Capture One Cultural Heritage

Capture One software built specifically to suit the cultural heritage workflow, including efficient image capture and processing

for Mac and Windows

Capture One CH

Use Capture One CH to optimize your images. Not only do you get the highest image quality from the advanced image render engine, you also have access to powerful adjustment tools to fine-tune your images for final presentation, digital asset management for archival and retrieval, and much more. In addition, Slipstream mode in Capture One CH for Windows has been designed as a simplified user interface for touch screens. It is aimed at the non-trained operator for digitization projects of high-volume, flat object capture.

Boost productivity by automating cropping in post-processing. Select cropping options for flat art reproduction or books, including corner or edge alignment with positive or negative padding. On-Capture multi-crop script increases productivity when scanning books that do not require the full resolution of the camera.

Capture One’s Camera Focus Tool and its intuitive PPI Assist feature and precise contrast-based Auto Focus, provide an extremely simple, yet powerful way to achieve the highest level of image.

The user simply selects the target resolution, field-of-view or magnification ratio and the tool will calculate and advise the required positioning of the camera. The margin of error is within 2ppi which, at normal focusing distances, is well inside the specs of reproduction standards such as FADGI and Metamorfoze. When combined with other tools, such as AutoCrop, the efficiency and productivity of the system increase even more – particularly when operated by less trained personnel and when working with large batches of material in standard sizes.

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An improved workflow that automates the conversion of negative transparent material in both black & white and colors. Use the exposure tools in an intuitive way to adjust exposure, contrast and colors, and get perfect results, ready for print or post processing. A selection of Cultural Heritage styles allow to quickly chose a set of conversion parameters for different film types.

The integrated Barcode Scanner tool ensures that objects are named and identified correctly as they are captured. Use it together with the Next Capture Naming tool.

A Capture One CH workspace is a collection of tools that have been logically setup and customized to optimize a given CH workflow. Workspaces may be made for tailoring the user interface for preparation, for production, and for file storage. It can include the required capture and processing tools for specific Reflective or Transmissive materials. Workspaces can be used by both admin and operator personnel.

Admins can lock specific tools (individually or as a set) so that they cannot be accidentally altered by operators during capture. Assign PIN codes to specific tools to prevent operators from changing important capture properties or settings.

Obtain high color accuracy with specialized ICC profiles optimized for both color precision and three dimensional gradients at the same time. Available for common studio light types such as flash, LED and tungsten as well as for specific types of film.

Advanced Color Editor can help to achieve monochrome images or to enhance selected colors. In order to achieve the perfect image, Capture One CH offers an Enhanced Color Editor and also a black & white Tool. Capture One CH offers a vastly improved noise reduction, especially for higher ISO images.

  • Productivity and Workflow

    Use Capture One CH to optimize your images. Not only do you get the highest image quality from the advanced image render engine, you also have access to powerful adjustment tools to fine-tune your images for final presentation, digital asset management for archival and retrieval, and much more. In addition, Slipstream mode in Capture One CH for Windows has been designed as a simplified user interface for touch screens. It is aimed at the non-trained operator for digitization projects of high-volume, flat object capture.

  • Auto Crop & Auto Straighten

    Boost productivity by automating cropping in post-processing. Select cropping options for flat art reproduction or books, including corner or edge alignment with positive or negative padding. On-Capture multi-crop script increases productivity when scanning books that do not require the full resolution of the camera.

  • Camera focus with Autocolumn and PPI-Assist

    Capture One’s Camera Focus Tool and its intuitive PPI Assist feature and precise contrast-based Auto Focus, provide an extremely simple, yet powerful way to achieve the highest level of image.

    The user simply selects the target resolution, field-of-view or magnification ratio and the tool will calculate and advise the required positioning of the camera. The margin of error is within 2ppi which, at normal focusing distances, is well inside the specs of reproduction standards such as FADGI and Metamorfoze. When combined with other tools, such as AutoCrop, the efficiency and productivity of the system increase even more – particularly when operated by less trained personnel and when working with large batches of material in standard sizes.

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  • Negative film reproduction tools and styles

    An improved workflow that automates the conversion of negative transparent material in both black & white and colors. Use the exposure tools in an intuitive way to adjust exposure, contrast and colors, and get perfect results, ready for print or post processing. A selection of Cultural Heritage styles allow to quickly chose a set of conversion parameters for different film types.

  • Barcode scanner tool

    The integrated Barcode Scanner tool ensures that objects are named and identified correctly as they are captured. Use it together with the Next Capture Naming tool.

  • Workspaces

    A Capture One CH workspace is a collection of tools that have been logically setup and customized to optimize a given CH workflow. Workspaces may be made for tailoring the user interface for preparation, for production, and for file storage. It can include the required capture and processing tools for specific Reflective or Transmissive materials. Workspaces can be used by both admin and operator personnel.

  • Tools Lock

    Admins can lock specific tools (individually or as a set) so that they cannot be accidentally altered by operators during capture. Assign PIN codes to specific tools to prevent operators from changing important capture properties or settings.

