7
Feb
2013

Capture One tests

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More and more photographers tested the new Capture One 7.0.2 ($300, trial available). Since neither Apple’s Aperture nor DxO Labs’ Optics Pro do yet support the X-Trans format, this is an important choice to consider.

I tested the Capture One Pro beta about 2 weeks ago, and I am pleased to report that its raw conversion algorithm improves the color artifacts from the X-Trans sensor in Fuji X camera, but the offensive artifacting remains there plain to see.” Read more at diglloyd.com.

Here is Thomas Fitzgeralds first look at C1. “It’s not completely perfect. There are still some weird de-mosiacing artefacts, but it’s substantially better than what Lightroom was producing… Anyway, I’m delighted that someone has finally unlocked the true potential of the X-Trans sensor.” Read all and see his converted images here.

frontallobbings: “There’s still issues with Capture One and the details. Moire seems to be an issue that causes an unusual maze like pattern to appear in specific textures and still some smearing of details happens. However the great news is that it smears at a much higher detail rate over Adobe’s implementation of these files… I’m hopeful these minor issues will be resolved in the next version of Capture One, but for now, it’s very nice to have a professional RAW processor that at leasts matches the output quality of the JPG files out of camera, with far more flexibility found in RAW processing.Click here to read more and see his comparison images (Lightroom vs C1).

Capture One 7.0.2 and the X-E1 short words at skullfilmsproductions: “Well It is a good software, I will give them that, the RAW is alot better supported!.. However for me coming from Lightroom and everything set up to work.. this experience has been.. not horrible but CaptureOne is slooooow to work in.. as.. well I dont know what is this slow.”

Here are the French lemondedelaphoto pics converted with C1 (translated version)

And here another Lightroom / CaptureOne comparison at seriouscompacts. “The biggest differences I noted between C1 and Lightroom are that C1 has higher local and increased color saturation. I also think C1 handles high ISO noise reduction better, while Lightroom is slightly more able to recover highlights.