Canon 1Ds & 1Ds II Tethering in OSX 10.5 and 10.6

The Problem The most recent release of the mac operating system broke the ability to tether FireWire based dSLRs, most notably the Canon 1Ds II to Capture One Pro, but the fix is very easy. The reason for the problem is that Apple included a program associated with Apple’s photo program Aperture, which interferes with Capture One’s ability to connect to the camera. The Symptoms ALL 10.5.X and 10.6.X computers … Read More →

Canon 1Ds & 1Ds II Tethering in OSX 10.5 and 10.6

The Problem The most recent release of the mac operating system broke the ability to tether FireWire based dSLRs, most notably the Canon 1Ds II to Capture One Pro, but the fix is very easy. The reason for the problem is that Apple included a program associated with Apple’s photo program Aperture, which interferes with Capture One’s ability to connect to the camera. The Symptoms ALL 10.5.X and 10.6.X computers … Read More →

Capture One 4.1.1 Tips & Tricks

Who trains the trainers? At Capture Integration we are constantly working to improve our customer support. With the release of Capture One 4.1 and the Phase One 645 Camera we’re holding educational seminars (dates and locations here). But who trains the trainers? In advance of our Atlanta and High Point seminars our head of tech support, Tim Palmer, spent a week training with Jon Gilbert, from Phase One US Tech … Read More →

Shooting with Mamiya 645AFDII & P30+

Over the weekend I was shooting for an old client of mine.  We were shooting small products for their catalog and web.  We were cooking through the shoot when we came to a group of 10 products that were all similar shape, but different colors.  I had my assistant just quickly drop and I would shoot away.  I started quickly popping through them, but at the end of the 10 … Read More →

Procedure to Setup & Troubleshoot Fuji 680III

We’ve prepared the following guide for users of Phase One + Fuji 680III systems. Anyone who uses these systems and has comments or additions are encouraged to send them to info@captureintegration.com. If you’ve found while searching for an immediate mid-shoot fix skip to the last two sections for common problems and their solutions. A downloadable 1-page PDF is available. The full set of instructions are after the break.

Multipop Device works with Hasselblad H1, H2

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At a customer’s request I checked to see if our Multi-Strobe-Pop device would work with the Hasselblad H1/H2 body. In short, this setup will work if you 1) tape over the communication pins on the digital back and 2) disable”Magazine Exposure Lock” (custom option #6, or #11 depending on firmware, look for the name “Magazine Exposure Lock”) on the body. More details after the jump.

Mac Computer Performance

I came across this digest of mac computer benchmarks today. For the uninitiated the benchmark used here was GeekBench which measures raw processing and memory power. Hard drive speed, graphics card performance, and other factors which come into play in the real world are not taken into account with this benchmark, so for instance the MacBookPro and MacBook score similarly even though real world performance may differ. Even so, this … Read More →

High Dynamic Range – Highlight and Shadow Recovery

HDR Comparison Using Capture One 4.0

Overview of HDR Phase One digital backs capture tremendous dynamic range. The new HDR adjustments in Capture One 4.0 taps into this dynamic range to easily recover clean, accurate, and natural detail from deep shadow and blown-out highlights. The process is simple and straight forward. Best of all, using Capture One 4.0 you can compare different variations (see image to the right) of HDR, exposure, and contrast to create exactly … Read More →

Multiple Strobe Pops for Interior Lighting with Phase One

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This article is was contributed by our valued customer, Jeffrey Totaro. You can check out his website at www.jeffreytotaro.com. If you are a customer and have a technique to share with the community please contact Capture Integration. _ Digital photography provides many excellent solutions to photographic challenges. But coming from 4×5 film I missed one previously film-only technique: multiple strobe pops while shooting interiors. I have developed a unique switch-box … Read More →

Canon Wireless

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I just spent a couple of days testing the Canon WFT-E2/E2A wireless transmitter here in Atlanta. It was connected to a new Canon 1ds Mark III and our computer platform was the MacIntosh G5 tower (Dual Power PC processors). Other computers used in this test was a Apple 17″ Powerbook (Dual Intel processors) and a Apple 12″ Powerbook (Single Power PC processor) & a G5 Quad (4 Power PC processors). … Read More →