When a company releases a new software version everyone get mad to have the latest version.
Most of the times you don’t even know what the upgrade referred to and you will never if you are not using the updated tools.
But this time a one of the upgrades with the Phocus software (released by Hasselblad for the H users) has a points that I’d love to highlight.
I just tested this morning and it’s amazing.
I mean the software comes with the following improvements:
Keystone perspective correction
The new Keystone tool enables you to perform high quality perspective corrections directly in Phocus. This can be done both via a simple guideline interface and via manual slider adjustments.
Local adjustment of highlight recovery
Highlight recovery has now been added to the palette of local adjustment tools
Viewer background and margin options
It’s now possible to configure both margin and background color options for the viewer. This can be done separately for both the normal and a newly added proof mode
Added camera response options
In the reproduction tool you now have the choice of 2 additional response modes. Reproduction Low Gain enables an even higher quality linear response. The new Negative response is suitable for reproduction of black and white negative film.
Support for the Rodenstock eShutter
When this is connected via USB Phocus will be able to control aperture and shutter value.
BUT the one referring to the highlight recovery added to the palette, it’s just what was needed.
I mean much more would be needed, but this is the right direction.