Catalyst Browse™

Catalyst Browse
The complex world of media production requires powerful media management. Catalyst Browse, a cross-platform viewing and logging tool for all Sony Pro formats, offers streamlined media management that simplifies your workflow and secures your content.

A powerful clip-management tool for the latest Sony cameras and decks

Catalyst Browse works as your media assistant and lets you browse files from your Sony camera, deck, or card reader. With detailed views of individual clips, you can see and edit media metadata, accurately view video in the proper source color space, and apply color correction and color looks. Once you've selected the clips you need, you can copy them to a local hard drive or connected NAS, upload to Sony Media Cloud Services Ci, transcode to a variety of formats, as well as create, ingest, and export Sony Professional Disc clip lists.

New features in Catalyst Browse 2016.1

  • Improved support for ODA
  • Improved Proxy workflow
  • Export Still Image files
  • Added support for second screen / secondary window
  • Support for Rec.2020 color space read/write
  • Additional export options (crop type, encode mode, flip/stretch, use mark in/out, add padding to clips)
  • FTP support for XDCAM
  • Support for LTC
  • Improved preview pane in Organize mode (mark in/out, JKL, keyboard support)
Catalyst Browse


Quickly browse files on your device in a visual thumbnail view or a detailed list.
Places Pane

Places Pane

The Places pane provides quick access to your internal and external drives, and any connected devices such as cameras, decks, or card readers. Drag and drop files between connected devices and internal or external storage.


See the details of each clip, check focus, mark in and out points, adjust colors, and edit metadata.
Fast Copy

Fast Copy

Copy all clips on the media, a subset, or only the desired portion of a clip to save time and space.
Wide Color Gamut

Wide Color Gamut

View the full color range shot by your Sony S-Log and RAW cameras for total confidence. Apply color correction and import/export standard ASC-CDL files to save time and share with other tools in your workflow.
Flash Band Correction

Flash Band Correction

Automatically detect and repair flash band problems created by flash photography.
Transcode and Cloud

Transcode and Cloud

Transcode clips to a variety of video production formats. Upload clips directly to Sony Media Cloud Services Ci for collaborative team review. Supported video formats and devices.
Clip Lists

Clip Lists

Create, import, and export Sony Professional Disc clip lists for quick playout.

Need even more power?

Go beyond browsing and viewing to a full-featured media preparation and logging tool. Watch this video to learn how Catalyst Prepare can improve your workflow in the field or in the studio. Comparison Chart

Switching to Catalyst Browse

Currently using RAW Viewer or Content Browser? View our comparison chart to see if Catalyst Browse is the right solution for your workflow.

Want to learn even more about Catalyst Browse?

See our application help to learn how to use the software.

Catalyst Browse system requirements

  • A 64-bit operating system: Microsoft® Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 or Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • 2 GHz processor (multicore or multiprocessor CPU recommended for HD; 8 cores recommended for 4K))
  • 500 MB hard-disk space for program installation
  • Solid-state disk (SSD) or high-speed RAID for 4K media
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended; 16 GB recommended for 4K)
  • NVIDIA, AMD/ATI, or Intel GPU with support for the following:
  • OpenGL 2.1
    OpenCL 1.1 or later with at least 512 MB of memory (2 GB recommended for 4K) or a CPU with SSE 4.2 or higher
You must provide registration information to Sony Creative Software Inc., a US company, in order to activate the software. Product requires online registration.
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