News: CatDV Boosts Muscle-Power In Broadcast & Cinema Asset Management at NAB 2014 (SL5025)
(Stratford-upon-Avon, UK--April 7, 2014) Square Box Systems, the leading developer of asset management systems, will preview major new versions of its CatDV and CatDV Pegasus asset management systems at NAB 2014. The forthcoming CatDV 11 and Pegasus 11 feature support for the very latest broadcast standards, high-end digital cinematography cameras and editorial workflows, and will be shown at CatDV’s booth #SL5025, along with upgraded web client, workflow and online support tools.
CatDV11 preview: Under the spotlight, CatDV 11 is a major step forward in the on-going evolution of the CatDV product line. It features a 64-bit architecture and a brand new playback engine supporting the latest broadcast formats and native RED Epic footage. These are enabled by the addition of player plug-ins for Quicktime, Libavcodec (the technology behind VLC and FFMPEG) and RED. The MXF wrapper option is also extended to include RED metaclip support. CatDV 11 also features enhanced support for large installations with global metadata fields. At the same time CatDV 11 delivers key usability improvements: including the introduction of colored labels in search results, to help make finding media even easier.
CatDV Pegasus 11 Preview & Pegasus 10.1 Improvements: Also on show will be CatDV Pegasus 11, the forthcoming version of the premium CatDV client, whose capabilities provides complete Avid workflow integration. A key feature of CatDV Pegasus 11 includes clip-level access control, enabling even greater levels of custom access and control. It also includes a new range of audit trail, tracking and reporting options to enable even more detailed record-keeping. The latest version of CatDV Pegasus 10.1, now shipping, adds support for hundreds of metadata fields and field definitions shared between Avid Media Composer and CatDV. The new release significantly improves editorial relinking and introduces MD5 checksums for content verification. Square Box Systems expects to ship CatDV 11 and CatDV Pegasus 11 later in the year. CatDV Pegasus also benefits with a price reduction.
Improved CatDV Web Client/Worker Nodes: Also on show is a significantly improved CatDV Web Client, which further extends deployment options including public and private cloud. New functions include the upload and download of CatDV assets (hi-resolution and proxy), the creation of cut lists, shot lists and subclips, Final Cut XML export for simple integration with major NLEs, more sophisticated meta-data search tools, and improvements to playback and marker handling. CatDV Worker node, the automation engine that enables users to create customised workflows and automate file processing tasks, features bulk edit capabilities, quick ingest and plus MD5 checksums verification.
New Online Support Tools: CatDV is known for the strength of its customer support, and ease of integration with third party solutions. Both aspects of ownership and operation are now even more accessible with the online publication of easy-to follow “How To…” tutorials and webinars at http://www.squarebox.com/catdv-tutorials/.
About Square Box Systems: Square Box Systems is a privately-owned UK software company, specialising in media asset management and production workflow. Its popular CatDV application, launched in 2001, brings order to the chaos of media file management via a powerful, user-friendly toolset and streamlined integration with a multitude of media workflow vendors. CatDV systems run on both Mac and Windows platforms and are scalable from a single-user application to multi-user enterprise solutions, with convenient web and cloud-based capabilities. In 2012, Square Box Systems was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Innovation, conferred by HM Queen Elizabeth II. CatDV has also won Creative Cow’s Blue Ribbon in 2010 for Best Asset Management Tool, and Videography Magazine’s Best Of NAB 2010 Vidy Award. CatDV is sold globally through a network of distributors and resellers providing local installation, consultancy and support. http://www.squarebox.com.