Capture rate speeds up with new Capture One on Intel-based Macs and

Updated RAW workflow software supports all Phase One P Series digital camera backs, the new Canon EOS 30D, Pentax *ist series and Sony DSC-R1

April 11th 2006, Copenhagen, Denmark: Phase One, the world leader in professional digital imaging solutions, has updated Capture One RAW Workflow to support more cameras, more RAW file formats and Intel-based Macs. Capture One is the most efficient, fully color-managed RAW Workflow image-processing solution and delivers the highest possible image quality from the new generation of digital SLRs and Phase One digital camera backs.

On the fast Mac track
Capture One 3.7.4 is a Universal Mac application designed to run natively on both Intel and PowerPC-based Mac computers.. Initial tests show that the capture rate has increased by up to 40 per cent when version 3.7.4 is run on an Intel-based Mac. Processing RAW files with Capture One 3.7.4 is now 15 per cent faster on both Intel-based and PowerPC based Macs.

Windows users will also enjoy enhanced capture rate and RAW processing speed with Capture One 3.7.4. Initial tests show performance gains of up to 200 per cent in capture rate made possible by an improved high-speed capture option in the Capture One software. Tests also show a 10 per cent increase in the processing speed of RAW files.

Trine Voss, VP Sales & Marketing for Capture One said: “Phase One’s strategy is to provide our customers with products that maximize the best of available technologies, either through our own or third-party development. Launching this new version of Capture One as a Universal Mac application is ideal as Capture One is sold on-line through Apple Europe.”

Expanding RAW file support
The P 45, P 30 and P 21 -- the ultimate range in digital camera backs -- are now all supported by Capture One. Version 3.7.4 allows tethered shooting with the P 21 and RAW processing of 52 MB TIFF files.

Support for RAW files from Canon cameras including the new EOS 30D, the full Pentax *ist series and the Sony DSC-R1 -- the first Sony camera to be supported by Capture One -- have also been included in the update. Phase One’s professional grade workflow software, Capture One PRO, provides tethered and RAW file support for all Canon EOS cameras, including the new 30D.

Capture One 3.7.4 is a free update for existing users and is available for download at

Capture One RAW Workflow is available from leading professional photography dealers worldwide. Free trials are available directly from the Phase One web site: Phase One offers on-line support for all Capture One users at

Participate in Phase One’s US road show
Phase One is hosting The See The Difference Roadshow seminar series tailored for professional photographers in the US between March and October 2006. Delegates will experience Phase One’s industry leading medium format digital backs and learn how to streamline their workflow using Capture One RAW Workflow. Those wishing to attend See The Difference can find more information about the show and its sponsors and register online at:

About Capture One RAW Workflow
Capture One RAW Workflow software is used daily by thousands of photographic professionals and enthusiasts worldwide. It is recognized as the most efficient, fully color-managed RAW Workflow image-processing solution for delivering the highest possible image quality from the new generation of digital SLR cameras and Phase One digital camera backs.

Capture One license policy
Capture One PRO is a cross-platform application and includes two computer activations and two free updates. Capture One LE includes two computer activations and one free update.They are available for both Mac and Windows.

About Phase One
Phase One is the world leader in digital imaging solutions for professional photographers. Its primary products are high-end digital camera backs and the Capture One RAW workflow software. Phase One is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

For more details, please visit the Phase One website at