April 11, 2006 – Phase One updated their Capture One software to version 3.7.4, the company announced today. The new version offers universal Mac support, supports more digital cameras, and increases the capture rate significantly. The professional grade version of the image processing application is available free to current users or for €499, which is about $605 USD. There is also a 30-day free trial that can be downloaded from the Phase One web site.
The new version of the Capture One RAW workflow software supports all Phase One digital camera backs and adds compatibility with the Canon EOS 30D, Pentax *ist series, and Sony DSC-R1 digital cameras. The program supports RAW files from these cameras as well as many others: Leica Digital Module R, Epson R-D1, Konica Minolta Maxxums, Olympus E-series, Fujifilm S-series, and all Nikon, Canon, and Phase One digital single lens reflex cameras and camera backs.
The updated software includes an improved profile of the Nikon D200 DSLR. Capture One also provides support for tethered shooting with all of the Canon EOS digital cameras and the Phase One P21. The new software even processes the P21’s enormous 52MB TIFF files.
"Phase One’s strategy is to provide our customers with products that maximize the best of available technologies, either through our own or third-party development," said Trine Voss, vice president of sales and marketing for Capture One, in today’s press release. "Launching this new version of Capture One as a Universal Mac application is ideal as Capture One is sold on-line through Apple Europe."
The capture rate on an Intel-based Mac is 40 percent faster than the previous version and RAW files can be processed 15 percent faster on both Intel and PowerPC-based Macs. Windows users can get in on the action too. Capture One version 3.7.4 offers a capture rate that is 200 percent faster than version 3.7.3 and is 10 percent faster in its RAW file processing.
The new Capture One v3.7.4 software application was issued March 27, but was not announced by Phase One until today.