Mac Media Server
The Catalyst V5 software, along with an individually configurable Catalyst Media Server, is one of the most powerful combinations of digital image compositing, capture media, pixel mapping and media control, which can easily be addressed via DMX512, Art-Net and MIDI.
Based on the robust and reliable macOS operating system, the Catalyst V5 software is able to cope with all requirements and yet, thanks to a consistent implementation of Apple’s philosophy of simplicity, easy to use. However, Catalyst is in by no means limited, yet provides access to endless possibilities and functions, despite its easy usage.
Catalyst V5 – Pro, DV, XPress and Lite
We offer 4 different Versions of the Catalyst V5 Software
All other features are identical and Catalyst V5 runs on all Apple Macs OS X Yosemite (V10.10).Angebot anfragen
Catalyst Dongle Exchange
Für den Fall, das ein Catalyst Dongle beschädigt wird, gibt es die Möglichkeit ihn austauschen zu lassen. Hierfür muss der defekte Dongle zurück an Arcus geschickt werden und Sie erhalten nach einer Prüfung einen Ersatz.Austausch beantragen
Catalyst Dongle Upgrade
Die Catalyst Dongle können auf eine höhere Software Edition geupgraded werden und auch ein Upgrade der Catalyst Software von Version 4 auf Version 5 ist möglich, wobei sich der Preis in erster Linie nach dem Kauf- bzw. letzten Upgradedatum richtet.
Kontaktieren Sie uns unter Angabe der Dongle ID und Seriennummer, damit wir Ihnen ein unverbindliches Angebot unterbreiten können.Upgrade beantragen
CATALYST MEDIA SERVER
Arcus offers individually configured and custom-tailored Media Server for Catalyst V5. These already have all the necessary connections – DMX, PowerCON, several DVI outputs, etc. – integrated and are optionally installed in a miniature format in a robust 19 “chassis with only 1U.
With our high quality CatFace 19″ chassis, we provide you with the perfect base to make your Catalyst V5 Media Server as universal as possible. All products are designed by Arcus and produced with the highest quality standards in Germany. For individual production please contact us, we are happy to help.
Is it really necessary to import media? Is it possible to edit the data later on? Are they easily accessible?
A simple folder structure clearly numbers content for Catalyst V5. With the advantage of parallel work, even large and extensive libraries are easily achievable. In addition, the media folder is accessible at any time via the “Finder” and can be extended without any problems, even from Catalyst.
The recommended codec for Catalyst V5 for video is ProRes .422. For images it supports all popular standard formats, such as JPG, PDF, or PNG for transparent backgrounds (such as logos).
CATALYST CONTROL PANEL
The Control Panel supports you with all pre- and default-settings of Catalyst V5, which usually only must be set once.
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For example, the DVI outputs are configured in the Control Panel. Each DVI slot is assigned to a display, since macOS internally manages the outputs via a so-called display index. This makes it possible to sort outputs using the index in a specific order. Furthermore, general settings can also be configured in auto-start, resolution, or a full-screen option for stand-alone projects.
DMX & Art-Net CONTROL
The Catalyst V5 software can be easily addressed via DMX512 and Art-Net. Especially with main and backup systems, with an intermediate DVI matrix and control via a console, a video switcher can easily be switched to a backup catalyst system.
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The Catalyst V5 Control Panel also provides the ability to manage and control cameras. Not only is Catalyst limited to controlling camera functions, it also gives commands about the position and serial commands of beamers or video switchers.
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TRIGGering of MIDI-COMMANDS
Catalyst V5 provides full control over MIDI commands that software can create, manage, receive and send. For example, commands can be sent to other consoles via MIDI or via the internal cue list. These include MIDI Show Control, Midi Massine Control and various other controllers.
TRIGGERING OF TIME-CODE COMMANDS
Catalyst can read and sync time code commands. This makes it possible, for example, to start videos parallel to the music during live shows. Furthermore, Catalyst V5 also allows simultaneous switching and control of the computer via the time code commands.
INDIVIDUALIZED WORK AREA
In full screen mode, a so-called Head Up Display can be configured as required. An often-used configuration of the screen is e.g. the use as a control panel during live shows. In this case, working with two DVI outputs allows the main screen to be configured as a control panel and the other screen as a transmission object. So, you can check the utilization live and make small changes or adjustments whenever you need.
The Layer Engine of the Catalyst Media Server provides access to all stored audio, video and image content, to the live video inputs of the add-on cards and to adjacent layers or mixes.
Up to 40 layers and up to 40 different sources can be set up in the PRO version of a Catalyst Media Server. Each layer can be color and gamma corrected and will be scaled, positioned or rotated in space for later output. A layer can also be laid on existing or custom 3D objects, bent, colored and masked or alienated with existing visual effects.
Mixes allow very flexible control of the outputs, e.g. by allowing pixel-precise routes for LED displays. Each mix can be assigned with a layer or video stream so that multiple layers (such as a video and a logo) can easily be superimposed.
Up to 40 mixes can be configured in the PRO version of a Catalyst Media Server and assigned to a graphics output or the Pixelmad. A mix, in form of a single layer, can be placed on a 3D object, colored and masked, or alienated with existing visual effects. An individual keystone correction and the equalization of the mix in curved projection surfaces is also possible. In addition, multiple mixes can be set up for panoramic projection with and without edge blending and screen shaping.