Phase One has announced that starting today, a special version of Phase One’s Capture One Express software will be available free of charge for owners of selected Sony cameras worldwide. Now, these Sony camera owners can leverage the renowned high-quality raw image conversion that Capture One delivers.
“Sony shows great innovation and leadership in the photography industry,” said Henrik O. Håkonsson, CEO and President of Phase One. “We are excited and proud to be cooperating with Sony to provide advanced photographers with tools that bring out the best in their images.”
Additionally, Phase One has developed a special version of its Capture One Pro software that gives Sony camera owners access to more pro grade features, such as Local Adjustments, Film Grain and more at an attractive price. Both new special Capture One applications share the same architecture and imaging pipeline as the renowned Capture One Pro application, which has been released in Capture One Pro 8 today.
The free Capture One Express for Sony software includes basic tools and lens profiles for RAW conversion. It also offers what Phase One calls “tethering support via hot folder” for Sony A7, A7R, A7S, A99, A77II, A6000 and A5000 cameras. This means that you connect via Sony Remote Camera Control and use Capture One Express to watch a hot folder – this is similar to the way Adobe Lightroom and Bridge support tethering with Sony cameras.
In addition, Capture One Express for Sony adds Raw file support for all these cameras plus: A77, A65, A58, A57, A55, A37, A33, A900, A850, A700, A560, A550, A390, A380, A350, A330, A300, A290, A230, A200, A100, A5100, A3000, NEX-7, NEX-6, NEX-5T, NEX-5R, NEX5N, NEX-5, NEX-F3, NEX-3N, NEX-C3, NEX-3, NEX-VG20, NEX-VG30, NEX-VG900, RX1, RX1R, RX10, RX100, RX100II, RX100III, R1 and QX-1
Here’s the link to Download Capture One Express (for Sony)
Upgrade to Capture One Pro for Sony
For more tools and functionality, pony up the thirty bucks to upgrade to Capture One Pro for Sony. This is a much more robust program which adds more advanced lens corrections and real tethering for supported Sony cameras.
I knew that Sony tethering was coming in Capture One Pro 8 – but I didn’t expect it to be available in anything other than the $299 full version of Capture One Pro 8 software so offering those features in Capture One Pro for Sony for just $30 came as a very pleasant surprise.
This page outlines the differences between Capture One Express and Pro for Sony (PDF).
Get more information about Capture One Pro for Sony go to: phaseone.com/sony
Here’s a Couple Videos to Get You Started
How to Capture to a Hot Folder using Capture One Express for Sony:
Getting Started with Capture One Express for Sony:
If you need support for other camera brands get Capture One Pro 8 software here.