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Capture One 4.1, coming in second quarter, to offer improved lens correction  
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 | by Rob Galbraith
Phase One has announced that Capture One 4.1 will be released in the second quarter 2008 and will include RAW conversion support for the Mamiya ZD camera and digital back as well as improved correction for lens abnormalities such as chromatic aberration (the new correction technology will be limited to certain Mamiya lenses initially).

More information is in the press release below.

Press Release

Phase One Previews Capture One 4.1 Support for Mamiya Files

 

Update Will Offer New Lens Correction Technology


PHOTO IMAGING EXPO, TOKYO, 19 March 2008 -- Capture One 4.1 is being previewed at Photo Imaging Expo this week at the launch of the companies’ new open medium format digital camera platform.  
The next update to Phase One’s raw workflow software will include support for the high quality 22 mega pixels Mamiya ZD camera and digital back.   This support is a commitment to the strategic alliance between Phase One and Mamiya Digital Imaging.

Capture One 4.1 will also include two new technologies initially available for Phase One digital backs, built on Phase One’s expertise in digital backs and thorough testing with a selection of Mamiya lenses.
Lens+ technology is designed to provide photographers with a superior out-of-the-box solution for removing lens artifacts in images. Not only will lens artifacts like chromatic aberration and fringing be heavily reduced, but at the same time image texture and color fidelity are expected to achieve a previously unseen level – resulting in amazing sharp and vibrant images.

A new standard of image sharpness will be introduced through use of Focus+ technology engineered to enhance performance of the full Mamiya 645AFD lens range, enabling a new level of sharpness and resolution. Perfect pixel definition will optimize the basis for high quality image rendering and extreme scaling.

These technologies will be expanded to cover a broader range of lenses in the near future.

Top fashion photographers who demand high resolution, high capture rates and instant high quality previews for evaluation of image composition, exposure, and focus will enjoy the fastest ever tethered shooting functionality in Capture One 4.1. Image transfer and preview generation will be virtually instantaneous with Phase One backs, even with resolutions up to 39 mega pixels.

“We are committed to offering professional photographers the choice that best suits them in achieving ultimate image quality,” said Jan H. Christiansen, Marketing Director.  “Capture One is engineered to support the most rigorous imaging demands for the widest range of operating conditions and equipment.”

Pricing and Availability
Capture One 4.1, a free update to all Capture One customers, will be available for download beginning with volume production shipments of the new Phase One 645 Camera platform, expected Q2, 2008.

About Phase One
Phase One is a leading provider of digital image capture and work flow management technology.  The Phase One Camera offers open platform flexibility. Phase One P+ Series digital backs open new possibilities, putting the focus back on the moment of capture. Phase One Capture One software helps streamline the capture and post-production process.  Supporting DSLR, medium- and large-format photographic equipment, Phase One products are renowned for their superior quality, flexibility and speed — enabling pro photographers to realize their most subtle and most complex visions without compromise.

Phase One is an employee-owned company based in Copenhagen with offices in New York, London, Tokyo, Cologne and Shanghai.

For more information about the products, visit the Phase One web site on www.phaseone.com.
Phase One and Capture One are registered trademarks of Phase One A/S.
All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.


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