Go beyond browsing and viewing to a full-featured media preparation and logging tool.
FeatureCatalyst BrowseCatalyst Prepare
Format
DPX
Open EXR
DNxHD
ProRes (read-only on Windows; read/write on Mac)
X-OCN
XAVC Intra
XAVC Long GOP
XAVC S
XDCAM formats
SStP
H.264
WAV (write only)
MP3 (write only)
Organize
Copy clips with checksum verification
Copy between mark in/out for individual clips or a selection of clips✓ (MXF/EX)✓ (Any File)*
Storyboard creation
Batch renaming with prefix, numbering, and suffix
Manage audio channels in multi-channel audio files
Drag and drop to copy between folders (and bins in Prepare)
Media bins
Export
Batch transcode✓ (if same source settings)
Transcode between in and out points
Export with color settings
Export storyboard as EDL (Catalyst Edit, Vegas, Final Cut, Premiere)
Full volume backup with checksum verification
Upload original clips to Ci
Upload clips to Ci in a transcoded format
Upload clips to Ci with color settings
Upload clips to Ci with burned-in timecode and/or clip name
Upload clips to YouTube
Color Grading
Global color adjustments
Per-clip color adjustments
Batch apply color presets and looks to a selection of clips
Sony device color space controls (S-Log, S-Gamut)
Apply ASC-CDL to a selection of clips
High-quality Sony RAW development
Three-wheel color grading
Curves grading
Import/export color correction settings as ASC-CDL or 3D LUT
Tangent devices support (Tk/Mf/Kb/Wave)
Other
Interoperability with Catalyst Edit
Drag and drop to Catalyst Edit timeline
GPS metadata
GPS metadata map display
Flash band correction

*Partial copy in Prepare requires transcode for some formats

Catalyst Browse system requirements

  • A 64-bit operating system: Microsoft® Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 or macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) or 10.12 (Sierra)
  • 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 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. OpenGL 2.1 is recommended for optimum performance.
You must provide registration information to Sony Creative Software Inc., a US company, in order to activate the software. Product requires online registration.
Sony Creative Software inspires artistic expression with its award-winning line of products for digital video production. The Catalyst Production Suite fuses powerful media preparation and fast, focused video editing to provide the backbone for your video productions.
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