Digital Lighting (DL.3)

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The digital revolution is on!

HFM has added the amazing High End Systems DL.3 to it’s existing stock of DL.2

Create seamless vertical, horizontal or central panoramic media projections

Project custom images and video (wide range of stock images included)

Find out how digital lighting can transform your next event
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  • DL.3 software based on Windows XP and DirectX technology
  • Powerful Content Management and Configuration software can remotely manage multiple DL.3 fixtures
  • Integrated Sony camera with Super HAD image sensor technology and infrared illuminator provides live video input and output from fixture location.
  • Supports importing of custom content including: 3D objects, media files, still images.
  • DMX512 and Art-Net support
  • Remote software upgrade capability
  • Royalty-free stock digital art collection featuring more than 1,400 lighting-optimized files including seven new content providers and three new High End Systems stock content folders
  • RGBHV, SDI, and S-Video connections accept a wide range of media device inputs

Graphics Engine

  • Simultaneous playback of three discrete media streams on separate 2D/3D objects
  • 30 object parameters give you graphic controls for each individual media stream including:
    • a choice of multiple play modes and play speeds
    • the ability to define any segment of a video loop including Scrub capability
    • multiple color mixing and visual effects that can be combined any way you choose
    • variable opacity to allow for crossfading or dissolves between media streams
    • full control of image rotation, positioning and scaling on X,Y and Z axes
    • visual modes that let you control brightness and contrast to optimize content
    • video input or camera capture you can apply to 2D/3D objects
  • 35 global parameters provide graphic controls to the composite image created by up to 3 media streams
    • intensity overlays the opacity control to provide system-wide intensity level
    • overall image color mixing applied to composite media stream image
    • color effects including edge colors allow for combined image color mixing
    • multiple mask selections with edge fading and strobe effects
    • Chroma Key effects to layer any content by keying on any colormix to make transparent
    • edge fading for creating montages
    • keystone correction on output projection
    • viewpoint controls provide ability to change viewing angle/perspective on images
  • Multiple modes for synchronizing all networked DL.3 fixtures

Content Management Application (CMA)

  • Versions available for Windows and Mac operating systems
  • Communicates with Axons, DL.2 and DL.3 fixtures over an Ethernet network
  • Uploads and downloads custom digital content to DL.3 fixtures
  • Configures DL.3 fixtures with remote control of all menu commands
  • Software now runs on Mac and PC


  • 17 motion parameters for mechanical fixture control include:
    • mechanical iris adjustment to full black-out
    • 400-degree pan and 240-degree tilt movement with accuracy from the same direction to the programmed point within approximately .01°.
    • DMX control of projector zoom and focus
    • DMX control of vertical lens shift
    • DMX control of camera functions

Camera provides:

    • optical + digital zoom to increase image up to 216X
    • options for 1-30 frame captures per second
    • vertical and horizontal image invert
    • black and white, color negative and freeze frame
    • white balance including red and blue gain control
  • Infrared illuminator allows video capture even in blackout settings
  • Remote video input and output switching let you select live video from external source including another DL.3 fixture’s camera feed
  • Full color display and preview monitor/menu functions
  • Powered by an Intel Core2 Duo 2.4 GHz processor with an ATI HD2900 Graphics Processor
  • Gigabit Ethernet for fast content uploading and multiple fixture synchronization
  • USB Port for optional Wireless Content Management Access capabilities