Capture One Pro 12 is a power house

Posted on November 29, 2018

- Re-designed interface and better organised menus
- Faster performance
- Advanced masking tools
- Fujifilm film simulation support
- New cameras including the latest Nikon and Canon mirrorless and the Fuji GFX
- Wider AppleScript support and a new plug-in ecosystem

Capture One Pro can be purchased from Specular for $495 inc GST, or upgrade from Capture One 9, 10, or 11 from $231 inc GST.

Loyalty reward: If you bought Capture One 9, 10, or 11 from Specular, we are offering 15% off until 21st December 2018. Contact us to upgrade now.

Image From Capture One 12 Reviewers Guide Page 2

Our thoughts

We have been using Capture One Pro 12 the newly released Phase One IQ4 150MP and have been extremely impressed. For reference these 16-bit files are up to 220 megabytes (14,204 pixels on the long edge!) We tested on an older 2016 MacBook Pro with TouchBar, 16GB RAM and a 2.6Ghz i7 Processor. This is typical or less powerful than the machines most of our clients run, and certainly doesn’t have the performance of the latest MacBook Pro range.

Zooming in and out of these enormous files, cropping, adding adjustment layers, and masking with the brush tool were all tested while outputting multiple files and everything ran without a hitch.

This is a testament to the fact that unlike other software (we’re looking at you Adobe), Capture One Pro can use all your processing cores and graphics power spreading the load across your machine’s resources in the most efficient way.

We haven’t tested every feature with every machine or every camera so there are no guarantees. For mission critical shoots we always advise to keep a copy of software that you have proven stable on your machine and test any new software thoroughly before relying on it!

The new features

A re-designed interface
Capture One is now easier to use during long editing sessions and tool discovery, experimentation, and customisability easier than ever. New icons better convey tool function.

Revamped menu system
Every menu has been re-organised based on its logical function, and the Mac and Windows versions are now the same.

Advanced masking
Luma range masking offers further precision adjustment layering without laborious hand drawing for detailed object separation. The addition of asymmetrically editable liner gradient masks and radial gradient masks further enhances the layer adjustments tools for users who want to do as much for their edit as possible in the raw processor.

Fujifilm Film Simulations
Users of the X-Series and GFX-series cameras will be pleased to know they can shoot raw files and apply the highly regarded Fujifilm simulations to their images in a non-destructive workflow.

Extended AppleScript
Even more Capture One Pro functions are addressable in AppleScript so high-volume studios can create very fast workflow shortcuts. Talk to us if you would like more info about what is possible.

New camera support
The Nikon Z7, Nikon Z6, Fujifilm GFX 50R, Canon EOS R, and Canon EOS M50 are now supported.

Plug-in ecosystem
Capture One is now open to third-party developers, so we will be on the look-out for new apps which feature integration.

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