Sony Creative Software
Release Notes
Catalyst Edit™
August 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
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 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.
  • On some computers, the application can hang during startup. Updating your graphics driver will allow the application to start normally.
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 10.9 (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
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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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