Capture One Pro 8.2 Delivers New Color Grading Tools

March 27, 2015

By Greg Scoblete

 Phase One has rolled out an update to its Capture One 8 software, delivering new color grading tools and several other new features to its 8.2 release. 

Headlining the update is a new 3-way color balance feature that lets users make color tone changes in the shadows, highlights and midtones without finessing RGB channels using levels and curves. 

There have been changes to how Capture One 8 organizes files, too. You can now dynamically change the location of both processed and imported images using a new set of tokens. Images can be sorted based on tags, star rating, variant position, etc. Some “under the hood” improvements also promise to improve the performance of tethered shooting.

The updated Capture One 8 will also play nice with third party image editors. Any edits performed on an image in a third party application are saved back into Capture One’s sessions or catalog. Image previews will also be available in higher-resolutions for those with 4K monitors. 

Capture One 8.2 also adds support for several new lenses and cameras, including Nikon’s D5500, Olympus’ OM-D E-M5 Mark II, Samsung’s NX1 and Fujifilm’s X-A2.

Version 8.2 is available as a free download for Capture One 8 owners. The software retails for $299 for new users.