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Aug. 8, 2017

Version 2017.2 of Catalyst Applications Now Available

Middleton, WIS — Sony Creative Software — a leading provider of professional editing and media-management solutions — has announced the release of version 2017.2 of its Catalyst Prepare, Catalyst Edit and Catalyst Browse applications.

“The driving force behind the Catalyst product family has always been providing users with peace of mind while quickly and easily getting them to the next step in their process, whether that is post-production or delivery,” says Brian Orr, Deputy Head of Sony North America Professional Engineering. “The update to version 2017.2 gives users an expanded set of features allowing them to deliver an even higher-quality product to their clients in a short amount of time.”

New in Catalyst Prepare 2017.2:

  • YouTube upload of multiple selected clips
  • Improved team collaboration using the Sony Ci Media Cloud platform to enable users to share files to a target Workspace or Folder using contributor codes
  • High-quality deinterlacing and upscaling to convert SD/HD sources to HD/UHD assets
  • New waveform monitor settings allow users to change the scale of the waveform monitor to use nits instead of percent when grading HDR clips
  • Browse network folders using UNC paths (Windows)

New in Catalyst Edit 2017.2:

  • High-quality deinterlacing and upscaling to convert SD/HD sources to HD/UHD assets
  • Support for multi-input OpenFX video effects
  • Edit video effect positions interactively in the video preview
  • Relink project media from Catalyst Prepare libraries as well as system folders to correct problems arising from media being moved
  • Support for Final Cut Pro X keyboard shortcuts

New in Catalyst Browse 2017.2:

  • Improved team collaboration using the Sony Ci Media Cloud platform to enable users to share files to a target Workspace or Folder using contributor codes
  • New waveform monitor settings allow users to change the scale of the waveform to use nits instead of percent when grading HDR clips
  • Browse network folders using UNC paths (Windows)

Price and Availability

Both Catalyst Prepare and Catalyst Production Suite, which comprises Catalyst Prepare and Catalyst Edit, are available exclusively under a subscription licensing model. Updates are available free of charge for all users with active subscriptions for the respective products.

Catalyst Prepare and Catalyst Production Suite are available via monthly and annual subscription licenses. Catalyst Prepare is $14.95 per month or $149.95 annually. Catalyst Production Suite is $21.95 per month or $199.95 annually. Catalyst Browse is available as a free download. More information is available at www.sonycreativesoftware.com/catalyst.

About Catalyst Software

The Catalyst software line provides a simple, fast, and reliable path from camera to post on both Windows and macOS. As these applications have evolved, they have become indispensable tools for Digital Imaging Technicians (DITs), filmmakers, and everyone in between. Catalyst Browse is a powerful clip-management utility designed specifically for the full range of Sony cameras and decks. Catalyst Prepare offers expanded device support, along with robust clip organization and backup tools, precise color monitoring and correction, and extensive metadata support. Catalyst Edit delivers a fast, focused editing environment for 4K, RAW, and HD video.


About Sony Creative Software

Sony Creative Software is a leading provider of innovative professional solutions that inspire creativity, discovery, and productivity. We encourage artistic expression with our line of video production applications. Our customer base is extensive and includes film, television, and recording professionals as well as students, educators, and independent artists worldwide. For more information about products from Sony Creative Software, please visit www.sonycreativesoftware.com.

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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