Product Matrix

CatDVā€™s Server, Worker and installed client come in several versions. This page summarises the key differences between them.

Server Versions

CatDV has several server versions, each with increasing power, scale and flexibility

Essential

  • Up to 8 named users
  • Pre-configured
  • Two, predefined roles: Administrator and User
  • All users see the same metadata, views, & panels
  • Custom metadata on media assets
  • Mac only
  • Archive options for AWS S3 & Glacier, HGST ActiveScale, IBM Cloud Object Storage, MS Azure, BackBlaze B2, Archiware, Quantum StorNext

Enterprise

  • Unlimited concurrent users
  • Unlimited users & roles with Active Directory / LDAP integration
  • Made for a few hundred thousand assets
  • Multi-site capable
  • Different roles see different assets, have different permissions and functionality
  • Different users have custom UI: metadata, views and panels
  • Custom metadata on catalogs, users, group and markers, as well as on media assets
  • Deployed on Mac, Windows, Linux, VM and docker.
  • Failover and High Availability options
  • All Archive options as for Essential
  • REST API and Server plugin API enable integration with over 100 different partners
  • Custom UX toolkit

Pegasus

  • All Enterprise Features, plus
  • SAML2 for SSO and 2FA with OKTA, Shibboleth and ADFS
  • Fast, full text search index
  • Supports Millions of assets
  • Audit of all metadata changes
  • AI integrations with Google, AWS and Microsoft
  • Metadata based access control and permissions
  • Clustering support
  • Admin REST API option
  • Oracle and MS SQL Server support
  • CatChat text message collaboration with discussions around assets, markers, & catalogs

Web Versions, and Creative Tool Integrations

CatDV has a number of front end user interfaces, tailored for different roles and functions from creatives to librarians.

Essential

  • Simple and Advanced CatDV web clients, with unlimited user fields, search and upload forms, clip lists saved searches etc
  • Adobe CC panel and Apple workflow extensions

Enterprise

  • All Essential Features plus
  • Custom themes and workspaces, branding and colours

Pegasus

  • All Enterprise Features plus,
  • Custom User Interfaces and User Experiences

Worker Versions

CatDV Worker automates many tasks that power CatDV from indexing and ingest, through proxy and mezzanine creation, integration with other best of breed tools, and more.

Essential

  • Pre-configured indexing across multiple storage volumes
  • Automated proxy creation including pro camera formats RED,ARRI, MXF
  • Extraction of metadata from folder names
  • Must be installed on the same machine as the CatDV Server – Mac only

Enterprise

  • Rich workflow automation (see Worker data sheet)
  • Graphical Workflow builder
  • Extendable with custom plugins
  • Multiple processes per installation
  • Can be deployed on Mac, Windows and CENTOS / RHEL linux or docker
  • Enables policy based archive

Pegasus

  • Javascript custom actions
  • Remote configuration
  • Remote monitoring
  • REST API
  • Load Balancing and resilience between Workers
  • AI automations

Desktop Client Versions

CatDV's desktop, installed client is unique. In addition to powerful metadata management it can play a huge range of camera and pro media formats without a transcode, and operate completely off line from a CatDV server for later synchronisation.

Essential

Not Available

Enterprise

  • Custom themes and workspaces, branding and colours
  • Rich capabilities for indexing, logging & tagging, sub-clipping, markers
  • Direct playback of most common media formats
  • Pro camera format media analysis (option)
  • Pro codecs analysis options
  • Mac and Windows

Pegasus

  • Custom Actions (client automations)
  • RED and ARRI playback support
  • Avid Media Composer AAF export and AVB bin reading