Phase One has posted release candidates of the next version of Capture One. Version 3.7.3 RC1 of Capture One PRO, LE and DB for Windows and Mac is feature complete, though the colour rendering for certain camera models is still being finalized and there may be bugs that have yet to be squashed.
The primary digital SLR-related change across both computing platforms is support for new camera models. Joining the Capture One club is the Canon EOS 5D and EOS-1D Mark II N, Konica Minolta Alpha/Dynax/Maxxum 5D, Leica Digital-Modul-R back and Olympus EVOLT E-500. For the Canon models, support includes both processing of RAW CR2's as well as tethered camera access from within the program.
The release notes for the Mac version detail a number of fixes in v3.7.3 also:
- Support for Canon EOS 20D + 350D tethered shooting on Mac OS X (Tiger) Resolved with
Canonís new SDK
- Nikon White Balance support for D2X and D2Hs and D50
- Fixed distorted moire mask that could occur under some circumstances when shooting
tethered with a Phase One back.
- Fixed a problem that could cause IPTC information to become unreadable from other
- Fixed a number of small problem problems with the focus window
- Fixed so that the curve tool is more accurate and responsive to minor changes.
- Fixed a bug that could cause P 25 and H 25 images to show as black in the focus window.
- Fixed minor memory leaks
- Fixed problem with using Apple Script
Capture One v3.7.3 RC1 release candidates can be downloaded from the Mac and Windows downloads sections of the Phase One web site, and will work as fully-functioning trial versions until registered. The official release of v3.7.3 is planned for early December 2005 and will be free for existing registered users. The company has also announced that photographers who purchase Capture One PRO, or upgrade from LE to PRO, between November 15, 2005 and December 31, 2005 will receive at no additional charge two sets of camera profiles of their choosing from the Etcetera profile web site. These profiles can be used from within Capture One PRO to augment the range of colour looks the program offers.