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Square Box Ships CatDV Pro 3.0

Software provides asset management for video By Dave Nagel
Square Box Systems has released CatDV Pro 3.0. CatDV Pro is a video logging tool and media asset database. The company has also released the CatDV Workgroup Server.

CatDV Pro 3.0 offers automatic logging of DV footage, metadata support with unlimited user defined fields, use of previews when the original media files are offline, support for professional log formats (including Avid, DPS and Final Cut Pro), searching and printing capabilities and full support for media types other than video, such as stills with Exif meta data tags.


CatDV Workgroup Server uses a client-server architecture to permit media catalogs to be searched and updated by multiple users concurrently. Features include:

  • Central clip repository, which contains clip metadata and thumbnails with links to previews and original media files.
  • Search dialog to search across all the clips and catalogs in the repository.
  • Provides users with the ability to save and work on catalogs locally, updating the central repository when the connection is restored.
  • Optional Live HTML Publisher module, which allows catalogs to be searched and viewed from a Web browser.


CatDV Pro 3.0 is available for Mac OS X 10.1 or later, Mac OS 9 and Windows. It runs $275. The CatDV Workgroup Server runs on Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris and Windows and requires Java 1.3 or later and MySQL 3.23 software. It runs $695. For more information, visit http://www.squarebox.co.uk.


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 dnagel@digitalmedianet.com.

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