Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Phase One Media Pro discontinued  (Read 934 times)

myotis

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 257
Phase One Media Pro discontinued
« on: August 29, 2018, 02:17:48 PM »

It would seem that as 31st August 2018 Media Pro will be discontinued :-(

https://www.phaseone.com/en/Products/Software/Capture-One-Pro/mediapro-discontinue.aspx

Cheers,

Graham
Logged

syncrasy

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 101
Re: Phase One Media Pro discontinued
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2018, 12:43:18 PM »

A sad day in DAM history. And confounding/frustrating for Media Pro users considering that Phase One never bothered to integrate the most powerful database/catalog features of Media Pro into Capture One before killing MP. Makes one wonder why Phase One even bothered to acquire iView/Expression Media in the first place (8 years ago).
Logged
-- Mark

macz5024

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 45
    • http://www.markuszuber.com
Re: Phase One Media Pro discontinued
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2018, 04:18:54 PM »

DAM...! Really one of the sadest days in my photographic career. The integration of the catalogs into C1 starting with v7 was not a technical improvement but merely a marketing trick to become more competitive against Lightroom.
I hope that somebody will fill this gap. My archives of the last 18 years will not be drowned into Capture One catalogs. :-\
Logged

drralph

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 85
Re: Phase One Media Pro discontinued
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2018, 04:52:21 PM »

Since the demise of Aperture, I have scouted all the DAM candidates.  I was very interested in the C1 Media Pro system.  After doing my research, it was apparent that Media Pro was not being maintained or updated in a proper fashion.  It comes as no surprise that they have cut it loose.  That realization factored heavily into my decision not to enter the C1 ecosystem.  My transition from Aperture has been extraordinarily painful, and I do not want to repeat the process.

I am interested in what Luminar ends up offering later this year.  But Skylum, as a fledgeling company which might pass from the scene without notice, does not inspire the confidence I need to make such a large investment of time and energy.  I would have to be blown away by their offering to make the switch.  I have learned to accept Lightroom's warts as a DAM, and recognize Adobe as the DAM provider with the strongest prospects for longevity.
Logged

Walter Rowe

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 9
    • WalterRowe.com
Re: Phase One Media Pro discontinued
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2018, 08:47:32 PM »

Shame indeed. Media Pro has so much capability. PhaseOne missed a huge opportunity to bring all of it into their catalogs and blow the socks off of Lightroom. Letís hope we see an update to Capture One that in fact does this (not holding my breath).
Logged
Walter Rowe

kevs

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 572
Re: Phase One Media Pro discontinued
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2018, 10:15:15 PM »

Question: Was there ever a 64 bit upgrade for this? If  not, then it's toast in future Mac OS upgrades.
Logged
Imac 27"
PS CC

kers

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1892
    • Pieter Kers
Re: Phase One Media Pro discontinued
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2018, 09:23:31 AM »

Question: Was there ever a 64 bit upgrade for this? If  not, then it's toast in future Mac OS upgrades.

Yes - that was the problem- they would have to rewrite the whole program - and understand it ;)     

still i just bought it a month before the end of it     feels they tricked me

there response was: try capture one!    only 400Ä
Logged

kevs

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 572
Re: Phase One Media Pro discontinued
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2018, 11:47:10 AM »

Pieter, thanks, wow, so pathetic, how much work would that take? Not a lot..

And it's a great software and thousands are using it and  NO ONE, is going to pay from $40 or so to $500 for their overpriced software, they are not even for the same thing.

I have Bridge, but it's too industrial, and  for some of quick stuff Media Pro is so good. Is there something else in that price range as good? (doubt it)

I like Media Pro for fast/ quick loading and does not cache anything.
Logged
Imac 27"
PS CC

TonyVentourisPhotography

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 311
    • Unlocking Olympus
Re: Phase One Media Pro discontinued
« Reply #8 on: Today at 10:09:12 AM »

Itís a shame there are no good alternatives.  Itís like the world doesnít care much for dam.  Iím hoping serif hits a home run with their coming dam solution.  I donít like bridge at all.  I stick to Lightroom for photos and a manual system for other files sadly. 
Logged
Tony
Unlockingolympus.com (ebooks & blog on getting the most from your OMD & Pen)
tonyventourisphotography.com (Commercial Photography)

kevs

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 572
Re: Phase One Media Pro discontinued
« Reply #9 on: Today at 11:47:37 AM »

thanks Tony, Bridge is more dam that LR.. but clunkier.  There is photo mechanics, but not super economical as media pro was.  How define dAm?
Logged
Imac 27"
PS CC
Pages: [1]   Go Up