Capture One Versions: Installation Basics
So, Capture One it's available for Mac and PC. So, I'm using a Mac today, obviously, When I call out some of the shortcuts, I'll just make a mention to kind of some equivalents that will be on PC that might be a little bit different. But even on a Mac, rest assured, if you're on a PC it's not gonna look vastly different. Now, there's actually four different versions of Capture One which might sound a little bit excessive but they all do a slight different job. But it's all the same installer. So, when you go to download Capture One from phaseone.com or captureone.com, either works, and you install Capture One, when you first start the application, you'll be presented with these four choices. Capture One Pro, Capture One Pro for Sony, Capture One Express for Sony, and Capture One DB. So, very simply ... Oh, I missed off the last one there. Can we go back to that one? Capture One Pro is the full version. So, that supports all our cameras, more than 400 cameras from Canon, Nikon, Sony, yo...
u name it, pretty much any camera you find will be supported. Capture One Pro for Sony. That's as Capture One Pro but only for Sony cameras. So, that's at a lower price point basically but just for Sony cameras. Capture One Express for Sony, that's a light version which has less features but it's completely free. But you can't shoot tethered. You don't have local adjustments. There's some other differences and so on. The last one which was Capture One DB. That's just for Phase One cameras only. So, if you're a Phase One camera owner, you can use DB free of charge but it doesn't work with any other cameras. So, Capture One Pro, the full version. Pro for Sony, just for Sony. Express for Sony, the light version for free but with less features. So, when you first install Capture One just make that decision. All of those could be run on a 30 day trial. So, if you want to make your decision over that course of 30 days, then you can do so. Okay, so that clears up those installation basics.