Catdv Product Matrix

Importing to CatDV, and Exporting the NLEs Std Pro Wrk Ent Peg Brw
Import and analyse any QuickTime-supported media files (incl. DV, MOV, MPEG4, AVI, Flash, WAV, AIFF, JPEG, TIFF, BMP, GIF, PSD)1 yes yes yes yes yes
Import and analyse Windows Media files (WMV, WMA, ASF)2 yes yes yes yes yes
Import and create MXF metaclips (P2, XDCAM, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, AVID) yes* yes* yes* yes*
Import and display of common camera raw formats (DNG, NEF, CR2, RAW, MOS, SRF, RAF, etc.) yes yes yes yes yes
Import and analyse Red .R3D files yes
Import other ‘unknown’ files to capture basic details of files such as Word documents, spreadsheets, project files etc. yes yes yes yes
Import and export tab-separated text, simple batch lists, and CMX edit decision lists yes yes yes yes yes yes
Import and export Final Cut Pro XML files (FCP 7 and FCP X) yes yes yes yes yes
Import and export to Adobe Premiere yes yes yes yes
Import and export Avid ALE batch logs yes yes yes yes yes
Integration with Avid Media Composer – including Sequences, Master Clips and Subclips yes
Metadata Management and Logging Std Pro Wrk Ent Peg Brw
Extract and display technical metadata (file format, codec, frame size, duration, data rate, dropped frames, etc.) yes yes yes yes yes yes
Extract and display user metadata (timecode, Exif and ID3 tags, QuickTime annotations, Windows Media properties, etc.) yes yes yes yes yes yes
Enter log notes, mark clips as good, create subclips, merge clips, create or delete thumbnails. yes yes yes yes yes
Configurable thumbnail or list views, with flexible grouping, sorting, searching and filtering cababilities yes yes yes yes yes yes
Unlimited user-defined logging fields yes yes yes yes
Customisable clip details panel yes yes yes yes yes
Advanced search and filter dialog, including regular expressions and ability to save named filters yes yes yes yes yes
Verbatim Logger to transcribe dialog or manually log clips from a video or audio file while it plays yes yes yes yes
Mark events within a clip, jump to an event marker, and convert between event markers and subclips yes yes yes yes yes
Perform automatic scene detection using DV info yes yes yes yes yes
Perform automatic scene detection using visual analysis (with configurable sensitivity) yes yes yes yes
Timezone and camera clock adjustment to display either location or GMT times and permit synchronisation of shots from different cameras yes yes yes yes
Auto suggest fields for metadata yes yes yes yes
Video Playback and Transcoding Std Pro Wrk Ent Peg Brw
Play media for the clip (if available online), either windowed or full screen yes yes yes yes yes yes
Jog-shuttle control of playback using standard JKL keys yes yes yes yes yes
Built in MXF Plugin yes
R3D file playback yes
Create, edit, play, and export sequences for simple cuts only editing (QuickTime-supported formats only) yes yes yes yes yes
Generate and manage preview movies (low resolution proxies that are automatically substituted based on tape and timecode if the original media is offline) yes yes yes yes yes yes
Customise codec and quality settings for preview movies yes yes yes yes
Supports HTTP streaming proxies as an alternative to mounting proxies via the file system (requires separate HTTP media server). yes yes yes yes yes
Batch export movies using any QuickTime-supported codec or exporter (incl. QT MOV, MPEG-4, H264, DV Stream, iPod Movie, AVI etc.) yes yes yes yes yes yes
Add arbitrary text or subtitles to exported movies yes yes yes yes yes
Server actions Std Pro Wrk Ent Peg Brw
Save catalogs locally as standalone files (providing a cached copy of all the metadata and log notes, even if the media files are offline) yes yes yes yes yes yes
Save catalogs to a central SQL database, permitting advanced queries, and concurrent access and updates by multiple users yes yes yes
Perform complex queries against multiple catalogs simultaneously, displaying a consolidated result set of matching clips yes yes yes yes
Compatible with MySQL relational database yes yes yes yes
Compatible with Oracle and MS SQL relational databases yes* yes* yes*
Server Control Panel to configure and display status of the database and CatDV Server yes yes yes yes
Control and log access to CatDV clip data (with configurable users, groups and permissions) yes yes yes
Store preference settings centrally on the server and switch between settings based on which production you are currently working on yes yes yes
Production blogs and group documents yes yes yes
Watch folders to automatically import, convert and publish files that appear in specified drop boxes yes* yes* yes* yes*
Supports log in for the Adobe Premiere Panel yes* yes* yes*
Access to Web 2 via an internet Browser yes* yes* yes*
Supports logging on to server using corporate Active Directory credentials (requires CatDV Enterprise Server 6.7 with LDAP support) yes yes yes
User interface and general functionality Std Pro Wrk Ent Peg Brw
Media file management (delete, move, copy), drag and drop import and export yes yes yes yes yes yes
Timecode calculator yes yes yes yes yes yes
Disk space tool yes yes yes yes yes
Customisable CatDV Workspaces – all parts of the user interface can be switched on and off, and built into customizable workspaces yes yes yes yes
Print catalogs or selected clips, export HTML thumbnail indexes, export to system clipboard, export still images yes yes yes yes yes yes
Customisable label printing yes yes yes yes
Support for 3rd party archive integrations (requires Worker Node and purchase of 3rd party plugins) yes yes yes yes
Built in Basic Archiving Plugin yes
Ability to define Custom Actions (scripts to perform conditional processing, execute commands, perform custom exports, etc.) yes