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Square Box Ships CatDV 3

New version gets new features, performance enhancements By Dave Nagel
Square Box Systems has released CatDV 3.0. CatDV is a media management tool targeted toward video editors that provides logging and cataloging functionality. The new version includes enhancements across a wide range of features and is available now for Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and Windows.

CatDV 3.0 offers automatic logging of DV footage, metadata support, use of previews when the original movies are offline, searching and printing capabilities, and support for media types other than video. New features include:

  • Timecode calculator;
  • Drag and drop support;
  • Two grouping levels;
  • Extra buffering;
  • Searching for clips across multiple catalogs;
  • Stability and performance fixes;
  • New toolbar buttons to split and merge clips;
  • Printing enhancements;
  • User interface improvements;
  • Improved entry of picklist values;
  • New columns to display metadata;
  • Display of Exif details in the Exposure field;
  • Improvements to movie export;
  • Improved management of media files.

CatDV 3.0 supports Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and WIndows. Upgrades are available for $29.95. The full version runs $79.95. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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