Sony Creative Software
Release Notes
 
Catalyst Browse™
December 2016
 
Contents
This document contains information on the following topics:
 
1.0 Welcome
Thank you for using Catalyst Browse. This document contains information about installing and using Catalyst Browse.
 
2.0 What's New
Notable fixes/changes in version 2016.3
  • Added a Use fast device-to-device copy check box to the copy pane, allowing you to copy clips directly between an XDCAM device and another device via FTP. When this check box is selected, clips are copied directly between the devices without copying to your computer.
    Copy progress is not displayed and copy operations cannot be canceled when using fast device-to-device copy.
  • Added support for reading X-OCN clips.
  • Added support for reading XAVC interlaced proxy clips.
  • Added support for automatically linking clips from a known folder structure (such as an XAVC or XDCAM volume) when importing an EDL.
  • Improved performance when reading ProRes clips (macOS only).
  • When importing an EDL, blank space between clips is now displayed in a contrasting color in the timeline.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a blank space between clips in an EDL to be linked to a clip.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when double-clicking the OK button after being prompted to overwrite an existing clip list.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to hang when transcoding using an XAVC interlaced preset.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent copying of spanned AVCHD clips.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a black frame to be displayed at the Mark In point when sequentially previewing multiple selected clips.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Mark In/Out points to be set incorrectly after resetting mark in/points and closing the application.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause incorrect Mark In/Out points to be used when copying a clip with the Use mark in/out points check box selected.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent you from adding an essence mark at the beginning of a clip.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented keyboard shortcuts from controlling playback in the EDL Import workspace.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent padding from being applied correctly when uploading a clip to Sony Ci and using the Transcode clips before upload and Add padding to clips settings.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent color adjustments from being displayed correctly for some clip list clips in Clip List and Adjust Color modes.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent the Media Browser from displaying clip details when browsing folders containing large numbers of clips.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the clip indicators in the Video Preview timeline to move unexpectedly when sorting clips in the Media Browser while previewing multiple selected clips.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Devices list in the Media Browser to display an incorrect folder structure after switching Optical Disc Archive cartridges.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent the Include drop-down list in the Share pane from displaying the No color adjustments and Input settings only settings.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause visual artifacts when previewing some 4K MP4 clips.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Optimize encoding speed setting from working when rendering AVC/AAC clips.
  • Resolved an issue that caused video with very high ISO settings to be displayed incorrectly. For these clips, no exposure processing is applied and the Exposure control is not available.
Notable fixes/changes in version 2016.2
  • Added support for reading ProRes clips when using Catalyst Browse on Windows. Please note that reading 4444 XQ clips is currently supported on Windows only.
  • Added templates for rendering QFHD and 4K XAVC Intra Class 480 clips.
  • Added search support to the Media Browser.
  • Added support for synchronizing multicamera MXF clips.
  • Added support for preserving timecode start values when transcoding to XAVC S format.
  • Added Export and Share panes to the right side of the application for improved usability.
  • Added support for transcoding and including color adjustments when using the Share pane to upload to Sony Ci.
  • Added support for adding and editing mark in and out points on the Summary tab in the Inspector pane.
  • Added support for displaying the time remaining when transcoding, copying, backing up, and uploading clips.
  • Added support for creating subfolders by right-clicking (control-clicking on macOS) a folder in the Places pane and choosing New folder from the shortcut menu.
  • Added support for copying clips to XDCAM Station via CIFS.
  • Added support for displaying embedded timecode for MXF proxy-only clips. Please note that mark-in/out points cannot be edited for clips with embedded timecode.
  • Improved performance when browsing or playing back clips from XDCAM Station via CIFS.
    When accessing media from XDCAM Station via CIFS, we recommend setting the Preview using proxy clips switch in Options to Off.
  • Improved performance when playing back 4K or QFHD ProRes clips (macOS only).
  • Added a Show thumbnails switch in the Application Options pane: enabling the switch will display thumbnail images in the Media Browser; turning off the switch can improve performance on some slower storage devices.

    To improve performance when browsing SxS media in an XDCAM Station via CIFS, turn off Show thumbnails before accessing the media.
  • When sequentially previewing multiple selected clips, each clip's timecode is now displayed.
