Sony Creative Software has announced the official launch of its newest media production package, Catalyst Production Suite, which includes a new version of Catalyst Prepare and the brand-new Catalyst Edit, available for purchase at www.sonycreativesoftware.com/catalyst and resellers worldwide.
Available for both Mac OS X and Windows, the Catalyst Production Suite applications were designed from the ground up on a new cross-platform code base. Specifically, Catalyst Prepare 2.0 provides robust camera media backup, clip organization, strong color monitoring and adjustment, extensive metadata support, and powerful multichannel audio handling. These features combine to make Catalyst Prepare a fast, simple, reliable path from camera to post. Users can create a rough-cut storyboard in the field with a quick initial color grade to jump-start the editing and review process, then render it out directly, export an EDL for use in other post tools, or bring it into Catalyst Edit when the story builds to require multitrack editing power. The new Catalyst Edit 1.0 offers a focused, fast cutting environment for 4K, Sony RAW, and HD video.
"The Catalyst Production Suite applications provide powerful media prep and focused, fast editing that filmmakers rely on to rapidly translate their vision to an experience that can move their viewers, " said John Freeborg, vice president of Sony Creative Software. "The seamless workflow quickly moves content through the prep and production pipeline. Together, Catalyst Prepare and Catalyst Edit import, enhance, and edit footage with focused speed, precision, and power. Ingesting, processing, and delivering 4K, Sony RAW, and HD video has never been more efficient, and the streamlined multichannel audio workflow simplifies complex audio production for video professionals."
The Catalyst Production Suite allows film makers, documentarians, news editors, and other content creators to access and use their camera's wide color gamut and high dynamic range. The Catalyst Production Suite fuses powerful media prep with lean, focused editing to complete production jobs quickly and effectively.
Through June 30, 2015, Catalyst Prepare users can upgrade to the Catalyst Production Suite for $199.95, while Sony Vegas Pro and Sony Movie Studio users can purchase the new Catalyst Production Suite for $299.95. The Catalyst Production Suite is priced at $399.95.