Capture One Pro 8 Now Available

Posted by: on Sep 16, 2014 | One Comment

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Photo courtesy of ©Phase One & Kamil Tamiola

Just released at Photokina 2014, Phase One’s Capture One Pro 8 is making a splash!

Capture One Pro 8 is a professional RAW converter offering ultimate image quality with accurate colors and incredible detail for more than 300 high-end cameras and DSLRs.

Many features have been added to Capture One Pro 8 such as:

  • NEW Catalogs: helping the organization of photo collections, split view across multiple Catalogs, sharing catalogs for a more collaborative environment and new import and export feature.
  • NEW Film Grain: add high-resolution grain directly to an image to mimic film stock for a more ‘organic’ look, hide noise or simply create the effect.
  • NEW Keystone Correction: reduce or eliminate perspective distortion with both a horizontal and vertical correction manually while making it as natural-looking as possible. This is a great addition for architectural photographers who captured at a low angle, making the parallel lines converge to straighten those leaning building with no effort.
  • NEW Live View*: helps you compose, focus and light your images optimally for an integrated workflow. The NEW multi-point focus metering feature** in Live View assists in fine-tuning optimal focus in a scene.
  • NEW Repair Layers: allows for complete control to remove unwanted objects or blemishes from an image using the new clone and heal layers.
  • NEW Speed: with numerous performance improvements, photographers can experience faster tethered capture, image ingestion and preview generation, catalog and file handling all in Capture One Pro 8. Even processing Canon and Nikon files is faster. If a computer has multiple graphics cards, Capture One Pro 8 offers an unparalleled use of those resources with the world’s first GPU (Graphical Processing Unit) support.

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Photo courtesy ©Phase One.

*NOTE: Live View is supported for select cameras from Phase One, Mamiya Leaf, Nikon, Canon and Sony.

**NOTE: Focus metering is currently only available for Phase One IQ and Leaf Credo digital backs.

Click here for the full list of features in Capture One Pro 8.

Click here for official Press Release: Introducing Capture One Pro 8.

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1 thought on “Capture One Pro 8 Now Available”

  1. I found that processing took almost exactly the same amount of time on C7 V C8 when testing out using 40 Nikon D800 files, processed into full 8-Bit Tiffs. The difference was around 2-4 seconds faster using C1 8 which is certainly not quite as drastic as what they advertise.

    I am yet to test it on the new 6 Core Mac Pro however, where I am hoping that Phase One has made it more optimized for multi core processors.

    Overall C1 8 feels a lot more quick, clean interface and for once a decent release right from the start!

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