  • When sequentially previewing multiple selected clips, a vertical line in the Video Preview timeline indicates where each selected clip begins.
  • The Copy file to drop-down list now preserves the last-used location.
  • Summary metadata is now preserved when transcoding to MXF format.
  • Audio meters are no longer displayed when previewing video-only clips.
  • Updated Japanese, Simplified Chinese, French, and German language support.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented users from editing cursor position, mark in, mark out, and selection length timecode values for clips with discontinuous timecode (LTC change table).
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when attempting to browse to a folder that had been deleted.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the render process to crash when canceling XAVC transcoding.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause rendering to fail on some systems with multiple GPUs.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause rendering to fail when transcoding some XDCAM clips to AVC/AAC (*.mp4) format using the Internet 480p widescreen preset.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent changes from being saved when adjusting mark in/out points in a clip list.
  • Fixed a bug that caused flash band and essence marks to display incorrect timecode values in clips with discontinuous timecode (LTC change table).
  • Fixed a bug that could cause clips to display an offline media icon after deleting them in the Media Browser (Windows only).
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to become unresponsive after deleting a large number of clips from an XDCAM Disc Drive Unit.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Look profile settings from honoring Undo actions.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the incorrect source color space to be saved with color presets when Preview using proxy clips was selected in Options.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the incorrect source color space to be applied when applying a color preset that was created with an earlier version of Catalyst Browse.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause playback to stop or loop at a clip's mark out point when multiple files were open for playback.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause inconsistent behavior in the video preview after resizing the application window.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause distorted audio when previewing clips (macOS).
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to respond slowly when navigating folders in the Places pane.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the application from persisting the current folder when browsing an FTP device and switching between Browse and View modes.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause intermittent audio noise when playing some clips.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented clip lists from being selected in the Media Browser after creating them.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent discontinuous timecode (LTC change table) displaying correctly for clip lists.
  • Fixed a bug that caused a clip's mark points to be used when adding the clip to a clip list.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent Summary metadata edits from being saved to Professional Disc volumes.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause some IMX clips to display incorrect audio channel counts.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent temporary files from being removed after sharing clips via Ci and canceling the operation.
  • Fixed a bug that caused proxy-only clips to display blank thumbnail frames after uploading to Ci.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent related media from being copied correctly when copying clips.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause audio inconsistencies when transcoding to AVC/AAC format.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some applications from reading XDCAM EX clips copied from a disc image folder.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Copy button to be temporarily unavailable when browsing clips via FTP or slow network connections.
Notable fixes/changes in version 2016.1.1
  • Updated Japanese, Simplified Chinese, French, and German language support.
  • Re-enabled support for offline registration.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when loading some MXF files rendered by DaVinci Resolve.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when deleting or renaming folders that were being viewed in the Places pane.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash in some cases when selecting folders in the Places pane and Media Browser.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when disconnecting USB devices.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when opening some AVCHD clips with invalid metadata.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when opening some transport stream (*.mts) clips.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when opening ProRes clips (macOS only).
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when opening or playing some *.mp4 clips.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when transcoding to *.mp4 format.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when copying some clips after adjusting mark in/out points.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to freeze when navigating an FTP server.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause thumbnail images to display incorrectly after transcoding.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented Catalyst Browse from reading DNxHD MXF clips encoded by the Adobe Media Encoder.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Date modified value to be displayed inconsistently in the Inspector and the Media Browser list view.
  • Fixed a bug that could result in audio synchronization discrepancies when transcoding to AVC/AAC (*.mp4).
Notable fixes/changes in version 2016.1 (2.2)
  • Added support for playing clips that span discs on an Optical Disc Archive volume. An icon is displayed to identify spanned clips, and an indicator is displayed in the timeline to identify the point where the clip switches discs.
    Please note that playback of ProRes and AVCHD clips that span discs is not supported.
  • Added support for copying only the portion of a clip between the mark in and mark out points from an Optical Disc Archive volume.
  • Added support for browsing devices via FTP. Click the Tools button in the Places pane and choose Add remote server to specify a server's connection settings.