  • ICC Profiles

    Obtain high color accuracy with specialized ICC profiles optimized for both color precision and three dimensional gradients at the same time. Available for common studio light types such as flash, LED and tungsten as well as for specific types of film.

  • Creative Enhancements

    Advanced Color Editor can help to achieve monochrome images or to enhance selected colors. In order to achieve the perfect image, Capture One CH offers an Enhanced Color Editor and also a black & white Tool. Capture One CH offers a vastly improved noise reduction, especially for higher ISO images.

for Windows touch screen devices

Slipstream simplified UI

Slipstream is a mode in Capture One CH for Windows which is designed to simplify and streamline the workflow when digitizing large volumes of flat copy objects.

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Digitization studios and service bureaus, who often work on large-scale projects digitizing high volumes of loose leaf material and books, where personnel may have 2 levels of skills:
• An Administrator, who is experienced in Capture One and can set the system up in terms of capture parameters such as focus, distance and exposure, as well as base characteristics and process instructions (ICC profiles, curves and processing recipes) and who can create templates for the less skilled operator.
• An Operator can then switch to Slipstream mode, see a Live View image of the object, and see thumbnails of the images as they come into the Capture folder.
• The operator can start a new session job-folder or resume working with one which was created previously.

• Capture One CH for Windows
• A supported camera: the Phase One iXG or iXH, and XF 50MP, 100MP or 150MP. All will automatically switch from Live View to Capture and back when triggered.
• A touch screen device: Slipstream is designed to be used with a touch screen, so all main functions are operated with the touch of a finger: Capture, Live View, Retake, Insert, Delete and Finish. The workspace can also be changed between Browser & Capture modes by swiping and dragging the divider line across the screen. Standard gestures such as double tapping and pinching are also supported.

When working in a mixed environment where both Windows and MacOS are utilized on a network, the RAW files from Slipstream captured in Windows can be edited and processed on a Mac using the full range of CH dedicated tools, such as Auto Crop and film negative inversion.

Capture
A Live view image is shown on the left, this mode allows for easy and accurate positioning of the captured object

Delete/Retake
The captured image is on the left, thumbnails on the right with Delete/ Retake/ Insert Before options showing as buttons over the thumbnails on the right.

Retake and Insert Before
Should an image be out of alignment or have the wrong exposure, the operator can replace it by choosing the Retake option. If a page out of a folder was accidentally missed, it can be captured and inserted before the one just taken.

Browser
Browser takes over the whole view and shows options for each image to Delete, Retake and Insert Before. The operator can add a title name to an existing image or to the next capture. The name will be placed in the image file’s metadata.

When pressing the Finish button, the user will be taken back into Capture One CH where further post processing, editing and exporting can be performed.

  • What is Slipstream?

    Slipstream is a mode in Capture One CH for Windows which is designed to simplify and streamline the workflow when digitizing large volumes of flat copy objects.

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  • Who is it for?

    Digitization studios and service bureaus, who often work on large-scale projects digitizing high volumes of loose leaf material and books, where personnel may have 2 levels of skills:
    • An Administrator, who is experienced in Capture One and can set the system up in terms of capture parameters such as focus, distance and exposure, as well as base characteristics and process instructions (ICC profiles, curves and processing recipes) and who can create templates for the less skilled operator.
    • An Operator can then switch to Slipstream mode, see a Live View image of the object, and see thumbnails of the images as they come into the Capture folder.
    • The operator can start a new session job-folder or resume working with one which was created previously.

  • Key Components

    • Capture One CH for Windows
    • A supported camera: the Phase One iXG or iXH, and XF 50MP, 100MP or 150MP. All will automatically switch from Live View to Capture and back when triggered.
    • A touch screen device: Slipstream is designed to be used with a touch screen, so all main functions are operated with the touch of a finger: Capture, Live View, Retake, Insert, Delete and Finish. The workspace can also be changed between Browser & Capture modes by swiping and dragging the divider line across the screen. Standard gestures such as double tapping and pinching are also supported.

    When working in a mixed environment where both Windows and MacOS are utilized on a network, the RAW files from Slipstream captured in Windows can be edited and processed on a Mac using the full range of CH dedicated tools, such as Auto Crop and film negative inversion.

  • Workflow Modes

    Capture
    A Live view image is shown on the left, this mode allows for easy and accurate positioning of the captured object

    Delete/Retake
    The captured image is on the left, thumbnails on the right with Delete/ Retake/ Insert Before options showing as buttons over the thumbnails on the right.

    Retake and Insert Before
    Should an image be out of alignment or have the wrong exposure, the operator can replace it by choosing the Retake option. If a page out of a folder was accidentally missed, it can be captured and inserted before the one just taken.

    Browser
    Browser takes over the whole view and shows options for each image to Delete, Retake and Insert Before. The operator can add a title name to an existing image or to the next capture. The name will be placed in the image file’s metadata.

    When pressing the Finish button, the user will be taken back into Capture One CH where further post processing, editing and exporting can be performed.

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