Catalyst Browse, a cross-platform viewing and logging tool for all Sony Pro formats, offers streamlined media management that simplifies your workflow and secures your content. Catalyst Prepare – The fast, simple, reliable path from camera to post.
Catalyst Prepare takes care of all of your media prep needs:
– View your media directly from a camera, deck, or card reader
– Make a full-volume backup with checksum verification
– Organize clips into bins
– Batch copy clips
– Batch transcode clips
– Make color adjustments and apply looks
– Set in/out points
– Establish multichannel audio assignments
– Batch upload clips Ci, the Sony video cloud service
– Assemble a rough cut with the Storyboard feature
The complex world of media production requires powerful media management. Catalyst Browse, a cross-platform viewing and logging tool for all Sony Pro formats, offers streamlined media management that simplifies your workflow and secures your content.
Catalyst Browse is a media assistant that lets you browse files from your Sony camera, deck, or card reader with detailed views of individual clips; see and edit media metadata; accurately view video using source colour space, and apply colour correction and colour looks. Once you’ve selected the clips you need, you can copy them to a local hard drive or connected NAS, upload to Sony Media Cloud Services Ci, transcode to a variety of formats, as well as create, ingest, and export Sony Professional Disc clip lists.
Quickly browse files on your device using a visual thumbnail view or detailed list.
See the details of each clip, check focus, mark in and out points, adjust colours, and edit metadata.
Copy all clips on the media, a subset, or only the desired portion of a clip to save time and space.
Ultra Wide Colour Gamut
Review with confidence the full range of colour captured by your S-Log and RAW Sony cameras. Apply colour correction, and import/export standard ASC-CDL files with other workflow tools to save time.
Create, import, and export Sony Professional Disc clip lists for quick play-out needs.
Transcode and Cloud
Transcode clips to a variety of video production formats. Upload clips directly to the Sony Ci Media Cloud Services for collaborative team review.
Catalyst Browse 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 or larger media
4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended for 4K or larger media)
The XAVC Long 422 3840×2160 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/lens breathing compensation
2 GB GPU memory is recommended for 4K preview, HD rendering, or HD video stabilization/lens breathing compensation
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/lens breathing compensation
10 GB GPU memory is recommended for 8K video stabilization/lens breathing compensation
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