    Playback and editing functions are not available for clips loaded from an FTP volume: editing mark in/out points; editing summary metadata; repairing flash bands; transcoding; uploading to Ci; and creating clip lists.
  • Added a Copy proxy only check box to the Copy pane to speed your workflow by copying only proxy-resolution clips.
    • An icon is displayed to indicate proxy clips that do not have full-resolution clips available.
    • When you edit the metadata for a proxy file, the metadata for the full-resolution clip is updated when you copy the proxy clip back to the device.
  • Added support for the Rec.2020 color space in the Source drop-down list in the Adjust Color workspace.
  • Added support for choosing the output color space (Rec.709 or Rec.2020) when using an external monitor device connected via a Blackmagic Design device.
  • Added support for the Rec.2020 color space when transcoding to 10-bit QFHD/4K formats:
    • XAVC Intra 3840X2160 or XAVC Intra 4096x2160
    • DPX 10 bit when the source clip is QFHD/4K resolution
  • Added an indicator in the timeline to identify discontinuous timecode (LTC change table).
  • Added support for saving a snapshot of the current frame to a file.
  • Added a Display secondary window switch to Options to show the video preview in a secondary window that you can position anywhere on your screen or on a secondary monitor.
  • Added a shuttle control and Mark In/Mark Out buttons to the Preview pane in the Inspector to allow you to adjust mark points in Browse mode.
  • The mark in/out portion of a clip is now displayed as a blue bar in the Preview pane in the Inspector.
  • Temperature settings for color presets created in versions of Catalyst Prepare 2016.1 or later will now be correct when loaded in Catalyst Browse.
  • Added support for copying clips from View mode.
  • Added support for copying clips when Catalyst Browse is started in view-only mode.
  • Added new low-bit-rate templates for transcoding HD AVC/AAC clips.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when rearranging clips in a clip list with Preview using proxy clips enabled.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause audio distortion during playback when Preview using proxy clips was selected (macOS only).
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when renaming or deleting an open clip list.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed clips from known folder structures to be copied to folders that contained subfolders.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause unexpected behaviors when canceling flash band detection.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented you from rearranging clips in a clip list that contained only two clips.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the full-resolution clip to be loaded when dragging a proxy file from the Sub folder of a Professional Disc volume to the Catalyst Browse application.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause clip lists to be saved to the incorrect folder after selecting a folder in the Places pane.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause timecode to disappear from the end of the transport bar when resizing the application window.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Tab key from moving focus to the next field in the Summary tab in the Inspector.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented DPX file names from reflecting the Add padding to clips setting when transcoding.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause clips to discard a frame when transcoding with the Add padding to clips setting turned on.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented look profiles from being saved and loaded with color presets.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Exposure index value to be read incorrectly when working with clips recorded by the Sony Alpha α7 II camera.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to incorrectly report "The media is offline, missing, or unsupported" when selecting a clip list.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause video thumbnail images to display incorrectly on some systems using an NVIDIA GPU.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent essence marks from being created in MXF files that were not in known folder structures.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent XAVC S clips from being read on some hardware configurations.
  • Browsing an Optical Disc Archive volume is not available when copying clips from the volume.
Notable fixes/changes in version 2.1
  • Added support for copying clips from an Optical Disc Archive volume to a local disk.
  • The selected Video processing device is now used for transcoding.
  • Added support for multipass video encoding when transcoding to XAVC Long format when using the Optimize image quality encoding mode.
  • Added support for parallel-frame encoding when transcoding to XAVC Intra format when using the Optimize image quality or Optimize encoding speed encoding mode.
  • Added support for transcoding to XAVC S format.
  • Added support for viewing Rec.2020 clips. Rec.2020 clips are automatically converted to Rec.709 for preview and transcoding.
  • Upload to Ci is no longer available in the EDL Import workspace.
  • Added a Preview using proxy clips switch in Options to improve playback performance on systems with limited processing power.
  • Added support for displaying proxy file metadata in the Inspector.
  • Added support for displaying half-step timecode for each field in 50p/60p sources. The timecode for field two will be displayed with an asterisk appended. Use the 50p/60p half-step timecode display switch in Options.
  • Added a Crop type drop-down list to the Transcode to dialog to allow you to choose the aspect ratio of transcoded clips.
