Phase One IQ4-150 File Format Options


File Format Options IQ1 & IQ2 Series digital backs had IIQ L or IIQ S as available raw file formats, IQ3-100 introduced IIQ-L16 as the top tier format and now IQ4-150 offers up to 5 different versions of near lossless file compression for your raw files. The default on the back is actually S14 which is the 2nd lowest quality on the digital back.  ‘Low’ quality is a bit of … Read More →

Powering the Phase One IQ4


The IQ4-150 represents the highest fidelity capture of any digital back available today and within it resides the most powerful computer that Phase One has ever shoe horned into any of their digital backs.   Touted as being 10x more powerful than the IQ3 series it replaces, battery life is a concern on it like no other digital back we’ve worked with so far. I’m not going to paint the battery … Read More →

Capture One 20.0.2 Released

Various squashed bugs and some new camera support, untested here as we’re no longer receiving betas, download and test cautiously.   – bk As the Capture Integration Tech Support Manager, I highly recommend that you always read the release notes of any new software platform that you install. With increases in speed and stability comes eliminations of slower computers or operating systems. Please do your due diligence to make sure your … Read More →

To Upgrade or not to Upgrade


With the recent release and availability of Apple’s new flagship MacPro, I’ve been fielding a decent amount of questions regarding what would be an appropriate machine to build to maximize for Capture One peformance and where your monetary resources are best spent. If peak performance is king above all else, read no further, you can build out that new Mac Pro for about the price you can get into a … Read More →

Update with Caution to Mac OS Catalina 10.15.2


  IMPORTANT NEWS – December 12, 2019 From the Capture One technical team: Hold off from updating your Mac OS 10.15.2, as it will hinder the tethering functionality in Capture One 12.1.4 and Capture One 20.0. We’re working on a fix as fast as possible. Read more on the Capture One support page.  

Capture One 20 – Released

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Since it’s the first week of December, the release of the latest version of Capture One, the 13th build of the program is of no surprise. What was somewhat surprising was the change of naming convention, now following suit with other annual update programs, we now have Capture One 20 (for the year 2020) As the Capture Integration Tech Support Manager, I highly recommend that you always read the release … Read More →

Profoto Firmware Updates 11/20/19

Profoto Firmware

If you have a Profoto unit that can update firmware, then there is new firmware for you today. Revisions, ‘minor bug fixes’, and added camera support on one unit or another too numerous to list… these new firmware versions exist primarily for the included Catalina compliant installer. Go directly to and log into ‘MyPages’ in order to get to the firmware downloads and check within the read-me notes whether … Read More →

Capture One 12.1.4 Released


Once again out of the labs in Denmark, Capture One 12.1.4 releases and most importantly provides Mac OS Catalina support (thru version 15.1),  new camera support for Sony, Fujifilm and Leica as well as lens support for some Sony, Leica, Canon & Sigma lenses. 12.1.4 Camera & Lens Support Sony a9 II (*Live-view currently only supported through USB2) Sony RX100 VII Sony RX0 II Sony a6600 Sony a6100 Fujifilm X-Pro3 Fujifilm … Read More →

Chief of Engineering’s Log: October 2019 – Zen & the Art of Knife Sharpening

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Sharp knives are a vital part of any working kitchen, and we like to cook in our house.  We like (love) our knives enough that my wife and I have different 8″ chef knives that we prefer, which works out well when we’re food prepping at the same time.   For a number of years now I’ve been using water whet stones to sharpen our blades to varying degrees of success, … Read More →

Released: XT Camera System Firmware 6.01.1


Today, Phase One releases a quick fix firmware release for the new XT Camera System, Camera System Package 6.01.1. While largely only relevant to XT shooters, IQ4 XF & technical camera shooters will also see some small refinements to the interface, suitable for all IQ4 shooters.   Highlights: This system firmware package provides support for the XT Camera System by making sure that the firmware on both the IQ4 as … Read More →