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Add Mobility To Your Tethered Shooting With Capture Pilot

Add Mobility To Your Tethered Shooting With Capture Pilot  - Learn how to use the Capture Pilot tool in Capture One Pro to expand your tethered shooting options.

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The Capture Pilot tool is located (by default) at the bottom of the Capture Tool Tab in Capture One Pro. It works in conjunction with the Capture Pilot app on an iOS device to let you wirelessly and remotely view, zoom, rate, tag, and pan high resolution DSLR and medium format RAW, JPEG and TIFF images while you shoot.

The Capture Pilot tool also has a web function that lets you view, rate and colour tag captured images from a web browser on a computer, Android (mobile device) or Windows Phone operating system. 

Capture Pilot

You have the option to connect to your choice of iOS device or to a web browser:

Before you start: Download Capture Pilot from the Apple App Store. Capture Pilot requires local network Wi-Fi. Ensure your computer and iPad are connected to the same network.

Connect your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to Capture One Pro

  • Open Capture Pilot at the bottom of the Capture Tool Tab in Capture One Pro. 
  • Add a Server Name and choose a Folder from the drop-down menu that you want to appear on your iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch. 
  • Type in the password if applicable. 
  • Now open the Capture Pilot app on your iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch. 
  • Select your named Server from the Server List.
  • Capture Pilot can connect to multiple running Capture One Pro Servers if these are within WI-FI range. (E.g. you can view images on multiple computers by changing Server in the iPad/iPhone/iPod Server List).

Connect to a web browser

  • Open Capture Pilot at the bottom of the Capture Tool Tab in Capture One Pro.
  • Select the Basic tab and press Start Image Server*. Ensure Mobile and Web are selected in the Publish To drop down menu.
  • Select the Web tab, choose a theme from the drop-down menu.
  • Deselect the Rate Images and Colour Tag Images to disable this function.
  • Select the Basic tab and click on the mail icon. (See circled) An email with a link can now be sent to a recipient.
  • N.B. The web browser feature is designed to work on a local network.

*There will be an alert the first time the web server is started that will require the user's system password.

Capture Pilot

Web viewing modes: Fullscreen

  • The web browser function offers two primary modes: Fullscreen and Capture Pilot Classic.
  • Fullscreen mode will display a single image in its entirety. Click on the image to display the colour tag and star rating as well as a filmstrip of thumbnails at the bottom of the screen.

Browse images in a folder on iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch

  • Tap any thumbnail to view a full screen image.
  • Zoom in and out of the image by pinching the screen and navigate around to inspect close-up detail up to 200%.
  • Touch-scroll to the next image. 

Capture Pilot

Browse images using the controls (iOS device)

  • Click the forward arrow to inspect next image or backward to inspect previous image.
  • When shooting tethered, press pause to highlight it in orange, to hold the current image on the screen. Press the pause icon again (so that it looks white) to automatically see images appear on the screen as they are being captured.
  • Images that are edited in Capture One Pro will automatically display any amendments in Capture Pilot. (E.g. An image that has been converted to Black and White in Capture One Pro will also be displayed as Black and White on an iPad).

Browse images using the controls in a web browser

  • Capture Pilot Classic mode: Click on any thumbnail to view a full screen image. Select the forward arrow (see circled in the top screen shot) to inspect the next image or backward to inspect previous images.
  • Fullscreen Mode: Click on the arrow (see circled in the bottom screenshot) to inspect the next image. To inspect previous images, move your (mouse) cursor to the other side of the image and a backward arrow will appear.

Add Colour tag and Star ratings (iOS device)

  • Go to Capture One and select the Capture Tool Tab, go to the Capture Pilot tool and select the Mobile tab.
  • Check mark or deselect the Rate images and/or Colour tag images option boxes to activate or disable this function.
  • Press the Star icon in bottom left corner of Capture Pilot display on an iPad/iPod Touch/iPhone. A window will appear on the screen where colour and star ratings can be applied. 

Capture Pilot

Add Colour tag and Star ratings from a web browser

  • Go to Capture One and select the Capture Tool Tab, go to the Capture Pilot tool and select the Web tab.
  • Check mark or deselect the Rate images and/or Colour tag images option boxes to activate this function. 
  • Click on a thumbnail in the web browser so that it is displayed in full screen. A window will appear on the screen where colour and star ratings can be applied.

Change the Exposure settings and shoot directly from Capture Pilot (iOS device)

With an in-app purchase of Camera Control you can extend Capture Pilot’s functionality. Here is how it works:

  • Press the Camera icon in the bottom left corner of Capture Pilot display on an iPad/iPod Touch/iPhone.
  • A floating window will appear on screen. Long press the aperture, shutter or ISO numbers to access a menu list of alternative settings. Exposure settings can also be altered by swiping the (virtual) dial, which is located next to the numeric settings.
  • Press the Shutter button to trigger the shutter and expose an image. Files are saved to a designated Capture One folder.

Web viewing mode: Capture Pilot classic

Capture Pilot Classic is, in essence, a contact sheet of thumbnail images. Newly captured images will appear as soon as they are shot when shooting tethered. Thumbnail size can be adjusted by pressing the S, M and L letters in the top left corner of the screen.

More Tips

  • Click the Back icon in the top left corner (of an iOS device) to go to the previous view. (e.g. Thumbnail view or Server list).
  • Press the Histogram Icon in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen (on an iOS device) to view or remove a floating/movable Histogram.
  • Thumbnail size can be adjusted in Capture Pilot (on an iOS device) by pressing the S, M and L letters in the bottom right corner of the screen on a connected iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch. 

About Capture Pilot

The latest version of Capture Pilot is better than ever. Use your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch to wirelessly view, zoom and pan high-res DSLR and medium-format RAW, JPEG, and TIFF images while you shoot and get instant feedback from clients and colleagues. With the Camera Control add-on you can even remotely trigger your camera without touching the camera or computer. With Capture Pilot and Capture One Pro 7 you can capture your vision in every shot with minimum fuss and maximum effectiveness.

For a video demonstration, please visit the Phase One You Tube Page

 

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