High End Systems has released its latest OS for Hog 4 lighting consoles. Hog 4 OS 3.5.0 offers numerous new features and enhancements for the platform’s wide user base; the company is also touting new features in development for release in the near future.
Hog 4 OS v3.5.0 fully supports Compound Fixtures (single fixtures with multiple parts), providing easy scheduling and patching without the need to manually and, renumber, and patch individual parts.
Hog 4 OS v3.5.0 communicates directly with several video matrix switcher products over Ethernet. This allows smaller productions to control video equipment directly from a lighting console without the need for additional control systems or operators. Hog 4 OS supports the Barco MatrixPro-II SD/HD/3G-SDI series, the Blackmagic Smart VideoHub series, the Lightware MX series, and the AJA KUMO 16x16 series switchers.
HES Control Systems Software Manager Jonathan Kemble comments, “Over the last twelve months we’ve released some major new features for Hog - Video Matrix Control, Compound Fixtures, Pixelmapping Effects, Patching Improvements, Menu Window and Cuelist XML Import/Export, to name just a few. We're building further on this incredibly powerful and intuitive platform, making Hog users ever more productive and creative. With no less than nine major new features in development, we are proving our commitment to make Hog the most competitive and versatile control system in the world.”
New features in development for upcoming Hog 4 software releases include:
· Improved Color Handling
· Batch Masters
· Fixture Builder
· Group Next/Back Selections
· Plot Fixture Icons and Background Images
· Effects Synchronization
· Auto Patch Media Servers
· User Preferences
· Fixture Patch Import/Export
HES General Manager Jeff Pelzl adds, “High End Systems is pleased to offer our dealers and user base increasingly powerful versions of our Hog 4 software. The new features we will be unveiling promise to make the Hog platform an even more popular and full featured platform for leading lighting designers, programmers and operators.”
A Barco Company, High End Systems is a leading manufacturer of automated lighting and control products for the entertainment industry. For more information, visit www.highend.com.