  • An error message is now displayed when attempting to import an audio-only EDL.
  • Added a new icon to indicate clips that span multiple discs on an Optical Disc Archive volume. Playback of these clips is not supported.
  • Editing functions are not available for clips loaded from an Optical Disc Archive volume: editing mark in/out points; editing summary metadata; renaming clips, deleting clips, or repairing flash bands; transcoding; copying to an Optical Disc Archive volume; uploading to Ci; creating clip lists; and combining relay clips.
  • The application now displays a notification when Professional Disc volumes are busy.
  • Temperature settings for color presets created in versions of Catalyst Prepare 2016.1 or later will now be correct when loaded in Catalyst Browse.
  • You can now double-click folders in the Places pane to expand or collapse the view.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when using an external monitor.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the application to crash if OpenCL.dll was not present.
    Upgrading Windows 10 can uninstall required OpenCL components. Reinstalling the application will repair the problem in most cases.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented transcoding to OpenEXR (ACES/Linear) from outputting linear data.
  • Fixed a number of bugs that prevented color adjustment from working as it did in Catalyst Browse 2.0.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented clips from being deleted correctly from Professional Disc volumes when deleting clips from Browse mode.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented clip lists from being created directly to a Sony PDW-U2 XDCAM Disc Drive Unit.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some keyboard shortcuts from working correctly in the EDL Import workspace.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when ejecting a volume.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when scrolling in Browse mode.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Add padding to clips value in the Transcode To dialog from persisting.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent folders from being displayed correctly after using the Add to favorites command.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the application from transcoding some progressive-scan clips to interlaced formats.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to display incorrectly after closing and restarting the application in full-screen mode on some multimonitor configurations.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent the Show safe areas and Mask to 2.39:1 clip overlays from being displayed correctly in the Adjust Color workspace.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Undo and Redo buttons to be unavailable after making color adjustments to a clip list.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause gaps between thumbnails after rearranging clips in a storyboard.
  • Improved bit rate display for clips and added a Maximum bit rate display.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Include drop-down list to be incorrectly set as All color settings when transcoding an EDL. Color adjustments should not be included in transcoded files, and the drop-down list now correctly displays No color adjustments when transcoding an EDL.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Exposure Index slider in the Adjust Color workspace to be set to an incorrect position.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Source Settings controls from displaying in the Adjust Color workspace when working with clip lists and using S-Gamut/S-Log2, S-Gamut3.Cine/S-Log3, or S-Gamut3/S-Log3 as the Source setting.
  • Resolved an issue that could cause inconsistent display of summary metadata in the Inspector when multiple files were selected.
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent clips in read-only clip lists from displaying correctly.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause summary metadata to be discarded without prompting the user when closing the application.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Media Browser and Places pane to be displayed when Catalyst Browse was run in view-only mode.
  • The Inspector is hidden by default when Catalyst Browse is run in view-only mode. You can include the --showtaskpanes command-line option to display the Inspector.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent timecode from being updated after stopping playback.
Notable fixes/changes in version 2.0.1
  • Improved performance when accessing Professional Disc volumes.
  • Added French and German language support.
  • Updated Japanese and Simplified Chinese language support.
  • Added support for detecting color space for clips created by the Sony Alpha α7.
  • Added support for editing Summary metadata for Professional Disc volumes in the Inspector.
  • Improved audio performance during variable-rate playback.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when inserting a disc in the Sony PDW-U2 XDCAM Disc Drive Unit.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash during startup when running under Windows 10 with multiple GPUs.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when attempting to drop a clip on the EDL Import workspace.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when attempting to browse to a folder that had been deleted.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to stop responding in some cases after clicking the Repair button in the Flash Band workspace.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause accented characters to be displayed incorrectly.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause image corruption in some transcoded XAVC Long clips.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause clips to be transcoded incorrectly on some operating systems other than English, Japanese, or Simplified Chinese.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented clip lists from being saved to Professional Disc volumes.
  • The Go to Location and Add to Favorites commands are now unavailable when the application is started in view-only mode.
Notable fixes/changes in version 2.0
  • Added support for repairing flash bands.
