Film Scanning Styles

In addition to the Film Reproduction modes, Capture One Cultural Heritage offers built-in Styles crafted specifically for Film Scanning that can accommodate B&W and color transparencies and negatives as well as other transmissive materials.

Using Styles can optimize workflow, save time and greatly increase productivity. Specific Styles can automatically invert the film curve and apply image parameters such as noise reduction, sharpening, levels and contrast to suit the specific film type.

All adjustments applied are non-destructive and when used with the Next Capture Adjustments Tool, Capture One Cultural Heritage generates both a primary (master/original) file of the film negative, as well as an inverted variant for convenient viewing.

Apply Film Scanning Style

1. Depending in the chosen workspace, navigate to either the Adjustments Tab or Tone and Color Tab and locate the Styles and Presets tool.

2. Double-click on Cultural Heritage and then on Film Scanning to view the different styles. Double-click on either B&W Negative Film, Color Negative Film or Color Slide Film and then finally select the most appropriate Film type.

3. Make further adjustments to exposure, contrast, brightness and white balance as required.

Apply Film Scanning Style on capture

Capture One Cultural Heritage can apply Styles automatically on Capture, saving time and greatly improving productivity.

1. In the Next Capture Adjustments tool, located in the Production Tool tab, make sure that the ICC Profile is set to Default.

2. From the Styles drop-down menu, select Built-in Style > Cultural Heritage > Film Scanning and then either B&W Negative Film, Color Negative Film or Color Slide Film and finally select the most appropriate Film type.


3. Connect the interface cable from the Phase One digital back or iXG camera and make a capture. The resulting image will be automatically converted for convenient viewing.

Tip: Combine the Auto Crop On Capture feature to isolate specific frames, or use the Dual-Crop feature to separate two or more frames while maintaining the original capture.