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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 2023.1
- Updated Share to YouTube login to comply with Google security policies.
- Updated OpenSSL to address a vulnerability when parsing certificates when logging in to share clips on YouTube (CVE-2022-0778).
- Fixed a bug that could cause the rendered file name to be displayed incorrectly in the Activity Pane.
- Fixed an issue that could cause the Black and White video effect to produce incorrect output when running on Apple silicon.
- Fixed a bug that could cause image corruption when playing back some rendered XAVC-S clips.
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.
- 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 11 (Big Sur)*, or 12 (Monterey)*, or 13 (Ventura)*
*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
- Download the install utility from our Web site.
- Double-click the file, and then follow the on-screen prompts to install the appropriate version of Catalyst Edit for your computer.
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