  • Added support for adjusting the split location when using split-screen preview in the Adjust Color workspace.
  • Added support for editing sliders in the Color Correction section of the Inspector numerically: click the value and type a new value to specify a precise value.
  • Added support for adjusting color correction when working with clip lists.
  • Added a Play all frames (speed) setting to playback settings to allow you to choose to optimize decoding to preserve the frame rate.
  • Added support for GPS metadata in XAVC S clips recorded by the Sony Action Cam.
  • Added support for GPS metadata in XAVC proxy clips recorded by the CBK-WA100 wireless adapter.
  • Added support for playing XAVC Intra CBG Class 200 MXF clips.
  • Added support for combining relay-recorded clips.
  • Added support for importing an EDL.
  • Added support for choosing a workspace when using the Upload to Ci feature (Options > Share to Ci). Previous versions of Catalyst Browse selected your first workspace by default; if that workspace was too small, uploading was not permitted.
  • Time remaining is now displayed during transcoding.
  • Improved support for displaying metadata.
  • Added support for browsing connected devices in Browse mode.
  • Added support for browsing recently viewed folders in Browse mode.
  • In Browse mode, you can now click the File button and choose Add to Favorites to add the current folder to the Favorite Folders list in the Places pane.
  • In Browse mode, the bottom toolbar now displays the total number of items in the current folder if no clip is selected.
  • You can now press Delete to delete files in the Media Browser.
  • You can now use drag-and-drop operations to copy clips in the Media Browser.
  • Added context menus for easier editing: right-click (Windows) or control-click (macOS) a clip or folder to display a context menu
  • Added support for ejecting volumes in Browse mode.
  • Added support for adding padding to clips during transcoding.
  • Added support for transcoding 1440x1080 progressive clips to ProRes format (macOS only).
  • Added support for transcoding 1440x1080 XAVC Intra clips.
  • Added support for reading and transcoding uncompressed 10-bit SD MXF clips.
  • When transcoding to DPX format, you can type a value in the Starting frame index box to append a numeric index to transcoded file names.
  • The keyboard shortcut to reset Mark In/Out points is now Shift+R.
  • ProRes render template descriptions now include bit rate information (macOS only).
  • The File and Tools menus are now available in Browse and View mode.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when transcoding spanned .smi clips to XDCAM format.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when dragging a file from the macOS Finder to Catalyst Browse when the home folder was selected.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when adding mark points during playback.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Mark In/Out points to be displayed incorrectly after editing them.
  • Added a Favorite Folders section to the folder list in dialogs that allow you to browse your system.
  • Added support for using Open With in the macOS Finder to open files with Catalyst Browse.
  • Added color sampling information to the Video section of the Inspector pane to display a clip's color space, color sampling, and video bit depth.
  • Improved performance when browsing clips on the Sony PDW-U2 XDCAM Disc Drive Unit.
  • The appropriate clip in a clip list is now selected when you adjust the timeline play position.
  • When using Copy snapshot to clipboard, the image is now corrected for nonsquare pixels.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Start time, End time, and Length values to be displayed incorrectly when viewing clip lists.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause timecode values to be displayed incorrectly for XDCAM DV 25p clips.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Grade in drop-down list in the Options menu to be empty when you first start the application.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause an error if you switched away from the Mark Points tab in the Inspector while editing the name of an essence mark.
  • Fixed a bug that could remove an essence mark's name when editing with a very long name on the Mark Points tab in the Inspector.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent the Ci Login dialog from being displayed in some cases after choosing the Upload to Ci command.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Inspector pane from displaying clip names correctly after renaming.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent metadata from being displayed correctly after an edit.
  • Resolved an issue that could prevent the application from displaying if you ran the application on a secondary monitor and then restarted the application with the secondary monitor disconnected.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Catalyst Browse to assume file associations unexpectedly.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause an error when copying a clip to a destination that had previously contained a clip with the same file name.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause clips to be sorted incorrectly when sorting by frame size.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause transcoding presets to be incorrectly filtered.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the second field of each frame to be skipped when playing or transcoding interlaced media.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Tint slider in the Adjust Color workspace to be reset after closing and restarting the application.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the audio meters to display a signal when playback was paused or stopped.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause clip lists to display generic thumbnail images in the Media Browser after resetting Mark In/Out points.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented clip list thumbnail images from displaying updated clip counts in the left pane when adding clips.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented supported files from opening correctly when dropping them on the Catalyst Browse Dock icon (macOS only).
