Phase One SDK Features

The Phase One SDK provides a set of tools which enables you to build custom applications for image capturing and processing with Phase One digital back files.

Applications your way

With the Phase One SDK you have a high degree of control of what parameters to apply while capturing or processing images from a Phase One digital back. For instance you can specify the capture frequency, if you need your images to be shot at exact time intervals, just as you can process a given set of files with specific parameters set (e.g. exposure + 1, white balance at 5500 Kelvin).

What's included

The Phase One SDK includes interface components for your custom applications to work with Phase One digital backs in a production set up. It also includes components for you to automate image processing with your settings through Capture One's processing engine, without a need for loading or navigating the standard user interface of Capture One.

In addition to this the Phase One SDK includes reference documentation and sample applications for guidance and inspiration.

Included with the Phase One SDK is also free access to SDK updates and free access to on-line support directly with Phase One (up to 5 support cases per year are included).

How to get started with the SDK

The Phase One SDK is available from Capture One Complete at £1,395.00 plus VAT (£1,674.00 including VAT). You can purchase it here.

To get started with the SDK you must read and accept the software license agreement for the Phase One SDK. You can get started here.

More information

You can get an introduction to what the Phase One SDK can do through the two documents below.

CaptureCore introduction

Capture One Processing Engine introduction

Additionally please see the SDK FAQ section for answers to frequently asked questions.

Compatibility

The Phase One SDK is compatible with the following software and hardware:

Operating systems / software:
Windows 7®, Windows Vista®, service pack 1 and Windows XP®, service pack 3
Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.5.8 or later

The Phase One SDK is compatible with the Capture One V6, 5.x, 4.8.x or later. This means that specifying a given setting for an image via the SDK and the Capture One software will render the same result.

Cameras / digital backs supported:

Phase One: P 65+, P 45+, P 45+ BW, Achromatic+, P 40+, P 30+, P 25+, P 21+, P 20+, P 45, P 30, P 25, P 21, P 20, H 25, H 20, H 10, H 101, H 5, LightPhase


Phase One SDK FAQ

What is the Phase One SDK?
The Phase One SDK provides a set of tools that enables you to build custom applications for image capturing and processing with Phase One digital back files.

Will the Phase One SDK work on Mac or Windows?
The Phase One SDK is available for both Mac and Windows (please see supported operating systems below).

What operating systems are supported?
Windows 7®, Windows Vista®, service pack 1 and Windows XP®, service pack 3
Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.5.8 or later

Will the Phase One SDK work with files from 35mm DSLRs?
No, currently the Phase One SDK only works with files from Phase One digital backs.

Which cameras are supported with the Phase One SDK?
In principle all cameras supported by the supported Phase One digital backs are supported. Please consult your camera body documentation for features and limitations.

Which industry-specific solutions does the Phase One SDK support?
The Phase One SDK is a generic toolset and so can suit any practical industry segment.

Does the Phase One SDK work in a server environment?
Yes, the Phase One SDK works in server environments on both Windows and Mac platforms.

What programming skills are required to work with the Phase One SDK?
The Phase One SDK requires good knowledge and skills for programming in C# (Windows platform) or ObjectiveC (Mac OS X platform).

Are there alternatives to the Phase One SDK for automating capturing or processing?
Yes, Capture One Pro 6 and 5 for Mac OS X support AppleScript. This will enable image automation with moderate programming skills.

If I have Capture One Pro already do I have access to the Phase One SDK?
No, the SDK is an independent product that needs to be purchased separately.

Do I need Capture One to run the Phase One SDK?
No, all relevant components are available through the Phase One SDK.

Who do I contact for support on the Phase One SDK?
Included in the purchase of an annual subscription is the possibility for you to create up to 5 support cases directly with Phase One. Support cases should be created online via the Phase One support portal at www.phaseone.com/support.

What are the minimum system requirements to run the Phase One SDK?
The Phase One SDK may run on other and older equipment than listed below but to ensure the best possible results we recommend that your computer at minimum conforms to the following specifications:

Microsoft® Windows®:
Pentium® 4 or better
2Gb of RAM
10Gb of free hard disk space
Windows 7®, Windows Vista® SP2, Windows XP® SP3

Apple® Macintosh®
Intel-based Mac
2Gb of RAM
10Gb of free hard disk space
Mac OS X 10.6, 10.5.8 or later

What are the hardware and software compatibilities of the Phase One SDK?
The Phase One SDK is compatible with the Capture One V6, 5.x, 4.8.x or later. This means that specifying a given, supported setting for an image via the SDK and the Capture One software will render the same result.

The Phase One SDK supports the following cameras/digital backs:
Phase One: P 65+, P 45+, P 45+ BW, Achromatic+, P 40+, P 30+, P 25+, P 21+, P 20+, P 45, P 30, P 25, P 21, P 20, H 25, H 20, H 10, H 101, H 5, LightPhase

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