PHOCUS 3.6 AND PHOCUS MOBILE 2 1.2 UPDATES BRING AN ARRAY OF NEW TOOLS INCLUDING FOCUS BRACKETING
PHOCUS UPDATE 3.6
Phocus for desktop update 3.6 enhances Hasselblad’s own image processing software with exciting new features that expand the creative post-production options for medium format photographers, including Focus Bracketing, Film Grain tool and Adaptive Chromatic Aberration correction. Phocus already offers an array of valuable tools, including tethered shooting with camera control, live view functionality, Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution, adjustment layers, auto moiré detection, digital lens correction, and Defringe tool.
Tethered execution of Focus Bracketing sequences is now possible via additional functionality in the Capture Sequencer tool. X, H and 907X cameras are supported.
New Film Grain Tool
The new Film Grain tool enables adding a highly flexible simulation of film grain to images. Three different types of film grain simulations are available with the ability to change the following four parameters for each: amount, granularity, roughness and colour.
Adaptive Chromatic Aberration
The Adaptive Chromatic Aberration option now makes corrections of lens chromatic aberration in images based on image analysis rather than theoretical data, as was done previously. This also allows for the correction of chromatic aberration in images shot on third-party lenses.
PHOCUS MOBILE 2 UPDATE 1.2
Phocus Mobile 2 lets the Hasselblad image editing process be taken out in the field with a fully portable workflow for the X1D II 50C and 907X cameras. With the ability to import, rate, and now edit both RAW and full quality JPEG images directly on the photographer’s device*, Phocus Mobile 2 also supports full quality image export, tethered shooting and direct camera control.
Phocus Mobile 2 Update 1.2 adds the following improvements:
- New Defringe tool to remove purple and green fringes
- JPEG images can now be edited
- Support added for simultaneous capture to both SD card and iPad
- Full synchronization of camera white balance
- General UI and system improvements
“Taking into account feedback from Hasselblad users that lets us continuously improve our systems, we’re excited with this latest Phocus release to introduce Focus Bracketing capabilities along with other useful tools for all our camera lines,” says Carsten Pedersen, Phocus Software Manager.
*iPad Air 2019 and iPad Pro 2nd generation or later recommended, minimum 3GB ram models
Founded in 1941, Hasselblad is one of the leading manufacturers of digital medium format cameras and lenses. True to its Scandinavian heritage, Hasselblad cameras are renowned for their iconic ergonomic design, uncompromising image quality and extremely high performance. For over half a century, Hasselblad cameras have captured some of the world’s most iconic images – including the first landing on the Moon – and helped shape the way we look at the world through genuine photographic artistry. Trusted by NASA and used by some of the greatest photographers in the world, Hasselblad continues to develop products that enable all types of creatives to capture their artistic vision.
Hasselblad’s H and X Camera Systems and their superb range of medium format lenses fuse innovative technology with precision mechanics, delivering exceptional imaging experiences for every sort of photographer. The highly professional H System, with its latest line up of the H6D-50c, H6D-100c and H6D-400c Multi-Shot, offers the ultimate image quality and resolution with 50, 100 and 400-megapixel solutions. The more portable X System easily enables bringing medium format photography outside of the studio with options that include the world’s first compact mirrorless digital medium format camera – the X1D-50c – followed by the second generation X1D II 50C. Combining the CFV II 50C digital back and 907X camera body, Hasselblad’s photographic history is connected, bringing the X, H, and V Systems together in a portable, sleek package.
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