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Green Hippo Amba Media Server

A compact and powerful 1U media server

Product Code GRHP4-AMBA-UK
Manufacturer Green Hippo

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A compact and powerful 1U media server with the capacity for an internal capture card and a removable drive; the Amba outperforms many larger systems. With a single unlimited resolution output, the Amba can be used with splitters or on Greater than HD projects.

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 effectively
  • 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 4
Layers per Mix 16
4K Playback* up to 2
HD Playback* up to 8
System Connectivity
Production Video Outputs 1**
Production Output Connector 1x DP1.2
Video splitter support Yes: on DP
Additional control outputs (ZK) 1x DP 1.2
Genlock No
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 Cat 5
Data Network 1Gb Cat 5
Audio Input Connectors 3.5mm Stereo
Audio Output Connectors 3.5mm Stereo
MultiChannel Audio support Via USB
Hardware EDID Management
Software EDID Management
Optional Redundant PSU Yes
SMPTE Timecode in Optional
Size (mm) L x W x H 475 x 425 x 45
Size (mm) L x W x H with Rack Ears 500 x 480 x 45
Size RU 1U
Unit weight 8kgs
Power Input IEC
Voltage 100-250V 50/60Hz
Power Comsumption 350VA
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
** Number of Outputs to use at once software limited
*** 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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