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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 2017.2
- Added high-quality deinterlacing and upscaling to convert SD and HD sources to modern progressive HD and UHD assets. High-quality deinterlacing and upscaling are available when you select a video processing device other than your CPU in the application settings dialog.
- High-quality deinterlacing is applied to interlaced source media when playback is paused and during transcoding.
- High-quality upscaling is applied during playback when the timeline resolution is set to an HD or UHD resolution and during transcoding when you choose an HD or UHD render preset.
- Added support for multi-input OpenFX video effects.
- When you're editing video effects, a control point is displayed in the video preview when you select a position parameter in the Inspector. You can adjust the parameter's position by dragging the control point in the video preview or the Inspector.
- Added an Overlay toggle control to the Inspector to allow you to show or hide a plug-in's interactive overlay controls in the video preview (when available).
- Added support for using Final Cut Pro X keyboard shortcuts.
- The Relink Project Media dialog now fully supports media from Catalyst Prepare libraries.
- Improved playback performance for XDCAM and XAVC clips when using a system without a dedicated OpenCL GPU.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when opening some OpenEXR clips.
- Fixed a bug that could cause audio synchronization issues during playback in some cases.
- Fixed a bug that could cause blank video and audio streams to be rendered when transcoding MPEG source clips.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the Marker popup to open inconsistently when selecting markers on the timeline.
- Fixed a bug that could prevent the cursor from snapping to the play cursor when trimming near the edges of events.
- Fixed a bug that could allow the split bar to move unpredictably when using split-screen previews and zooming on the video preview.
- Fixed a bug that could cause playback to hang during looped playback.
Notable fixes/changes in version 2017.1
- Added support for Rec.2020/S-Log3 (HDR) grading color space (Inspector > Timeline > Grade in).
- Fixed a crash that could occur when adjusting OpenFX plug-in parameters.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when creating or opening a project after adding video plug-ins to the current project (Windows only).
- Fixed a bug that caused color adjustments to be applied after the Look profile setting (when Grade in is set to Log) or after the RRT/ODT (when Grade in is set to ACES). Color adjustments are now correctly applied before the Look profile or RRT/ODT.
- Fixed a bug that prevented the Clip Inspector from displaying subclip names for clips from a Catalyst Prepare library.
- Fixed a bug that prevented the application from reading ProRes 422 files created by the Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q+ recorder.
Notable fixes/changes in version 2016.3
- Added support for reading alpha transparency in ProRes clips.
- Added support for reading X-OCN clips.
- Improved performance when reading ProRes clips (macOS only).
- Fixed a bug that could cause the application to become unresponsive when browsing MP4 clips via FTP or slow network connections.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the color picker to behave incorrectly when using keyframes to modify the Solid Color plug-in.
Notable fixes/changes in version 2016.2
- Added support for reading ProRes clips when using Catalyst Edit on Windows. Please note that reading 4444 XQ clips is currently supported on Windows only.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash in some cases when adding an MXF clip to the timeline.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash in some cases when changing a clip's playback rate.
- Fixed a bug that could cause interlaced media to be incorrectly transcoded as progressive-scan media when exporting a project.
- Fixed a bug that could cause rendering to fail when transcoding some XDCAM clips to AVC/AAC (*.mp4) format using the Internet 480p widescreen preset.
- Fixed a bug that could cause temporary files to remain in the destination folder after canceling a render.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the application to hang when previewing some video clips using the NVIDIA K6000 GPU.
- Fixed a bug that could cause decreased playback and rendering performance when multiple OpenFX plug-ins were applied to a clip.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the incorrect audio to be played when a project used multiple clips with the same file names.
- Fixed a bug that could cause intermittent audio noise when playing some clips.
- Fixed a bug that could cause audio inconsistencies when transcoding to AVC/AAC format.
- Fixed a bug that could cause blank space to be added to the timeline when performing an L cut.
Notable fixes/changes in version 2016.1.1
- Updated Japanese, Simplified Chinese, French, and German language support.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when loading some MXF files rendered by DaVinci Resolve.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when opening some transport stream (*.mts) clips.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when opening ProRes clips (macOS only).
- Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when opening or playing some *.mp4 clips.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when rendering to *.mp4 format.
Notable fixes/changes in version 2016.1
- Added Primary display and Secondary window switches to Options to allow you to toggle the main video preview above the timeline and show the video preview in a secondary window that you can position anywhere on your screen or on a secondary monitor. Windows 7 users, please see Known Issues.
- Added split-screen previews to the video preview to view original and effected video.
- Added a vectorscope to the video preview.
- Added overlays for safe areas and anamorphic masking to the video preview.
- Added support for zooming and panning the video preview window.
- Added support for using the primary display and secondary window to preview files from the Media Browser.
- Added support for multitrack cut/copy/paste of clips.
- Added support for dragging clips from multiple tracks to different tracks.
- You can now press 0 to zoom out fully when the timeline has focus.
