Building on the success of Hippotizer Media Servers in Virtual and Live Events, TV/ Broadcast and Fixed Installations around the world – V4.5.5 is a service release that addresses several important issues and introduces a series of fixes and enhancements in response to user feedback. Green Hippo strongly recommends upgrading from previous 4.5 versions to 4.5.5 as soon as possible.
The main changes in 4.5.5 include a upgrade to NDI version 4.5 improving stability and native support for NDI-HX; improved EDID controls in HippoLauncher for Nevis+.
Existing bugs such as fixtures in PixelMapper would ‘jump’ when using the mouse to move them and Hippotizer would not install on PREP dongles have been rectified. The software update improves the performance of sACN control through the DMX component. As well as fixing a bug where HippoLauncher had no scroll bars on lower resolution screens. Improved overall performance on Tierra+, Taiga and Taiga+ systems.
It was also reported that MA-Net from a session containing MA Lighting grandMA2 and grandMA3 desks running MA2 mode did not work as expected. If an issue is observed, the Green Hippo team advise using sACN instead of MA-Net.
The Software Assurance date of 4.5.5 in common with all 4.5 releases is: 28-Feb-2019. Software Assurance determines which versions of new software may install and run on a Hippotizer system. Once installed, the software will continue to operate for the life of the machine.