Capture Pilot (™) Pro

Capture Pilot / Thumbnails / Viewing photos

Available as a free download from the Apple App store, Capture Pilot lets you present, rate and capture photos on an iPad, iPhone and iPod touch directly from Capture One Pro software.

Remote capture and adjustment of exposure controls on certain Phase One, Mamiya, Leaf, Canon and Nikon models when tethered to a Mac or Windows computer running Capture One Pro is also possible with optional Capture Control, while wireless control and geotagging is offered with Phase One IQ2-series system cameras.

Using Capture Pilot with Capture One Pro

The Capture Pilot tool is located (by default) at the bottom of the Capture Tool Tab. It works in conjunction with the Capture Pilot app on an iOS device. The Capture Pilot app lets you present, rate and capture image files on an iPad, iPod touch and iPhone.

The Capture Pilot tool also has a web function that lets you view, rate and color tag captured images from a web browser on a computer, Android (mobile device) or Windows Phone operating system.

Using WiFi, the iOS app interacts remotely with Capture One Pro using the dedicated Capture Pilot tool, located by default at the bottom of the Capture Tool Tab.

Wireless functionality

Use your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch to wirelessly view, zoom and pan high-res DSLR and medium format RAW, JPEG and TIFF images while you shoot. You can also add star and color ratings, adjust the exposure settings and trigger your camera’s shutter.

Before you start: Download Capture Pilot from the Apple App Store. Capture Pilot requires local network Wi-Fi. Ensure your computer and iPad are connected to the same network.
 
Alternative Connection (Mac)
If you do not have a wireless network setup or you are on location it is possible to setup a connection without an access point by using Internet Sharing.

  1. Go to Systems Preferences > Sharing and highlight the Internet Sharing option.
  2. Highlight the Internet Sharing option (but don’t check mark yet) and select the Ethernet option in Share your connection from the drop down menu. 
  3. In the To computers using box check mark Airport. 
  4. Click on the AirPort Options button (below the box) and check mark the Enable encryption and add a Password if desired. 
  5. Remember to check mark the Internet Sharing option and press Start. 
  6. Next click on the Settings (icon) on your iPad/iPhone/iPod touch and select Wi-Fi
  7. Now choose the applicable Network and type in your password. 

If you do not have a wireless network available, or you are on location, it is possible to setup a connection without an access point by using Internet Sharing.

Video tutorial: Setting up Capture Pilot

This video will demonstrate how you setup Capture Pilot by creating a computer to computer network with a MacBook and an iPad.

Connect your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to Capture One

  1. Open Capture Pilot at the bottom of the Capture Tool Tab in Capture One Pro. 
  2. Add a Server Name and choose a Folder from the drop down menu that you want to appear on your iPad/iPhone/iPod touch. 
  3. Type in the password if applicable. 
  4. Now open the Capture Pilot app on your iPad/iPhone/iPod touch. 
  5. Select your named Server from the Server List.

Capture Pilot can connect to multiple running Capture One Pro Servers if these are within WI-FI range. (E.g. you can view images on multiple computers by changing Server in the iPad/iPhone/iPod Server List).

The Capture Pilot app lets you check focus and composition, as well as present, rate and tag photos on an iOS device directly from Capture One Pro.

Video tutorial: Capture Pilot

Learn about Capture Pilot in this video tutorial. (Click on the image to the right). You can use Capture One Pro with Capture Pilot to wirelessly and remotely view, zoom, rate, tag, and pan high resolution DSLR and medium format RAW, JPEG and TIFF images while you shoot.

Browse images in a folder on iPad, iPhone or iPod touch

  1. Tap any thumbnail to view a full screen image.
  2. Zoom in and out of the image by pinching the screen and navigate around to inspect close-up detail up to 200%.
  3. Touch-scroll to the next image.

Tap any thumbnail to view a full screen image.

Browse images using the controls (iOS device)

  1. Click the forward arrow to inspect next image or backward to inspect previous image.
  2. When shooting tethered, press pause to highlight it in orange, to hold the current image on screen. Press the pause icon again (so that it looks white) to automatically see images appear on the screen as they are being captured.
  3. Images that are edited in Capture One Pro will automatically display any amendments in Capture Pilot. (E.g. An image that has been converted to Black and White in Capture One Pro will also be displayed as Black and White on an iPad).

Click the forward arrow to inspect next image or backward to inspect previous image.

