Jun 062016

COPENHAGEN, June 6, 2016 — Phase One, creator of the world’s finest open-platform high-end camera systems and professional imaging software, today released Media Pro SE (Second Edition). Media Pro SE supports photo and video files from more than 100 different cameras and is built to manage large photo libraries.
Media Pro SE adds support for the latest Mac and Windows operating systems and supports adjustments from the latest build of Capture One 9. With an added activation and a host of bug fixes, photographers and digital creatives using Media Pro in their workflows now can enjoy continued digital asset management along with the superior quality of Capture One 9.

This release includes:

  • Rendering engine update to Capture One 9.1;
  • Mac OSX 10.11 support;
  • Windows 10 support;
  • New 3 seat license (increased from 2) so Media Pro SE installations can be run in parity with Capture One 9’s 3 activations.

“Media Pro is a much loved application with special workflow solutions, and it enjoys a large and active customer base,” said James Johnson, Software Product Manager, Phase One. “This release incorporates the most recent feedback from those customers.”

Phase One’s Capture One image editing software and Media Pro SE photo management software is a combined photography software toolset that offers the most effective choice for photographers who need to manage very large, high quality image files and collections in a fast and efficient workflow.

For details on Media Pro SE, please go to www.phaseone.com/MediaProSE

Availability and Pricing
Media Pro SE is available now for the Mac and Windows operating systems online at www.phaseone.com/store and from Phase One authorized partners worldwide. www.phaseone.com/partners

New customers can purchase Media Pro SE for 189 USD / 189 EUR. Owners of Media Pro 1 may upgrade for 39 USD / 39 EUR.

About Phase One
Phase One A/S is the world-leading provider of medium format digital photography systems and imaging solutions for professional photographers and industrial applications. Established in the early 1990s, Phase One is a true digital photography pioneer with a passionate commitment to image quality excellence and creative freedom. Phase One’s engineering and design expertise has produced imaging breakthroughs from high- resolution camera systems to advanced software for better photographic workflows and raw file editing. Phase One’s understanding and ability to optimize hardware and software integration underscores their award winning Capture One Pro software – widely preferred by professional photographers.

Phase One’s industrial division focuses on imaging accuracy for industrial applications ranging from aerial image acquisition to cultural heritage preservation – from mapping the globe, to protecting priceless works of art and documents.

Today, with control over all aspects of the medium format camera system supply chain, Phase One is uniquely positioned to help photographers and imaging experts everywhere stand out above the competition and realize their creative visions without compromise.

Based in Copenhagen Denmark and embracing the high demand of Scandinavian design excellence, Phase One is dedicated to delivering the best image quality and user experience. With offices in New York, London, Tokyo, Cologne, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tel Aviv, and with its expert teams of global partners, Phase One is committed to serving and supporting its customers worldwide. Phase One and Capture One are registered trademarks of Phase One A/S. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Learn more here:

Phase One at: http://www.phaseone.com
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Jul 082011

COPENHAGEN, July 7, 2011 — Phase One today released Media Pro 1.0.1, a service release, and the first update since Media Pro was introduced less than two months ago.

MediaProMedia Pro is a professional photo manager for finding, organizing, and sharing images and videos wherever those files are stored. Media Pro supports photo and video files from more than 100 different cameras and is built to manage large photo libraries.

This service release includes several fixes and improvements, such as the following:

— Fixed stability issues including crash when working with large JPEGs in Slideshow and on the Light Table;
— Fixed Renderings bugs, including no full resolution TIFFs on Mac and missing PDF thumbnails on Windows XP;
— Fixed a issue where a catalog upgraded from Expression Media 2 could not be saved;
— Fixed a bug causing XMP sidecars not to be moved with the media files to which they belong;
— Fixed importer issues e.g. crash on Mac when XMP sidecars were present and problem when importing JPEGs on Window XP 32 bits;
— Fixed a bug on Windows where sorting would not work;
— Fixed readability issues caused by new UI color scheme;
— Fixed a bug preventing XML data files to be created on Windows;
— Fixed some EIP color management/rendering issues on Mac;
— License issue on Windows appearing when Internet connection was lost.

Availability and Pricing
Media Pro 1.0.1 is free to existing Phase One Media Pro customers. For more information including product features, upgrade options and tutorials, please see: http://www.phaseone.com/en/Software/Media-Pro/Whats-new.aspx

About Phase One
Phase One is the world’s leader in open-platform based medium format camera systems and solutions. Phase One medium format cameras, digital backs and lenses are designed to deliver superior quality image capture and investment value. Phase One’s Capture One software helps streamline capture and post-production processes for both medium format and digital cameras. Phase One products are known for their quality, flexibility and speed enabling pro photographers shooting in a wide range of formats to achieve their creative visions without compromise. For more information, please visit Phase One at http://www.phaseone.com. Follow Phase One on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/PhaseOneWW

Phase One is an employee-owned company based in Copenhagen with offices in New York, London, Tokyo, Cologne and Shanghai.

Phase One and Capture One are registered trademarks of Phase One A/S. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

May 112011

Phase One, makers of medium format digital camera systems & Capture One software, have released an update to Media Pro (formerly Microsoft Expression Media, formerly iView Media Pro). The update rechristens the software to its original name and restarts the version counts to 1.0.


But that is not all.

A great deal of work has been done to improve the product over its previous incarnations. Having tried all three versions personally, I can report the following:

Camera and image support has been vastly improved — the original version was good but supported mainstream cameras. Images represented in the app were not that great, it depended heavily on embedded JPGs for RAW files. The Phase One version incorporates the Capture One RAW engine and supports every format it does. Phase will have to release Media Pro updates in tandem with Capture One updates they way Adobe does with Ligthroom and Camera RAW for Photoshop.

Speed, speed, speed — When Microsoft put their version out, they improved the camera support, but the product suffered from code bloat and did not perform very well with large numbers of images. Worse if the images were stored on a server and access over the LAN. I found the Phase version to be lighting fast, indexing/thumb-nailing this year’s work from my Nikon D700 (2500+ RAW files and TIFFs) in 2:10s on my vintage 2008 8-core Mac Pro.

I highly recommend this product. Digital Asset Management is a skill that all photographers of any skill level must learn to master very early on. I also recommend that you view the video tutorials provided by Phase One as they will help you maximize your benefit from using this great software.

Read the full press release after the jump.

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