum members who have contributed to the forum for years should not? Since major product announcements from our respective primary partners happen, what, 2-3 times a year, it seems like a relatively modest point. Also, keep in mind that many of the links that we post are not new product announcements, but some other relevant technical information, product performance evaluations and tests, etc. The content from these links do not always translate easily to a forum post.
I do understand your point about having separate threads regarding a new product announcement. Unfortunately we are 2 separate, and in some ways, quite different companies, and while the information can be similar, there are often differences in the content or perspective of what we are posting.
Ultimately, I do see the points that you (and Gerald) are making. It's really not my call or Doug's about whether this continues. If the membership votes for no embedded content and creates a rule, then of course we'll follow it. It just seems like a fine line, as you put it, that we would not be allowed to post embedded helpful content links.
I will say for my part that maybe as a compromise, whenever it is possible within the constraints of time and formatting, I will paste-post as much of the content as I can into the forum thread itself, but I still feel it makes sense to have an external link posted alongside. Much of the content is multi-articled (hey, a new word?), meaning there are numerous related links for content associated with the primary subject (for example, initial performance tests, numerous perspective and context-based editorials, etc.), and some may find having theses associated articles together to be beneficial.
I'm about to update but I need to know is processing times better, same or worse. I have 15 thousand images to process come The week of Jan 4th and I'm on a time crunch. I need the fastest boat in the water. I'm shooting Sony bodies and I'll use compressed and crop mode. I don't need big files
A lot will depend on your computer, the processor speed, the RAM and the graphics card.
I am waiting to get my new computer until spring of next year as my macbook pro is 4 years old and is "showing its age" so to speak.
You dont take a photograph, you make it. Ansel Adams
c1v9 article: "Don’t upgrade right before or during a shoot or production."
If processing smaller JPGs you'll find the new rescaling algorithms much improved. But I wouldn't pull the trigger right before setting off to process 15k images.
Edit: just re-read your message. If the job is in early January then this is a different matter. I suspect by then we'll have a 9.01 or even 9.02 and if you have time to update and test you may well be doing the job in v9.
Doug should I delete all of 8 first. I have backup for workspaces and such to insert after i load
That said any session you open in v9 will be upgraded (after asking for permission to do so) and will NOT be backwards compatible with v8. The raw images themselves are, of course, still able to be opened in v8.
Every new version has seemed to decrease the rate at which such update problems occur. So I've changed my official recommendation from "always delete all preferences and app support files" to "only do so if you have problems after installing the new version".
All good . Updated than deleted all of capture 8. Good to go and it looks nice
Hmmm...must we upgrade our macs to yosemite?
I like the new features but there is other software compatibilities I need to check.
Looks good though
Off topic but related to Phase announcements, is there any sign of a firmware upgrade for Credo backs to use on the XF. Am contemplating a mount swap but unsure if I'll go H or M.
Any improvement in the resolution/quality of displayed images?
I consistently see a considerable difference between the same image viewed in c1 compared to pshop
I feel this side discussion has sidetracked the initial post far more than the discomfort of Doug posting an outside link with helpful information regarding an important new product to the membership. And BTW, he has continued his involvement with the thread by adding additional information and answers, the same way that he and I always do. I respectfully suggest you raise your issue with the moderators or start a new separate thread.
does it support the Leica SL already?
This also improves quality seen when processing small jpgs, which had previously lagged behind competitive solutions.
I'm in LA the rest of the week for our free Phase One Tune Up Day to celebrate our new office location in LA. So I'm afraid I'll be off the forums until the weekend. Feel free to email me any questions, or pose them here and maybe Steve or another user can answer.