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Phase One will NOT support the Fujifilm GFX


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#1 Patrick FR

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 12:09 PM

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Phase One Says Capture One Won't Support the Fujifilm GFX: "It's a Direct Competitor of Our Core Business."

 

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#2 eccentrus

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 02:06 PM

Oh my, let's just hope DxO will support them though

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#3 Mike G

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 03:05 PM

Sounds like Phase One is having a little hissy fit and taking their ball home.

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Posted 30 December 2016 - 03:41 PM

This is nothing new. They will not support any Hasselblad camera nor the Pentax 645Z.

 

Phase Support is extensive when they do support a camera. They get an actual unit in and test it extensively for what I heard described as weeks.



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Posted 30 December 2016 - 08:08 PM

is it bad?



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Posted 31 December 2016 - 05:47 AM

is it bad?

 

It's pretty bad. There's already been some discussions in the fujirumors site. But this means that commercial photographers, who are currently the ones who use medium format the most, will not use it. They are married to C1. 

 

For GFX to succeed, Fuji has to hope medium format will penetrate other genres like wedding, street, and landscape. I think It has a great chance because of its price. 


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Posted 31 December 2016 - 05:59 AM

It's pretty bad. There's already been some discussions in the fujirumors site. But this means that commercial photographers, who are currently the ones who use medium format the most, will not use it. They are married to C1.

For GFX to succeed, Fuji has to hope medium format will penetrate other genres like wedding, street, and landscape. I think It has a great chance because of its price.

True, for the price of 5ds or 1dx or d5 you can get a medium format mirrorless body, and although the lens are mostly primes but each "only" cost about the same as the 2.8 zooms that are the bread and butter of these kinds of photography, and some of them are using sigma art primes or even otuses at this point.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 03:03 PM

Wonder if the GFX could output RAW tiff files directly from the camera would those files load into C1. I have brought "forbidden" camera files into C1 as processed tiffs, but if RAW tiffs could come in then perhaps Fuji can get around the "ban".



#9 Larry Bolch

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 09:45 AM

Wonder if the GFX could output RAW tiff files directly from the camera would those files load into C1. I have brought "forbidden" camera files into C1 as processed tiffs, but if RAW tiffs could come in then perhaps Fuji can get around the "ban".

 

All RAW files are based on the extended TIFF format specifications. It is more a "container" than just an image format. If the opening application is programmed to ignore aspects of the format, it will not open. If the GFX is a roaring success, it is Phase One's loss—both in terms of hardware AND software. So very 20th century in business terms.



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Posted 06 January 2017 - 12:28 AM

Now Phase said they will make an evaluation at launch, whatever that means. Thus they have back peddled on initial statement.



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 01:32 AM

Now Phase said they will make an evaluation at launch, whatever that means. Thus they have back peddled on initial statement.

 

Where did they say this?

 

I do think it's pretty pathetic though that Phase doesn't believe in their own system to sell well enough without locking out other systems. Says a lot about how they perceive their own devices (not well).



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 03:56 AM

Where did they say this?

 

I do think it's pretty pathetic though that Phase doesn't believe in their own system to sell well enough without locking out other systems. Says a lot about how they perceive their own devices (not well).

 

Agree. I happen to use C1 and think it is a very good RAW processing software. For me it processes better than LR. I like the sessions choices and of course catalogs. It is a very effective software and works well with XT2 files.


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Posted 14 January 2017 - 10:12 PM

I sense that sometimes a hardware/software company like Phase sometimes makes a systematic error of strangling their software by incarcerating it in its own environment. We also saw this happening with RIM and BBM, at the height of it, it was the most used messenger app, and it released to Android too little to late to save the company.

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