Catalyst Browse is part of an all-new, cross-platform family of media preparation products from Sony. It's a powerful clip management tool which will eventually replace Content Browser and RAW Viewer. While there are many new features, not all have been duplicated. If you require certain functions or formats not yet supported by Catalyst Browse, you may want to continue using your current software. The charts below highlight the features of Catalyst Browse versus Content Browser and RAW Viewer.
Feature Catalyst Browse Content Browser RAW Viewer
Import
SONY RAW
SStP
XAVC (Intra)
XAVC (Long)
XAVC Proxy
XAVC S
MPEG HD
AVCHD
Export
Transcode between in and out points
DPX
Open EXR
ProRes (Mac Only)
XAVC (Intra)
SStP
H.264 (plugin)
BWF (Audio)
Viewing
Video Playback
Audio Playback
Viewing options: Speed, Quality, All-Frames
Preview Zoom
VTR Playback mode
Proxy W/F (High-res, Proxy preview mode change)
Clip Management
Copy clips
Partial copy ✓ (MXF/EX) ✓ (MXF/EX)
Search clips
Salvage clips ✓ (AXS Mem only)
Stand-alone MXF file support
Sending clips or EDL back to device.
Rename clips
Editing
EDL (XDCAM Clip List) Editing ✓ (XDCAM/XAVC/RAW) ✓ (XDCAM)
Partial copy based on Clip List
Proxy W/F (offline media)
EDL (CMX3600) Import
Import into Apple FCP
GUI
Single Window Simple GUI
Activity panel (background copy & transcoding)
Zoom control in color workspace
High DPI support on Windows
Color Grading
Color preset load/save
Vector Scope
Histogram
Waveform monitor
Color Correction Undo/Redo
Sony Device Color Space Controls (S-Log, S-Gamut)
High quality Sony RAW development
3-Way Color Wheels Grading
RGB Mixer Grading
Curves Grading
Import and Export ASC-CDL
1D LUT Import / Export
3D LUT Import / Export
1.3x and 2.0x anamorphic viewing
Look template save/load
Live grading w/ HDLink
HD-SDI output
Tangent Devices Support (Tk/Mf/Kb/Wave)
Metadata
Metadata: View and Edit ✓ (View only)
Planning Metadata (read)
Edit metadata on Professional Disc
Export Cooke lens metadata
Shot Mark editing
NXCAM Features
AVCHD, DV mode support
MPEG SD support
GPS support
Combine 2GB chunked files
Combine relay rec clips
AVCHD Write-back to media
Others
Login and upload to Sony Media Cloud Services Ci
Flashband correction
SxS Formatting (UDF/FAT)
Finalization for QL-Disc
CIFS connection for XDCAM/XDS
FTP connection for XDCAM/XDS
Capture still image
Change index picture

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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