Phase One has announced the release of their latest iteration of Capture One software, version 12, which add news features, refines tools and cleans up the UI. We’ll go over some of the most exciting parts a little later on in this post, but we need to get this out of the way:
BEWARE UPGRADING IMMEDIATELY for onset workflow! While we have been testing the Beta software with each version and seeing good results, it is always a good idea to exercise caution when implementing brand new software to a production workflow. The Capture One team takes great care in building and testing the software, and beta users like us help with that, however occasionally things slip through and there still may be a bug or two. With that said, we recommend not putting this into an onset workflow just yet without thoroughly testing to be sure the features and functions you need all work. We have not finished our in-depth test of the final release version yet but will update when we feel things are ready to go.
Warnings aside, let’s talk about what’s new and exciting with version 12.
Capture One software comes in a variety of modes these days to suit your needs:
- Capture One Pro
- Capture One Pro DB (Digital Back support only)
- Capture One Pro Fujifilm (Fujifilm camera support only, enables Sessions + tethering)
- Capture One Pro Sony (Sony camera support only, enables Session + tethering)
- Capture One Express Fujifilm (Fujifilm camera support only, Catalogs only, no tethering)
- Capture One Express Sony (Sony camera support only, Catalogs only, no tethering)
- Capture One Enterprise
- Capture One CH (Cultural Heritage)
· New Interface
· The UI has been cleaned up for an easier view with revised icons to help explain basic functionality
· New Menu system
· As part of the new user interface, the application menu system is completely reorganized to allow for easier discovery of functionality as well as cleaner logic and function grouping.
· New Keyboard Shortcut Manager
· The Shortcut Manager is re-designed to make using shortcuts easier than ever. Now you can search (by assigned key or by menu command) and easily add shortcuts with a more intuitive interface.
· Luma Range Masking
· The new Luma Range mask option allows the user to create masks derived from the brightness of pixels in an image.
· Linear Gradient Mask tool
· Gradient masks are now editable, movable, rotatable and can be made asymmetric - all using the powerful new Parametric masking engine.
· Gradient Mask tool
· The new Radial Mask tool allows for quick drawing of vignette and fall off effects
· Plug-ins - Export and publish
· Capture One 12 introduces a new Plug-in platform for developers wishing to build content and functionality for the Capture One community.
· User experience changes
· Cleaned up browser list mode
· Ignore composition in copy/paste settings operations
· Almost all cursors have been made bigger
· All font sizes made bigger
· Frameless viewer labels
· Bigger thumbnails in the batch queue
· Various UI alignment and padding fixes
· Extended AppleScript support – Based on user feedback these areas are now addressable through scripts
- Normalize tool
- Set/clear/get compare variant
- Black and White
- Live View focus meters
- Styles on Layers
- Upgrade Engine
- Capture Pilot Server
- Process history
- Native activities
- Collection sort order
- UUID for all objects
· Fujifilm Film Simulations – Fujifilm users will be happy to know that the Fujifilm Simulations available in camera are now available in Capture One as well. Please see chart below for compatible cameras / simulations
Apple OS X users will be happy to see that Capture One 12 now offers official Mojave support (up to build 14.1). See below for Capture One’s minimum requirements to run.
Microsoft® Windows® minimum requirements
- Intel or AMD CPU with 2 cores
- 8 GB of RAM
- 10 GB of free hard disk space
- Color calibrated monitor with 1280x800, 24-bit resolution at 96dpi screen ruling
- Windows 7® SP1 64-bit, Windows 8.1® 64-bit, Windows 10® 64-bit*
- Microsoft® .NET Framework version 4.7 (will be installed if not present)
*Support for Capture One 12 on Windows 10 is supported for builds supporting .NET 4.7 - This is currently from Windows 10 Anniversary Update (build 1607) through to October 2018 Update (build 1809).
Apple® Macintosh® minimum requirements
- Intel CPU with 2 cores
- 8 GB of RAM
- 10 GB of free hard disk space
- Calibrated color monitor with 1280x800, 24-bit resolution at 96dpi
- macOS 10.12.6, macOS 10.13.6 macOS 10.14*
*Support for macOS 10.14 is supported for builds up to 10.14.1
Recommended system requirements
If working with high-resolution images and doing calculation-heavy adjustments, we recommend the following:
- Intel CPU with 4+ cores
- 16+ GB of RAM
- Solid State Disk (SSD)
- Dual (matching) Graphics card from NVIDIA or AMD with 4GB+ RAM per card
Note: Due to the significant additional calculation overhead, systems using 4k/5k monitors will require additional resources in addition to the above recommended spec (both in GPU and CPU power). For a Professional experience we recommend at least doubling the specification above for these configurations.
With this release, we see Capture One’s continuing commitment to providing the best RAW conversion and image editing software on the market. Faster, sleeker, easier to use with the redesigned UI we see why Capture One is the industry leader in this platform.
If you would like to upgrade your v10 or v11 Pro key or purchase the software outright, please do not hesitate to contact Pricing chart found below..
We will be hosting Capture One v12 training classes in the New Year but the schedule of dates has not been locked in just yet so stay tuned to our for more information.
*Volume licensing pricing structure is available. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.