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Green Hippo Chipmunk Media Server

For projects requiring no more than 2 layers of HD video on a single output, with the usual Hippotizer flexibility and control. No compromise

Product Code GRHP-CHIPMUNK
Manufacturer Green Hippo

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Description

Green Hippo Chipmunk Media ServerChipmunk is the latest addition to Green Hippo's award winning Hippotizer media server range. Driven by the same acclaimed software engine that powers the entire range, Chipmunk delivers two layers of 1080p HD with ease. Full on-layer geometry, FX and colour control plus keystone correction.

Timeline functionality is as per Chipmunk's siblings along with Region-Mapper, Preset Manager, ScreenWarp and many more of the components Hippotizer users have come to expect.

The ability to switch to a single layer with cross-fade opens up a host of possibilities for Chipmunk. With a selection of transitions and mixer style functions built in, the system is ideal for on the fly applications such as music events, nightclubs or even permanent installations.

Chipmunk can be further configured to perform advanced functionality through a series of additional software packages that can be purchased at any time.

For projects with up to 2 layers of HD video via a single output without sacrificing flexibility and control Chipmunk is the perfect solution.

Chipmunk: Within reach...without compromise!

Software Packages are as follows -

Chipmunk

A compact, two layer media server with a range of creative effects as well as masks and keystone correction. Presets allow instant recall of scenes while timelines enable sequences and entire shows to be pre-programmed. Timelines can then be recalled from the user interface or set to run at specific times based on the system clock. X-Fade mode gives one layer that can automatically and seamlessly transition between states meaning presets and clips are smoothly recalled in any order.

Chipmunk Control Pack

Brings a host of control options including DMX2, MIDI, OSC and CITP. This pack also adds the highly acclaimed PixelMapper component making Chipmunk a compact and cost effective solution for architectural applications or any project requiring the mapping of video onto almost any form of LED.

Chipmunk Control & Connect Pack

Adds high-level functionality rarely found on smaller media servers.
The addition of HippoNet opens up endless possibilities for Chipmunk, including the ability to use multiple systems as UberPan ‘nodes' on large installations at a fraction of the cost. SMPTE Timecode, VideoMapper, Telnet and RS232 are also included in this optional pack. For projects requiring no more than two layers of media playback but highly advanced control and manipulation options Chipmunk simply can't be beaten.

Key Features
  • Single output HD
  • Class leading video playback and real-time rendering
  • 2 media layers (1 layer in XFade)
  • Up to 2.5MegaPixels encoding and playback with FlexRes codec
  • PixelMapper > 25 output universes
  • 1U rackmount case
  • Optional patch panel for professional connections
  • 2 FX engines per layer - 100+ effects per FX engine
  • Frame accurate synchronisation across multiple servers (Connect & Control pack only)
  • Media Manager with live media updating and WatchFolders
  • ScreenThief for Ethernet video capture
  • Keystone and ScreenWarp for non-linear projection surfaces
  • Soft-edge blending
  • Timeline for stand-alone operation
  • HippoNet (Connect & Control pack only)
  • External control via DMX / MIDI / TCP-IP / OSC / RS232 / MaNet (Upgrade packs only)
  • High performance 3D show visualisation integration via CITP and HMap2 (Upgrade packs only)
  • Map to the most complex screen setups using RegionMapper and the award winning VideoMapper
  • New visual presets applicable across all layers
  • XFade - Automatically fade between clips and layer settings seamlessly
  • Multiscreen setups using Chipmunk as a render node (Connect & Control pack only)

