South Africa - Green Hippo, specialist in the design and manufacture of hardware and software for real-time manipulation of video for the AV industries, will join its African distributor, Johannesburg-based DWR Distribution, at Mediatech Africa this month (17-19 July). The biennial exhibition is Africa’s leading showcase for the latest in entertainment, broadcast and installation technology.
A destination event for all future-looking professionals from the continent’s live entertainment, installation and broadcast sectors, Mediatech will be held at the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg. Attracting over 7,500 visitors and showcasing 800 global and local brands, the show will include a focus on immersive experiences and the influence of Ai, VR and AR.
Green Hippo and DWR will be highlighting how technology is changing the face of creative design and human experiences, and showcasing the boundary pushing Hippotizer Media Server range of solutions for real-time media playback and 3D mapping.
Visitors are invited to stand C20 to get hands-on with the creative possibilities of the latest Hippotizer software – V4.5. The team will be demonstrating the most recent software features developed in response to end-user feedback, including Object to Output, a new output mapping workflow.
Created as an invaluable live events tool, Object to Output ensures users can directly map content to outputs inside Hippotizer’s 3D workspace, ingeniously simplifying the management of large numbers of displays. It also allows users to seamlessly integrate multiple moving set elements, map a single video across numerous displays or dynamically adjust the perspective of the content.
Another feature designed to augment the creative user’s artistic expression is Hippotizer’s BeatBridge feature, which allows Hippotizer parameters to respond, in real time, to an audio input, via MIDI or DMX, be it the beat of the music or the intensity of a crowd.
In addition, on 17 July at Zone 3, stand C30, Green Hippo’s product specialist Suzy Stenning will present a fascinating and informative introduction to ‘Media Servers for Live Production’. Visitors will be able to learn about real-time output configuration and playback, basic set-up, hardware benefits and options plus popular software features.
Later on the same day, and at the same location from 14:30 – 15:30, Suzy will present ‘Projection Mapping and 3D Workflow’. This will cover the different types of Projection Mapping, 2D and 3D workflow and how Hippotizer and SHAPE can be used to streamline processes, followed by a deep dive into a case study on the Houston Energy City 3D Mapping project.
Throughout the show, the Green Hippo and DWR teams will be on stand C20 to answer any questions visitors may have, whether they are seasoned users or new to the creative and business potential of Media Servers.