There's been no official announcement, so this is another rumor, but a member of the GetDPI forums, gerald.d, was at the Fuji launch event for the GFX in Dubai, and apparently the Fuji reps indicated that Phase One will be supporting the GFX after all, despite rumors to the contrary that were circulating last December.
"At the end of a presentation given by Zack Arias," gerald.d writes, "I asked him whether he would miss Capture One if he moved from Phase One to Fuji. He said he didn't know whether the GFX would be supported, and looked at the Fuji guys. They said that it would be supported when the camera is released. I challenged it, they confirmed."
Here's a video (go to about the 47 minute mark) of Zack Arias asking the Fuji rep and then announcing that Phase One would support the GFX.
If this turns out to be true it could help the penetration of the GFX among professionals. Regardless, it will be interesting to Fuji folk to see which raw converter will be able to handle GFX raw files earliest.
(Thanks to Stephen Scharf)
Stephen Scharf adds: "There's been some rather nasty back and forth about this at GetDPI, but the person at GPP in Dubai who answered the question by gerald.d to Zach Arias that the GFX would have Capture One support was Francois Koumyoujian, Fujifilm Product Manager, Electronic Imaging Products, Fujifilm Middle East. Given that this information came directly from a Fujifilm GFX product manager, does lend it at least some level of veracity, I would think. I certainly hope it proves to be true, and would not be too surprised if it was."
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Daniel K: "As a full-time digital tech in Los Angeles, I am curious to see if the Phase One support will be full tethered support or just the file being supported in C1. If I can recall correctly, there have been previous instances where the camera is not supported for tethering, but raws are supported (usually in the case of new DSLR releases where tethered support comes in at a later date).
"I was actually lamenting about this issue earlier today with a client I was teching for and we both agreed that if Phase One continued to exclude other medium format manufacturers, they'd render themselves obsolete. The cost of investing into a Phase XF system is absolutely ridiculous considering the camera isn't even complete yet (I spent 15 hours testing out the XF for a couple upcoming shoots and concluded that anyone who currently owns the XF is paying them to be a beta tester for it). Speaking with a smaller rental house I work with quite frequently, the owner was telling me that the cost of investing in the XF (1x digital back, 2x bodies, one or two copies of each lens) couldn't really be justified at this point in time. In addition, there are not as many XF's in circulation amongst the rental houses, so support for the camera leaves a lot to be desired.
"While the Hasselblad H[x] camera + Phase One digital back combo is the go-to in my industry, if the rumors of the Fuji GF sensor being the same as the one in the IQ250 and that it will be supported in C1 are true, this may be the camera that revitalizes the industry, as camera upgrades have become more and more lackluster between generations (see Canon 5D Mark III and Mark IV)."
Stephan: "Given that Capture One still doesn't support compressed RAF (that's one year after the X-Pro2's introduction), I wouldn't hold my breath on that one...."
Dave: "I think the Fuji GFX will bring about the democratization of medium format."