Kuuvik Digital announces the immediate availability of the first public beta release of Kuuvik Capture, the world's most advanced tethering and camera remote control application.
Whether shooting in a studio or in the field, fast and optimal workflow plays a key role in getting the job done. Kuuvik Capture supports photographers’ efforts through multiple unique features that boost the efficiency of the image capture process.
Advanced Live View
Kuuvik Capture’s advanced live view assists composition and accurate focusing with a remarkable set of tools. Taking live view quite a steps further than what cameras currently have to offer, the software provides parametric sharpening coupled with adjustable focus peaking all in real time, applied directly to the camera’s live view stream. Combined with full control over lens focusing, taking tack sharp images could not be easier.
You can also apply preset or precisely adjustable guidelines and rotate the live view image in order to set up your desired composition with minimal efforts.
Working on the advanced live view interface, you can select up to three critical image areas by simply placing markers over the image and zoom in to review the marked areas simultaneously in a world's first implementation of split view(*), or check them one by one, switching from one marker to the other with a push of a button.
Of course sharpening and focus peaking may also be combined with the split view display, providing unprecedented control over the depth of field; especially handy when using tilt-shift lenses.
(*) Based on research conducted by Kuuvik Digital in March, 2013. This feature is available with select cameras only.
Kuuvik Capture offers outstanding tools for the evaluation of your captures straight away. A unique raw-image-based histogram completed with over and underexposure warning enables you to properly assess exposure, independently from any JPEG processing settings, such as white balance or contrast, which could otherwise significantly impact and distort the image’s histogram. Even if you are on the move and unable to take Kuuvik Capture with you, you can still benefit from the software’s ability to program your camera's custom white balance to "unitary white balance", which cancels the effect of white balancing on the histogram.
Exposure Sequence Automation
Intended artistic representation of a scene may require multiple exposures for various reasons. Should you want to extend your image’s dynamic range through HDR, shoot multiple images for a time lapse video, or just simply schedule a chain of shots, or even bracketed sequence, Kuuvik Capture will get the job done for you. You can combine Kuuvik Capture’s ISO, shutter speed or aperture bracketing with the intervalometer to capture any desired custom sequence. The software tops that all with mirror lock up control (with a customizable automatic release time), and a user friendly interface, providing you with endless possible combinations.
Friendly Interface with Two-Way Camera Communication
Kuuvik Capture was created by working photographers, with the mission of the possible fastest, smoothest and optimal workflow in mind. The easy to understand user interface and the availability of keyboard shortcuts for each of the software’s functions will boost your efficiency.
Should you still feel that a certain situation requires you to keep control over the camera’s user interface, you can be assured that Kuuvik Capture’s two-way camera communication supports changing settings at either ends.
Less Time for Culling and Selection
The session based image capture takes care of separating your final images from those made during the optimization process. This separation information is recorded into industry-standard XMP metadata files that ensures integration with various methods of workflow.
• Apple Mac or MacBook computer with a 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or better processor.
• 2 GB RAM (4 GB is highly recommended).
• 100 MB free disk space for the application, and gigabytes for your photos.
• Calibrated monitor with minimum 1280 x 800 pixels resolution.
• OS X 10.6.8, 10.7.5, 10.8.3 or later.
• Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS-1D X
• Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 6D, EOS 7D
• Canon EOS 60D
• Canon EOS 550D, EOS 600D, EOS 650D
• Canon EOS 1100D
Kuuvik Capture Beta 1 can be downloaded free of charge after filling the beta program registration form at Kuuvik's website.
About Kuuvik Digital
Kuuvik Digital (kuuvik.com) aims to provide innovative tools for the digital photographer. Founded by three veteran nature and landscape photographers having decade-long experience in the software, financial and commercial printing industries. We make products that we actually use in our daily photographic endeavors.