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Frame Grabber Drivers for CatalystPM

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Frame Grabber Drivers for CatalystPM

Part Number: AS-PHX-MAC-DRV-vxx and AS-LFG-MAC-DRV-vxx

  • For live video applications including rock shows, theatre, TV etc.
  • Provides access to the popular Catalyst software package.
  • Compatible with our Phoenix HD-SDI frame grabber series.
  • Also compatible with our analog LFG4-MM frame grabber.
  • All Mac OS X versions from 10.5 Leopard to 10.10 Yosemite are supported.
  • Description

  • Other Information

Description

Other Information

Drivers for Catalyst – the popular software package for live video applications. The Macintosh software Catalyst allows video or lighting designers to transform and store moving and still images and then cue and play them out to multiple video systems with the option of altering the image effects in real time.  Source images can be transformed in real time using a range of parameters such as shape, position, colour, intensity and speed.

For rock shows, theatre, opera, TV & installations high definition live video is becoming more popular. For HD applications we provide a driver compatible with SAMSC Designs’ CatalystPM software based on the Apple Mac.  The combination of our Phoenix HD-SDI boards and Catalyst provide a highly reliable, feature rich digital video presentation system for events using SDI and HD-SDI video content.

For analog video content we provide a Catalyst driver in combination with our LFG4-MM acquisition board.

Different drivers for different Mac OS X versions (current and older) are available. Please find and download the appropriate driver below.

Apple Mac OS X CDA/Catalyst driver for Phoenix HD-SDI :

Mac OS X v10.10 Yosemite:
(For Intel Mac Pros & Thunderbolt PCIe Expanders)
Phoenix Catalyst Driver v5.43.6  (ZIP, 11.4MB)
Phoenix Catalyst Driver Quickstart Guide (PDF)

Mac OS X v10.9 Mavericks:
(For Intel Mac Pros & Thunderbolt PCIe Expanders)
Phoenix Catalyst Driver v5.43.5  (ZIP, 11.4MB)
Phoenix Catalyst Driver Quickstart Guide (PDF)

Mac OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion and Mac OS X v10.7 Lion:
(For Intel Mac Pros & Thunderbolt PCIe Expanders)
Phoenix Catalyst Driver v5.43.4  (ZIP, 11.8MB)
Phoenix Catalyst Driver Quickstart Guide (PDF)

Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard:
(For Intel Mac Pros)
Phoenix Catalyst Driver v5.43.2  (ZIP, 11.6MB)
Phoenix Catalyst Driver Quickstart Guide (PDF)

Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard & Below:
(For Intel Mac Pro & PowerPC G5 Machines)
Phoenix Catalyst Driver v5.43 (ZIP, 11.3MB)

Apple Mac OS X CDA/Catalyst driver for LFG4-MM:

Mac OS X v10.7 to v10.9 Version:
(For Intel Mac Pros & Thunderbolt PCIe Expanders)
LFG Catalyst Driver v5.0.6  (ZIP, 2.1MB)
LFG Catalyst Driver Quickstart Guide (PDF)

Mac OS X v10.6 Version:
(For Intel Mac Pros)
LFG Catalyst Driver v5.0.3  (ZIP, 2.1MB)
LFG Catalyst Driver Quickstart Guide (PDF)

Current Universal Version:
(For Intel Mac Pro & PowerPC G5 Machines)
LFG Catalyst Driver v2.0  (ZIP, 14MB)
LFG Catalyst Driver Quickstart Guide (PDF)

Documentation:
(For Intel Mac Pros & Thunderbolt PCIe Expanders)
LFG4 & Adapter Hardware Guide (PDF)

Please note that Phoenix HD-SDI frame grabbers have reached their end of life in July 2018. Catalyst was used in combination with these frame grabbers and Active Silicon at the same time also stopped the support for Catalyst. Our existing Catalyst drivers will still be available for free download on our website for the time being.