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CEO interview: The power and potential of M1

In an interview with PetaPixel, Capture One CEO Rafael Orta reveals why the team re-architected Capture One to run more powerfully than ever on Apple Silicon – and what it means for the future of editing.

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While Apple computers powered by M1 can run non-native applications through Rosetta, the hardware’s full potential is only seen with applications that have been built specifically for it. Capture One is set to finally make the transition and its CEO explains what the process was like and what was involved.

In an exclusive interview with PetaPixel, Capture One’s CEO Rafael Orta reveals that the company is very close to releasing a native version of its popular photo editing application for Apple M1 computers, but doing so was not easy.

“For us, it was quite a big task,” Orta says. “We used the opportunity to re-architect the way the entire application works and looked at how we could optimize based on the new hardware. As soon as the M1 got announced last year we got to work importing the code in addition to what we had already been doing.”

Orta explains that Capture One is heavily optimized for the hardware on which it runs, which allows the company to produce an application that makes editing feel seamless, smooth, and quick. While a quick port of the application was theoretically feasible, it would not have lived up to the standards that Orta and his team set for themselves.

The article ‘Capture One Details Its Impending Transition to Native M1 Support‘ originally appeared on PetaPixel.

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