  • Fixed a bug that could cause incorrect frames to be displayed after adding or removing clips from a clip list.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the cursor from updating when typing a value in the time display while viewing a clip list.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the application from playing AVCHD files created by Edius Pro or Adobe Premiere.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a vertical line in the resulting image when using Copy snapshot to clipboard (Windows only).
  • Updated the embedded Web browser to support TLS 1.2 encryption.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent the application from displaying some AVCHD clips in the Media Browser (Windows only).
Notable fixes/changes in version 1.2.1
  • Updated Japanese and Simplified Chinese language support.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause 4K clips shot on the Sony PMW-F5 camera to incorrectly display an error icon in Catalyst Browse.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to incorrectly state that installation was successful when attempting to install to a disk with insufficient space.
Notable fixes/changes in version 1.2
  • Added support for transcoding to XDCAM HD and HD422 formats.
  • Added support for transcoding to long-GOP MPEG-2 formats.
  • Added support for transcoding to SStP format.
  • Added support for transcoding to XAVC Intra formats using the Sony XAVC encoder. Presets are now labeled to indicate whether they use the Sony or MainConcept encoder.
  • Added 720p and 1080i presets for transcoding to XAVC format.
  • Added 720p and 1080i presets for transcoding to Apple ProRes format (macOS only).
  • Added support for transcoding clips between the mark in/out points of the source clip.
  • Added support for copying a snapshot of the current frame to the clipboard.
  • Added support for adding, deleting, and editing essence marks.
  • Added support for sequentially previewing multiple selected clips.
  • Added support for scaling the video preview in the Adjust Color workspace.
  • Added support for HiDPI displays when running under Windows.
  • When adding clips to a clip list, subclips now inherit title and description metadata from the source clip.
Notable fixes/changes in version 1.1.1
  • Added Japanese and Simplified Chinese language support.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some unsupported files from displaying their unsupported status correctly in the Video Preview (macOS only).
  • Improved image quality for files transcoded to XAVC format.
Notable fixes/changes in version 1.1
  • Added a Vectorscope tool to the Adjust Color workspace.
  • Added support for multifile transcoding when all source files use the same source settings.
  • Added 1920x1080p and 2048x1080p presets for transcoding to Apple ProRes format (macOS only).
  • Added support for reading DNxHD clips.
  • Added support to combine to one file when copying a spanned AVCHD clip.
  • Added support for reading SD MPEG-2 clips.
  • Added support for writing XDCAM EX clips to SxS memory cards.
  • Added support for transcoding to interlaced XAVC formats.
  • Added the Transcode button to the Adjust Color workspace.
  • Added Brightness and Contrast sliders to the Adjust Color workspace.
  • Added support for reading Apple ProRes 422 files (macOS only).
  • Added support for showing source clips from the Media Browser. Select a file, click the File button at the bottom of the Media Browser, and choose Show in Finder (macOS)/Show in Explorer (Windows).
  • Added support for showing additional metadata values in the Media Browser.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent color correction settings from being applied to all clips in a clip list.

    Please note that you'll be asked to register again after installing the version 1.1 update.
Notable fixes/changes in version 1.0.3
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the application from reading some files recorded by the PXW-FS7 camera.
Notable fixes/changes in version 1.0.2
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when working with color management on systems running in certain non-US locales.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the application from installing correctly on some Windows computers.
Notable fixes/changes in version 1.0.1
  • Fixed a bug that prevented RAW files from previewing correctly when using the NVIDIA GeForce 340.52 drivers for Windows.
3.0 Known Issues
  • On some computers, the application can hang during startup/registration. Updating your graphics driver will allow the application to start normally.
  • Spanned AVCHD clips may exhibit audio and video noise when previewing the transition between clips. Transcoding is not available for spanned AVCHD clips. We recommend that you copy the clips to your local drive before working with them.
