Sony Creative Software
Release Notes
 
Catalyst Edit™
November 2015
 
Contents
This document contains information on the following topics:
 
1.0 Welcome
Thank you for purchasing Catalyst Edit. This document contains information about installing and using Catalyst Edit.
 
2.0 What's New
Notable fixes/changes in version 2015.1
  • Added support for OpenFX video effects, generators, and transitions, including parameter automation.
  • Added a Relink Project Media dialog to allow you to edit with proxy media or choose a new location when your project's clips have been moved or deleted.
  • Added an Edit Streams mode to allow you to create J and L cuts.
  • Added a Roll Trim tool you can use to trim the edges of two adjacent clips simultaneously.
  • Added an Envelope Tool that you can use to automate clip volume.
  • Added a Rate control to the Clip Inspector to allow you to set the playback rate of each clip to create slow- and fast-motion sequences.
  • Added context menus for easier editing: right-click (Windows) or control-click (OS X) a track or clip to display a context menu.
  • Added support for mark in/out and looped playback in the Catalyst Edit timeline.
  • Added Audio channels controls to the Render Project dialog to allow you to map your project's audio channels to the destination channels in the rendered file.
  • Added 4K presets for rendering to Apple ProRes format (OS X only).
  • Added support for rendering XAVC S files.
  • Added support for reading and rendering uncompressed 10-bit SD MXF clips.
  • Project export improvements:
    • Title clips are now included when exporting your project to Premiere Pro CS6 (multiline text, text angle, text color, background color, and shadow color are supported).
    • Text rotation and outline are now included when exporting your project to Final Cut Pro X.
    • Track gain is now exported as clip gain when exporting your project to Avid Media Composer.
    • Track gain, pan, mute, and solo are now exported when exporting your project to Premiere Pro CS6.
    • Track mute, pan, and solo are now exported when exporting your project to Final Cut Pro X.
    • Nested timelines are now exported to the main timeline when exporting your project to Sony Vegas Pro EDL or Avid Media Composer.
    • Video clip gain is now exported as clip opacity when exporting your project to Sony Vegas Pro EDL and Final Cut Pro X.
    • Audio routing (including timeline channel output and clip channel assignment are now exported when exporting your project to Final Cut Pro X and Avid Media Composer.
    • Audio clip gain and audio track gain are now exported as clip gain when exporting your project to Sony Vegas Pro EDL and Final Cut Pro X.
    • Audio channel routing is now preserved when exporting your project to Sony Vegas Pro EDL and Premiere Pro CS6.
    • Markers are now exported when exporting your project to Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro CS6, and Final Cut Pro X.
    • Clip names are now preserved when exporting your project to Final Cut Pro X.
  • Added support for muting video from tracks.
  • Added support for dragging tracks within the track list to change their order.
  • Added support for rendering only the loop region of the Catalyst Edit timeline.
  • Added support for browsing recently viewed folders in Organize mode.
  • You can now press Ctrl+A (Windows) / ⌘-A (OS X) to select all clips on the timeline.
  • You can now double-click a clip with the Edit, Slip, or Fade tool to select a clip and set the Mark In/Out region to match its length.
  • You can now double-click a fade or crossfade with the Edit, Slip, or Fade tool to select a fade and set the Mark In/Out region to match its length.
  • You can now select a range of adjacent clips to create a nested timeline. When creating a nested timeline from multiple clips, trimmed versions of the source clips are used, and the parent clip cannot be extended beyond the length of the nested timeline.
  • Added a Go to location command to the Tools button in the Media Browser to allow you to navigate to a specific folder quickly.
  • Added a Show in Explorer/Show in Finder command to the Tools button in the Media Browser to allow you to show the selected clip in its containing folder.
  • Time remaining is now displayed during rendering.
  • You can now double-click a Catalyst Edit project file (.ceditproj) in Windows Explorer or Finder to start the application.
  • ProRes render template descriptions now include bit rate information (OS X only).
  • 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 rendering to hang, preventing subsequent renders, if a render job was canceled immediately after starting it (OS X only).
  • Fixed a bug that could cause projects containing nested timelines to render incorrectly.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause projects containing multiple video tracks to render incorrectly in some cases.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent clips from Catalyst Prepare libraries from loading their default color correction settings.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro card from working correctly.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a gap in the timeline when exporting projects with nested timelines to Avid Media Composer.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause display issues when Windows Snap resized the application (Windows only).
  • Fixed a bug that prevented unsoloed tracks from being muted correctly after opening a project.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented you from typing a path in the Destination folder box in the Render Project dialog.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause clips to be rendered incorrectly on some operating systems other than English, Japanese, or Simplified Chinese.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause display irregularities when zooming with Quantize to frames enabled.
  • Fixed a bug that caused mark in/out points to be discarded in some cases when dragging a clip from Catalyst Prepare to Catalyst Edit.
Notable fixes/changes in version 1.0.2
  • Clips are no longer deleted automatically until you release the mouse when trimming to a zero length with Ripple mode active.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash if the application was closed, opened, and closed again while a render was in progress.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash on some systems when resizing the video preview.
