Introduction Along with their new XF body and IQ3 digital backs announcement, Phase One has also released Capture One Pro 8.3. This is a feature release providing new features, bug fixes, performance enhancements, stability improvements, and additional camera & lens support. This article takes a closer look at some of those new features in Capture One Pro 8.3. Jump to: Modernized Capture Tool | Camera Settings Tool | IQ Style Grid Modes New high performance tethering engine (Mac) There’s not a lot of details on the specifics of this update quite yet, but we are running our own tests to see this new high-performance tethering engine in action. From our understanding, the Capture Core has been significantly tweaked which should allow for more stability, less hangs, better recovery of dropped connections, and faster overall performance (from shot to rendered sharp). *One feature we’ve seen so far is the ability to shoot straight from Live View with digital backs! Keep tuned to our blog for more details as we discover them! Back to Top Modernized Capture Tool Phase One also updated the UI (User Interface) for the Capture Tool. It’s not just a highly-updated, clean-looking interface, it’s functional! Styled to look similar to a camera display screen, you can easily click to adjust multiple camera settings – from the standard (ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, etc) to more advanced settings like Drive mode, AF Modes, Metering options, and even Mirror-Up on the new XF body! 8.2 Capture Tool 8.3 Capture Tool 8.3 Capture Tool Drive Mode Back to Top Updated Camera Settings Tool Capture One Pro 8.3 also contains an all-new Camera Settings tool which allows for system-wide changes to your digital back’s settings and parameters. It also works with DSLRs – available features are dependent on the digital back’s firmware or DSLR attached. Just *Some* of the Editable Camera Settings The table below lists the editable features (except where noted) of the new IQ3 60MP digital back. The list is *quite* extensive, but does vary according to the connected camera. Main Exposure Program Shutter Speed Aperture EV adj. Exposure Meter Value ISO Sensor+ Long Exposure Mode WB File Format File Extension Drive Metering mode AF Mode Shutter Mode Shutter Type Mirror Up Digital Back Check Disk Storage Mode Camera Mode Shutter Latency Black Calibration Image Orientation Auto Preview Mode Preview in Live View Ready Beep Digital Back > Wifi Mode Host Name Digital Back > WiFi > Capture Pilot Pin Code Enable Capture Remote Capture Rate Geotag Captures Geotag CF card Digital Back > Power Management Charging from PC Auto Power Down Display Off From Camera Power Off with Camera Wake Up Camera PowerShare USB Power Management Digital Back > Display Brightness Display Off Time Camera > Capture Setup Assist Light Manual Lens Camera > Capture Setup > Auto Exposure > OneShot AE Aperture > [On / Off] Shutter Speed > [On / Off] ISO > [On / Off] Camera > Capture Setup > Auto Exposure > Shutter Speed Auto > [On / Off] Min > 1/4000th Max > 1 hour Camera > Capture Setup > Auto Exposure > Aperture Auto > [On / Off] Min > 2.8 Max > 45 Camera > Capture Setup > Auto Exposure > ISO Auto > [On / Off] Min > 35 Max > 6400 Camera > UI Setup > Control Setup Shutter Half Rear Front 2nd Shutter Camera > UI Setup > Front Dial Primary In Auto Direction Camera > UI Setup > Side Dial Primary In Auto Direction Camera > UI Setup > Rear Dial Primary In Auto Direction Live View Live View Quality Live View Brightness The following info can’t be changed, but is available to view (depending on your camera). About Tether Connection Manufacturer Model Mount Serial Firmware Hardware Rev. About > Digital Back Capture Count Battery Capacity Battery Charging Sensor Area Sensor Orientation Sensor Temperature Typical File Size Maximum File Size About > Camera Manufacturer Model Firmware Shutter Count (FP) Mirror Count About > Viewfinder Model Firmware Back to Top IQ Style Grid Modes Last but not least, Phase One added the same grid modes that were accessible from the digital back into the Capture One Pro software. Now you can access a Grid overlay and choose from Golden Ratio, 3×3, 4×3, Center Cross, Rectangular, or Fibonacci Spiral as the type. To access these modes, simply go to your Capture One Preferences > Crop and choose your type under Grid. You may also want to change the color or when the guide shows up. Fibonacci Style! Back to Top Summary With Capture One Pro 8.3, Phase One continues to strive for functionality and increased efficiency in its remarkable tethering software. These new features can save you time and eliminate confusing menu systems by providing a large number of camera settings and features at your finger tips. If you have any questions regarding the Capture One Pro 8.3 update, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our tech support team.