Tired of the photo shoot huddle? Hasselblad comes to the rescue!


posted Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 2:00 PM EDT

Hasselblad's logo. Click here to visit the Hasselblad website!Hasselblad has today released new versions of its Phocus tethered shooting software for MacOS, as well as the Phocus Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The updates are particularly interesting because they aim to solve a common problem on larger photo shoots: the huddle around the monitor to review images as they're captured.

With Phocus 2.6.6 and Phocus Mobile 2.0, you can now have an unlimited number of remote client devices connected to the Phocus server, and so each person on the shoot can have their own iDevice from which to guide their work. No more huddling around a single monitor and iDevice, rubbing elbows or taking turns to look at images!

Phocus Mobile 2.0 now also offers a 100% review mode simply by double-tapping on an image, and allows automatic geotagging of images using the remote device's GPS receiver.

Phocus 2.6.6, meanwhile, adds the ability to restrict individual client devices to reviewing images only in specific folders, as well as adding support for Phocus Mobile 2.0.

Phocus for Windows has not yet been updated to support these new features.