Sony Creative Software Introduces New Media Production Tools at the 2015 NAB Show

Catalyst Prepare™, Catalyst Edit™, and SpectraLayers™ Pro 3, Cross-Platform Video and Audio Production Applications, Making NAB Show Debut


MIDDLETON, Wis., March 25, 2015 /PRNewsire/ – Sony Creative Software is debuting its newest media production package, Catalyst Production Suite, which includes Catalyst Prepare™ and the brand new Catalyst Edit™ at the 2015 NAB Show. Positioned in the Sony Electronics booth (Central Hall, Booth #C11001), Sony will feature information and demonstrations of these powerful applications as well as its latest editions of SpectraLayers™ Pro 3,  Vegas Pro™ 13 and the cross-platform Sound Forge Pro family.

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"As the industry's largest showcase, NAB is the perfect location for us to debut and demonstrate our newest production tools," said John Freeborg, vice president of Sony Creative Software. "The Catalyst Production Suite fuses powerful media preparation and fast, focused video editing, providing the backbone for a great video production experience. Catalyst Prepare paves the path from camera to post with robust organizational tools, strong color adjustment and monitoring, and extensive metadata support while Catalyst Edit provides a lean, focused video editing environment making the cutting process fast and fluent. Further, as every filmmaker knows, you cannot underestimate the power of audio in video. Our core audio applications, Sound Forge Pro and SpectraLayers Pro, are among the most powerful audio editing tools available. Offered together as Audio Master Suite 2, this bundle's ability to refine and perfect audio simply must be heard to be believed."

Throughout the NAB show, Sony Creative Software is hosting daily stage presentations, including:

Catalyst Production Suite – Media Preparation and focused, fast cutting for 4K, RAW, and HD video

This presentation of Catalyst Production Suite highlights the streamlined workflow from camera through post. Starting in Catalyst Prepare with confidence checks on set through media offload, attendees will see firsthand the tight integration into Catalyst Edit. The Catalyst team will show how to cut 4K and Sony RAW to take advantage of the amazing resolution of 4K, as well as the high dynamic range and wide color gamut of Sony RAW and XAVC formats. Guests will learn how simple multichannel audio workflow is in Catalyst Edit, and how the program's focused timeline editing tools make production much faster and easier.

Catalyst Production Suite presentations will be held on the main Sony stage on Monday, April 13, at 11:30 am; Tuesday, April 14, at 2:00 pm, and Wednesday, April 15, at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Audio Master Suite 2:  Fully integrated waveform and spectrum editing

This presentation explores the SpectraLayers Pro 3 workflow, and its seamless interoperability with Sound Forge Pro, creating the deepest audio editing platform available today. Attendees will learn how to gain complete control over the audio portion of their media and rescue tracks from problems that were considered insurmountable before the advent of spectral audio editing. Finally, guests will learn how to sweeten, strengthen, and level sound to comply with regulators while delivering maximum clarity and punch for broadcast.

Audio Master Suite 2 presentations will be held on the main Sony stage on Monday, April 13 and Tuesday, April 14 at 4:00pm; and Wednesday, April 15 at 10:30am and 4:00 pm.

About Sony Creative Software

Sony Creative Software is a leading provider of innovative professional and consumer software solutions that inspire creativity, discovery, and productivity. We encourage artistic expression with our award-winning line of digital video, audio, and music production applications. Our customer base is extensive and includes film, television, and recording professionals as well as students, educators, and independent artists worldwide. For more information about products from Sony Creative Software, please visit

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