The heart of the system—the Catalyst Digital Media Server (video processing computer)—offers an unlimited range of real-time image processing capabilites. Load your own still or moving images or select from an extensive library of stock files. Then scale, rotate, zoom, edit, morph, color mix, overlay, blend—to create your desired effect.

Project your image anywhere in three-dimensional space with Catalyst’s orbital movement system. The head provides 250° movement on axis one and 360° on axis two and can be fitted on most high-powered rental/staging video projectors. (A 3-chip DLP™ projector is recommended*)

For stunning beam effects, Catalyst gives you Liquid Light™—the groundbreaking new effect that fully animates the beam in air, creating excitement that goes beyond just straight projection.

*Projector and control console not included

  • Project video and images in any orientation
  • Real-time digital video effects
  • Live video feed
  • Instant access to over 65,000 image files


• Rack unit containing Apple Mac® G4 (with Catalyst software preloaded and configured) and interface hardware
• Smooth, micro-stepped 250° (axis 1) x 360° (axis 2) movement
• Connection to projector, video wall, and LED panels via BNC component video with integral distribution amplifier
• Still image and movie playback from hard drive
• DV input via Firewire interface, other external video using third-party format converters
• Content created in Final Cut Pro®, After Effects®, and Photoshop® can be input directly into Catalyst
• Uses Apple® Quicktime™ technology for compatibility with a wide variety of image and movie formats
• Control using DMX512 from any moving light console
• Remote control of projector focus and zoom with optional accessories
• Adjustable beam shape
• Real-time control
• Rotation of image and movies in three planes
• Scaling of image and movies in three planes
• Visual effects: Invert, Wobble, and Tiling
• Adjustable masking effects
• Movie frame and playback direction controls
• Color mixing
• Gradient color (fountain fills)
• Includes image libraries:
    • High End Systems® lithos
    • DHA™ gobos
    • Artbeats™ footage
    • Digital Juice Ambient Loops