I spent July 26th-30th photo assisting with an amazing crew from Texas, Kanas, and Australia. If you click on my Instagram feed on the right side of this page look for a guy in a hat holding a black flag. Thats Eric Jang, the single best grip / assistant I’ve been lucky enough to work with. He builds and runs crews coast to coast here in the US. If you need help, contact Eric. If you need a hand in the pacific northwest, please contact me.
Normally, tethering is as simple as turning your camera on, tether it to your, compute and clicking on Camera Tool Tab. Once you do this and open the camera tool, you should see the camera appear.
If you are using a Sony, the USB setting needs to be switched to PC Remote for things to work. Go to the toolbox, then menu 4 and select USB Connection.
Once selected, you need to activate PC Remote, the last option on the bottom.
Alas if this does not fix things or your using a different camera, then heres a list of trouble shooting options:
• Make sure the camera your using is supported via the Phase One website.
• Make sure you are Capture One is activated as Pro (or Sony if using a Sony).
• Use the port closest to the power supply.
• Swap out tethering cable.
• Use a powered hub. (Laptops and iMacs often don’t have enough power for stable connection.)
• Disable other camera in Preferences, and restart Capture One.
Capture One 10 was released a week or so ago. It should be faster and more stable for most users, but you should know it does not work with Yosemite.
Although I haven’t had lots of time to play around with it, here are a few new features to note.
Phase One has introduced what they call “3 step sharpening.”
1) Input Sharpening – Under the Lens Correction tool you will note a checkbox called “Diffraction Correction.” This corrects sharpness issues with the lens. (Off by default.)
2) Creative Sharpening – Under the Sharpening Tool a new 4th slider has been added called “Halo Suppression.” This slider will help correct the “halo” the appears when sharpening has been applied. You can now also apply all 4 sharpening sliders (Amount, Radius, Threshold, and Halo) in layers.
3) Output Sharpening – This allows for tweaking sharpening for final output (screen / print). A new slider has been added to the print option when you can dial in the distance the image will be viewed from.
Proofing can now be turned on via the new glasses icon in the toolbar or under the “View” menu. When its on a “Proofing” label will appear at the top-center of the Viewer. The settings in the current Process Recipe will be displayed.
Tangent Panel Support
OK this one is out of my wheel-house and don’t know anyone here in Portland, Oregon that will find benefit from it. Capture One 10 will now lets you integrate “Tangent” devices. I’ve never used or seen a Tangent device, but heres a image of one.
You can now filter images by square, landscape, or portrait orientation formats.
A new “Camera Focus” tool has appeared. This new tool now has a AF button that will snap the camera into focus. You can then adjust as you like. Nikon, Canon, Sony, and Phase cameras should all work.
Etc., Etc., Etc.
There are a number of other smaller and technical things that I’m still learning. One cool feature is that you can now move and rename folders under the catalogs “folder” area and the changes will be made on your disk.
Download or Not?
If we have worked together, here in Portland, I would say hold off for now. Keep your workflow solid, I’ll talk you when the time is right. If you don’t have Capture One then go for it. Capture One is fabulous, its the only thing I use or recommend for capture. Use my code on the right side bar for 10% off. Click on it and it should take you the the Phase one store.
I just returned from a two week trip to Japan with my wife. While there we meet up with friends and my wife’s family. I also had the opportunity to meet with Katsuhara Kawahara the president of Profoto Japan. The photo shows Mr. Kawahara with an IPA from Burnside Brewing and I holding a custom “Bisco” (popular children’s snack) with my photo on it.
Act now and book me and you too can have a few custom Bisco snacks.
I’ll be out of town from October 20th to Jan 6th. While in there, I’ll be stopping in Profoto’s (lighting company) Japan HQ. I would love to build more industry connections in Japan, so if there is anyone I should meet, please let me know. (The photo above is Inari Jina located in Kyoto. It’s one of the photos you have to take while there. Always loaded with tourists, so lots of waiting for people to clear out.)
Hi, My name is Tim Kerr (AKA Kerrmit). I'm a Japanese speaking Digital Tech / Photo assistant here to help photographers world-wide based in Portland, Oregon.