  • ASC-CDL (.cdl) files are not displayed in the Load ASC-CDL dialog when the file is saved in a known folder structure (such as an XAVC or XDCAM volume). Saving the ASC-CDL files in a generic location such as the General folder will allow you to load them.
  • When playing 4K clips, the video preview can display irregularities on some systems that do not meet the system requirements for 4K media.
  • Transcoding performance can be slow when transcoding to an exFAT-formatted SxS card on Windows.
  • On some systems, transcoding can fail when using Intel HD Graphics Driver for Windows 8.1 version 10.18.15.4279. Please use the latest driver from Intel.
  • In some cases, transcoding does not work correctly if an EDL is opened while an EDL is already open in the EDL workspace. If you switch to Browse or View mode and reopen the EDL, transcoding will work as expected.
  • If you use the Upload to Ci feature while the EDL Import workspace is open, the last-selected file from Browse or View mode is uploaded to Ci rather than the loaded EDL (macOS only).
  • Blackmagic Design Desktop Video 10.1.1 or later is required when using an external monitor via a Blackmagic Design SDI or UltraStudio device.
  • If playback is not smooth when previewing high-resolution clips, click the magnifying glass in the video preview window and decrease the preview resolution.
  • The Combine relay clips command can produce incorrect timecode if used to combine clips that are not relay clips.
  • Catalyst applications can crash on some Windows 10 systems that include multiple GPUs (one AMD GPU and one Intel or NVIDIA GPU). Please check for updated AMD GPU drivers: http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMD-Radeon-Software-Crimson-Edition-16.1-Hotfix-Release-Notes.aspx.
  • If you need to format an SxS card, please use the Memory Media Utility.
  • If you need to format or finalize an XDCAM Professional Disc volume, please use the XDCAM Drive Software.
  • After importing an EDL, the spacebar does not start/stop playback, and JKL keys do not shuttle playback.
  • When working with clip lists or multiple selected clips, the Start time value in the Inspector does not match the timecode of the cursor position in some cases.
  • In some cases, the application can crash during startup when attempting to read some MP4 clips. Resetting the application preferences as described below can reset the last-viewed folder and allow the application to start normally.
  • If you want to reset the applications's preferences to their default values, hold Ctrl+Shift while double-clicking the application icon. When the application starts, you'll be prompted to reset all preferences.
  • When copying a clip list and its clips to an XDCAM device via FAM, the clips' UMID data is changed, which breaks media links and will cause the copy operation to fail.
  • Copying growing MXF clips to the PDW-HD1500 via FTP can fail.
4.0 System Requirements
The following lists the minimum system requirements for using Catalyst Browse:
  • A 64-bit operating system: Microsoft® Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 or macOS 10.10 (Yosemite) or 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • 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 your registration information to Sony Creative Software Inc., a US company, in order to activate the software. Product requires online registration.
5.0 Installation
The install utility creates any necessary folders and copies all files required by Catalyst Browse to your computer.
 
Installing on Windows
  1. Download the install utility from our Web site.
  2. Double-click the file, and then follow the on-screen prompts to install the appropriate version of Catalyst Browse for your computer. 
Installing on macOS
  1. Download the Catalyst Browse DMG file from our Web site.
  2. Double-click the downloaded .dmg file.
  3. Drag the Catalyst Browse icon into to your Applications folder to install it on your computer.
6.0 Trials and Demos
If you would like information or trial/demo versions of other products from Sony Creative Software Inc., please visit our Web site. You will always find the latest technical information, trials, demos, and product announcements from Sony Creative Software Inc. there.
 
Commercial distribution of the trials and demos requires written permission from Sony Creative Software Inc.
 
7.0 Contacting Sony Creative Software Inc.
Sony Creative Software Inc. can be contacted in the following ways:
 
Mailing Address:
Sony Creative Software Inc.
8215 Greenway Boulevard
Suite 400
Middleton, Wisconsin 53562
USA
 
Customer Service/Sales:
For a detailed list of Customer Service options, we encourage you to visit http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/support/custserv.asp.
 
Telephone support during normal office hours:
  • 1-800-577-6642 (toll-free) in US, Canada, and Virgin Islands.
  • +608-203-7620 for all other countries.
  • Fax: 1-608-250-1745.
Technical Support