There is a bug within 4.3.0/4.3.1 where the tab selectors become transparent. This is most obvious on the default Mixes page, as the majority of the information on that page is now within tab selectors. 4.3.2 was the update that contained the bug fix for that particular bug, however does require a clean install. Without said clean install, the bug will follow to the new version.
V4 Combatability mode is only active when the unit also has a V3 license. There was no Play equivilent for V3, so without a full license it is not possible. A few components such as VideoMapper can be imported into V4, but not many. Yes, Play can be controlled via ArtNet. Play is the full software with limitations via the license for the Watermark and output amount.
In regard's to Midi controllers as long as they use a Midi standard, then Hippotizer will be fine with any Midi Controller. In regard's to precise ones, we use a Behringer X-Touch Compact to test here, but not much other than that. I am sure that some of our users may be able to recommend some.
Please do not install the Spectre and Meltdown patch for the Intel CPU’s.
The security flaw that these patches fix is not a risk since the Hippotizer Media Server should be off any networks with access to internet as much as possible. Whilst we understand this is not always possible, the fix released by Intel is flawed. It damages performance and is overall unstable. We will update this thread once this patch has been removed from circulation and an updated one is released.
Some machines are suffering from an issue that when the EDID Force Emulate checkbox has been ticked, it cannot be undone. This leads to the inability to change or remove EDID’s.
To note, this checkbox is generally best avoided.
If you are suffering from this issue, please follow these steps to remedy.
1. Open Windows Run and type ‘regedit’
2. In the program ctrl+f and search for ‘EdidPersistenceIsOn’
3. The value this entry holds should be ‘00’ if anything else right click and select modify and change the value to 00.
4. Restart the machine.
5. The issue should now be resolved.
We have yet to find a pattern for this bug. If you do suffer from it, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with as much information as possible so we can try to find the root cause of this issue.
How to set Hippotizer V4 outputs to 50Hz What is Hz:
“Hz” is the abbreviation for Hertz, which refers to the refresh rate of a video signal. In other words: the number of times per second that a new video frame is generated by Hippotizer.
Another term thrown around a lot with the refresh rate is “p” and “I”. These are short for “Progressive” and “Interlaced” respectively. A progressive signal (so 1920 x 1080p 50Hz or simply 1080p 50 for example), is sending an entire video frame 50 times a second. While an interlaced signal (1080i 50) is sending alternate horizontal lines with each refresh. This means that frame 1 in an interlaced signal is horizontal lines 1,3,5 to 1079 and frame 2 is 2,4,6 to 1080. This than alternates so that display can render an entire frame every two interlaced frames it receives.
Interlaced signals are common in broadcast as it reduces the bandwidth required to send a TV signal.
Why use 50Hz:
Many broadcast and TV event studios, in Europe specifically, require that media servers output at 50 Hz. The Broadcast standard PAL uses a 50 Hz interlaced signal, which means that a 50 Hz signal from Hippotizer is easier to use for these studios. Outside of Europe, 60Hz is more common. (This corresponds to NTSC and PAL-M broadcast standards).
Step 1: EDID Emulation
• Right click the desktop and open the Catalyst control centre.
• Select the AMD FirePro drop-down menu and select the EDID Emulation option.
• Within this menu, select the AMD FirePro w9100 10 option and then the Display Connection option.
• Select all the connections that the emulation will be added to.
• Select from either the Display option drop-down menu or by adding a previously saved file.
• Click Apply
Optional Step (Only for Machines with Intel boards)
• Open Intel Graphic Properties
• Click on Display, then from the Display drop-down menu select Custom Resolutions
• A Warning will appear, acknowledge it.
• Set the custom parameters e.g. 1920, 1080 & 50
• Back on general display, change the refresh rate to 50Hz
• Click apply
Step 2: Setting the Display
• In Catalyst Control Centre, open the Desktop Management section
• In Desktop Properties, the displayed mode should now be at 50Hz. If not select from the drop-down menu and click apply. Repeat for all.
Step 3: Start Up
• Now start Hippotizer.
• Within Zookeeper, go to outputs and select the viewport. The Refresh rate should be 50. If not click configure.