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 dreamed it. You shot it. Now bring it to life.

Your vision, delivered.

Your super-detailed 4K footage is amazing. Your wide-color-gamut, high-dynamic-range colors are stunning. Now you just need to put it together so you can show the world. The timeline cutting tools in Catalyst Edit help you do just that, empowering you to make your video edit look as great as the content you shot.
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.

You captured the detail. Now craft your story.

As 4K acquisition technology advances, cameras are able to capture the detail of your scene with stunning clarity never before possible. Sony RAW, X-OCN, 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 supports those formats natively so you can get right to editing without spending precious time transcoding first.
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OpenFX plug-ins.

Make your video shine with filters and effects.

Even the best footage sometimes needs a little something extra to make just the right impact. Robust industry-standard OpenFX support, including support for multi-input effects, gives you the power to adjust and enhance your video for the look you want. Use built-in filters, effects, generators, and transitions, or plug your third-party filters 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.

Finally, a multichannel audio workflow that 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, pick up right where you left off in Catalyst Prepare without dropping a frame or missing a beat. Together as the Catalyst Production Suite, these programs create a flowing integration that provides you with a fast, seamless 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

You use your computer to make great videos, and you run whatever operating system it takes to get the job done. You need powerful editing capabilities whether you run Mac OS X or Windows, 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 both platforms.

File format support

Sony RAW, X-OCN, XAVC Long, XAVC Intra, XAVC HS, XAVC S, XDCAM 422, XDCAM EX, DNxHD, ProRes (read only on Windows; read/export on macOS), HDCAM SR (SStP), NXCAM, AVCHD, AVC H.264/MPEG-4, HDV, DV, JPEG, PNG, WAV, and MP3.

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 10 or Windows 11; macOS 10.15 (Catalina), 11 (Big Sur)*, or 12 (Monterey)*
    *Intel processors only.
  • 2 GHz multicore processor
    • An 8-core processor is recommended for 4K media
    • An Ivy Bridge Core i7 with Quick Sync Video or Xeon E5 processor is recommended for XAVC S media
    • A Kaby Lake Core i7 processor with Quick Sync Video is recommended for 4:2:0 XAVC HS media and required for 8k media
    • An Ice Lake Core i7 processor with Quick Sync Video is recommended for 4:2:2 XAVC HS media and required for 8k media
  • 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 media)

    The XAVC Long 422 3840x2160 200 Mbps (Sony) transcoding presets require 16 GB or more RAM. If you're using a dedicated GPU, the presets also require 4 GB or more GPU memory.

  • NVIDIA, AMD/ATI, or Intel GPU with support for OpenCL 1.1 or later with at least 1024 MB of memory or a CPU with SSE 4.2 or higher
    • OpenGL 2.1 is recommended for optimum performance
    • OpenGL 4.1 is required for video stabilization
    • 2 GB GPU memory is recommended for 4K preview or HD rendering
    • 6 GB of GPU memory is recommended for decoding XAVC S or XAVC HS media, and we recommend using the latest GPU driver version from NVIDIA, AMD/ATI, or Intel. macOS provides software decoding of XAVC S or XAVC HS media.
    • 6 GB GPU memory is recommended for 4K rendering
    • 8 GB GPU memory is recommended for 8K rendering or 4K video stabilization

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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  • 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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