A few weeks ago, I wrote that Calumet was holding classes at most of its US stores for Capture One 5. Not only does the $49 fee include a live training class, but it also includes a FREE license for the standard version of Capture One 5 (also known as LE). I took the NYC class last week and found it very helpful.
For the most part, if you have used Lightroom or even Adobe Capture Raw (ACR), you will be able to work your way through the Capture One workflow. The BIG difference is Capture One 5 does a significantly better job at processing Canon 7D Raw files than ACR. As I have stated before, I have given-up on ACR and moved on to Capture One 5 Pro.
Phase One also has some great online videos to walk you through all of the options and features. But, the one thing I could not figure out was how-to-sync multiple photos like in ACR. Thanks to the class, I now know how.
Capture One 5 “records” all adjustments to a photo on the Adjustments Clipboard. Once you have the settings complete, you can simply copy and apply the settings to another image or selected group of images. You can even save these settings as a style for use in a future session. Really simple once you understand the terminology.
If you are interested in learning the new version of Capture One 5, the Calumet class is a great opportunity. The class is actually taught by one of Phase One’s Technical Support Engineers, so it is a great way to get answers and work through workflow issues. The free license for LE is great too.