Catalyst Edit™

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In video, focus is critical. Catalyst Edit focuses on 4K, Sony RAW, and HD video editing so you can focus on your creativity. Deliver your most stunning video productions in all the glory you captured through your lens. You've dreamed it. You've shot it. Now cut it.

If you can cut it, they can watch it.

Your super-detailed 4K footage is amazing. Your wide color gamut, high-dynamic-range colors are stunning. Still, you won't get many people to watch until you cut it all together. The timeline cutting tools in Catalyst Edit concentrate on doing one thing really, really well: they help you make your video edit look as great as the content you shot.

You captured all the detail. Now you can craft it into your story.

4K acquisition captures the amazing detail of your scene like never before possible. Sony RAW and XAVC embrace the wide color gamut and high dynamic range your camera captures and lay it right there for you to use. Catalyst Edit lets you use it.
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Improved editing

Improved editing

Split audio from video, create nested timelines, group select and edit.
Ripple edits

Ripple edits

Make edits to your project with full confidence that edits you've made later in the timeline ripple to preserve the work you've already done.
Dual app workflow

Dual app workflow

Use the Windows auto resize feature or the new split view in Mac OS X to take advantage of drag and drop from Catalyst Prepare to Catalyst Edit.
OpenFX plug-ins

OpenFX plug-ins

Add keyframeable video effects to clips, tracks, and any timeline in your project.
Hover scrub

Hover scrub

Fluid hover scrub makes seeking through clips in the Media Browser super-fast. Mark in and out points so you can quickly add just the material you need to get on with your edit.
Audio envelopes

Audio envelopes

Use Audio envelopes to automate your audio mix.

OpenFX plug-ins. What you shot is great.
Now make it stunning with filters and effects.

Sometimes even the best footage needs a little something to make the impact you envision. Robust industry-standard OpenFX support gives you the power to enhance and adjust your video for the look you want. Use built-in filters, effects, generators, and transitions, or plug your third-party filters and effects into your project and use them with seamless integration. Whether it's subtle correction or drastic artistic flare that you're after, OpenFX support makes it all possible.

A multichannel audio workflow that finally makes sense.

As a video editing pro, you need to manage your project audio too, and multichannel audio presents an extra challenge. Catalyst Edit simplifies complex audio production from camera to delivery. It's one less headache for you to worry about.

Catalyst Production Suite integration makes your job easier.

Catalyst Prepare is the fast, simple, reliable path from camera to post. With Catalyst Edit you pick up right where you left off in Catalyst Prepare without dropping a frame or missing a beat. Together as the Catalyst Production Suite, they create a flowing integration that provides you with a seamless and fast workflow.
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Your future editing system grows with you.

The fast, focused approach to editing in Catalyst Edit reveals a hint of what your future production system will be. The integration with Catalyst Prepare as part of the Catalyst Production Suite unveils the secret destination: a media prep and editing system that grows with you and for you in exactly the direction you need it to grow. Catalyst Prepare and Catalyst Edit are just the beginning. Hang on; this could get wild.
Mac OS X

Mac OS X and Windows

Your computer is a tool you use to make great videos, and you run whatever operating system it takes to get the job done for your client. Whether you run Mac OS X or Windows, you need powerful editing capabilities. And if you use one platform at the studio and the other at the home office, you probably need to work on your projects on both systems. That's why Catalyst Prepare and Catalyst Edit look, feel, and function exactly the same on either platform.

File format support


Device support

Catalyst Production Suite supports a variety of cameras, Professional Disc players, and card readers, as well as BlackMagic Design professional video output devices including UltraStudio, DeckLink, and Intensity PRO.

Want to learn even more about Catalyst Edit?

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

Catalyst Edit 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)
  • NVIDIA®, AMD/ATI™, or Intel® GPU supporting OpenGL 2.1, OpenCL™ 1.1 or later with 512 MB video memory (2 GB for 4K) or a CPU with SSE 4.2 or higher
  • 2 GHz processor (multicore or multiprocessor CPU recommended for HD; 8 cores recommended for 4K)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended; 16 GB recommended for 4K)
  • 500 MB hard-disk space for program installation
  • SSD or high-speed RAID for 4K media
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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Catalyst Browse


Powerful clip-management tool for the latest portfolio of Sony cameras and decks
  • Browse the media on your camera, card reader, or Professional Disc
  • View metadata details
  • Copy all files or a subset of select files
  • Transcode and upload to the cloud
  • Mac OS X and Windows
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Focused, fast production for 4K, RAW, and HD video
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