- Added support for zooming
in time until each video thumbnail represents one frame: Alt+0 (Windows) and Option-0 (macOS).
- The [ and ] keys now move the cursor to the previous/next clip when the timeline has focus.
- While dragging a clip on the timeline, press and hold Ctrl (Windows) or ⌘ (macOS) to create a copy of the clip where you drop it.
- Add > Title now creates a title clip at the cursor location on the selected track.
- Added a Match Timeline Aspect button to the Crop effect to allow you to match a clip's aspect ratio to the output frame aspect from the Timeline Inspector.
- The selected Video processing device is now used for rendering.
- The timeline width and height are now used as the canvas size when using Video Generator plug-ins.
- Added support for opening a clip in a Catalyst Prepare library: in the Clip Inspector, click the name of the library to open the library in Catalyst Prepare and select the clip.
- Added support for expanding and collapsing sections in the Inspector pane.
- Improved controls for specifying the position rectangle in the Text, Crop, and Picture in Picture plug-ins.
- The Snap to: Track/All control is now a Snap to all clips switch. When the switch is enabled, clips, the cursor, and markers will snap to clip edges on any track when you drag them.
- When using the Fade tool, fade edges now snap to clips, markers, and the cursor.
- Added automatic project saving. Catalyst Edit saves a backup copy of your project automatically. If Catalyst Edit terminates unexpectedly, the autosaved project will be opened the next time you start.
- Added support for reading AS-11 DPP clips.
- Added new low-bit-rate templates for rendering HD AVC/AAC clips.
- Added new templates for rendering MPEG IMX clips when using XDCAM format.
- Improved performance when loading projects.
- Improved performance when using large still images on the timeline.
- You can now click the Project button and choose a project from the Recent Projects list to quickly open a recently edited project.
- The Catalyst Edit window configuration is now preserved when you close and reopen the application.
- The End key now moves the cursor to the mark out time or end of the project. Ctrl+End (Windows) or ⌘-End (macOS) always moves the cursor to the end of the project.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when using an external monitor.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when using the Register Offline method on Windows 7.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when scrolling in the Media Browser.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when browsing to a folder containing some DNxHD clips (macOS only).
- Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when using the Audio mode > Time stretch setting on a clip (Windows only).
- Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash in some cases when changing the zoom level of the timeline.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the render process to crash when canceling during XAVC rendering.
- Fixed a bug that prevented thumbnail images from displaying properly when switching the Media Browser between grid and list view.
- Fixed a bug that caused clips to be sorted incorrectly in the Media Browser.
- Fixed a bug that could cause audio sample rates to be set incorrectly when multiple Catalyst applications were in use.
- Fixed a bug that could cause video preview and thumbnail display inconsistencies when using an AMD GPU (Windows 10 only).
- Fixed a bug that could prevent Intel Quick Sync Video from working on some supported systems.
- Fixed an issue that could prevent small clips from being moved without zooming in.
- Fixed a bug that prevented the timeline from scrolling correctly when dragging the play cursor.
- Fixed a bug that could cause event edges to be adjusted when adjusting fades with the Fade Tool.
- Fixed a bug that prevented the Fade in length and Fade out length values in the Clip Inspector from displaying the correct fade length for crossfaded clips.
- Fixed a bug that could prevent controls in the Inspector from displaying their correct state when adjusting automated video effect parameters.
- Fixed a bug that could cause an error when exporting a project that contained clips from a Catalyst Prepare library with mark in/out points set.
- Fixed a bug that could cause an error and prevent some trimmed or still-image clips from being exported.
- Fixed a bug that could cause inconsistent behavior when dragging a clip past the visible portion of the timeline.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the cursor to be positioned incorrectly when pasting clips with ripple editing on.
- Fixed a bug that could cause inconsistent behavior when cutting or deleting clips across multiple tracks with ripple editing on.
- Fixed a bug that prevented the application from playing some DNxHD clips.
- Fixed a bug that could cause keyframes to be added at the incorrect location after moving a clip.
- Fixed a bug that prevented Catalyst Prepare storyboards from being added as nested timelines when clicking the Add to Timeline button in the Media Browser.
- Fixed a bug that prevented clips from snapping correctly when dragging multiple clips to a new track.
- 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 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: https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/opencl-drivers.
- 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 UltraStudio device.
- 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).
The following lists the minimum system requirements for using Catalyst Edit:
- A 64-bit operating system: Microsoft® Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 or macOS 10.11 (El Capitan) or 10.12 (Sierra)
- 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 OpenCL 1.1 or later with at least 512 MB of memory (2 GB recommended for 4K) or a CPU with SSE 4.2 or higher. OpenGL 2.1 is recommended for optimum performance.
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 provided Catalyst Edit install utility.
- Double-click the file, and then follow the on-screen prompts
to install the appropriate version of Catalyst Edit for your computer.
Installing on macOS
- Download the provided Catalyst Edit DMG file.
- 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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