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As the title suggests, Phase One have released an updated version of Capture One 5 .
Latest version is 5.2.
Do check the " Release " notes PDF for information on what is included in this update.
Tip for Nikon users..... Seems Phase One has finally got around to including some of our " Picture Controls " in this version.
Well according to their blurb, They have updated some Nikon DSLR specifics.....!!!
Not tried it yet myself, So I can't comment, But looks interesting.
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Hi Vince, is it worth checking out? - I moved away from Captureone to LR, on version 4.7?? (I think) when I got colour management mismatches (A problem with that version).
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Hi Nick, Well it might be, I actually like the interface on this program, But was never wild about how it dealt with my Nikon Raw files, However having had a read of the release note, It would appear that they have been listening to us Nikon shooters, So now they seem to have included the " Picture Control " options, That are standard on pretty much all the latest Nikon DSLs......
Heres hoping anyhow..... Have not had time to evaluate just how good or bad it is yet, Been using LR3 since its official release, Kinda like it too.....
So not sure when I'll get around to checking it with Nikon Raw data.
The other half is total Capture One nut, She loves it, But she also uses Canon gear, The program seems to make a nice job of Canon Raw output.....
Actually its quite funny, Because when I was giving off about how the old Cap One dealt with my NEF data, Many thought I was being daft at best.....
However this release is " Highlighting " the fact that they have been working to improve the quality of their raw engine with respect to Nikon Raw files.
So finally I feel " Vindicated " ......
Ahh that answers a lot, the default curve in the old C1 blocked out too much of the dark tones for my liking (again Nikon NEF's) - It took me a while to learn LR, so I'm not sure if I will go back.
In LR i just use Camera neutral with my own standard preset added - a lot quicker than it was in C1.
Same here Nick, LR3 Camera Neutral, Then a handfull of custom pre-sets for specific image types......
Gave up on Cap One 4, Made a concerted effort to get to grips with Lightroom, Now I'm not to sure I wanna go back to Cap One......
As I said above the other half is well conversant with Cap One, Plus she is happy with the way it deals with her Canon raw files....
Guess we will carry on running both, Though not on the same computers......!!!
Back to LR3 for a minute, During a recent forum post on LR3 I had a an idea to save some time.
Basically I created a Preset for the camera calibration " Camera Neutral " as the only add on, Saved it as LOL " Nikon Camera Neutral " Original Huh!
Anyhow when you use the import process you can add the NCN preset so its applied during import......
Just saves doing via the Library and Syncronise options later.....
I use a very similar workflow. What I do like in LR3 is the new curves, very much like the one in C1- it's just not the default.
I've not really got my head round cataloging tho I should really make an effort.
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It really is worth the effort, But like yourself I took a while to get into it.....
The benefits will become more obvious in the long term, Heck! I'm even Keywording everything these days But do get into backing everything up from time to time.
Nothing worse than having to rebuild ones library and collections from scratch, Me found out the hard way..... Had all the raw files safely backed up, Fitted a new Hard drive to my main computer, Reloaded everything...... So far so good, Then it hit me, I had not backed up the " Lightroom Catalog " files......AAaarrrggghhh, Laugh I really cried....
Just to make things interesting I had zeroed the old drive, Before realizing....!!!
Oh! Well won't do that again......
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