  • Fixed a bug that omitted the Source column from the HTML report when exporting a project.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause title clips to substitute fonts unexpectedly when opening the project on a different computer.
  • Updated the embedded Web browser to support TLS 1.2 encryption.
Notable fixes/changes in version 1.0.1
  • The default audio pan type for new audio channels and tracks is now Constant power.
  • Keyboard shortcuts for editing tools (E, C, P, T, and F) are now available when the timeline has focus. In version 1.0, clip focus was required.
  • Improved playback performance for MPEG-2 clips when using Intel Quick Sync Video decoding.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash if your Catalyst Edit project contained an empty track when you used Project > Export.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when switching the Video processing device setting.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause a clip to jump to the beginning of the timeline when dragging it to the end of the timeline.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause Tools > Replace media with selection to be unavailable for offline clips.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause audio-only MP4 files to display the incorrect thumbnail image in the Media Browser.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause spanned clips to display incorrect audio peaks in List mode in the Media Browser.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented you from canceling a render if you closed the application while a render was in progress.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the cursor to be displayed incorrectly when using the Fade Tool.
  • Fixed a bug where moving the application window from a non-Retina screen to a Retina screen did not use Retina resolution for the video until the frame changed.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented clips from being pasted using shortcut keys (Ctrl+V or ⌘-V).
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the cursor to be positioned incorrectly when clicking a clip with snapping enabled.
  • 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.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to incorrectly report render failures on some computers (OS X only).
Features in version 1.0
Catalyst Edit is your focused, fast cutting tool for 4K, RAW, and HD video.
  • A robust and powerful workflow for Sony RAW, various 4K formats, as well as SD and HD clips.
  • A workflow that makes it easy for video professionals to deal with multichannel audio and video files.
  • Tight integration with Catalyst Prepare that enables Catalyst Edit to take advantage of all your Catalyst Prepare organization, color adjustments, and storyboarding.
  • Powerful timeline editing tools provide fast and efficient timeline cutting.
3.0 Known Issues
  • When playing 4K clips, the video preview can display irregularities on some systems that do not meet the system requirements for 4K media.
  • The application may fail to start on some notebook computers with the Intel HD Graphics graphics adapter. Please visit https://downloadcenter.intel.com to manually download and install the latest driver for your graphics adapter.
  • If the application displays “A compatible graphics card that supports OpenCL 1.1 is required for GPU acceleration. Please install updated graphics drivers or install a compatible graphics card.” please try to install a newer graphics driver. If that is not possible, install the Intel OpenCL runtime for CPU: https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/opencl-drivers.
  • If playback is not smooth when previewing high-resolution clips, drag the transport bar to reduce the size of the video preview window and decrease the preview resolution.
  • On some systems, transcoding can fail when using Intel HD Graphics Driver for Windows 8.1 version 10.18.15.4279. Please use the previously released driver or check for an updated driver from Intel.
  • Blackmagic Design Desktop Video 10.1.1 or later is required when using an external monitor via a Blackmagic Design SDI or UltraStudio device.
  • On some computers, the application can hang during startup/registration. Updating your graphics driver will allow the application to start normally.
  • When viewing a Catalyst Prepare storyboard in the Catalyst Browse Media Browser, the clips can be displayed in the incorrect order.
  • Due to an issue in some recent Intel HD Graphics drivers on Windows, the Gaussian noise mode of the Add Noise plug-in and the Rotation parameter of the Picture in Picture plug-in may not function correctly when the Intel HD Graphics device is selected in the Video procecssing device drop-down list.
  • When using the Register Offline method on Windows 7, the application can crash after using the Browse for file button to load your activation code. Activation will complete successfully despite the crash, and the application will run normally the next time you start it. Please note that typing your activation code manually or using the Register Online method will avoid the crash.
4.0 System Requirements
The following lists the minimum system requirements for using Catalyst Edit:
  • Microsoft® Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 (64-bit) or Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • 2 GHz multicore processor (8 cores recommended for 4K 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)
  • NVIDIA, AMD/ATI, or Intel GPU with support for the following:
    • OpenGL 2.1
    • OpenCL 1.1 or later with at least 512 MB of memory (2 GB recommended for 4K media) or a CPU with SSE 4.2 or higher
  • 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 Edit to your computer.
 
Installing on Windows
  1. Download the provided Catalyst Edit install utility.
  2. Double-click the file, and then follow the on-screen prompts to install the appropriate version of Catalyst Edit for your computer. 
Installing on OS X
  1. Download the provided Catalyst Edit DMG file.
  2. Double-click the downloaded .dmg file.
  3. Drag the Catalyst Edit 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