updated 05:35 pm EDT, Tue May 30, 2006
CatDV 5.0 goes Universal
Square Box Systems today began shipping CatDV 5.0, a major update to its CatDV media asset database and video logging tool that runs natively on Intel Macs as a Universal Binary. The update adds support for editing sequences directly within CatDV, as well as the ability to catalog arbitrary types of files. CatDV 5 also improves existing online help, enhances integration with Final Cut Pro by supporting nested sequences, and allows users to import as well as export Final Cut Pro XML files. CatDV 5.0 Professional is priced at $275, with upgrades available from $100. CatDV 5.0 requires Mac OS X 10.3 or later with QuickTime 6.0 or newer, as well as Java 1.4.2 or later.
CatDV 5.0 imports and catalogs most types of media files, and is designed to greatly enhance the productivity of anyone using an editing application such as Final Cut Pro or Avid Xpress DV. The software features advanced logging tools, including automatic scene detection and the Verbatim Logger, and allows users to create a network searchable repository of clips for sharing between editors and producers.