Specifications

Hardware

Maximum Media Size (FlexRes) 2.5 MP (>1920x1200)
Dimensions  6.3 inches)06 x 45mm (18.5 x 8.1 x 1.8 inches)
Boxed For Shipping Unit 470 x 2560 x 410 x 160mm (22.0 x 16.1 x
Weight Unit 5.88kg (13.0lbs)
Unit-Boxed w/ accessories 7kg (15.4lbs)
Case Type 1 U 19" Rackmount
Environmental Tolerances
Operating Temp. Range 5 - 35 C (40 - 95 F)
Humidity 5% - 95% (non condensing)
Altitude 0-8850ft (0 - 2700m)
Voltage 108 - 240v 50-60Hz Auto Switching
Power Consumption 2.0 amps
Media Drives 1
Total Media Storage Space Over 50h SD content
Pro-Connectors/Breakout Panels Optional

Inputs and Outputs

Outputs Single output using DVI, Control outputs using RS232, Ethernet control, DMX over Ethernet and HippoNet, Control >25 Artnet or Kinet universes
Max Output Resolution 1 output unrestricted
Video Inputs Single HD-SDI (optional), ScreenThief Ethernet Capture

Media

Supported Media Formats Quicktime, MPEG1, MPEG2, AVI, DIVX, Windows Media, MPEG4, DV, PNG, JPEG, BMP, TIFF, TGA, Image sequences
Maximum Number of Media Layers 2 ( 1 in XFade)
Maximum Media Size (FlexRes) 2.5 MP (>1920x1200)

Licence Levels

Feature Chipmunk Control Connect & Control
Hippotizer Engine
2 Layer Mode
1 Layer X Fade Mode
On Layer FX, Keystone and Colour
ScreenWarp Manager
MediaManager (FlexRes only, 2.5MP)
Preset Manager / Timeline
Cue Controller
Real Time Sync
Beat Bridge
Clock
Sound Component
ScreenThief
RegionMapper
TextManager
DMX2 Component
HippoSnapper
Midi 2 Component
HippoOSC
CITP (Can output to network port on DMX model)
HMap Component
PixelMapper
Mackie
MultiSelect
Allows Capture - BlackMagic HD-SDI over USB3 supported
Engine can use different IP address than HippoNet
SMPTE Timecode Reader
VideoMapper Component
Telnet Component
RS232 Component
Phat Controller
Timecode Simulator
Chat
PinBridge
PinBridge Plus

Chipmunk

A compact, two layer media server with a range of creative effects as well as masks and keystone correction. Presets allow instant recall of scenes while timelines enable sequences and entire shows to be pre-programmed. Timelines can then be recalled from the user interface or set to run at specific times based on the system clock. X-Fade mode gives one layer that can automatically and seamlessly transition between states meaning presets and clips are smoothly recalled in any order.

Chipmunk Control Pack (Optional**)

Brings a host of control options including DMX2, MIDI, OSC and CITP. This pack also adds the highly acclaimed PixelMapper
component making Chipmunk a compact and cost effective solution for architectural applications or any project requiring the mapping of video onto almost any form of LED.

Chipmunk Connect & Control Pack (Optional**)

Adds high-level functionality rarely found on smaller media servers. The addition of HippoNet opens up endless possibilities for Chipmunk, including the ability to use multiple systems as UberPan ‘nodes' on large installations at a fraction of the cost. SMPTE Timecode, VideoMapper, Telnet and RS232 are also included in this optional pack. For projects requiring no more than two layers of media playback but highly advanced control and manipulation options Chipmunk simply can't be beaten.

* Yes - requires optional interface
** Can be specified at purchase or added any time.

Videos

HippoSchool Video Tutorials

Software Assurance Policy

With the release of Hippotizer V4.1, Green Hippo introduced their Software Assurance Policy.

Existing V4 customers (prior to the release of V4.1) - are entitled to software updates free of charge, until March 13th, 2019.

New customers (from the release of V4.1 onwards) - will receive three years of software updates from the date of their Hippotizer system purchase.

Extensions to this policy can be purchased nearer to the expiry date. Pricing for this will be based on machine type and duration of extension.

After the Software Assurance Policy period expires, customers will be able to install and run all versions of V4 software released up to the end date. However, any versions released after the expiry date will not install.
Customers' Hippotizer V4 system will continue to operate normally with no software limitations.

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