Phase One has released an updated version of its Capture One 5, PRO and DB RAW workflow software. Version 5.1 extends RAW and tethered shooting support for additional cameras and digital backs including the Nikon D3s, Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and Leaf Aptus-II 10. The Pro version brings in new features such as advanced noise reduction, one-click spot removal and workflow accelerators to handle large number of files. The basic version also adds a few advanced features such as selective color adjustment and an option to add metadata. The update can be accessed via Capture One's update feature for existing users or is available as a free 30 day trial.

Press Release:

Phase One Releases Capture One 5.1   

Powerful New Image Editing Tools and a Value-Packed Basic Version

COPENHAGEN, February 22, 2010— Phase One today released Capture One 5.1, the powerful raw conversion, workflow and image editing application. The basic version now features both a simplified workspace and ‘pro’ image-editing options; Capture One 5.1 PRO comes with new tools for advanced noise reduction and image editing efficiency.   

Free to existing Capture One 5.x/5.x PRO owners, this value-packed service release extends raw image support to Nikon D3s, Canon 1D Mark IV, Sony A500, Sony A550 and a wide range of Leaf digital backs – this, in addition to its support for more than 170 different raw file formats (and growing).

“Capture One is built on the industry’s best raw conversion engine,” said Carsten H. Olsen, Phase One product manager for Capture One,” and our goal is to deliver the best quality image results with the most responsive application performance on the planet.” 

Capture One 5.1 basic version delivers more value, with:

  • added “pro” features such as a basic color editor for selective color adjustment, possibility to add keywords and image information, as well as the clarity tool which is ideal for optimizing portrait images;
  • easier start-up for new users;
  • a new simplified workspace with just the tools needed to create ready-to-use images with a few clicks.

According to photographer Jens Honoré, “With more pro cameras producing high-quality raw files, the choice of raw converter is key to image quality.”

Capture One 5.1 PRO adds the following powerful image-editing tools:

  • One-click spot removal: the fastest and most efficient way to remove imperfections in images;
  • Advanced Noise reduction: to enhance the quality of high ISO images;  
  • Negative Clarity: to smooth the surface on portrait images;
  • Inverted Color Editor Selection: to create a nearly monochromatic image and emphasize one or more colors;
  • Improved metadata functionality;
  • Handle large volume shoots even faster with new and enhanced workflow accelerators.

 Capture One 5.1 / 5.1 PRO adds camera file support for:

  • Leaf Aptus II 8 (preliminary)
  • Leaf Aptus 75S, Aptus 65S, Aptus 54S
  • Leaf Afi 7, Afi 6, Afi 5
  • Leaf Aptus 75, Aptus 65, Aptus 22, Aptus 17
  • Sony Alpha DSLR-A500
  • Sony Alpha DSLR-A550
  • Canon 1D Mark IV
  • Nikon D3s

For a complete list of camera files supported, please see: http://www.phaseone.com/en/Software/Capture-One-5-Pro/FAQ.aspx 

More tethered shooting support
Capture One 5.1 also extends what is already the industry’s broadest support for tethered shooting.  

Capture One 5.1 PRO/DB add tethered support for the following digital backs/cameras:

  • Leaf Aptus II 10, Aptus II 7, Aptus II 6, Aptus II 5
  • Leaf Afi II 10, Afi II 7, Afi II 6

And Capture One 5.1 PRO adds tethered support for the following cameras:

  • Canon EOS 7D, Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
  • Nikon D3S
  • Leaf Aptus 75S, Aptus 65S, Aptus 54S
  • Leaf Afi 7, Afi 6, Afi 5
  • Leaf Aptus 75, Aptus 65, Aptus 22, Aptus 17

For a complete list of tethered camera support, please see: http://www.phaseone.com/en/Software/Capture-One-5-Pro/FAQ.aspx

Pricing and availability
Capture One 5.1 is available in three versions: Capture One 5.1, Capture One 5.1 DB and Capture One 5.1 PRO; each version is localized for Chinese (simplified), Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Swedish.

 Capture One 5 PRO is available via download for 399 USD and 299 EUR through Phase One’s Online Store www.phaseone.com/store and through leading professional photography dealers worldwide. Capture One 5 is available for 129 USD and 99 EUR.

Capture One 5.1/5.1 PRO is a free service release to existing Capture One 5.x/5.x PRO owners. Current Capture One 4 PRO customers can upgrade to Capture One 5.1 PRO for 99 USD and 69 EUR. Existing Capture One 4 customers can upgrade to Capture One 5.1 PRO for 299 USD and 199 EUR. Please visit Phase One’s Online Store for other upgrade options and free trials.

Extended trial version
People who downloaded a trial of Capture One 5 will get another 30 days to try out Capture One 5.1.