C1 Pro 7 update to support tethering to EOS M before GH3, OMD

In a puzzling move by Phase One and one I consider an offense to all serious shooters using the GH3 and OMD, Phase One announced tethered support for the EOS-M before the OMD or GH3.

WTF Phase One???

So now all 5 people that purchased the EOS-M can shoot tethered using Capture 1 Pro while the thousands of GH3 and OMD shooters can pound sand.

Thanks for nothing Phase One. You’ve lost a customer and the support of SCBP and Giulio. It’s obvious to me that you either don’t understand what’s happening in photography  (the move to hybrid) or could care less for our business and that’s a shame. We’re a niche now but we’ll be the majority in years to come and now we’ll not be using C1 Pro.

Source – Capture Integration

 

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Since 2009, Hybrid Photography pioneer Giulio Sciorio has been blending still + motion & sound with his photography. Giulio is a Lumix Luminary, commercial photographer and founder of SmallCameraBigPicture.com - the resource for everything Hybrid. A portfolio of Giulio’s hybrid work can be found at GiulioSciorio.com.

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16 Responses to C1 Pro 7 update to support tethering to EOS M before GH3, OMD

  1. Nick January 14, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

    How much of this is dependent on Olympus though? Is it possible they’re the ones holding up the tethering option for the OMD? I’d have to imagine the firmware would need to support it before Lightroom or Phase One could add the integration.

    • Giulio Sciorio January 14, 2013 at 4:38 pm #

      Some of it could be dependent on the manufactures and the familiarity of Canon cameras with Phase One. Regardless though it is upsetting that C1 Pro would put the EOS M ahead of the GH3 and OMD.

      • Nick January 14, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

        Agreed. By the way, I’ve just recently really started to up my interest in photography and picked up an OMD back in April. This blog has been a great resource. Thanks for all the content you guys put out there.

  2. Simon January 15, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

    Giulio, I share your disappointment. I’m waiting patiently for those firmware engineers to realise that this very serious tool (OMD in my case, but of course GH3 as well) needs to be able to operate tethered. I also believe that this is perhaps not yet enabled in the firmware, and this needs to be resolved first. As for Phase One enabling tethered shooting on the Canon M, well I’m sure the code would be easily added as they already have enabled tethering on so many Canon models before it. I do hope they continue to support the OMD and future models, because so far, I have not been able to find a Raw processing engine that can get the sharpness, noise control and great colours that Capture One Pro 7 has (for OMD, Canon 5DII, GH1 and Fuji S5). Lightroom is powerful, but not only has it slowed down drastically since Lirghtroom 4, but also it STILL does not have a clue about what makes colours accurate or appealing. Keep it up Phase One, and work with Olympus to get tethering operational. There are many pros out there with an OMD and GH3.

    • Giulio Sciorio January 16, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

      Agreed. While I’ve never been a big fan of Lightrooms rendering (everything is magenta) I’m going to move back from C1 Pro. I’ll spend the time making my own color profiles for my Lumix G and Olympus cameras so that I can get something usable.

      Once I move over to the GH3 and start to shoot with WiFi I’ll probably not really have a need for tethering but I do now and since my favorite RAW processor is going to support the EOS M (regardless of reason) before the GH3 & OMD I’m not going to support Phase One.

    • Stuart Morley March 18, 2014 at 3:12 am #

      The main issue is that the GH-3 doesn’t support tethering using USB, so Phase One will never be able to support it until this issue is resolved.

      • Giulio Sciorio March 18, 2014 at 11:04 am #

        Correct and its unfortunate that USB tethering is not built into the Lumix cameras and that WiFi tethering to a PC is near impossible as well.

  3. Steven Lynch January 16, 2013 at 3:19 am #

    Yes you know… all of us Pro-Photographers are just flocking to the EOS-M :-D I tried using C1 Pro before, but I’ve always found the interface hard to get used to though I’ve heard good things about the image quality. I’ve jumped back and forth between lightroom and Aperture…

    Let me tell you.. one really irritating thing about Apple Aperture is they are way behind in supporting AVCHD 2.0 so forget all the newer Panasonic Lumix cameras. Same thing with Final Cut Pro. At least Adobe has made it supported… You get a fluid workflow over Lightroom 4, with photos and AVCHD, you can drag them straight into your project in Premiere Pro CS6 and it works well. My 2 Cents. :)

    • Giulio Sciorio January 16, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

      Wud up Steve,

      Yes C1 Pro is really designed for a digitech working in a studio or on location. It’s more of a tech tool then a creative tool whereas LR takes the artistic route first which means its way easier to use.

      I jumped on Aperture 1.0 when it came out and have had a love/hate affair with it since. The last time I even played with Aperture 3.X was like 6 months ago.

      Apple has ditched the pros in a big way which sucks. While Apple had the respect of the pros when that was their focus they were not doing to well financially so I understand why they want to sell consumer products.

      Still though I’m probably going to be using Premiere and LR more this year then I did last year. I’m just wanting to stay away from living in my cave and shoot more.

      You are right though, the lack of AVCHD support in Aperture and difficulty with the format in FCPX is one of the many, many reasons whey I’m moving away from that.

      As far as C1 Pro goes it renders the cleanest colors of any RAW processor by far but, like Apple, they lost my support and my money.

      G

      • Steven Lynch January 16, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

        I hear ya! Definitely the LR4 / Premiere Pro CS6 route makes it very easy to use. I also find Adobe’s approach to software tends to favor lower spec’d machines. Apple on the other hand… you really do need their latest to run the latest software “efficiently” Now it would be nice if they had a Royalty Free audio library built into CS6… I would make use of that on every production (like FCPx does)

  4. James Ziegler January 17, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    Unfortunately, this does not surprise me from Phase One. They don’t seem very interested in supporting Olympus and Panasonic users well in any of their tools. They do not support fully Olympus or Panasonic RAW files in Media Pro, not being able to write sidecar files for these formats, so even though Capture 1 does, there is not full integration between their major programs. This move makes makes me wonder when, if ever, that support will make their to do list. Disappointing, and now I need to look for a different RAW processor and DAM.

    • Giulio Sciorio January 17, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

      That’s a real shame and a bone-head move in my opinion to not fully support hybrid cameras. No one is really doing it very well and C1 Pro could carve out a niche in the market were even Adobe lacks.

      Strange too since I’m sure there are less people shooting with Phase One cameras then in years past.

      Although I have the CS5 suite I plan on moving everything from C1 Pro/FCPX to the Creative Cloud in the very near future.

      Peace out Apple and Phase One.

  5. Andreas January 20, 2013 at 9:50 am #

    Unfortunally all normal DSLR from Olympus can be remote controlled (so that you can do tethered shootings). But at the E-M5 Olympus just didn’t implement this feature in the firmware of the camera. For DSLRs they offered an really good sdk for own developments, but they “forget” to implement this in the OM-D. Maybe we all should send them emails, when they’ll support the features again?

    • Giulio Sciorio January 21, 2013 at 4:56 am #

      “Maybe we all should send them emails, when they’ll support the features again?” Great idea! Perhaps a online petition?

      • Andreas January 21, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

        an online petition would be a great idea. I think this feature has good chances for an implementation, because the guys at olympus can take a look at their sources from older cams. Do you have any idea how we can start something in this direction?
        I allready found a few threads where wishes for updates have been collected, but in the most cases the users finally ended up in discussions like “this is an way around” or “oh no that’s a really bad idea”. In this kind of discussions features like “teathering” are getting totally lost.

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