Add Color tag and Star ratings (iOS device)

  1. Go to Capture One and select the Capture Tool Tab, go to the Capture Pilot tool and select the Mobile tab.
  2. Check mark or deselect the Rate images and/or Color tag images option boxes to activate or disable this function.
  3. Press the Star icon in the bottom toolbar of the Capture Pilot display on an iPad/iPod touch/iPhone. A window will appear on the screen where color and star ratings can be applied.

Check mark or deselect the Rate images and/or Color tag images option boxes to activate or disable this function.

Change the Exposure settings and shoot directly from Capture Pilot (iOS device) Pro

  1. Press the Camera icon in the bottom left corner of Capture Pilot display on an iPad/iPod Touch/iPhone.
  2. A floating window will appear on screen. Long press the aperture, shutter or ISO numbers to access a menu list of alternative settings. Exposure settings can also be altered by swiping the (virtual) dial, which is located next to the numeric settings.
  3. Press the Shutter button to trigger the shutter and expose an image. Files are saved to a designated Capture One folder.

Press the Camera icon in the bottom left corner of Capture Pilot display on an iPad/iPod Touch/iPhone.

Learn more

  • Click the Back icon in the top left corner (of an iOS device) to go to the previous view. (e.g. Thumbnail view or Server list).
  • Press the Histogram Icon in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen (on an iOS device) to view or remove a floating/movable Histogram.
  • Thumbnail size can be adjusted in Capture Pilot (on an iOS device) by pressing the S, M and L letters in the bottom right corner of the screen on a connected iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch.

Note: The Capture Pilot Mobile Tab (in Capture One Pro) enables users to set a port number if you have a special WI-FI setup.

 

Press the Histogram Icon in the toolbar at the bottom of the screen (on an iOS device) to view or remove a floating/movable Histogram. Tap the icon a second time to hide the focal length and star rating.

What is the Capture Pilot web function?

The web browser function offers an additional means of viewing and rating images for photographers or clients. This new function means anyone can access Capture Pilot as long as they have a web browser enabled device. This avoids the 'monitor huddle' of multiple people. It could also enable viewing of shooting sessions from remote locations, via the Internet.

The web browser function offers an additional means of viewing and rating images for photographers or clients.

Connect to a web browser

  1. Open Capture Pilot at the bottom of the Capture Tool Tab in Capture One Pro.
  2. Select the Basic tab and press Start Image Server. There will be an alert the first time the web server is started that will require the user's system password. Ensure Mobile and Web are selected in the Publish To drop down menu.
  3. Select the Web tab, choose a theme from the drop down menu.
  4. Deselect the Rate Images and Color Tag Images to disable this function, if desired.
  5. Select the Basic tab and click on the mail icon. (See circled) An email with a link can now be sent to a recipient.

N.B. The web browser feature is designed to work on a local network.

 

Ensure Mobile and Web are selected in the Publish To drop down menu.

Browse images using the controls in a web browser

Capture Pilot Classic mode: Click on any thumbnail to view a full screen image. Select the forward arrow (see circled in the top screen shot) to inspect the next image or backward to inspect previous images.

Full-screen Mode: Click on the arrow (see circled in the bottom screen shot) to inspect the next image. To inspect previous images, move your (mouse) cursor to the other side of the image and a backward arrow will appear.

Click on the arrow (see circled in the bottom screen shot) to inspect the next image

Web viewing modes: Fullscreen

The web browser function offers two primary modes: Full-screen and Capture Pilot Classic.

Full-screen mode will display a single image in its entirety. Click on the image to display the color tag and star rating as well as a film strip of thumbnails at the bottom of the screen.

Full-screen mode will display a single image in its entirety.

Web viewing mode: Capture Pilot classic

Capture Pilot Classic is, in essence, a contact sheet of thumbnail images. Newly captured images will appear as soon as they are shot when shooting tethered. Thumbnail size can be adjusted by pressing the S, M and L letters in the top left corner of the screen.

Capture Pilot Classic is, in essence, a contact sheet of thumbnail images.

Add Color tag and Star ratings from a web browser

  1. Go to Capture One and select the Capture Tool Tab, go to the Capture Pilot tool and select the Web tab.
  2. Check mark or deselect the Rate images and/or Color tag images option boxes to activate this function. 
  3. Click on a thumbnail in the web browser so that it is displayed in full screen. A window will appear on the screen where color and star ratings can be applied.

Check mark or deselect the Rate images and/or Color tag images option boxes to activate this function.