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Green Hippo Karst Media Server (2x DVI Outputs) With Genlock

Unparalleled power and flexibility built into a custom, tour-ready case

Manufacturer Green Hippo

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Unparalleled power and flexibility built into a custom, tour ready case. A host of customisable output and capture options mean that the Hippotizer Karst can fit into many different roles. Featuring a total of 3 outputs, as well as dual control monitors, the Hippotizer Karst can drive the most demanding shows with ease. At only 2 rack units high, the Hippotizer Karst packs two DVI outputs into a very small space while the third DisplayPort 1.2 connection offers the ability to drive very large resolution screens with just a single cable.

Key Features

  • FlexRes Codec
    Four codecs are available in Media Manager's Encoding settings to ensure that your media is played instantly, smoothly and accurately.
  • HippoNet
    Control multiple units from a single ZooKeeper with HippoNet
  • PixelMapper
    PixelMapper is a feature rich tool capable of mapping many thousand light points easily and effectivel
  • Real-time Playback
    Hippotizer V4 offers real-time control of any attribute.
  • SHAPE 3D Mapping
    SHAPE is a complete 3D projection mapping tool set
  • Output Mapping
    Hippotizer's output management system offers complete flexibility in system configuration. 
  • Visualiser
    Hippotizer V4's multipurpose pre-visualisation tool built right into the Zookeeper software.
  • Media Management
    Each unit includes an integrated media management system. adding media is easy and fast.


Media Processing
Max Mixes 8
Layers per Mix 16
4K Playback* up to 4
HD Playback* up to 20
System Connectivity
Production Video Outputs 3
Production Output Connector 2x DVI, 1x DP1.2
Max resolution per DVI Output*** 3840 x 1200
Max resolution per DP Output 4096 x 2160
Max resolution per SDI Output
Video splitter support Yes: on DP
Additional control outputs (ZK) 1x DVI, 1x DP 1.2
Genlock Yes
Hardware Specifications
Video Capture*** Yes: Optional up to 1 card (See Datapath Capture Cards - Specify at time of purchase)
Media Storage 500GB Solid State
HippoNet network 1Gb EtherCon
Data Network 1Gb EtherCon
Audio Input Connectors Via USB
Audio Output Connectors 2x XLR
MultiChannel Audio support Via USB
Hardware EDID Management Yes
Software EDID Management
Optional Redundant PSU
SMPTE Timecode in Optional
Size (mm) L x W x H 600 x 425 x 90
Size (mm) L x W x H with Rack Ears 630 x 480 x 90
Size RU 2U
Unit weight 16kgs
Power Input PowerCon True 1
Voltage 100-250V 50/60Hz
Power Comsumption 500VA
Mounting Front and rear ears included
Rack drawer compatible Yes

* For reference only. Tested with 30FPS FlexRes Performance Codec. Numbers of Layers, Mixes, Viewports, and other processing (such as SHAPE) may result in less
*** Maximum resolutions at 60Hz. Higher resolutions may be possible at lower frame rates


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.

If you have any queries, please visit Green Hippo's FAQ page. You will need to be logged in or register, to access this part of the Green Hippo website.

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