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April 17, 2015

by Sony Creative Software

Sony announced a mysterious new NLE called Catalyst Edit at NAB this week.

Catalst Edit ™

In video, focus is critical. Catalyst Edit focuses on 4K and Sony RAW video editing so you can focus on your creativity. Deliver your most stunning video productions in all the glory you captured through your camera lens.

You’ve dreamed it. You’ve shot it. Now cut it.

Your super-detailed 4K footage is amazing. Your wide color gamut, high-dynamic-range colors are stunning. Still, you won’t get many people to watch until you cut it all together. The timeline cutting tools in Catalyst Edit concentrate on doing one thing really, really well: they help you make your video edit look as great as the content you shot.

You’ve captured all the detail. Now craft it into your story.

4K acquisition captures the amazing detail of your scene like never before possible. RAW and XAVC embrace the wide color gamut and high dynamic range your camera captures and lays it right there for you to use. Catalyst Edit lets you use it.

Touch and gesture. You’re editing in a whole new way.

The mouse and keyboard don’t always give you the best tactile experience. Sometimes you need to “get your hands dirty” and grab hold of your edit. Use your Windows machine’s touch capabilities or your Mac’s Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad gestures for the most hands-on editing experience possible.

A multichannel audio workflow that finally makes sense.

As a video editing pro you have to manage your project audio too, and multichannel audio presents an extra challenge. The streamlined Catalyst Edit multichannel audio workflow 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 you pick up right where you left off in Catalyst Prepare without dropping a frame or missing a beat. Together as the Catalyst Production Suite, they create a flowing integration that provides you with a seamless and fast workflow.

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 and Windows

Your computer is a tool you use to make great videos, and you run whatever operating system it takes to get the job done for your client. Whether you run Mac OS X or Windows, either way you need powerful editing capabilities. And if you use one 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 Edit looks, feels, and functions exactly the same on either platform.

File format support

Sony RAW 4K, Sony RAW 2K, XAVC Long, XAVC Intra, XAVC S, XDCAM 422, XDCAM SR (SStP), DNxHD, ProRes (OS X), AVC H.264/MPEG-4, AVC/AAC (MPEG-4), AVCHD, HDV, DV, XDCAM MPEG IMX, JPEG, PNG, WAV, and MP3.

Click here to sign up for more information from Sony and check out demo videos of their new editing products.
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