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february, 2017

28feb6:00 pm9:00 pmEvent OverFree Tech Talk: Leaf Color with Phase OneNew York, New York

Event Details


Starting even with their first digital camera in 1992, the color specialists in Leaf’s R+D team honed and maintained a unique set of color profiles. Adopted by many photographers in the fashion and portrait world, this look began to be referred to colloquially as the “Leaf Look”.

If you’ve ever used a Leaf digital back you already know the legendary color the color scientists at Leaf were able to finagle. When most camera companies were still learning to crawl (producing ugly skin tone, artifact-filled transitions, and a harsh digital look), Leaf was running (producing beautiful skin tone, smooth transitions, and film-like images). 

Cultural Heritage

For those of our clients in the Cultural Heritage sector (museums, libraries, archives) this event will also be an opportunity to discuss your color reproduction questions with a leading expert. Niels led our joint effort to create industry-leading reproduction profiles for our integrated camera-lighting Cultural Heritage systems. For those that prefer to make their own profiles Joseph King, DT’s Head of Support will also lead any CH users through the new version of BasICColor (for which DT is a dealer).

Modern Leaf Color

When Phase One bought Leaf many Leaf customers feared they’d lose access to their beloved “Leaf Look”. For years Digital Transitions helped clients bridge this gap with presets, custom profiles, and color editor presets. These efforts were helpful, but never quite reached the results of a natively made Leaf profile. Well, it took a few more years than expected, but the merged color science teams at Phase One and Leaf have released “Leaf look” profiles for all modern Phase One digital backs, providing the look of a classic Leaf digital back with all the usability advantages, speed, and rock-solid performance of a Phase One digital back.

Hands-on Event

Come to our evening event to hear Niels V. Knudsen, Phase One’s Image Quality Professor, and Doug Peterson, DT’s Head of R+D, talk about the process and results of this effort, and more importantly, to get hands-on with the digital backs and software that make it possible. Doug will compare and contrast these profiles to the previous camera-matching profiling work that DT has done. Niels will also take Q&A and suggestions on future Capture One features and improvements.

Hands on with the Tangent

After Doug and Niels speak fell free to grab some hands on time with the Tangent Control Board. As cool as it looks in images, it’s even better in person.


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