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Capture One and lack of support for new cameras

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  • Denis Huk
    Admin

    Hi Patricia Austin, support for Sony a7R V was introduced in Capture One 23 16.0.1 as per this article on Camera models and RAW files supported by Capture One.

    And as John Friend mentioned above, it's highly unlikely that we'll start adding camera support to older releases.

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  • umberto gregori

    I already bought the license in March 2023

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  • FirstName LastName

    but if i already buy a perpetual license for CO22 I would have to buy a new license for CO23?

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  • Walter Rowe
    Moderator
    Top Commenter

    If you buy a new camera and it is supported only in CO23 or CO16 then yes you have to buy an upgrade or subscription to get support for that camera. This has always been the case with Capture One. They have never provided multiple version backward support for new cameras.

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  • Przemek Loho

    Hi, I have Captuer One 20 (13.1.4.15) for Sony, perpetual license. Although C1 is my favorite piece of software to work with RAWs I honestly do not like the fact that they will not provide an update for processing RAWs of newer cameras. Lens profiles - OK, I don't ask for that, but RAW support? I am happy to pay for new features if I need and like them, but since I am happy with the state of version 20 functionality I wanted to keep working on that. For A7III and A7RIII there was no problem, but it was so strange when I could not load A7RIIIa RAWs. And it's really just A7RIII with better screen that Sony made for whatever reason, yet its RAW files will not work in v20. Now I have A7IV, of course obviously RAWs are not recognizable, but thankfully free Adobe DNG converter will convert ARW to DNG nad C1 v20 allows to work on these files. Additional step but works. Not sure what about A7RV though. Take care.

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  • Walter Rowe
    Moderator
    Top Commenter

    You are missing out on many great features in the latest Capture One. You should get a trial copy and see for yourself.

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  • Przemek Loho

    @... Thanks for that explanation. Yeah, I may have sounded like a frustrated snowflake, apologies. Anyway my point was that if someone has version X of C1 that does not get updates anymore then the free Adobe DNG converter may be the way to go before deciding on updating for newer C1 version or switching to subscription plan. Best wishes.

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  • Walter Rowe
    Moderator
    Top Commenter

    Based on how Capture One handles derivative DNG files compared to the camera native original I think the price of upgrading is worth it. Camera Native raw files process better in Capture One, especially given that Capture One has profiled the camera. Using DNG derivatives means you are not using a version of the software that has a profile tailored to that specific model. The release notes state that derivative DNG files may not produce the best results.

    From the 16.3.8 release notes:

    • Capture One DNG colors: DNG files from camera models with native support in Capture One will per default have their native Capture One colors applied. DNG files from camera models that are not natively supported in Capture One will have generic DNG Standard colors applied. Adjustments and settings from other applications embedded in DNG files are not supported.

    If your version of CO does not natively support a newer camera, Capture One will not apply their camera native profile for that camera. Instead you will get a generic DNG profile applied. The quality will be less than it could be with a camera native profile applied.

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