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Thank you for purchasing Catalyst Edit. This document
contains information about installing and using Catalyst Edit.
Notable fixes/changes in version 2022.1
- Added support for previewing 8K XAVC HS Long 422 clips.
- Added support for transcoding to XAVC S Intra or Long 422 10-bit.
- Added support for transcoding to XAVC S format with LPCM 48kHz, 24-bit, 4-channel audio.
- Fixed a bug that could prevent render progress from updating when Render using loop region only was selected.
- Fixed an issue that could cause clip audio gain could to affect a video crossfade or transition level.
Notable fixes/changes in version 2021.1
Added support for XAVC S (AVC) / XAVC HS (HEVC) media.
- If XAVC S and XAVC HS playback is not smooth, click the magnifying glass in the video preview and set the video pane scaling to Fit, 50%, or 25%.
- XAVC HS playback requires specific hardware requirements. Please see System Requirements for more information.
- XAVC HS playback requires online activation.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when clicking the Match Timeline Aspect button in the Crop plug-in.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash on startup in some cases (macOS only).
- Fixed a bug that could result in dropped frames when transcoding XAVC S clips using an Intel CPU with Quick Sync Video (Windows only).
- Fixed a bug that prevented the application from reading ProRes 4444 clips on macOS 10.15 (Catalina) or later.
Notable fixes/changes in version 2019.2.1
- Fixed a bug that could cause the application to hang
during playback on systems with an NVIDIA GPU.
- Fixed a bug that could result in a stream error in
rendered XDCAM files.
- Fixed a bug with the OpenFX position control.
Notable fixes/changes in version 2019.2
Notable fixes/changes in version 2019.1
- The waveform and histogram monitors now display full-range
(-7.3% to 109.1%) rather than clipping at 0% and 100%. Areas
outside 0-100% are shaded in the histogram monitor. Full-range
color is also supported for external-monitor preview.
- Changed the default audio pan type from Constant
Power to Balanced to prevent
possible audio-level changes during transcoding.
Notable fixes/changes in version 2018.2
- Added support for DXVA2 decoding of AVC/H.264 clips on
NVIDIA GPUs that utilize DXVA2 decoding. Supported computers
will see improved processing performance for decoding
AVC/H.264 video files.
- Right-clicking a marker now displays the Marker popup.
- The Waveform/Histogram/Vectorscope monitors now stack
vertically in the Video window when using Split
or 2 Up preview mode.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when
opening XAVC Intra clips with 24- or 32-channel audio.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when
reading some AVC clips with malformed metadata.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when
using an Intel video processing device.
- Fixed a bug that caused the Catalyst Render Process to
remain running in the background, preventing further render
operations, after canceling an XDCAM IMX render.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the application to open the
previously opened project when double-clicking a project file.
- Fixed a bug that could prevent the S and Ctrl+B shortcuts
from splitting clips in some cases.
- Fixed a bug that could prevent a video plug in color picker
from sampling red.
- Fixed a display inconsistency that could occur when
adjusting positioning controls in video effects.
- Fixed a bug that could prevent the marker name from being
copied in the Marker popup in some cases (macOS only).
- Fixed a bug that prevented you from copying and pasting
video effect position rectangles between clips.
- Fixed a bug that could result in inconsistent scrolling in
the Audio channels section of the Render Project dialog.
- Fixed a bug that could cause audio distortion in clips with
24-bit, big-endian format audio.
- Fixed a bug that would cause incorrect color management for
non-RAW video files that indicate linear gamma.
- Fixed a bug that could prevent some plug-ins from
recognizing a comma as a decimal separator in localized
versions of the application.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the Mute button on a
track to be deselected after clicking the Solo button.
- Fixed a bug that could prevent the Project menu from
displaying correctly when the secondary preview window was
enabled (macOS only).
- Fixed a bug that prevented the loop bar from being displayed
when double-clicking some long clips.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the timeline to scroll
unexpectedly in some cases after scrolling and zooming.
- Fixed a bug that could prevent you from adjusting clip fades
after changing the rate of the clip in some cases.
Notable fixes/changes in version 2018.1
- Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash or
display distorted video when the Picture-in-Picture effect is
applied to a track.
- Fixed a bug that could cause excessive memory usage when
playing some MP4 clips.
- Fixed a bug that could cause poor video performance when
scrubbing the timeline or using hover scrub in the Media
Browser, especially with interlaced media.
- Fixed a bug that could cause some H.264 .mov clips to play
at an accelerated rate.
- Fixed a bug that could prevent clips from being deleted from
the timeline after adding multiple instances of a clip.
- Fixed a bug that could cause a gap at the start of the
timeline after dragging a clip.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the incorrect aspect ratio to
be applied when previewing SD MXF clips with the Video
processing device set to CPU.
- Fixed a bug that could cause color variations in MPEG2 clips
when the Video processing device was set to
CPU or a GPU.
- Fixed a bug that could cause markers to disappear after
- 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
- 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
- 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 latest 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
- On some computers, the application can hang during
startup/registration. Updating your graphics driver will allow
the application to start normally.
- 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.
- Hardware decoding of 10-bit HEVC clips is supported on Intel
Skylake U, H, and S processors.
- On some Windows 7 computers using an
AMD Radeon GPU, the application can crash during playback when
Secondary window is selected.
- 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.
- Catalyst Edit 2016.2 includes an updated Intel OpenCL
driver. Before updating to Catalyst Edit 2016.2, we recommend
uninstalling your existing Intel OpenCL driver.
- Attempting to preview a clip with a backslash (\) in the
file name will result in a "The media is offline, missing, or
unsupported" error message (macOS only).
- Some computers running macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) may
experience visual inconsistencies, hangs, or crashes when
previewing clips with the secondary window enabled.
- If you notice corrupted video preview or decreased playback
performance on macOS High Sierra (10.13),
please install the latest High Sierra update to ensure your
system is using the latest graphics drivers.
- When transcoding to XAVC Intra, XAVC Long, and XAVC S
formats, some Windows PCs may produce an error. Running
Windows Update or installing the Microsoft Visual C++ 2017
Redistributable manually will resolve the issue.
- When running macOS 10.14 (Mojave) in Japanese, user
interface text can appear with a reduced line weight.
The following lists the minimum system requirements for using
- 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 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
If your GPU supports OpenCL 1.1, please install the latest driver to enable OpenCL on your GPU for the best possible performance. If your GPU does not support OpenCL 1.1, install the Intel OpenCL runtime for CPU. For more information about installing the Intel OpenCL runtime for CPU, please refer to this Knowledgebase article .
You must provide your registration information to Sony Creative Software Inc., a US company, in order to activate the software. Product requires online registration.
The install utility creates any necessary folders and copies
all files required by Catalyst Edit to your computer.
Installing on Windows
- Download the install utility from our Web
- Double-click the file, and then follow the on-screen prompts
to install the appropriate version of Catalyst Edit for your
Installing on macOS
- Download the Catalyst Edit DMG file from our Web
- Double-click the downloaded .dmg file.
- Drag the Catalyst Edit icon into to your Applications folder
to install it on your computer.
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