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Capture One Supports Intel-based Macs and New SLRs

Increases capture rate and processing speed.

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Phase One has updated its RAW workflow image-processing software"?Capture One"?to support Intel-based Mac computers. In addition, the software now supports new digital camera systems.

The newest version"?Capture One 3.7.4"?is a Universal Mac application designed to run natively on both Intel- and PowerPC-based Mac computers. Initial Phase One tests show that the capture rate has increased by up to 40% with version 3.7.4 on an Intel-based Mac; processing RAW files is 15% faster on Intel-based and PowerPC-based Macs. Windows users also will increase capture rate and RAW processing speed with version 3.7.4. Initial tests show capture rate increases up to 200% with the improved high-speed capture option in the Capture One software; the company also reports a 10% increase in the processing speed of RAW files.

In addition, version 3.7.4 now supports RAW files from the Canon EOS 30D, Pentax *ist series, and Sony DSC-R1 systems, as well as Phase One P 45, P 30, and P 21 camera backs. Version 3.7.4 allows tethered shooting with the P 21 and RAW processing of 52-MB TIFF files; the Pro version 3.7.4 also provides for tethered and RAW file support for all Canon EOS cameras.

Capture One 3.7.4 is a free update for existing customers.

Phase One also is offering its "See the Difference"? roadshow seminar series. Tailored to the professional photographer, the seminars give hands-on experience with Phase One camera backs and Capture One RAW workflow. Events will take place in cities across the US through October 2006 (details on cities and dates at the company"?s website).


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