Jay Productions invests in two Green Hippo Hippotizer servers.
Owner of Jay Productions, Jason Ghazal said: “We are increasingly incorporating complex lighting with mapping to LED screens, and projection mapping. We needed a media server that is versatile and easy to use. We got advice from everybody we knew that does specialised work with media servers, and they all agreed that that Green Hippo was the best.”
Jason and the team plumped for two Karsts fitted with the DVI and DP output card option, incorporating Green Hippo’s PixelMapper, SHAPE 3D projection mapping toolset, and Hippotizer V4’s multipurpose pre-visualisation tool into a 2RU, road-ready case.
Jason confirmed: “I’ve found mapping screens really easy, the workflow is great, and it integrates beautifully with our MA Lighting grandMA. We’ve been running shows with integrated lighting all controlled by time-code triggers, and the Karsts have been rock-solid.” Jay Production’s Hippotizers have already been out on some high-profile gigs, including American Express’s activation at the Overseas Passenger Terminal for Vivid.
Jay added: “We’ve also been doing custom maps on circular LED screens and lots of other unconventional screens and shapes. When we are on the gig and find that the measurements of the rig on stage don’t match the original info, changing the canvas size on the fly in Hippotizer is easy, which is a huge relief.”