Sony Creative Software
Release Notes
Catalyst Edit™
May 2015
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
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
  • The application can crash if your Catalyst Edit project contains an empty track when you use Project > Export. Delete any empty tracks before exporting.
  • 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 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:
  • 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.
  • 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 you close the application while a render is in progress, you will be unable to cancel the render.
4.0 System Requirements
The following lists the minimum system requirements for using Catalyst Edit:
  • Microsoft® Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 (64-bit) or Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or 10.10 (Yosemite)
  • 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
Customer Service/Sales:
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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.
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