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myotis

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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
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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).
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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. :-\
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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.
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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).
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