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Profoto's logo. Click here to visit the Profoto website! PRESS RELEASE: Phase One and Profoto Deliver Unique Integrated Image Capture & Light Control Solution

Capture One Pro 6 and Profoto Studio Synergy Accelerates Workflow

FOCUS ON IMAGING, Birmingham, March 6, 2011 — Phase One and Profoto today announced the availability of a unique image capture and light control solution that allows photographers to capture images and to control lighting from within Capture One Pro 6, when using Profoto lighting equipment.

How it works
A separate light control tool will be enabled in Capture One Pro 6 when the Profoto Studio plugin is installed. With this configuration and the Profoto Air USB transceiver, photographers have full remote access for wireless control of Profoto lighting equipment from within the Capture One application.

Value to photographers
“Prior to this solution, photographers would have to either switch between Capture One and Profoto Studio to get the optimal light on their set or they had to adjust the light manually,” said Carsten H. Olsen, senior product manager, Phase One. “Now photographers can stay focused on the scene and get their desired captures much faster.“

“Lighting is one of the key creative elements for the photographers we serve,” said Fredrik Fischer, product manager, Profoto. “The new combination of Profoto Studio and Capture One gives our customers easy access to experiment and develop their creative processes.”

Availability and Pricing
The new light control solution requires installation of Capture One Pro 6, a Profoto Studio plugin, and the Profoto Air USB transceiver to wirelessly control the Profoto lighting equipment. The solution is currently available on the Mac platform only.

Capture One Pro 6 is available now for EUR299 / USD399 from Phase One or Phase One partners. It can be purchased from the Phase One online store at http://www.phaseone.com/store. The Profoto Studio plugin is available now and is free to all Profoto lighting equipment users. It can be downloaded from http://www.profoto.com/captureone-plugin. The Profoto Air USB transceiver is available for EUR362 / USD499 from Profoto dealers world wide. For a list of local Profoto dealers, see http://www.profoto.com/buy-rent.

The light control solution can be used with all supported Profoto light equipment. For a list of supported equipment please refer to: http://www.profoto.com/captureone-plugin

About Profoto
Profoto is the global market leader in flash and lighting solutions for professional photographers and videographers. Since 1968, the most successful photographers have been using Profoto for Light Shaping in premium fashion, commercial, portrait, wedding, editorial and social photography. Profoto is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a worldwide distribution and rental network covering more than 50 countries.

For more information about Profoto products, please visit http://www.profoto.com

About Phase One
Phase One is the world’s leader in open-platform based medium format camera systems and solutions. Phase One medium format cameras, digital backs and lenses are designed to deliver superior quality image capture and investment value. Phase One’s Capture One software helps streamline capture and post-production processes for both medium format and DSLR cameras. Phase One products are known for their quality, flexibility and speed enabling pro photographers shooting in a wide range of formats to achieve their creative visions without compromise. For more information, please visit Phase One at http://www.phaseone.com Follow Phase One on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/PhaseOneWW

Phase One is an employee-owned company based in Copenhagen with offices in New York, London, Tokyo, Cologne and Shanghai.

Phase One and Capture One are registered trademarks of Phase One A/S. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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(First posted on Monday, March 7, 2011 at 17:17 EST)

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