Today Phase One released Capture One 11.2. That’s an uncommon update which is mostly about Capture One CH – a special version of Capture One developed for museums and archives.
Yes-yes. You were waiting for some new features. I know. Me too. For us Capture One 11.2 can offer:
- New cameras support: Canon 4000D and 2000D, Panasonic Lumix GX9, GX7MK3 and other
- New lenses support: Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L, Panasonic LUMIX G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 and other
- Bug fixes
Not too bad. Not an upgrade that’s worth the 11.2 naming, but it’s something at least. And what is this Capture One CH and why it costs $5999?
Let’s figure it out!
Capture One CH
The first thing you notice as you run Capture One 11.2 is the new mode in the launch menu – CH.
Capture One CH stands for Cultural Heritage. This version of Capture One was designed to enhance cultural heritage workflows.
Capture One CH provides professional solutions for book and film scanning and for solving specific medical and scientific tasks.
Previously CH was distributed as a standalone app, but starting from 11.2 it became one of the running modes of Capture One as Pro, Sony versions, and DB.
Capture One CH has a number of unique features such as Negative Film Reproduction Tool, Capture Resolution Rule, AutoCrop, and MultiCrop.
CH license costs $5999, and that totally makes sense as it’s dedicated to a very specific usage with a much more expensive CH hardware.
If we would compare CH technologies of Phase One and a regular Capture One – it’s something like a space program and GPS. People, who launched a man into space, discovered a bunch of great technologies along the way. Some of them, like GPS, are useful for everybody, even if you’re not planning to fly to the stars.
The same thing is with CH and other Phase One hi-end technology. While we’re having fun playing with color in Capture One, some people are preserving our cultural heritage using the same software. But who knows, some of our work might be a cultural heritage in the future as well. Huh!
Ok, fine enough about CH, let’s see what Capture One 11.2 has to offer for rest of us.
New Cameras support
Capture One 11.2 brings support for:
- Canon 4000D
- Canon 2000D
- Panasonic Lumix TZ200/TZ202/TZ220
- Panasonic Lumix ZS200/ZS220/TX2
- Panasonic Lumix GX9 / GX7MK3
New Lenses support
In Capture One 11.2 you will find a bunch of new lens profiles:
- Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM
- Voigtlander MACRO APO-LANTHAR 65mm f/2 ASPH
- Voigtlander Nokton 40mm f/1.2 ASPH
- Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4
- Voigtlander Heliar-Ultra Wide 12mm f/5.6 ASPH
- Leica Summilux TL 1.4/35 ASPH
- Leica Vario Elmar TL 3,5-5,6/18-56 ASPH
- Leica Elmarit TL 2,8/18 ASPH
- Leica Summicron TL 2/23 ASPH
- Panasonic LUMIX G Vario 12-60mm f/3.5-5.6 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. (H-FS12060)
Bug Fixes Mac
- Fixed an issue where the Brush settings were not respected
- Fixed an issue with tokens, where Destination Folder name was not applied when exporting Originals
- Fixed an issue when using Batch rename (Find and Replace) mode in managed catalogs
- Fixed a persistence issue with Live View Window workspace changes
- Fixed an issue where the distortion slider made highly distorted images for some lens profiles
- Fixed some odd behaviors in the grain tool when the OS language was set to Dutch
- Improved localization for Italian
- Various Crashes and hangs
Bug Fixes Windows
- Fixed an issue where the Output Counter token in recipe Output Naming would resets to 1 after restart of CO
- Fixed an issue where Lens Presets did not honor Distortion, Sharpness Falloff, Light Falloff
- Fixed an issue where the Process recipe summary showed an ICC profile on output even though one was not present
- Fixed an issue in the Viewer menu when using right click and Wacom
- Fixed an issue in the menu where “Select By Color tag” did not show the assigned shortcut
- Various crashes and hangs
Oh, and some more good news – Capture One 11.2 resets the trial. That’s why, if you or your friends are still thinking about switching to Capture One – the new 11.2 gives you additional 30 days to make a decision!
But… Why did Phase One call this update 11.2?
That’s a good question. Usually eleven point something naming means that there are some new features in the release. And the actual update looks like 11.1.2: bug fixes, new lens and camera profiles. Nice stuff, but it isn’t worth the 11.2 naming.
The point is that Capture One 11.2 has some new features, but they are available for Cultural Heritage version only. CH is now one of the running modes of Capture One; hence new features of it affect the general Capture One naming.
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