Go beyond browsing and viewing to a full-featured media preparation and logging tool.
FeatureCatalyst BrowseCatalyst Prepare
Open EXR
ProRes (Mac Only)
XAVC Intra
XDCAM formats
.MP3 render
Copy clips with Checksum Verification
Partial copy✓ (MXF/EX)✓ (Any File)*
Copy between mark in/out for multiple clips✓ (MXF/Other)
Storyboard Creation
Batch renaming with prefix & suffix
Manage audio channels in multi-channel audio files
Drag & drop to copy between folders (and bins in Prepare)
Media Bins
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 in a transcoded format to Ci
Upload clips with color settings baked in to Ci
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
3-Way Color Wheels Grading
Curves Grading
Import and Export ASC-CDL
3D LUT Import / Export
Tangent Devices Support (Tk/Mf/Kb/Wave)
Exclusive interoperability with Catalyst Edit
Drag & Drop to Catalsyst Edit Timeline
GPS Metadata
GPS Metadata Map Display
Flashband 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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