Hasselblad Recently updated Phocus with a big speed increase and some awesome features for Broncolor strobe users. Check it out!
New features in Hasselblad Phocus 3.3
Extended GPU usage for exports and 100% view
While previously releases has used GPU acceleration for processing directly related to the viewer, this release adds the option to use it for exports and also to speed up the viewer at 100% and above. The improvements made in this release have most effect on higher ISO images where you may see export times being reduced by a factor of more than 3, but even for low ISO images you should see clear improvements.
For this feature to be active a graphics driver supporting OpenCL 1.2 or later is required. Actual results will of course depend on the hardware. If you encounter any problems we have added an Extended GPU Usage checkbox in Preferences, thereby making it possible to turn off the feature.
Other viewer speed improvements
Apart from the extended GPU usage which also benefits viewer performance at 100% or more, there are also other changes made that helps preparing the 100% image even before you zoom. A few other enhancements will also improve export speed regardless of whether extended GPU usage is active.
BronColor flash control
A new tool named Bron Control has been added. It will not appear by default but can be added manually from the list of tools. The PC will need to be on the same Wi-Fi network as the flash system.
Once a system has been detected the list of groups will be filled out. Basically you can then select either a group in the left hand list or a single lamp in the right hand list and change intensity and modeling light on/off for the selected lamp(s). The intensity of a selected lamp or group can also be changed using left and right cursor keys. Holding down shift while changing intensity will change in 1.0 steps.
If you are using enterprise mode - meaning that the lamps are connected to an existing Wi-Fi network - Phocus will ignore the studio setting on each lamp, meaning that all lamps will be shown regardless of studio number.
Do note that the functionality integrated in Phocus is not meant to totally replace the standard BronControl software - you will still need this for things like defining enterprise configurations and handling more advanced features.
Per-monitor high-DPI support
If you are using a display with a high-DPI setting you will now experience that text, icons and images are crisper as Phocus now take advantage of the increased pixel density. On operating systems that support it, i.e. on Windows 8.1 and up, you can have different DPI settings for each display and this will also be used by Phocus.
- adds support for the XCD 120 lens
- adds ‘x’ as a short cut to the keystone all guides tool button
Download Phocus 3.3 for FREE @ http://www.hasselblad.com/support/manuals/software-current
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