Digital Lighting Support Index
Basics: Getting Started with Catalyst and a Computer
What are the specifications for Catalyst on my computer?
Which Catalyst v4 software do I need - Pro, DV or Xpress?
What performance attributes do I require?
What MacOS X and other software versions should I install?
Will Catalyst software run on a Laptop?
Catalyst Computer Build Primer
A photographic step-by-step "How-to" guide for building a SCSI and SDI-equipped Catalyst Media Server - click to jump to a topic below:
(This primer is up-to-date on current specifications for Catalyst v4, which includes the Macintosh Xeon Intel Processor Mac Pro.)
Integrating Lighting and Video Devices: The Catalyst interfaces
Catalyst Video Distribution Primer
A discussion of various methods for distributing video with Catalyst - click to jump to a topic below:
How is Artnet used and what Artnet interface should I buy?
What video capture cards can I use with Catalyst, to serve as SDI (or other video signal) interfaces for video cameras and decks, DVD players and other video sources?
What MIDI control and interfaces can I use with Catalyst?
What audio output and interfaces can I use with Catalyst?
What device control can I do with Catalyst?
What Sony 9-pin RS422 deck control can I do with Catalyst?
What RGB cable suppliers should I use and is there info on signal loss?
Other Hardware: Power distribution and rack mounting
What power conditioning systems should I buy?
What protective roadcase or rack should I buy?
What types of content can I use with my Catalyst?
How should content be rendered and optimized for lighting, broadcast or other applications?
What other sources can I use for content?
How does content affect playback and other computer performance?
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