How do I configure my camera body so that I may use Live Preview?
Phase One XF / DF+ body and IQ and Credo backs
Enabling live preview will automatically open the shutter on the Phase One XF / DF+ and close it when done.
Recommended minimum firmware to ensure this works optimally is:
- XF: Any firmware
- DF+: 2.31
- IQ 1 and 2 CCD version: 5.10
- IQ 1 and 2 CMOS version: 1.05
Phase One AF and DF body
Use Live Preview with Phase One backs.
- Set DF body to time (one shutter speed past bulb).
- Launch Live Preview (the back will Display "Live View").
- Press Play in the Live Preview screen.
- Push the shutter release button once.
- Refresh Live Preview if necessary.
NOTE: Trying to open the shutter before pressing "Play" will show "Busy DB" on the Camera's LCD.
Exit Live Preview
- Pause Live Preview.
- Push the shutter release button to close the shutter.
- Close Live Preview.
NOTE: When using the P40+ or P65+, it is important to follow these steps very carefully. You can not open the shutter before launching Live Preview. If you close the shutter after closing Live Preview, the following captures will be corrupt so that relaunching and reconnecting the back will then be necessary. If you are using any other P+ back, the directions would be the same, but you can open shutter before or after you press Play in Live Preview. You can close the shutter before or after you press Close/Pause in Live Preview.
Phase One 645 AF Camera
- Launch Live Preview in Capture One
- Navigate to Custom Function C-22 and set it to "1". This will allow the shutter release button to be used to start and stop the bulb exposure.
- Rotate the shutter release dial to MUP.
- Change the exposure mode from CF to Manual exposure mode. Set shutter speed to bulb.
- Press the shutter release button, you will hear the mirror lock into the up position.
- Press the shutter release button again to turn the sensor on.
- Press the Live Preview play button and make adjustments as desired.
Notes for optimal Live Preview use
- Live Preview is designed for medium or darker studio lightning where modeling light is the main light source. Heavy lightning or direct sunlight will cause image degradation.
- We recommend using a desktop computer with a supported firewire interface because of the high transfer rate and data amount.
- Some iMacs and laptops may cause slow and partly corrupted images due to lower transfer rate, battery power, and older cables can also affect the quality. Using a laptop with the AC adapter plugged in will not improve this.
- Use the camera on a tripod. The large sensors transfer several images in a few seconds when using Live Preview, handheld use will cause smearing and blooming when changing position and camera angle to fast as the sensor needs to refresh and transfer several images every second.