updated 12:50 pm EDT, Tue July 15, 2008
CatDV 7.0 upgrade
Square Box Systems has announced CatDV 7.0, a major update of its suite of video logging and media asset management software. The new upgrade simplifies the user interface and offers improved sequence editing. Version 7.0 adds a static playhead, support for multi-track editing, and a new Match Frame command. Square Box adds visual improvements, including a new "pro-look" color scheme, and has updated the movie controller, showing timecode event markers. The new version adds automated Targa and DPX handling and support for QuickTime high-resolution audio export with constant pitch playback. It improves support for locating media files and tracking duplicates. CatDV 7.0 requires 1GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.3 or higher, QuickTime 7.0 or higher and Java 1.4.2 or later. It is available now for $340 (pro version) and $90 (standard version).
The professional version of CatDV 7.0 allows workgroup server connections (with the server edition, available separately), and integrates with Final Cut Pro and other professional-level non-linear editors. The pro version offers timezone adjustments, customizable preview settings and additional importers and exporters. CatDV 7.0 is available as a free trial.